Our Preschool Workshop Themes
Adventures in Air
Preschoolers learn that even though air is invisible it is all around them, all the time. They also learn that air has the power to move items and to slow them down. They experiment with a variety of items that rely on the air to help them move.
Children become an animal, identify animal sounds, and learn all about animal babies and parents.
Kids are introduced to the world of entomology. By examining real specimens and models they familiarize themselves with insect anatomy. An insect habitat match-up helps kids understand how they adapt to their environment. They also lear how insects defend themselves and pollinate plants.
Preschoolers will learn all about butterflies; where they come from, the stages of their growth, and how they eat and they decorate and take home a butterfly life cycle wheel.
This workshop introduces preschoolers to the exciting world of color. They make a new friend while learning about the colors of the rainbow and experiment with their creative side during an activity on color mixing. Demonstrations are conducted to introduce students to the primary colors, as well as color mixing.
Creature Feature Vol. 1
This class explores the many different characteristics of animals and why they are important. What features can we use to identify different animals? Creature Feature Vol. 1 focuses on identifying animals based on size, where they live, and types of body covering.
Creature Feature Vol. 2
This class explores the many different characteristics of animals and why they are important. What features can we use to identify different animals? Creature Feature Vol. 2 focuses mainly on how animals camouflage themselves from predators.
Digging for Dinosaurs
Kids are introduced to the differences between meat-eating and plant-eating animals. They have the opportunity to look at some dinosaur teeth up close and work as paleontologists, by participating in a mini dinosaur dig that engages their attention and helps them improve their scientific knowledge.
Dry Ice Capades
Kids will be introduced to the concept of matter in its three states through the medium of Dry Ice. Dry Ice is used in a series of fun, safe experiments that explore properties of matter at extreme temperatures.
Energy & Motion
Kids explore the concept of energy and how it gets things moving. Toys are used to help explain simple energy ideas and capture preschoolers' attention. They also get to take home toys called “Boinks” and "poppers" that demonstrate how energy and motion are related.
Children learn all about their fine feathered friends when they take an up-close look at birds. They discover how to match bird mates, see what eggs are produced by which species, learn how a bird's beak is a tool, and how to identify different birds' songs. They take home bird warblers to practice their bird songs at home.
Preschoolers are introduced to basic nutrition in this hands-on workshop. They discover what makes a healthy meal and why they need to keep eating fruits and vegetables to grow strong!
Children meet Mr. Bones, the skeleton, and learn about muscles and body systems.
Let's Look Closely
Children discover a world that they might not have realized was there, through the use of mirrors, microscopes, and magnifying glasses. They reveal hidden pictures, learn about reflection and symmetry, and use handheld microscopes to observe objects closely.
Preschoolers learn the basics of measurement by measuring all kinds of objects using balance beam scales, bathroom scales, and even their own feet! Children are introduced to the concept of estimation and take home a measuring foot to cut out with their parents.
What is light? Kids mix colors of light and explore rainbows.
This workshop introduces kids to the science behind the sounds all around them. Kids experiment with a wave motion model and a twirling tube to help them understand that sound travels in waves and can be heard in a variety of pitches. They also learn about the everyday materials that make a variety of special effects noises in the movies and create their own special effects sounds.
Interactive and hands-on activities give preschoolers an introduction to mixtures, volcanos and the science of chemistry.
Children experience the poles and power of magnets in this hands-on workshop that provides them with the opportunity to make their own magnet to take home.
Science of Music
Boom, tap, smack, cha-cha-cha! Listen to the sounds and rhythm of the science of music. Children feel, hear, and see the vibrations that help create music in this hands-on exploration.
Sea, Sand & Surf
Children explore the science of the sea and learn about what sand is made from, how shells are used by animals for protection, and what animals live in the ocean. They make their own ocean bottle to take home.
An entertaining lesson on polymers and their properties! Complex chemistry concepts are introduced to kids in tactile, visually engaging experiments. Everyone gets to make his or her own slime to take home!
Take your class on a trip through the solar system and sign them up for the Mad Science Astronaut in Training Program, where they will learn all about the elements of space. Students will even get to take their very own mini rocket home.
Taste and Smell
Kids are introduced to their senses of smell and taste. they learn how these senses help them enjoy all of their favorite foods and scents, as well as experience those that are not as pleasant.
Water is more complicated than it looks and through this exciting workshop children learn all about the different properties of water. They experiment with floating, sinking, absorption, and so much more.
Preschoolers help create a cloud in a bottle and make it rain inside. They also learn all about the water cycle and weather patterns.
Wiggly World of Worms
This workshop provides preschoolers with an opportunity to get their hands dirty while learning all about worms. They work with magnifying glasses to get an up-close look at the lives and habits of worms.