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Science Central recognizes that our Mission to be a regional resource that provides inspiring and fun hands-on science education for all people of all ages is as important as your health and safety.

As we begin making plans, with the goal of being able to reopen soon, Science Central is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff and our visitors, even as we navigate through this challenging time.

Upon reopening we would hope that your families and friends see us as a safe and engaging venue of informal science education. Let’s all use the best defense we have, knowledge. Let’s remember that the COVID-19 virus is still with us and just as concerning as before the state put into place a measured return to a ‘new’ normal. Join with us in fighting this international crisis.

We encourage our community to be aware of your behavior, be safe in your interactions and know what your choices are before engaging. Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Avoid touching your face

Learn more about staying safe and healthy at cdc.gov/covid19

Science Cenral Staff

UPDATE 5/18/2020:  Onsite Summer STEM Camps from June 8th through June 28th have been canceled, but we are offering new activities. These will include science kits you can do at home as well as live interaction with Science Central educators. If you are registered for any of these programs you will be contacted soon!

TO HELP KEEP US STRONG DONATIONS AT THIS TIME WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

Updated 5/8/2020.

Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC4U)

The Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC4U) program provides hands-on programming in an exciting mix of labs, demonstrations, and webinars delivered directly to your location! You choose the program, time and place that fits your needs.

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Demonstrations

Demonstrations are exciting, entertaining and educational audience participation sessions (30 minutes) designed to peak curiosity about a particular topic. Concepts are modified appropriately for age and audience.

Demonstrations


Body Matters
Grade: K-8

What is 7-feet tall, topped with blue hair, and has a lot of guts?  Stuffee!!  This over-sized doll unzips down the front and helps kids of all ages unlock learning about the digestive and respiratory systems.  Let our skilled demonstrator lead your group through body systems as group members pull out and reassemble the parts.

Provider:  Science Central
Program Length:  30 minutes
Indiana Science Standards: K-1, 3; 1st - 3; 2nd - 4; 4th - 3; 6th - 3; 7th - 3; 8th - 3
Indiana Health Standards: K-1,5,7,8; 1st - 1,5,7,8; 2nd - 1,5,7; 3rd - 1,5,7; 4th - 1,5,7; 5th - 1,5,7; 6th - 1,5,6,7; 7th - 1,5,7; 8th – 5

 

Experimenting-The Process
Grades: K-8

In this interactive demonstration, students have the opportunity of helping Science Central’s Mad Scientist organize scientific methods. This entertaining demonstration utilizes Design Process Skills, and is an excellent kick-off to science fair season!

Provider:  Science Central
Program length:  45 minutes
Indiana Science Standards:  Nature of Science and Design Process Skills

 

Shocking Science
Grades: K-8

Join in on a hair-raising set of static electricity-related activities that are fun for all ages! This demonstration gives students first-hand experience with some of the subtleties of static and non-static electricity, and addresses electrons, protons, voltage and current with students on an age-appropriate basis.

Provider:  Science Central
Program Length:  30 minutes
Indiana Science Standards:  K-1; 1st - 1; 2nd - 1; 3rd - 1; 4th - 1; 5th - 1; 6th - 1; 7th - 1; 8th - 4

 

What’s The Matter?!
Grades: K-8

Liquid nitrogen is always a smash hit, and we present this demonstration with lots of shockingly cool phenomena for the students! Younger students are exposed to concepts of very low temperatures, and their effects on materials around them.  Intermediate and older students are walked through a different set of activities with N2(l), with the emphasis on changing states of matter, even at the molecular level.

Provider:  Science Central
Program Length:  30 minutes
Indiana Science Standards: K-1; 1st -1; 2nd - 1; 3rd - 1; 4th - 1; 5th - 1; 6th - 1; 7th - 1,4; 8th - 1,4