Preschool Science

Preschool Science

Preschool Science Saturday Classes

September - June 2016 *
10 a.m. Check-in at Information Desk at Arizona Science Center
10:15 a.m. Class begins (Duration: 60 minutes)

Join Arizona Science Center for an exploration in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) geared towards preschool-age children. Every second Saturday of the month, through hands-on experimentation, children will begin to understand key topics in science. Our child-centered classes provide opportunities for children to deepen their learning connections, practice higher order thinking skills, and build their knowledge about the world around them.

Preschool Science Saturdays support school-ready skills such as problem-solving, communication, persistence, and confidence. Families can purchase a special Take-Out Science kit to learn more about everyday science at home for an additional $3!

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2015-2016 Schedule

We've Lost Our Marbles
Sept. 12, 2015

It's Slime Time
October 10, 2015

Dino-Mite
November 14, 2015

Please Don't Stop the Music
January 9, 2016

Freeze! The Science of Ice Cream
February 13, 2016

Desert Explorers
March 12, 2016

Bugs and Blooms
April 9, 2016

3-2-1 Blastoff
May 14, 2016

Ocean Commotion
June 11, 2016

*No classes in December


Class Descriptions

We've Lost Our Marbles
Sept. 12, 2015

In this hands-on physics experiment, toddlers and preschoolers will explore the scientific relationship between gravity, force and motion. The class includes creating theories about movement, engineering and testing ramps in action and making marbles that be taken home to continue learning about physics!

Space is limited.

It's Slime Time
October 10, 2015

Toddlers and preschoolers get messy investigating the world of chemistry! In this class, children will learn about the different properties making silly slippery science slimes, explore a humongous slime eruption, and invent scientific goo to take home!

Dino-Mite
November 14, 2015

Toddlers and preschoolers transform into dinosaur detectives as they explore paleontology! In this class, children will study fossils from Arizona, excavate dinosaur eggs and investigate these fossils found inside! Children will also learn how everything from the past is associated with each other including dino poop!

Please Don't Stop the Music
January 9, 2016

Music and movement is very important part of a toddler and preschooler's developing body. In this class, children will investigate various instruments, learn how to create a beat and rhythm using unique supplies, and create their own instruments to take home!

Freeze! The Science of Ice Cream
February 13, 2016

Using mathematics, toddlers and preschoolers will become immersed in the science of ice cream making. In this class, children will compare and contrast solids and liquids, mix ingredients, use a scientific freezing method, and explore the textures and of course, taste their delectable inventions!

Desert Explorers
March 12, 2016

Preschoolers and toddlers will gain an appreciation and respect for the natural environment around them in this Preschool Science Saturday class. Children will interact with our desert landscape by searching and categorizing items found in nature and create a natural material masterpiece to take home.

Bugs and Blooms
April 9, 2016

It's Spring! The relationship between bugs and blooms is an important relationship for all life on Earth! Toddlers and preschoolers will observe the similarities and differences between insects and learn the importance of their role for plant pollination. Children will create their own germinator pouch and biodegradable planter which they can take home and watch bloom!

3-2-1 Blastoff
May 14, 2016

Toddlers and preschoolers will have a blast learning about rockets during this Preschool Science Saturday class! Children will design, build and launch their rockets using a specially engineered launch pad. Children will learn a rich scientific vocabulary during the class that may launch their future career in rocket science!

Ocean Commotion
June 11, 2016

The wonders of the ocean come to life during Preschool Science Saturday class. Children will dive right in with hands-on, sensory exploration of the ocean and explore the movement, sounds and critters of the ocean!

*No classes in December


Pricing

$15 Members
$20 Non-Members
$3 Take-Out Science Kit: Extend your child's learning beyond Preschool Science with an additional inquiry-based activity parents can do at home with their toddlers and preschoolers. Also includes resources to enhance science exploration between a child and parent.



Pre-registration is required.

Contact

For more information and inquiries, please contact:
602.716.2000 x 219
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