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Electricity for Beginners

Running 10:30am-12:30pm OR 1:30-2:30pm for students in grades 1st-5th

(Registration Deadline is Thursday, September 24th)

1-hour class
For students who are not familiar with electricity, we will define, simulate, and experiment with basics such as current, conductors, and insulators. We will also do a few experiments with static electricity.

2-hour class
Same as the 1-hour class but in addition, we’ll focus on much more hair-raising static electricity experiments using electrodes and generators in the Science Factory.

**Lancaster Science Factory members receive a 10% discount on all Homeschool Classes!**

To register, please contact Lauren Schaller at lschaller@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 for more details OR follow the link to register electronically.

In these activities about game theory, principles such as probability, optimization, and inference will be made simple and fun!
Lead by Peter Funke

Program Details and Pricing:
*Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.

*Workshop cost per child: FREE with your paid admission or membership.

*Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.

*Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.

*To reserve a space in this workshop, please contact Lauren Schaller at Lschaller@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.

Bring your child’s favorite stuffed animal friend(s) to the North Museum of Nature and Science for a sleepover adventure that they will never forget! Drop off your stuffed animal(s) any time between 4:00pm-6:00pm on Friday, August 14 for a sleepover, and then pick him/her up the next day Saturday, August 15 at 10:00am. There is no limit to the number of stuffed animals that you can bring.
A $5.00 fee per animal is due at time of drop-off.

During their sleepover your stuffed animal(s) will enjoy exploring the new Museum before being tucked safely in for the night.

On Saturday you will receive personalized photos of your stuffed animal(s) night at the Museum and get a chance to see what shenanigans your stuffed animal(s) got into during their sleepover.

Details & Registration

Walk on the wild side as you use the field tools in your backpack to examine some of the crawling, flying and buzzing insects that call our grassy meadow home.

Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All activities are held outdoors in our play garden. All programs are designed for adults and children to experience together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required. Please note: These outdoor programs may be cancelled due to weather.

Event occurs at 2pm-4pm each day

Guided by inspiration from levers and the life and works of Alexander Calder, we will create our own mobiles! After achieving balance, families will learn how they can participate in our upcoming county-wide mobile contest.This workshop is FREE with your membership or paid admission to The Lancaster Science Factory. Events are geared towards ages 8 and up, but younger children (accompanied by an adult at all times) are also welcome.Please contact Lauren Schaller at 717-509-6363 x105 or email lschaller@tlsf.org to register…

 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with moles, math and magformers at the Lancaster Science Factory! All MOMS receive free admission and a complimentary carnation.

Join us for a series of workshops where children connect fun, hands-on projects to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Local STEM professionals provide “real world” perspective and mentoring.

Program Details and Pricing

  • Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.
  • Workshop cost per child: FREE
  • Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.
  • Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.
  • Parents are welcome to join the workshop at no cost.
  • Reserve online or at the Science Factory in advance, space is limited.
  • Events are subject to change without notice.

Science in January:
Sunday the 18th
Zinc, Brass, and Gold- Oh My!
Description: Join us for shockingly simple and fun experiments with metals and alloys!
Led by: Judy Lefever

Sunday the 25th
Clink! Pegboard Game
Description: Build a pegboard inspired by the famous Plinko game! Hypothesize, test, and observe where the marble goes.
Led by: Peter Funke

Technology in February:
Sunday the 8th
How the Internet Works
Description: Our information technology expert will explain the ins and outs of the Internet through stimulating hands-on exercises!
Led by: Dale Lefever

Sunday the 22nd
The Simplest Hydraulics
Description: Learn the basics of this fascinating technology by building machines with little more than plastic syringes and popsicle sticks.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Engineering in March:
Sunday the 8th
Make the Most of Solar Power!
Description: Interested in using the sun for energy? Join us to build a model of solar panel technology then find out how much energy you’ve produced!
Led by: Nathan Charles

Sunday the 22nd
Hold Up!
Description: Think like a structural engineer and learn how to build sturdy bridges out of light-weight everyday materials!
Led by: Ronnie Medlock

Math in April:
Sunday the 12th
Play Darts
Description: Learn shocking insights about circles, randomness, prediction, and more while throwing darts!
Led by: Peter Funke

Sunday the 26th
Fibonacci Beauty
Description: Through stimulating activities and artistic projects, we’ll discover the beauty of the Fibonacci Sequence.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Questions?
Phone: (717) 509-6363 X105
Email: lschaller@tlsf.org

How strong are egg shells? How are they affected by houshold chemicals? Join us on Friday, April 3rd; Saturday, April 4th; or Monday, April 6th, 2015 to find out!

This activity will run from 10am-11am or 12-1pm in our Science Cafe (seating is first come, first served).

All activities are FREE with your membership or paid admission to the Lancaster Science Factory. Events are geared towards ages 8 and up, but younger children (accompanied by an adult at all times) are also welcome.

Guided by inspiration from levers and the life and works of Alexander Calder, we will create our own mobiles! After achieving balance, families will learn how they can participate in our upcoming county-wide mobile contest.This workshop is FREE with your membership or paid admission to The Lancaster Science Factory. Events are geared towards ages 8 and up, but younger children (accompanied by an adult at all times) are also welcome.Please contact Lauren Schaller at 717-509-6363 x105 or email lschaller@tlsf.org to register…

Join us for a series of workshops where children connect fun, hands-on projects to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Local STEM professionals provide “real world” perspective and mentoring.

Program Details and Pricing

  • Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.
  • Workshop cost per child: FREE
  • Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.
  • Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.
  • Parents are welcome to join the workshop at no cost.
  • Reserve online or at the Science Factory in advance, space is limited.
  • Events are subject to change without notice.

Science in January:
Sunday the 18th
Zinc, Brass, and Gold- Oh My!
Description: Join us for shockingly simple and fun experiments with metals and alloys!
Led by: Judy Lefever

Sunday the 25th
Clink! Pegboard Game
Description: Build a pegboard inspired by the famous Plinko game! Hypothesize, test, and observe where the marble goes.
Led by: Peter Funke

Technology in February:
Sunday the 8th
How the Internet Works
Description: Our information technology expert will explain the ins and outs of the Internet through stimulating hands-on exercises!
Led by: Dale Lefever

Sunday the 22nd
The Simplest Hydraulics
Description: Learn the basics of this fascinating technology by building machines with little more than plastic syringes and popsicle sticks.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Engineering in March:
Sunday the 8th
Make the Most of Solar Power!
Description: Interested in using the sun for energy? Join us to build a model of solar panel technology then find out how much energy you’ve produced!
Led by: Nathan Charles

Sunday the 22nd
Hold Up!
Description: Think like a structural engineer and learn how to build sturdy bridges out of light-weight everyday materials!
Led by: Ronnie Medlock

Math in April:
Sunday the 12th
Play Darts
Description: Learn shocking insights about circles, randomness, prediction, and more while throwing darts!
Led by: Peter Funke

Sunday the 26th
Fibonacci Beauty
Description: Through stimulating activities and artistic projects, we’ll discover the beauty of the Fibonacci Sequence.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Questions?
Phone: (717) 509-6363 X105
Email: lschaller@tlsf.org