Super Science Saturday Club
Designed for 5-11 year olds
- When: every Saturday*
- Time: 10-11:30 am
- Cost Per Student: $5 per class/week or $15/month
Topics: A new unit study topic is explored every month
See a list of monthly topics
Note to Parents
The projects will be supervised by our trained youth and adult staff. Please be prompt in picking up your children after the event. Most of our spring and summer Super Science Saturdays take place outdoors so please have your child dress accordingly.
How Can I Join the Club?
It's easy. You can just show up for the daily cost or sign up for a whole month at a time.
Do I Have to Come to Every Class?
No. The amount of time you attend is entirely up to your personal interest. You can check our monthly topics (below), find the ones that interest you, and sign up accordingly.
Studying a specific topic for a certain period of time is sometimes referred to as a unit study. Each week students work on a science lesson and take-home project related to the monthly topic/unit study.
*Saturdays falling on holidays or special events at the museum will be canceled. A cancellation notice will be posted on the museum's website when days like this occur.
|January 2013||Science Fair Basics|
|April||Simple and Compound Machines|
No class on 5/4 due to the Science Fair.
|June||The Water Cycle|
|August||Rocks & Minerals|
|September||The Amazing Moon|
|November||Glow in the Dark Science|
Science Fair Basics
You become a scientist when you try to find answers to questions you have through investigative study. Come learn the ins and outs of that process and how to enter your work into a real science fair.
February 15th-18th is the Great Backyard Bird Count. Come learn about birds with us and participate in this fun citizen scientist opportunity!
The human body is an amazing complex creation, interwoven with systems that function together in an irreducible fashion. Come this month and find out about some of the systems in your body and their purpose.
Simple and Compound Machines
Machines help to make work like pulling, pushing, and lifting easier. Come find out about simple and compound machines as we build some of our own throughout the month.
What are fossil fuels and how do they form? Come find out all about them and their uses.
*No class on May 4, 2013. Come to our Science Fair.
The Water Cycle
Come explore the process of water movement from one place to another in the hydrosphere as we take a look at this life-sustaining system.
Insects are easy to tell apart from other animals, but did you know that there are so many different kinds of these creepy crawly critters? Come investigate with us and see!
Rocks & Minerals
Rocks and minerals are everywhere! Come enjoy a month of geology fun as we learn how rocks form and about the amazing minerals involved in this process.
The Amazing Moon
We see this reflective object almost every evening, but how much do we really know about the moon? Come and find out as we tackle the topic with a howl.
This month we will discover what really goes on in the field of paleontology. We'll take a look at how scientists find fossils and what they do with them after they are found.
Glow in the Dark Science
This will be a crazy month of discovering the science behind the glow in the dark phenomena all around us. We will take a look at what glows and why.
It's going to be cold. Perfect time for a cozy nap and pajamas. What animals curl up for a winter nap? Join us as we learn all about animal hibernation patterns.