Junior Science Explorers, a program designed for children ages 4-6 and their caregivers, will nurture your child’s natural sense of adventure and curiosity, encourage your child to be a persistent problem solver, and introduce your child to basic elements of scientific reasoning with preschool and primary science activities.
Registration is required. All materials will be provided.
Saturday, March 9
12:30pm – 1:15pm
Marshmallow Astronauts: Air Pressure in Space
Registration begins February 1
Presenter Christine Spaulding will introduce children to the scientific concept of air pressure in space. Participants will design and test the safety of a space suit for a marshmallow astronaut, observing what happens when put in a vacuum chamber.
Saturday, April 13
11:30am – 12:15pm
The Bone Zone
Registration begins March 1
Presenters from the Pacific Science Center will work with children to assemble a mini skeleton and explore the shape, movement, and function of bones and joints. Participants will also look at X-rays and examine real bone specimens.