Blog Archives

April 6th: (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

It’s the View that Counts: Seeing in 2D but building in 3D

Learn to build like an architect and create 2D dimensional shapes from a one dimensional illustration or blueprints. Students will work from a flat photo of an object to create 3 dimensional items.This session will teach the important different view prospective as you read a blueprint and construct!

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.

The Education Organization of Elizabethtown College is excited to announce our 2nd annual Factory Friday Event on March 31st from 5:30-7:30pm at The Lancaster Science Factory. This FREE event is open to all school age kids! Come explore all the science factory has to offer with explanations of the science behind the fun provided by pre-service teachers. Join us for experiments led by Education Club volunteers, and some hands-on science fun!

For more information, please contact educationclub@etown.edu.

Take learning to the next level with the new ‘Interactive Science Discovery’ series at The Lancaster Science Factory! This FREE family-friendly event will feature our partners from Franklin & Marshall College as they provide activities for ages Pre-K to adult based on current research being done locally. Participants will also be able to explore our museum’s exhibits during this time.

Worried about missing dinner? FREE pizza will be provided while supplies last.

Hope to see you there!

Science is Amazing Festival

March 25, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm

What: A festival at The Lancaster Science Factory! Free admission to all Science Factory exhibits, special science activities, demonstrations and fun for the whole family.

Stop by our ‘Soldering Zone’ where participants ages 10+ can make their own blinking LED pin! Special Thanks to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Make717 & Sechan Electronics Inc for making this activity possible!

When: March 25, 2017 from 10am-4pm

Where: Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Who: Everyone is invited! Children age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Special science demonstrations and activities will be presented by Science Factory volunteers, area schools, science clubs, universities and Lancaster youth organizations. Share your pics on social media using the hashtag #SIA2017!

THANK YOU to our event sponsors: Sechan Electronics Inc, CHIP and PA Cyber Charter School!

Help us build a mythical creature of litter intolerance!

Trash Dragon Public Build Workshop on March 19th from 2-3:30

Anyone age ten and up is welcome.

Location: Castagna Learning Center at The Lancaster Science Factory

The Science Factory was awarded a grant from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to construct a trike bike and cart that will be completely decorated with trash/recyclable materials to look like a dragon. Aluminum cans are being used to create scales. Colorful bags, plastic bottles, and even old keys are being incorporated in the design.

This mobile scupture will be available for community clean ups to beautify our neighborhoods. The Trash Dragon will incorporate trash and recycling receptacles to help with the clean-up itself. We hope it will prevent future littering by fostering a sense of community pride and responsibility. Its unique design will appeal to children and make cleaning up FUN.

Feeling creative? Join our public build! Use your hands and your artistic skills to transform recyclables into the dragon itself. Students age 10 and up and their families are encouraged to attend.

http://rjfisher.github.io/Trash-Dragons/

Together, we can raise awareness, and encourage recycling and responsible waste disposal!

Join us for a battle of the brains Thursday, March 9th at 7pm for Science Trivia Night at The Lancaster Science Factory!

Matt Johnson will be the Master of Science Ceremonies leading the Trivia Challenge. All of the Factory exhibits will be open and prizes will be awarded to overall winners and the team with the most creative science-themed name.

Grab your buzzer and participate in a Science Jeopardy showdown! This evening’s entertainment will include a Jeopardy challenges, with topics including “climate science” and “weather.”

The cost is $10 per person and all attendees must be age 21 and over. Admission includes 1 beer from Wacker Brewing Company, 1 slice of pizza from Four54 Grill and 5 brain busting rounds of science themed trivia and jeopardy. Guests will be able to purchase additional brews (Wacker Kolsch or Dunkel) at our Science Cafe cash bar.

We ask that each team pre-register on Eventbrite to help us estimate event attendance. Teams can be up to 8 players.

Questions? Please contact Audrey Lilley at Alilley@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x104.

Hope to see you there!

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

To Mix or Not To Mix : Solubility of Solution

Students will explore solubility of a variety of materials. The students will learn why some chemicals dissolve while other do not. Students will explore the impact of solubility as they increase the concentration of chemical in a solution. They will also alter the temperature of the solution to see what impact it might have.

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.

February 23: (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

Weight Lifting Acids and There Speed of Reaction: Molarity

Students will explore the importance of concentration of an acid on a reaction. Students will compare identical acids of differing concentrations (molarity) to the speed of a reaction. Student will be able to predict the speed of a reaction as molarity increase and decrease.

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.

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

Balancing Invisible Forces: Electromagnetism

Students will explore magnet and magnetism. Students will examine the invisible magnetic field that surrounds a magnet and learn to predict its attraction and repulsion. Students will then be challenged to create an electro-magnet.

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.

January 26: (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

Tug of War: A Simple Game of Work

Students will explore the world of effort and work. Students will be able to put a number value on the work it takes to complete a task. Students will understand why in a game of tug of war one team wins over another and be able to prove it at the same time.

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.