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Dec 15th (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

Crashes and Collision: The Law of Conservation of Momentum

Students will explore the world of motion and collisions, learning that not every collision is created the same. Students will learn the impact that mass, speed, velocity and angle have on a collision…. But they will also learn that the law of conservation of momentum will never change and knowing that will help them predict what will happen in a crash before it even happens.

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 visit our website for online registration or contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.

Sunday November 27th from 2-3:30pm: Wind Power
 
Participants will initially learn the basic principles of wind turbines. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and understand how a blade’s number, length, shape and pitch angle will affect the power output. Then they will be challenged to build their own wind turbine in order to produce maximum power output.
Led by: Dr. Memhet Goksu, Millersville University
 
*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.
 
*To reserve a space in this workshop, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 or visit our website to complete an electronic registration.

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

The Slinky: The Secret of Potential and Kinetic Energy

The slinky is not only a child’s toy but a learning tool full of knowledge and energy. Students will start with the examination of the slinky… to finds the hidden energy within… Stretch and compression. Students will then learn about Potential energy and how we can calculate it… then we will explore Kinetic Energy and how it can be determined. Lastly student will turn their slinky’s Potential energy into Kinetic energy…. All to learn about the Law of Conservation of Energy.

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 visit our website for online registration or contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.

Sunday November 27th from 2-3:30pm: Wobbler Engines
 
Learn how to assemble a special kind of engine in no time using a compressor and experimenting with different flywheels.
Led by: Phil Oles
 
*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.
 
*To reserve a space in this workshop, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 or visit our website to complete an electronic registration.

The Lancaster Science Factory will be offering FREE ADMISSION from 3 – 6 pm during the Extraordinary Give, along with with special “Science of Star Wars” at the Science Cafe. Try your hand at controlling your inner force while competing in Sensory Warfare and Glow in the Dark Sabers.

On that day, every dollar donated will be stretched by at least $300,000! Your donation to the Science Factory through the Extraordinary Give will support hands-on STEM education in our community. Gifts help us to offer free admission to all 6th grade classes and youth-serving non-profits in Lancaster County, free Pre-K programs, free First Fridays, free weekend Make It Yourself Workshops, free Scout programs, and scholarships to Summer Science Camp and Girls Code Club. Your generous support improves our community, and the Extraordinary Give is the perfect time to donate!

Please consider supporting the Lancaster Science Factory during the 24-hour giving event on Friday, November 18.

Nov 17th (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

Simple Machines: Not so Simple but lots of FUN

Students will explore the basic form of simple machines. They will learn how to place the fulcrum on a lever to increase and decrease the mechanical advantage of the machine. Students will be asked to create pulley systems to lift heavy object with ease. Students will compare the incline plane to a straight lift. As the students explore the simple machines they will be introduce to a spring scale and the Newton as a unit of force… as well as the concept of mechanical advantage.

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 visit our website for online registration or contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.

Sunday November 13th (Special time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm)
FOX Weather

Join Fox Meteorologist Drew Anderson to uncover the how’s and why’s of weather. Experience weather first hand while doing hands on experiments that will give you a deeper understanding of the weather you see around us every day.
Led by: Meteorologist Drew Anderson

*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.

*To reserve a space in this workshop, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 or visit our website to complete an electronic registration.

The Science of Star Wars Returns!

The Lancaster Science Factory will be participating in the Extraordinary Give with two events that are out of this world! Events will feature kid-friendly Star Wars science activities and plenty of costumed characters.

Saturday, November 12th, 1 – 4 pm:
• See the Capital City Jedi Knights and Ghost Base perform a lightsaber battle.

Sunday, November 13th, 12 – 2 pm:
• Mingle with Darth Vader and dozens of Star Wars characters from Garrison Carida, local unit of the 501st Legion.

Friday, November 18th , 3 – 6 PM
The Lancaster Science Factory will be offering FREE ADMISSION from 3 – 6 pm for the Extraordinary Give. Join us in the Science Cafe for some hands-on activities related to the movies.

Please consider supporting the Lancaster Science Factory during the 24-hour giving event on Friday, November 18. Give online at:https://extragive.org/

Hope to see you there!

The Science of Star Wars Returns!

The Lancaster Science Factory will be participating in the Extraordinary Give with two events that are out of this world! Events will feature kid-friendly Star Wars science activities and plenty of costumed characters.

Saturday, November 12th, 1 – 4 pm:
• See the Capital City Jedi Knights and Ghost Base perform a lightsaber battle.

Sunday, November 13th, 12 – 2 pm:
• Mingle with Darth Vader and dozens of Star Wars characters from Garrison Carida, local unit of the 501st Legion.

Friday, November 18th , 3 – 6 PM
The Lancaster Science Factory will be offering FREE ADMISSION from 3 – 6 pm for the Extraordinary Give. Join us in the Science Cafe for some hands-on activities related to the movies.

Please consider supporting the Lancaster Science Factory during the 24-hour giving event on Friday, November 18. Give online at:https://extragive.org/

Hope to see you there!

JUST ADDED: Nov 4th (9:30 – 11:00am)

Acids and Bases: The Candy Science of Sour

Students will have the opportunity to work with Acids and Bases but from the prospective of candy and foods. Students will learn how to determine an acid from a base using pH paper and acid/base tests. They will learn how to read the color scale associated with an acid or a base and be able to determine which items are strong acids/bases and those that are weak acids/bases. Students will also be able to tell if a food is an acid or base from their own facial expressions as they take that first taste.

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 visit our website for online registration or contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.