FROM FIRE AND ICE TO ROCKETS AND REACTIONS,
this series of science sessions are going to blow your mind!
"Really Fun Science" is an enrichment program designed to inspire students of all ages to fall in love with the wonderful world of science! Each session meets one day a week after school for a month. Sessions will run throughout school year. (Make sure to check out our camps too!) Our sessions fill up quickly- sign up right away!
The sessions will allow students an opportunity to explore the wonders of science and math through creative and exciting (most importantly messy and fun) hands-on activities. This non-conventional method of teaching will build higher order thinking skills along with creating a challenging environment in which the young scientists can enhance their knowledge. All classes are taught by certified teachers with advanced graduate degrees who are enthusiastic and dedicated to forming young scientific minds for the future.
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN SOON
Just a few examples of our
Lighting Bolts and Electromagnets!
In this electrifying session, Really Fun Scientists will investigate the science of electricity and magnetism and nanotechnology, while performing and participating in SHOCKING experiments and demonstrations!
Dinosaurs, Rocks, Minerals, Fossils and More!
Future Paleontologists and Geologists, and Treasure Hunters will unearth a raptor skeleton, excavate precious gems, and even learn to pan for gold this session! Really Fun Science ROCKS!
Science of the Future
What an incredible era to grow up in. Our Really Fun Scientists will be shaping the world
as we know it. This month they will get a glimpse into the future and get their hands on current technology as well as begin coding, programming, engineering and innovating the science of the future! There will not be a dull moment in sight- get ready for a wild ride! DRONES, ROBOTS, CODING, AUGMENTED REALITY, VIRTUAL REALITY AND MORE!
Cirq du Science
Manipulating props to demonstrate the laws of physics has always been a crowd pleaser. When the props are set on fire and music is added, the PHYSICS performance becomes a memory that lasts a lifetime! Spinning poi, hula hoops on fire, fire breathing- this is the show of a lifetime!
Superheroes can handle crushing weights, punishing forces, and 10,000 volts of electricity, but can they stand up to PHYSICS?! Physics is the natural science that involves the study of MATTER and its MOTION and behavior through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. Naturally, a superhero- who has the ability to defy the laws of physics- is the perfect subject to study in order to learn all about this fascinating branch of science!
Grossology is the outrageous alternative to a really boring biology and health class, covering topics such as: the science behind the body's most disgusting features, growing and glowing germs, and creepy, crawlies.
The last week will be our first annual PUNKIN’ CHUNKIN’ EVENT!
SPACE, the final frontier!
Come join REALLY FUN SCIENCE this September and take a trip to outer space! This will be an out of this world adventure for our scientists. Telescopes, lights, lasers, atmosphere and gases…we will even experience the feeling of what NASA calls “MICROGRAVITY”- the force that causes astronauts to float in space. It is our mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new facts, and to boldly go BIGGER AND BETTER than any group of explorers have ever gone before!
~Gene Roddenberry and Really Fun Science
“A-MAY-ZING.” This session is all about good, old fashioned, summer FUN (with a bit of a science twist!) WATER BOMBS AND WATER BLOBS ARE THE PERFECT WAY TO WRAP UP A SPECTACULAR YEAR OF REALLY FUN SCIENCE! Running through Non-Newtonian Fluid Pits, bubbles, and homemade liquid nitrogen ice cream are a few more of the highlights! This class is only open to students who have participated in at least three months of After School Enrichment classes.
Come on a journey of chemical reactions in this advanced chemistry experience of a lifetime!
This thrilling five week class will explore the extreme science of chemistry. We'll explore polymers, acids, bases, different types of chemical reactions, and more! Our finale will be UNFORGETTABLE~ even the teachers are jumping out of their skin for this class!
AMAZING Animal Adventure
Our special 2 week mini-session is all about animals! We will be having an Exotic Animal Specialist as a guest speaker. She will be bringing some of her four legged and feathered friends that are excited to meet you! The second week will be a CREATURE FEATURE~ KIDS AND SQUIDS edition! We will learn about animal adaptations, behavior, and anatomy. It is sure to be a super, slimy, great time.
THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC
The Magic of Science allows everyone to become a magician! Everything done in this session looks and acts like a real magic trick. The only real trick is that everything done is science at work. Science, studies in chemistry, light, magnetism, optical illusions, physics, and mathematics are all demonstrated in an energetic, hands-on adventure- perfect for children of all ages. Everything performed has a scientific principle behind it, however each of these topics will appear to the audience as a challenging and astonishing magic trick. If that wasn't cool enough...sometimes we'll tell you how to do the trick at home!
FIRE AND ICE
Get ready for some sizzling excitement! Join us for SAFE and scientific fun with fire and ice! Learn about the amazing properties of fire and witness the impossible (we might even light Mr. Ian on fire!). Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving snow and ice, just in time for winter! Get ready to check out the “Big Burp”, the “Screwdriver Sizzle” and the famous “Mad Science Shower.” Ice is SO cool!
CREEPY, CRAWLY SCIENCE SPOOKTACULAR-
Calling all ghouls and gobblins, come and join us for our annual Creepy, Crawly Science Spooktacular every October. We will dissect cow eyeballs, explode pumpkins and make jack-o-lanterns breathe fire! If a little candle inside a jack-o-lantern seems a little boring, you will LOVE watching our flaming pumpkin that erupts in flames all colors of the rainbow! Come ready to have your mind blown!
ROCKETS AND REACTIONS
Up, Up and Away! – You think homework is pressure? Just wait until you learn how the weight of the earth’s pressure pushes down on you with the force of two elephants! Explore how Bernoulli’s principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly or how air pressure can be used to launch different rockets into the sky. Watch in amazement as our vortex generator creates giant smoke rings. Want even more pressure? Take a ride on our amazing mielkeWAY special Hovercraft! This session will leave you flying high!
CHROMATOGRAPHY, COLOR, and RAINBOWS
This is our most colorful session yet! Who knew so many branches of science could be studied when learning about color?! Just a few of our demonstrations and experiments in this session include- density, refraction, nature of light and prisms, flame tests, tie-dyed milk, making our own vortex rings, and the science of fireworks.
Magnets! Join us for an exciting month of discovering how and why magnets behave in such cool ways. Explore magnetic fields’ attracting and repelling forces, confuse compass needles, magnetize paper clips, discover magnet's gravity defying abilities, and witness first hand Earth’s magnetic properties. Take a magnet through a maze and discover why magnets can levitate and float. Experiment with NASA’s Ferro fluid that looks like it belongs in outer space, build a speaker, race a maglev train, use electromagnetic force to make motorized devices, spin magnetic wheels on a rail, launch a canon powered by magnets, and discover the importance and use of magnets in many of today’s technologies. Make and take home a 'one pole' electric motor and Magnetic Putty that creeps slowly toward your very own magnet!
***This session does NOT overlap with our “Radical Reactions” Chemistry Session.
Want to discover what those crazy chemists are really up to in their laboratories?
If so, then we invite you to join us for this radical day of chemistry where we will
mix it up with "fizz"-ical and chemical reactions! We’ll have a ton of fun as we whip up potions that will make us realize why chemistry is phenomenal. Some reactions will include those that give off heat (exothermic), reactions that require heat (endothermic), reactions that proceed at a very fast pace, reactions that “go too
far” and must try to return “home” (to equilibrium), and reactions that proceed in
spite of the fact that they shouldn’t. Experiments will be conducted with electrolysis, catalysts, electro-chemistry, electrical currents using chemical systems (exactly as a battery does), and electro-plating pennies and nickels! Scientists take home a “Rainbow in a Tube” and make a “Crystal Garden”. You’ll be pushing the limits of chemistry in this session!
Come “Power Up” your mind with Mad Science in this exciting session all about energy and power! Explore how energy can be transferred from one object to another by converting solar energy to electric power and harnessing the sun’s heat to bake nachos. Converting the energy all around us into power continues as we build wind powered generators to energize electric vehicles, make a fuel cell turn water to electricity, make solar powered cars move, control micro-hydro generators, experiment with thermoelectric devices, assemble chemical battery components to power a fan, and snap together alternative energy circuits! Scientists will get active and go on an “electron run” to learn how electrons flow to create electricity. This session is jam packed with exploratory devices that demonstrate the coolest technologies in the world for generating power! Scientists will build their very own solar powered car to take home. In this interactive camp the energy and fun does not stop or start, but it goes on and on!
Did you know that light travels at about 186,282 miles per second? Well, we can’t travel this fast, but we will have some fun slowing light down, bending it, bouncing it, and diffracting it! Get a chance to see lasers in a new light! We will create laser light patterns, mix rainbows, break up light, use lasers to create fun effects, mix colors, rock out with fiber optic rods, and build fiber-optic communication circuits. We will ramp up this day by doing an active game photon race and outdoor laser tag games. Science and engineering will also merge as we analyze the technological uses of lasers by creating 3D laser holograms, use a beam of light to send music across the room, test different colored lasers on phosphorescent sheets, use oscilloscopes, and bounce messages through space using a laser maze. Scientists will take home their own light investigation toolkit to continue their high-energy sensory experience at home!
Let’s get charged up about the science of electricity! Learn to answer questions such as what are electrons and what materials
conduct electricity. Get hands-on with exciting activities like series circuit boards, Snap Circuit Lights, conductive pens that allow you to create custom circuit projects, and light up your life with Circuit Stickers to create electronic circuits with LEDs. Get creative with Squishy Circuit Kits, creating circuit inventions using conducting and insulating dough, LED’s, and running motors! Once you master circuits, learn all about static electricity! Use your new know-how to experiment with a small handheld Van de Graff Generator. Use this powerful static generator to bend a thin stream of water, move a conductive cylinder, create electric wind, and send flying saucers shooting in the air. After this awesome day of electrifying science, you will begin to see the world with a circuit- savvy eye. Children take home a series circuit project.
Come explore the FUN’kiest physics session of all time!
EUREKA! INVENTOR'S CLUB
Inspire the inventor and scientist in you during this week of discovery and invention. Each day children will be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all – your mind! If you were stranded on a desert island how would you survive? You will need to build shelter, find food and purify water, protect yourself and your teammates from the elements and find a way off the island. Journey to the future and examine the ultramodern inventions of the 23rd century. Then design the future - today! Create mini light sabers, mini-space stations, and electric flying contraptions. With a little bit of ingenuity, you’ll construct catapults and forts, build Ruberg contraptions that perform simple tasks, and experiment with humanoid robots. Take home projects include ping-pong ball launchers, mousetrap contraption cars, mystery sticks, tubular blow darts, and other wacky contraptions. While Thomas Edison said, “invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration” this camp is 100% FUN!
Come on a journey of chemical reactions.
In this chemistry class, you will produce various polymers such as super balls and silly putty. You will be tie-dying, soap making, and understanding how products are created by making them yourself. Have fun bringing these items home and using them. If you like mixing things up, join this exciting class for many reactions!
Acids and bases and magic oh my! This thrilling two week class will explore the magical science - chemistry. We'll explore polymers, acids, bases, chromatography, chemical reactions, and much more. Most of our exciting experiments can be easily reproduced at home with simple ingredients found at the grocery store. Join us for some amazing, slip sliding, color changing fun!
Connecting Art and Science
The worlds of art and science come together in this creative class. The students will learn about the properties of materials that sink and float by creating their own artistic stationary, make paper from pulp and cast a bowl, design sculptures using a variety of art mediums, and make a rain stick as we learn about the importance of the rain forests. This unique course will be sure to leave your young artist begging for more!
Connecting Math and Science
Math + Science = FUN!!
Investigate the wonderful world of math and science. Float through the day exploring the dynamics of bubbles. Fly through sky creating airplanes using Bernoulli's principle! Come and build electrical circuits. This program will highlight problem solving & logical thinking, while linking amazing topics to all hands-on science experiments.
Dinosaurs, Fossils and Rocks
Young paleontologists will experience dinosaurs and journey into their world illuminating dinosaurs origins, appearances, and habitats. Your archaeologists will uncover and identify fossils. Inquisitive geologists will be digging up and identifying gemstones as they excavate the land. A fossil hunt, making a replica of a T-Rex tooth, and mining rocks and fluorescent minerals are just a sampling of what is offered in this class.
Come and explore the fascinating world we live in. During this exciting course we will become entomologists, biologists, and meteorologists. We will search for different kinds of bugs and insects. We will even get to build a worm farm! The children will investigate various animals, their habitats, and learn about their importance in our environment. As meteorologists, we will be exploring tornado's, hurricanes, and other weather conditions. During this course, your young scientist will be exposed to a variety of delicate species that exist in our environment. They will have a greater knowledge and a deeper appreciation for the incredible world we live in.
Solve crimes using blood and fingerprint analysis. Join the ranks of super sleuths as you experience crime scene investigations first hand. Forensic Science has solved some of the most famous crimes in history and you will too! Learn to take fingerprints, collect evidence, make plaster casts, type blood, and detect art forgeries in this fast paced class. You will be fascinated by guest speakers and gain insight into their exciting jobs. You will tour a local police crime van and discover how the real detectives solve the most challenging crimes.
Get ready for an amazing journey though the human body. From bones to breathing, travel through the systems of the human body as we explore the importance of muscles, the brain, our heart, lungs, stomach, and more, that work together to keep your body running. As the skeleton is built you will perform experiments that show how vital organs in the human body need to operate to function correctly. Explore the food pyramid, gaining knowledge to keep your body healthy and learn what a balanced nutritional meal should be. Join us for a breath taking, heart stopping week of fun-filled experiments and activities that even include the use of preserved lungs and other once living material.
Have you ever wondered what critters lurk under your fingernails or in the foods you eat? Sample the micro beings that swim with you in your favorite lakes and ponds. Investigate how a real hospital lab finds and identifies these "animalcules". Observe the smallest working parts of all the living machinery. Study the unimaginable miniparts of your human self. Visit the homes of many bacteria that touch our bodies everyday. Use one of the oldest scientific tools known to biologists and see how modern day technology has improved on this original design. Microscopic Biology will allow you to go where you have never gone before.
Say you're bored with nothing to do this summer, then discover physics in the things of your everyday life! Learn the shocking truth about electricity! You will have the chance to build an electromagnet and even make a battery to use in your own electrical circuit. Ever been interested in rockets? Learn about rocket propulsion by building and launching your own water bottle rockets. Investigate air pressure and forces by creating your own Cartesian Divers, rubber band cars, hovercrafts, and hot air balloons. Make catapults and learn about the scientific method by designing your own egg drop vehicle.
The students in this course will be exposed to a wide variety of scientific topics through exciting experiments and beautiful children's literature. We will use air pressure to experiment with balloon rockets and make objects move, fly, and even grow. They will learn how to balance on a tight rope by understanding the concept of gravity, examine the effects of water on polymers using awesome alligators, and explore the effects of the sun's heat and light by making our own prisms and kaleidoscopes. Dive into a new topic each day with thrilling experiments that will be sure to mold the minds of these young learners into future scientists.
Fuel the imagination of your children and get ready for exciting adventures through the many wonders of science. By studying water, magnets, rock crystals and more, children will explore how objects relate to their everyday life. Begin by exploring surface tension, sinking and floating, chemical reactions, and the effects of H2O. Observe the strength of a magnet and watch crystals grow in different forms. Each day participate in exciting hands on experiments and find that the results may be just the opposite of your hypothesis. Get ready as junior scientists will be introduced to amazing scientific properties!
Calling all cadets! If you would like to spend a week exploring our solar system, then this class is for you. Tumble through the atmosphere, bounce on the moon, experience your being on another planet while stopping to see the International Space Station for a good nights rest simulation on the way. Make and eat your own space food, create a real comet, design a model of the solar system, and launch a rocket. If the sun, moon, and stars are what excite you, then come on board our rocket ship and explore the fascinating universe. We are certain that this course will take you out of this world!
In this Zoology 101 class, children will see and learn about animals by interacting, feeding, and caring for a variety of species brought to us by a certified zoologist. Children will become zookeepers as they handle, feed, and learn how to care for those creatures that they love. The ultimate animal experience will be had as they go "behind the scenes" with a certified "Animal Specialist". Animal lovers will explore, in-depth, different species and wildlife issues. Additionally, the children will go on a habitat hunt outside and experiment with animal movements. Living versus nonliving, animal body structure, social structure, and defenses are some of the topics that they will experiment with to help them understand the characteristics of various creatures. Young zoologists will learn how they can help animals survive and through experimentation, they will see the importance of protecting some of our most precious creatures.