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.
If you have any questions, please contact Alyson Walker, Director of Youth Programs, at 602.716.2000 ext. 204 or email@example.com.
August 2018 – June 2019*
*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.
Roller Coaster Engineering
Oct 20, 2018 10 a.m.
Have you ever noticed that the loops in roller coasters aren’t truly round? Dive into the physics behind the loops, twists, and turns and become a roller coaster designer. Involves some math.
Major Organ Dissection
Nov 17, 2018 10 a.m.
Dissect bovine hearts, lungs, and kidneys. Learn how they function and how they work together in the body. You’ll even create a mini kidney dialysis experiment.
Dec 8, 2018 10 a.m.
Learn how allergens work in the human body and why one person is allergic to something and someone else isn’t. Bring in a snack food and we’ll test it for gluten, dairy or peanuts.
Jan 19, 2019 10 a.m.
Investigate and test blood cells from five different animals. Determine which animals are most closely related by comparing differences and similarities in their blood antigens.
DNA Crime Scene
Feb 16, 2019 10 a.m.
Be a crime scene investigator for the day! Use DNA fingerprinting to find out whodunit. Start your investigation by gathering DNA from the crime scene and from crime suspects. Then, solve the case with gel electrophoresis.
Luminescence Light Show
Mar 16, 2019 10 a.m.
Brighten up your Saturday with a luminescence light show. Learn about the various types - chemical, biological and organic, and will mix your own chemicals to produce an amazing light show.
Apr 20, 2019 10 a.m.
Hone your forensic science skills and learn what it takes to solve a crime. You’ll explore ballistic patterns, footwear evidence, blood splatter, ink and handwriting inspection, fingerprint analysis and fiber evidence.
Horseshoe Crab Dissection
May 18, 2019 10 a.m.
Become a marine biologist for the day and study a horseshoe crab. This fossil has been around for 450 million years. You’ll leave with an understanding how this marine animal has adapted its body to live so easily in the ocean.
Zip Line Physics
Jun 15, 2019 10 a.m.
What makes the engineering design process different from the scientific method? Learn how engineers go about solving problems and creating new designs. Create a zip line design, test it, and then make changes to improve your design.