Family Fun Fest
This self-guided festival can be a day or evening event. It is perfect for a science fair, carnival, parent night or for any large group event. Family Fun Fest includes 6-8 table-top activities in a free flow format, and promotes parent-child interactions. A Science Central educator will train your volunteers to run the activities. You provide the volunteers and participants, and Science Central will provide the rest.
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Get the inside story at this Family Fun Fest. Explore the world of the human body, and find out what your bones look like, make an edible model of DNA, and test your lung capacity. It’s all about you - inside and out.
Science Standards: Nature of Science and Design Process Skills; K-1; 1st-3; 2nd-4; 3rd-1, 2; 4th-3; 5th-4; 6th-3
Engineering In Space
Take a trip through the solar system and visit the International Space Station. You will blast off, eat like an astronaut, step into astronaut suits, and try to build structures while wearing astronaut gloves. It will be an out-of-this world experience.
Science Standards: Nature of Science and Design Process Skills; K-1, 2; 1st- 4, 2; 2nd-1, 2; 3rd-1, 4; 4th-1, 2, 4; 5th-1,2; 6th-1,2,4
What do you get when you cross science AND math? Fun...go figure! Blow giant table bubbles that you can measure. Make an endless circle with just 6 inches of paper. Try your hand at the estimation table; give it your best guess.
Science Standards: Nature of Science and Design Process Skills; K-1; 2nd-4; 5th-1
Keep It Current
You’ll find energy from A to Z, or maybe from coal to wind, and everything in between. What happens to the trash you throw away every day? You don’t need to go underground to learn about non-renewable resources. We can’t see the wind, but we can watch it at work. Keep your knowledge “current” and up-to-date as you explore all kinds of energy.
Science Standards: Nature of Science and Design Process Skills; 1st-2, 3, 4; 2nd-4; 4th-1, 2, 3; 6th-1, 3
Science In Motion
Have a great time creating motion with chemistry and physics. Blow up a balloon with the power of chemistry; balance a paper clown on one finger, or even your nose. Create two color polymers and watch as the colors collide and combine. Levitate magnets, move cars mysteriously and manipulate magnetic motion.
Science Standards: Nature of Science and Design Process Skills; K-1; 1st-1, 4; 2nd-1; 5th-1; 6th-1
You will “dig” this Family Fun Fest as you delve into Indiana’s geology. Why is Indiana so flat? We will recreate in one evening what happened over a very long period of time. Dig into Indiana’s past and discover the sea animals that used to live here. Heat, pressure, and time are the primary ingredients for metamorphic rock, and you will make a rock model of your own.
Science Standards: Nature of Science and Design Process Skills; 1st-2; 2nd-1; 3rd-2; 4th-2; 5th-3; 6th-3
Rain or shine, families will have fun exploring wild changing weather. Make an edible model of three types of clouds. Learn about measuring the weather when you make a paper thermometer, weather vane and wind meter. Make a water cycle bracelet, with each bead representing a different process in the water cycle.
Science Standards: Nature of Science and Design Process Skills; K-2; 1st-3; 2nd-2, 4; 3rd-2; 5th-3; 6th-3
For more information or to register, contact 260-424-2400, Ext. 417.