Kindergarten Through 2nd Grade Programs (can be adapted K-8)
These programs are totally hands-on and totally participatory by each child. All programs are geared for the kindergarten through second grade child, but may be adapted for third thru fifth grades.
*All HTHT - Science Made Fun workshops are aligned with the Next Generation of Science Standrads (NGSS) and the Common Core. *Standards listed in workshop description.
What's the Matter©
Find out what really matters. Have FUN as we explore all different types of matter. Discover bubbling potions for yourself, watch air take up space and even have a contest with carbon dioxide! NGSS -PS1.A & PS1.B.
Step into the world of the pediatrician's office. Take your weight, height, and temperature. Take a deep breath as we listen to our heartbeat with real stethoscopes. See your own pulse! Discover your reflexes. Put on gloves like surgeons and have a hands-on look at real bones! Explore the world of vaccines as we work with syringes. Meet the Angry Antibody Army and much more! NGSS -LS1.A & LS1.B
Find out how much fun chemistry can be! Build your own chromatography chamber and watch the colors separate before your very eyes. Make your own silly putty and gummy bears as we learn REAL chemistry! NGSS -PS1.B.
Weather or Not©
Learn about weather, as we take an up close and hands-on look at a real tornado. Watch as we make thunder. Discover all the amazing properties of air and air pressure. Touch lightning! Make the conditions change as we lift ice cubes with a string. NGSS- PS3.B, ESS2.D & ESS3.B
Step into the world of Geology. Learn about gems, rocks, and minerals and where they come from. Uncover the mysteries of rock formation and crystalline structure. Pan for real gems and keep what you find. Perform acid tests and more as we classify our gems. Find out why these gems are so precious. NGSS -ESS2.A, ESS2.B, ESS1.C, ESS2.C
Investigate our precious resources. Learn what a water shed is, as we make our own water shed maps, find out how acid rain happens, and have a hands -on look at how animals adapt to their environment. NGSS- ESS2.C, LS4.D
Discover the incredible world of bugs. Find out all the cool and creepy things bugs do. See through the eyes of bugs, make your very own insect habitat and more. Explore the many ways bugs help our world. NGSS- LS1.A, LS1.B, LS2.A
Sounds Like Fun©
Learn about the different types of sound. Discover what sounds actually are. Make sound travel through different media. Build your very own ear drum. Make salt dance and water fly! NGSS-PS4.A & PS4.C.
Explore the world of shelters. Discover the many different shelters and how climate and location affect the way people build their homes. Build your very own igloo make and a giant bird's nest. Find out who is living in what shelters, where and why! NGSS- LS2.A, LS4.D & ETS1.B
Step back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Become a paleontologist and discover real fossils. Uncover the mysteries of the dinosaurs. Make your very own fossil. NGSS-LS4.A & ESS1.C
"The children were totally focused and engaged through the whole presentation. They loved it. The Scientist was excellent!"
Chris Ryan, 1st grade, St. Philip the Apostle School, Northfield, IL
Let's Make Sense©
Have FUN as we make sense out of our senses. Explore our 5 senses, 1 sense at a time. Discover how much we rely on our senses. NGSS- LS1.A
Discover the properties of magnetism. Have FUN as we uncover all the "attractive" facts. Make your very own electromagnet and much more! NGSS- PS2.A &PS2.B
Get the essentials as we learn about the food groups. Have FUN as we test for protein, starch and fat. Become a food archeologist and climb the great food pyramid. Experiment with vitamins; learn to make healthy choices and much more! NGSS- LS1.D.
Sea Ya' Later©
Explore our amazing underwater world. Learn about plankton, and why almost all ocean life depends on them. Get the Beef on Coral Reefs! Discover how marine mammals stay warm. Make your very own reef to keep! NGSS - ESS3.A, LS1.A, LS1.B, LS1.D & LS3.A.
Up, Up and Away©
Learn about aerodynamics and what makes things fly. Learn about lift and drag as we use blimps and balloons. Launch a rocket and calculate altitude, make a helicopter and discover why what goes up must come down. NGSS- PS2.A,PS2.B, ETS1.A & ETS1.B
Become a celestial wanderer, as we make our very own comet. Discover why the universe is expanding, have FUN as we learn how stars twinkle, and much more. NGSS - ESS1.A & ESS1.B
Third Through sixth Grade Programs ( can be adapted K-8)
These programs are totally hands-on and totally participatory by each child. All programs are geared for the third through fifth grade child, but may be adapted for Kindergarten thru 2nd grades.
Finally Fun Machines©
Finally, a hands-on and FUN program on machines. Make your very own screw out of a carrot. Meet The Facilitator, our cool multi-personality compound machine, and engage in pulley power, wedge wonders, and incline plane antics. Become "energized" as we discover potential and kinetic energy. Discover the balance in your life as we make our very own levels to take home. NGSS - PS3.C,ETS1.A, ETS1.B & ETS1.C.
Discover all states of matter including plasma. Explore evaporation rates and the cool journey from liquid to gas. Discover liquid densities and much more! NGSS - PS1.A & PS1.B
Whose turn is it to set the table, the Periodic Table that is! Explore the world of chemical elements. Learn about the atoms and why they want to be happy in their cozy little orbital shell. Discover what it takes to really bond, and draw your own molecules in shaving cream! NGSS - PS1.B
Step into the world of Geology. Learn about gems, rocks, and minerals and where they come from. Uncover the mysteries of rock formation and crystalline structure. Pan for real gems and keep what you find. Perform acid tests and more as we classify our gems. Find out why these gems are so precious. NGSS -ESS1.C & ESS2.A
Travel through space as we explore our solar system. Discover how cool the sun really is. Have a real impact, as we become crater makers. Learn about our planets, the moon, eclipses and much more. Enjoy some astronaut ice cream. NGSS - PS2.B, ESS1.A & ESS1.B
The Green Machine/Global Fever
Discover renewable and non-renewable resources. Learn why we do not inherit the Earth from our parents, but rather we "borrow" it from our kids. Learn cool and fun ways to help save our planet. How can you make a difference? NGSS - LS2.A & LS2.B
Explore the amazing world of electricity. Learn what's "current" as you make your very own circuit and much more! Get all the Hair-Raising facts! NGSS - PS3.A & PS3.B
Newton in the Nutshell©
Step back in time to the days of Newton. Have a hands-on look at inertia and motion. Discover gravity and have FUN as we push, pull, and get the job done! NGSS - PS2.A & PS2.B
Get the facts on those natural acts! Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and volcanoes. Learn about our changing conditions which cause these phenomena. Have FUN as we make them happen in your classroom. NGSS - ESS1.C, ESS2.A, ESS2.B & ESS3.B.
Globs, Goo & Guts©
Roll up your sleeves and make all kinds of icky sticky stuff! Have a hands-on look at real cow guts! Learn the systems of the body, and find out what makes us tick! NGSS- ESS3.A, PS3.D & LS1.C
The Chain Gang©
Join the chain gang, the food chain that is. Explore the five laws of nature that apply to the world's ecosystems. Have fun as we learn about predator/prey relationships, and dissect real owl pellets. Discover why honeybees are so important to the balance of nature, and much, much. NGSS - LS1.C, PS3.D & LS2.A .
"The program was excellent. It covered all parts of our curriculum. Our instructor was super. Her management of the class and interaction with the students was commendable."
Lynne Beal, 2nd grade, Pleasant Hill School, Wheaton, IL
Power of Light©
Find out just how amazing light is. What is visible light? Discover who ROY G. BIV is and the electromagnetic spectrum. Uncover the mysteries behind light and why it is both wave like and particle like. NGSS - PS4.A, PS4.B, PS4.C .
Discover the amazing world of plants. Learn about photosynthesis and germination. Have a hands-on look at roots, shoots, and transportation inside a plant. Get all the "seedy" facts! NGSS - LS1.B, LS3.A, LS3.B & LS4.B
The Print Shop©
The fingerprint shop, that is! Learn about your genetically unique fingertip patterns. Discover the world of dermatoglyphics. Learn about what makes you genetically unique and genetically different from everyone else. NGSS - LS3.A, LS3.B & LS4.B
Discover wind chill effect; make heat go up and down! Explore the green house effect, touch a cloud, relate to relative humidity, and more! NGSS - ESS2.D, ESS3.B, ESS2.C & ESS2.A
It’s all about the rainforest! Build your very own rainforest to keep! Become a tribal shaman and make medicine. NGSS - LS2.A & LS2.B
"The program connected so well with our unit - reinforced things the students have learned, offered hands-on experiences, and demonstrated difficult concepts."
Jan Stevens, 3rd grade, Oak School, Hinsdale, IL
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