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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.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn the basics of genealogical research. No Lancaster County connections required. Discover how to gather & organize information and use vital and census records to build your family tree.

Instructor: Marjorie Bardeen, Director of Library Services

Pricing: Members of LancasterHistory.org — $15; Non-Members — $20

Special Deal! While the Genealogy Series classes can be taken individually, sign up for all three to receive a discount! Simply choose “Genealogy Series Add-On” to automatically sign up for Intermediate Genealogy AND Advanced Genealogy for a discounted rate. If you have trouble booking this deal or prefer to register over the phone, please call 717-392-4633.

 

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The Lancaster Science Factory is pleased to offer Robotics Workshops in our Science Cafe  Monday-Friday June 23-July 29th!

Learn about programming a Baxter Robot and explore Lego Mindstorms with guest instructor, Rich Nolt, from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

Sessions run most Mondays-Fridays at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2pm.

All activities are free with your paid LSF admission or membership.

Feel free to call our Front Desk ( 717.509.6363 x 0 ) to check on that day’s workshop availability.

The Lancaster Science Factory is pleased to offer Robotics Workshops in our Science Cafe  Monday-Friday June 23-July 29th!

Learn about programming a Baxter Robot and explore Lego Mindstorms with guest instructor, Rich Nolt, from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

Sessions run most Mondays-Fridays at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2pm.

All activities are free with your paid LSF admission or membership.

Feel free to call our Front Desk ( 717.509.6363 x 0 ) to check on that day’s workshop availability.

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

Projectile Motion and the Protractor: It’s all About the Angle

Student will be introduced and taught to use a protractor. Students will be asked to cipher angle measurements to demonstrate competency with the tool of measurement. They will be able to identify the angle that is already provided as well as construct a requested angle. Students will be introduced to the concept of force and a spring scale. Students will understand that the Newton is the unit of measurement of force and will be able to demonstrate different quantity of forces using the spring scale. Students will then apply their knowledge of angles of measurement and force to determine the optimal distance of horizontal travel given a set force and a varying angle. Student will be able to draw a conclusion as to the relationship between force and distance traveled at a constant force. Students will also be able infer real world applications that might be seen in everyday life.

Standards Aligned: 3.4.7C, 3.6.7C, 3.1.7A, 3.1.7B, 3.1.7C, 3.2.7B, 3.2.7C, CC2.3.7A1, CC2.3.7.A2

Cost is $15 per child, per session

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

To register, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 for more details or register online!

Creative kids interested in computers can learn the basics of programming through interactive puzzles that make controlling computers like a game!
Led by: Rob Fisher

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.

Bridging the gap between science and technology by constructing standing structures out of simple materials.
Led by: Elizabethtown College Engineering Team

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.

Join us for hands-on projects inspired by your local STEM heroes!
Led by: Junior League of Lancaster

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.

Experiment with density and cohesion using boats, soap and pennies! Our First Session 10am-11am requires reservations (please contact Lauren Schaller at lschaller@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105) and our additional sessions are from 12-1pm OR 2-3pm and will be first come, first served seating in our Science Cafe.

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.