Teen Science Scene is a program aimed to inspire ages 13–17 to expand their interest in science and engineering! These workshops will provide participants with real–world experiences and hands-on activities. If you are a teenager who wants to learn more and have fun along the way, or if you know a teenager that might be interested in this program, make sure to register today! Space is limited. Fees will vary depending on class.
September 2017 – June 2018*
*class schedule is subject to change, keep checking our website for any updates.
Cost: $35 for members, $40 for non-members, some classes include additional lab fees.
Duration: Classes are 2 hours long. There are extended classes, which are noted in the class description.
Mar 10, 2018 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Fly different drones to see the aerodynamics involved in keeping the drone in the air. Use a micro–camera and video card to view the drone's observations.
Bacteria Gone Wild
Apr 14, 2018 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
We live in a bacteria-filled world! They are all around us, and even inside of us. Despite their reputation, not all bacteria are bad; in fact, we need certain bacteria for our bodies to function properly. Prepare and stain some of your own bacteria samples, then view your bacteria under a compound microscope.
Modern & Strange Materials
May 12, 2018 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
The field of materials research is ever changing as new materials are being researched and developed. Channel your inner "Doctor Strange" by experimenting with Ferro fluid, magnetic nanoparticles, liquid crystals and nitinol wire. These engineered materials may have more impact on your life than you think!
Cheating the System
Jun 9, 2018 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
As professional sports become more and more competitive, some athletes may look to other means to boost their chances of winning. Perform a hematocrit test, a real lab technique, to test "blood" samples for signs of sports doping. Can you identify which athletes are cheating?