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November 16: (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

Scientific Method and Data Discovery: The Walk through

Students will explore the Scientific Method while completing the “Strength of Different Brands of Paper Towels.” As the students tour through proper scientific experimental process they will briefly research background knowledge, create a hypothesis, write an experimental procedure, identify dependent and independent variable, test their experiment using multiple trials, record their data, analyze their data including graphing, identify their results, and lastly create a conclusion where the hypothesis is re-evaluated.

Cost is $15 per child, per session

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

To sign up for a homeschool class, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 or follow the link above to register electronically.

THE FORCE RETURNS AS THE LANCASTER SCIENCE FACTORY PRESENTS THE SCIENCE OF STAR WARS!!

LANCASTER, PA – On November 17th, The Lancaster Science Factory will be participating in the Extraordinary Give, and again this year, we are presenting four events that are out of this world as we host “The Science of Star Wars” on November 11, 12 and 17.

These big events will feature your favorite #StarWars costumed characters and the chance to engage in the Science of Star Wars at the Lancaster Science Factory’s Science Café!

• Saturday, November 11, 12:30 – 4:30pm p.m. See members from theCapital City Jedi Knights perform a lightsaber battle. This year they will be joined by Ghost Base, which is the Pennsylvania and Delaware chapter of the Rebel Legion, the premier Rebel (“good guy”) costuming organization as recognized by LucasFilm Ltd. All activities are free with your paid LSF admission or membership.

• Sunday, November 12, 12 – 2 pm:
Join members from Garrison Carida, local unit of the 501st Legion with more than 50 special costume characters representing the “Dark Side.” All activities are free with your paid LSF admission or membership.

• Friday, November 17, 12am-11:59pm- THE EXTRAORDINARY GIVE! On November 17th, for 24-hours only, visit ExtraGive.org, make a donation to the Lancaster Science Factory (min. $25) and every dollar you donate will be stretched by at least $500,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation, our Presenting Sponsors Rodgers & Associates and the S. Dale High Family Foundation, plus our generous community partners, to support the causes you care about!

• Friday, November 17, 4 – 6 pm:
The Lancaster Science Factory and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology are throwing a Kids STEM Faire, where LSF will offer FREE ADMISSION during this event from 4-6 pm. Bring your credit card for the ExtraGive stations while kids, K-8th grade can enjoy Baxter, a lovable robot that will meet and greet you. Kids STEM Faire events include casting your own metal figurine, photo ops with Star Wars characters, Free T-shirts screen-printed on-site, make your own wooden snowman, get a zipper pull produced on a 3-D printer, make techy jewelry from electronics components, explore how pollution gets into a stream or lake, try on virtual reality glasses, and see some of the Science Factory’s favorite science experiments like making a cloud or fly a drone.

• Friday, November 17, 6 – 8 pm: Join The Lancaster Science Factory andThaddeus Stevens College of Technology for an adult only event at the Science Factory. RSVP IS REQUIRED so we have enough food and drink. Here, you can watch as we screen print a T-shirt for you, make your own terrarium in a jar, watch a 3-D printer in action and take home a zipper pull, and take a selfie with a fully-costumed Star Wars character – who’s your favorite? Plus, explore all the interactive stations at the Lancaster Science Factory, try on some virtual reality glasses, talk to Thaddeus Stevens College students about their experiences, donate to Thaddeus Stevens College Foundation and the Lancaster Science Factory.

Adult partygoers may enter the speakeasy from 6:00 to 8:00 pm (ID required) and enjoy yummy hors d’oeuvres as you chat with friends, old and new. Baxter the Robot will pour you a glass of wine. Beer and soda are also available. Bring your credit card, and use the ExtraGive Day donation kiosks to give extraordinary.

RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/2yD7pyD
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Money raised will benefit the Lancaster Science Factory, a non-profit science and technology center located at 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA, where we create an environment of learning which helps children develop curiosity, think creatively and build self-confidence as they learn the principles of science and the application of science in engineering and technology.
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For general information and admission prices, please call 717.509.6363 or visit www.lancastersciencefactory.org

#ExtraGive #ScienceOfStarWars #ExtraordinaryGive

THE FORCE RETURNS AS THE LANCASTER SCIENCE FACTORY PRESENTS THE SCIENCE OF STAR WARS!!

LANCASTER, PA – On November 17th, The Lancaster Science Factory will be participating in the Extraordinary Give, and again this year, we are presenting four events that are out of this world as we host “The Science of Star Wars” on November 11, 12 and 17.

These big events will feature your favorite #StarWars costumed characters and the chance to engage in the Science of Star Wars at the Lancaster Science Factory’s Science Café!

• Saturday, November 11, 12:30 – 4:30pm p.m. See members from theCapital City Jedi Knights perform a lightsaber battle. This year they will be joined by Ghost Base, which is the Pennsylvania and Delaware chapter of the Rebel Legion, the premier Rebel (“good guy”) costuming organization as recognized by LucasFilm Ltd. All activities are free with your paid LSF admission or membership.

• Sunday, November 12, 12 – 2 pm:
Join members from Garrison Carida, local unit of the 501st Legion with more than 50 special costume characters representing the “Dark Side.” All activities are free with your paid LSF admission or membership.

• Friday, November 17, 12am-11:59pm- THE EXTRAORDINARY GIVE! On November 17th, for 24-hours only, visit ExtraGive.org, make a donation to the Lancaster Science Factory (min. $25) and every dollar you donate will be stretched by at least $500,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation, our Presenting Sponsors Rodgers & Associates and the S. Dale High Family Foundation, plus our generous community partners, to support the causes you care about!

• Friday, November 17, 4 – 6 pm:
The Lancaster Science Factory and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology are throwing a Kids STEM Faire, where LSF will offer FREE ADMISSION during this event from 4-6 pm. Bring your credit card for the ExtraGive stations while kids, K-8th grade can enjoy Baxter, a lovable robot that will meet and greet you. Kids STEM Faire events include casting your own metal figurine, photo ops with Star Wars characters, Free T-shirts screen-printed on-site, make your own wooden snowman, get a zipper pull produced on a 3-D printer, make techy jewelry from electronics components, explore how pollution gets into a stream or lake, try on virtual reality glasses, and see some of the Science Factory’s favorite science experiments like making a cloud or fly a drone.

• Friday, November 17, 6 – 8 pm: Join The Lancaster Science Factory andThaddeus Stevens College of Technology for an adult only event at the Science Factory. RSVP IS REQUIRED so we have enough food and drink. Here, you can watch as we screen print a T-shirt for you, make your own terrarium in a jar, watch a 3-D printer in action and take home a zipper pull, and take a selfie with a fully-costumed Star Wars character – who’s your favorite? Plus, explore all the interactive stations at the Lancaster Science Factory, try on some virtual reality glasses, talk to Thaddeus Stevens College students about their experiences, donate to Thaddeus Stevens College Foundation and the Lancaster Science Factory.

Adult partygoers may enter the speakeasy from 6:00 to 8:00 pm (ID required) and enjoy yummy hors d’oeuvres as you chat with friends, old and new. Baxter the Robot will pour you a glass of wine. Beer and soda are also available. Bring your credit card, and use the ExtraGive Day donation kiosks to give extraordinary.

RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/2yD7pyD
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Money raised will benefit the Lancaster Science Factory, a non-profit science and technology center located at 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA, where we create an environment of learning which helps children develop curiosity, think creatively and build self-confidence as they learn the principles of science and the application of science in engineering and technology.
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For general information and admission prices, please call 717.509.6363 or visit www.lancastersciencefactory.org

#ExtraGive #ScienceOfStarWars #ExtraordinaryGive

November 2: (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

The Sound of Music: Sound Reflection

Students will take their understanding of sound and relate it to everyday uses. Sonar and ultrasound are very simple concepts used by many STEM professionals and animals. Students will participate in a simple demonstration of sound reflection to see how these professionals and animals use it to help them identify things they cannot see with their eyes. Students will then explore meteorology and storm science to use their new found knowledge to determine where a storm is based on the thunder they hear. Lastly they will explore the fast paced world of communication and telephone. Students will explore different sound mediums to determine what causes communication between telephones to be clear or faded.

Cost is $15 per child, per session

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

To sign up for a homeschool class, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 or follow the link above to register electronically.

October 19: (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

The Sound of Music: Pitch and Frequency

Students will explore the hidden world of sound. Sound is difficult to see but with a little scientific help, pitch and frequency become crystal clear. Students will create sound waves that they can both hear and see with Salt Drums. Then we will dive deeper into pitch and frequency with a water bottle challenge and a homemade guitar box as students start learning how music is truly understanding SCIENCE.

Cost is $15 per child, per session

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

To sign up for a homeschool class, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 or follow the link above to register electronically.

You are invited to…

LANCASTER SCIENCE FACTORY

A Taste of Science

Join us for the Science of Fun, Food and Adult Beverages including a Silent Auction to benefit the Lancaster Science Factory!

When: Friday, October 13, 2017 | Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Avenue | Lancaster

Cost: $75 per person

The Lancaster Science Factory is pleased to host an encore event of A Taste of Science. This year’s event is sure to be another wonderful and unique evening for adults to experience the science of food and drink! Come explore the Science Factory exhibits while tasting extraordinary food and drink – all with a twist on how science relates to us in everyday things such as eating and drinking. There will also be a silent auction during the evening’s festivities.

Dress code for the event is “casual chic”. Lab coats and other scientist-type clothing – optional!

Again This Year…
The games were such a hit we are bringing them back! Come play Periodic Table Bingo and Science Jeopardy. Tickets to play are $5.00 each/5 tickets for $20, each winner receives additional 5 chances to enter their name in a drawing for specially designated prizes.

The Tasting Offerings:
There will be food and drink offerings at different areas throughout the building. Local restaurants will prepare tempting dishes all with a unique twist relating to science. Wine, beer and cocktails will also be offered to enhance the food selections. They too will have an aspect of science. Come prepared to be delighted and amazed!

Silent Auction:
As part of the night’s festivities, we will be having a silent auction with many unique and varied items to delight you. Below is a very short sampling of some of the items that will be offered. Auction Items purchased must be paid in cash, by check, or by credit card at the end of the evening.

What can you expect to find at the silent auction?

Theatre Tickets Sports Memorabilia Local Artists’ Prints
Restaurant Certificates Golf Certificates Jewelry

…and much, much more!!

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

We invite you to join us and purchase your tickets now for this fabulous, fun event.

On behalf of the Lancaster Science Factory, THANK YOU for your support!

Questions? Contact Susan Eberly at susane@alegreconcierge.com or call 717.725.5783.

October 5: (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

Structural Integrity: Strength in ACTION

Students will take their knowledge of strength of shape not just material to complete two different BRIDGE challenges. The first challenge is to create a truss bridge from toothpicks and gum drops. The challenge is to span a set distance and hold the maximum amount of weight. The second challenge is create suspension or cable stay bridge from common household materials to span a distance and hold a set amount of weight without displaying structural deflection. To help with the understanding students will participate in the building and supporting of a kid friendly stable stay bridge they can actually walk on.

Cost is $15 per child, per session

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

To sign up for a homeschool class, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 or follow the link above to register electronically.

September 21: (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

Structural Integrity: Strength in Shape

Students will explore the strength found in shapes because structural strength is not just based on the materials an object is constructed of. Students will explore the amazing structural strength of the fragile egg. Students will try to break an egg… It’s not as simple as you think when you follow my directions. Then, students will have the opportunity to walk on a sidewalk of eggs and lay down on a bed of eggs… Hopefully they will not become scrambled in the process. Students will then be given a simple piece of paper and challenged to see how much weight their piece of paper will hold by simply folding it.

Cost is $15 per child, per session

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

To sign up for a homeschool class, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 or follow the link above to register electronically.

PASTE: Science That Sticks Summer Camps: Being A Scientist
(For those pre-kindergarteners ages 4 to 6)

Step into the footsteps of a scientist. Each day pre-Kindergartens will walk into the shoes of different scientists while exploring the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and engineering.

August 21-24, 9:30am-11:30am
Instructed by STEM Educator Rachel Cahill

Science That Sticks Camps
For ages 4 to 6
Looking for a summer camp for your littlest of scientists?

New for 2017 is our “Science that Sticks for 4 to 6” Camp specially geared for children ages 4 to 6. Each camp runs Monday – Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Cost is $108 for each 4 day session.

Camp registration is first-come, first-serve, so sign up as soon as you can! Payment is due at time of registration.

Volunteer opportunities for those aged 16 and above will be available.

If you have any questions about the camps, please contact Rachel Cahill, STEM Educator at 717.509.6363 X105. Or via email at rcahill@tlsf.org

Join us all summer long for fun and exciting projects and experiments! Camp runs Monday through Friday as either five half-day morning sessions (9:00am-12:00pm) or five half-day afternoon sessions (1:00pm-4:00pm). The cost is $135 per child per camp.

Camps will be offered for children who have completed grades K-8 and some camps will have age restrictions.

Pack a lunch and stay all day!! Children may pack a lunch to eat during the supervised lunch break from 12-1pm.

Registration closes one week prior to the start of camp.

Camp registration is first-come, first-serve, so sign up as soon as you can! Payment is due at time of registration. Scholarship information is coming soon…

VOLUNTEER opportunities for those aged 16 and above will be available.

To register for summer camp, please follow the link below to our website for electronic registration or contact Rachel Cahill at 717-509-6363 x106 or rcahill@tlsf.org.

Special thanks to our Summer Science Camp sponsor: UGI Utilities, Inc.