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Chemistry Creations- Become a chemist and a creator as you discover hands-on science fun! You will explore the worlds of Chemistry and Science while creating fun things to take home. Learn about matter, chemicals, and reactions; watch demonstrations and create your own experiments; and use the Scientific Method to make some science fun! Take home your chemistry creations daily and wrap up the workshop by making ice cream using science.
Space Robot: Mission To Mars-Let imagination take flight with this innovative, solar-powered workshop that explores Mars, our Solar System, and space travel! Mission Specialists use their very own Solar Space Fleet kit to create six different moving models that use three different interchangeable energy sources: solar energy, rechargeable battery, or battery pack. View 3-D images of the surface of Mars, make your own Rover, and fly a demo of the Ingenuity helicopter! The Space Fleet kit goes home with you at the end.

Wonderful Wizardry of Science-Join in the escapades of your favorite magical characters while discovering the magic of science in this fun, chemistry-based workshop. Make edible wands, brew fantastic potions, and create amazingly “magical” chemical reactions! We will watch a mirage mysteriously appear, experiment with color and
light, and see who knows the most “fun facts” about Harry and his pals. Where will the sorting hat place you? Come and find out! This workshop is perfect for anyone who loves books and movies like the Harry Potter series.

13-in-1 Solar Robot-In this workshop we explore the basics of robotics, electricity, and solar energy using your very own 13-in-1 solar robot kit to take home at the end of the week. Learn how to build a gear, use a basic motor, and create robots with different forms and functions. Use our free build and robotics kits to create your own designs. Come join us for some robot fun!

Slimescapades-Get ready to get slimy with this super slime-tastic chemistry workshop! Make a new slime every day, do experiments to create polymers and other materials, and have a blast with chemical reactions. Come join the messy, slimy side of science fun!
Mega Cyborg Hand- Learn about engineering, robotics, and the power of water and pressure by building your own working giant hydraulic cyborg hand. Each day builds on the prior day's work, using the Engineering Design Process to create a wearable hydraulic hand and become a temporary cyborg!

Dino Dig & Fossil Hunt- Explore Archeology, Paleontology, and Geology while excavating your own simulated bones of a model dinosaur! Assemble the fossil from your “dig” to complete a 3-dimensional model of a dinosaur to take home. See, hold, and identify items from our rock and mineral collections, collect and identify 20-million-year-old shark teeth and other fossils, and design your very own dinosaur based on what we observe from our exploration.

Arcade Electronics & Game-atorium-  Do you like games? How about working with electronics, cards, and dice to make and play your own games? Then this workshop is for you! Work with electronics kits to build fun electronic games. Learn to program circuits to test your memory, display sayings, and make different sounds. Play card, dice and board games, group games, and even make up your own board, card, or dice game to play. Join in on some classic arcade fun!

Volcano Tour- Enjoy an explosively fun exploration of geology, physics and chemistry as you become a Junior Volcanologist! Build your own working volcano to keep, see examples of huge volcanic eruptions, learn about, sort, and keep minerals and fossils and recreate the forces and chemistry at work in the fascinating world of volcanos.

Rube Goldberg Machine-A Rube Goldberg Machine is a series of chain reactions that make a simple task difficult and often humorous. This workshop presents six simple machines: lever, wedge, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, and screw. Using these simple machines, children design and build a working Rube Goldberg Machine to complete a simple task in the most complicated and silly way possible.

*An additional supervised lunch & recess block can be provided daily for students attending BOTH daily workshops, for an additional fee.

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6y - 11y N/A 04/12/2024
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM

South Portland Community Center - Activity Room
$90.00 Res, $100.00 Non-Res
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SteamWORKS-Space Robot: 13-in-1 Solar Robot 
6y - 11y N/A TuWThF  04/16/2024 - 04/19/2024
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

South Portland Community Center - Activity Room
$155.00 Res, $165.00 Non-Res
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Supervised Lunch/Recess- Session 2 (for kids in both programs) 
6y - 11y N/A TuWThF  04/16/2024 - 04/19/2024
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

South Portland Community Center - Activity Room
$15.00 Res, $25.00 Non-Res
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