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We are here to help as we get through these crazy times, and as we try to keep our Educators employed and our business from closing permanently.  So, we are offering some free activities and events through our Facebook page, as well as hosting fee-based online educational workshops as long as is necessary to keep your kids busy and learning, and our Educators working. To get schedule updates emailed to you, click here.


Bear with us as we figure all of this out. We hope your kids join us online, PLEASE SHARE our events (even people far away can participate in our online workshops), and THANK YOU for supporting our business and other small businesses during this time!
Tonya

Owner and Director

upcoming online eventS

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

We are opening up our homeschool classes to everyone, so class times and topics will be a little different this week. Hope your kids join us!!


PARENTS - PLEASE make sure you have an updated, valid email address when registering your kids for our online workshops. We are getting a lot of redirected emails when we send the online meeting links to you. If we can't get the link email to you, you will not have access to the workshop. Please check the contact email your ActivityHero accounts. Thank you!

Friday, April 3

  • 10:30am-12:00pm EDT - CODING CLUB – ONLINE WORKSHOP – Each week we learn basic and more complicated, modified Javascript coding commands to create a custom game app they can customize and share with their friends. Kids can continue to work on the apps after the workshop for free. They do not have to have attended the first workshops to take this one! Most appropriate for students ages 8+. $15/family – REGISTER
  • 1:00-2:00pm EDT – FLOWER AND FRUIT DISSECTIONS – ONLINE WORKSHOP – We explore the science of flowers and fruits as we dissect flowers and fruits to see what is inside and what each part does. Some fruit facts might surprise you! Most appropriate for students ages 5+. $10/family – REGISTER
  • 2:30-4:00pm EDT – GIRL SCOUTS: AMBASSADOR CODING BASICS – ONLINE WORKSHOP – Ambassadors learn to compose their own synthetic music through coding. We cover the basics of coding language, write algorithms, and develop computational thinking skills to create and share custom music. Software must be downloaded prior to workshop (link will be emailed directly to participants). Most appropriate for Ambassador Girl Scouts. $15/Girl Scout - REGISTER


Sunday, April 5

  • 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) – GIRL SCOUTS: FIRST AID FOR CADETTES, SENIORS AND AMBASSADORS – ONLINE GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP (Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Badges) Girl Scouts learn more advanced first aid applications for more serious injuries and different environmental conditions. $10/Girl Scout – REGISTER
  • 3:00-4:00pm (EDT) - GIRL SCOUTS: BROWNIE AND JUNIOR FIRST AID - ONLINE GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP (Brownie and Junior Badges) Brownies and Juniors learn how to prevent and treat minor injuries, understand in the importance of hand washing, learn the first steps in helping someone in need, and talk about the parts of a first aid kit and how they work so they can make their own at home to complete requirements for their First Aid Badge. $10/Girl Scout – REGISTER


Monday, April 6

  • 10:30-11:30am (EDT) – CAMOUFLAGED CREATURES – ONLINE WORKSHOP – We investigate how protective coloring can help animals hide from predators, and we send the kids out into the yard to conduct a camouflage toothpick experiment. Most appropriate for kids 6-12.  $10/family - REGISTER
  • 10:30-11:30am (EDT) – CRYSTALLIZATION**– ONLINE WORKSHOP – Students conduct two art experiments as they learn about solutions, saturations and crystallization as they create their own crystals. Most appropriate for kids 5-12. $20/workshop (discounts available) - REGISTER
  • 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) – CHICKEN WING DISSECTION – ONLINE WORKSHOP – Students learn about three types of muscle cells and where they are located, and dissect chicken wings to investigate how tendons connect skeletal muscle to bone. Most appropriate for kids 6+. $10/family - REGISTER
  • 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) – ROCKS AND GEODES**– ONLINE WORKSHOP – Kids explore rocks and minerals, learn how geodes are formed and break open their very own geode to discover what minerals make up the crystals inside.Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) - REGISTER
  • 2:30-3:30pm (EDT) – GIRL SCOUTS: CADETTE CODING BASICS – ONLINE WORKSHOP (Cadette Badge) Cadettes learn basic programming language (modified Javascript) and coding rules to create and share memes they design and customize. Use of a computer is needed for this workshop. $15/Girl Scout – REGISTER
  • 2:30-3:30pm (EDT) – FOSSIL DIG**– ONLINE WORKSHOP –  We investigate the ways paleontologists uncover the mysteries of the past, look at fossils to determine what type they are, and conduct their own dinosaur dig.Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) - REGISTER


**Local Participants Only. Requires supplies to be picked up (no-contact) at Discover Science Center before the workshop.


Tuesday, April 7

  • 10:30-11:30am (EDT) – LEGO® MATH – ONLINE WORKSHOP - This class is all about hands-on math using LEGO®. From addition and subtraction, to fractions and geometry, using LEGO®bricks is a fun way to reinforce elementary math concepts. Most appropriate for kids 6-12. $10/family - REGISTER
  • 10:30-11:30am (EDT) – CIRCULATORY SYSTEM** – ONLINE LAB - Kids examine what our blood is made of by creating a model of blood, view blood cells under a microscope, and learn how blood moves through our body.Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) -REGISTER
  • 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) – BOATS THAT FLOAT – ONLINE WORKSHOP – Today we test Archimedes’ Principle as students are challenged to create boats that float, even as we add weight to them. Most appropriate for kids 5+. $10/family - REGISTER
  • 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) – NERVOUS SYSTEM** – ONLINE LAB - Students investigate a brain as they learn the parts of the nervous system. We also test our senses and learn what part of the brain is responsible for interpreting the world around us. Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) - REGISTER
  • 2:30-3:30pm (EDT) - GIRL SCOUTS: CADETTE DIGITAL GAME DESIGN – ONLINE WORKSHOP (Cadette Badge) Girl Scouts learn how images are created by computer codes and use their coding skills to customize every element of a game app. Use of a computer is needed for this workshop. $15/Girl Scout – REGISTER
  • 2:30-3:30pm (EDT)– DIGESTIVE SYSTEM** – ONLINE LAB - What kids doesn’t like to talk about poop? This is a gross (and awesome) lab, we discuss the function of the digestive system and each organ involved in the digestive process, as well as create a model of this system to see how it works.Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) - REGISTER


**Local Participants Only. Requires supplies to be picked up (no-contact) at Discover Science Center before the workshop.


Wednesday, April 8

  • 10:30-11:30am (EDT) – REPTILES – ONLINE WORKSHOP – We investigate the science of herpetology as students explore the behavior and anatomy of snakes and turtles. Most appropriate for kids 5+.$10/family - REGISTER
  • 10:30-11:30am (EDT) – PHYSICS OF SOUND** – ONLINE LAB - Kids explore the movement of sound waves and learn how we hear vibrations as we conduct sounds experiments and create listening cups.Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) -REGISTER
  • 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) – WHERE DOES THE WATER GO? – ONLINE WORKSHOP - We simulate the movement of water (and pollutants) across a landscape to the ocean using an Enviroscape model to study where our water goes, and what it takes with it along the way. Most appropriate for kids 5+. $10/family - REGISTER
  • 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) – PHYSICS OF LIGHT **– ONLINE LAB - We conduct an experiment with glow sticks to learn about chemiluminescence, and test for UV light with solar beads.Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) -REGISTER
  • 2:30-3:30pm (EDT) - GIRL SCOUTS: CADETTE APP DEVELOPMENT – ONLINE WORKSHOP (Cadette Badge) Girls learn about collecting and analyzing data as they create an app to track a healthy habit. Use of a computer is needed for this workshop. $15/Girl Scout – REGISTER
  • 2:30-3:30pm (EDT) - PHYSICS OF MOTION **– ONLINE LAB - Students learn about forces and trajectories as they design and build a catapult to knock down our targets.Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) -REGISTER


**Local Participants Only. Requires supplies to be picked up (no-contact) at Discover Science Center before the workshop.


Thursday, April 9

  • 10:30-11:30am (EDT) – HOUR OF CODE – ONLINE WORKSHOP - Students are introduced to computational thinking and basic coding skills to work through online games and challenges. This workshop is best suited for younger students with little to no coding experience. Most appropriate for kids 6-12. $10/family - REGISTER
  • 10:30-11:30am (EDT) – THE DIAPER EXPERIMENT** – We explore polymers as we learn the science of water beads, and determine how much liquid a diaper will hold.Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) -REGISTER
  • 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) – THE SOUND OF SOUND – ONLINE WORKSHOP - Students determine the difference between pitch and tone to study the quality of sound, and learn how tuning an instrument produces the correct pitch. Most appropriate for kids 6-12. $10/family - REGISTER
  • 1:00-2:00pm(EDT) – GERMS** – We demonstrate the importance of washing our hands with a fun germy demonstration, and let kids test what is on their hands in a bacterial growth experiment.Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) -REGISTER
  • 2:30-3:30pm (EDT) - GIRL SCOUTS: SENIOR CODING BASICS – ONLINE WORKSHOP (Senior Badge) Girl Scouts learn basic programming language (modified Javascript) and coding logic to create and share images and a game app they design and customize. Use of a computer is needed for this workshop. $15/Girl Scout – REGISTER
  • 2:30-3:30pm (EDT) – OWL PELLET DISSECTIONS** – Kids learn about food webs as they learn about owl pellets and dissect their own to see what their owl ate. Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) - REGISTER


**Local Participants Only. Requires supplies to be picked up (no-contact) at Discover Science Center before the workshop.


Friday, April 10

  • 10:30-11:30am (EDT) – CODING CLUB – ONLINE WORKSHOP – We have new codes to explore! Each week we learn basic and more complicated, modified Javascript coding commands to create a custom game app they can customize and share with their friends. Kids can continue to work on the apps after the workshop for free. New coders welcome! Most appropriate for students ages 8+. $15/family – REGISTER
  • 10:30-11:30am (EDT) - FLASHLIGHT CIRCUITS** – Kids learn about simple circuits as they create a popsicle stick flashlight with copper tape and LEDS. Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) -REGISTER
  • 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) – CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: PAINTING WITH Life Labs** – ONLINE WORKSHOP – In partnership with Life Labs, join certified teacher Rachel Shapiro in a live, interactive workshop to explore painting. We provide all the supplies as students learn to make paint, as well as try out 7+ different materials as paint brushes.  Most appropriate for ages 5 - 14. $20/workshop (sibling discount available) - REGISTER
  • 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) – BRISTLEBOTS** – We use our knowledge about circuits to create tiny robots that can spin and dance across the floor. Most appropriate for kids 5-12.  $20/workshop (discounts available) -REGISTER
  • 2:30-3:30pm (EDT) - GIRL SCOUTS: SENIOR AND AMBASSADOR DIGITAL GAME DESIGN – ONLINE WORKSHOP (Senior and Ambassador Badges) Girl Scouts design, create and share a Keep Our Environment Clean Game as they learn coding commands, functions and game design. Use of a computer is needed for this workshop. $15/Girl Scout – REGISTER
  • 2:30-3:30pm (EDT) – SCRIBBLING ROBOTS** – Use a toy motor to design, build and test a simple robot that can draw or walk around. Most appropriate for kids 5-12. $20/workshop (discounts available) -REGISTER


**Local Participants Only. Requires supplies to be picked up (no-contact) at Discover Science Center before the workshop.