• SWSciencesploration01
      Our children learn to observe, infer and experiment through “hands-on” activities
  • SWSciencesploration02
      Our curriculum is based on “inquiry” where students gain “minds-on” experiences
  • SWSciencesploration03
      Our students are encouraged to describe objects and events, ask questions, construct explanations, and communicate their ideas to others
  • SWSciencesploration04
      Our learners develop their understanding of science by combining scientific knowledge with reasoning and thinking skills
 
SCIENCESPLORATION ® 4
   
  Test for the Best Destination Mars Toy Mechanics
 
 
Physics and Chemistry
When companies claim their products are better than their competition, how can you tell they are telling the truth?  Get a foot into chemistry and nutrition.  Solve mysteries using scientific reasoning and analysis!
 
 
Space Science and Physics
Did you know that scientists have found geological evidence of water on Mars?  Follow the adventures of the Mars Exploration Rovers on the red planet.  Investigate rocketry and the effects of payload.  Construct your very own terrain rover and interplanetary lander.  Why is Mars red, anyway?
Physics
Do machines create energy to get work done?  Find out how they alter the factors of work.  Construct slot cars with different size drive wheels.  Design your own launcher that fires a projectile the furthest.  Delve into the “reel” changes and find out about the stress in the string.  The secret with machines is really in the tradeoff!
 
  Week 1–4 (Sep 2 – Sep 28)
 
                     
  Plant-astic!     Earth Energies       Small Sensations  
 
Life Science, Physics and Chemistry
Did you know that 25% of all western prescription medicines are derived from plants?  Join our team of Science Workshop detectives to investigate plants.  Build a plant “lighthouse” to minimize the cost for plant growing.  How do we plant plants if the plants don’t have seeds?  That’s one of the secrets we will be sharing with you.
Physics and Earth Science
Did you know that an area of the Sun's surface the size of a postage stamp shines with the power of a million and a half candles?  Investigate the greenhouse effect and learn to conserve.  Find out that all the coal, oil, gas, and wood on Earth would only keep the Sun burning for a few days.
Life Science
Is it mold or mildew in the basement corner?  How do you figure out the difference between a mushroom and a toadstool? Find out that the largest organism on the planet is a fungus.  Explore the effects of fungi in the ecosystem.  Where would we be without them?
 
   
                     
  Crime Scene Investigators       Tinkering with Toys Beaker Bonanza  
 
Life Science, Human Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Detectives must be scientists first, as they are clue finders and problem solvers.  Step into the roped-off crime scene full of curious items.  Conduct scientific crime-lab tests on the evidence.  Investigate the disappearance of Felix the millionaire.  Can you help solve this mystery?
Physics
Join the Science Workshop tour guides on an adventure with science toys.  Construct pinhole cameras and discover how film is developed.  Design an electrically-operated Ferris wheel to promote your engineering skill.  Let the entertainment begin!
Chemistry, Physics and Human Biology
Do you know whether a lemon or an onion has more sugar?  Test for different materials to identify the mysterious mixture.  Find out which plastic is most fantastic and create your own ‘Incrediblob’.  Reveal the secrets of chemists.  It’s not magic.  It’s Science Workshop.
 
   
                     
  Discovering Density Pondering About Ponds Rocket Science  
 
Physics
What do a floating helium balloon, a diving submarine and floating icebergs have in common?  Investigate liquids of different densities at a molecular level.  Explore the concepts of density with liquids in a straw.  Which is heavier, a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?
Life Science and Earth Science
Splish Splash, who lives in the pond?  Take a closer look at life in a Hay Infusion.  Delve into the structures and adaptations of macroscopic and microscopic plants and animals.  More than meets the eye: a pond is teeming with life!  Look out, pond!
Space Science and Physics
Three, two, one…Blast Off! It’s blast off for the maiden flight of SW1!  Learn the principals of flight.  What is thrust and propulsion dynamics?  Design, construct and launch your own hydro rockets with objects from home to enter the “Height of Flight” competition.  Come join the crew of Science Workshop.
 
   
                     
  Bubble-ology Current Events    
 
Physics and Chemistry
Explore the concepts of light and color, surface tension, chemical composition, aerodynamics, and technology using the delightful bubble.  This scientifically soapy workshop will have you investigating suds to spheres all made of bubbles.  You will need to roll up your sleeves for this one!
Physics
Did you know that air flows from one place to another, and that it is considered a fluid?  Find out how the Bernoulli principal creates lift in aircrafts.  Delve into aerodynamics and construct a model helicopter.  What makes wind, anyway?
 
 
     
                     
                 
   

   

         
                 
                     
The window to science...and beyond!
 
 
 
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