Each month, you'll investigate different scientific concepts through a variety of hands-on experiences. Preschool-aged children can begin a lifetime of curiosity and discovery with these monthly, hands-on, inquiry-based science workshops. Held the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Offered in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah and KUED.
Tue, Oct 9 · Do You See What I See? From sunlight to flashlights, light helps us see the world around us. But sometimes we don’t always think about the ways that light interacts with objects! In this workshop, children and families will play with light by shining light through objects, bouncing it off of shiny surfaces, and blocking it to create shadows.
Tue, Nov 13 · Design It, Build It No matter where we live, we are constantly encountering structures, from skyscrapers to beehives. Find out how they’re made and learn about the importance of everything from foundations to shape strength, then work together to build your own stable structures.
Tue, Dec 11 · For Good Measure We measure lots of things every single day, sometimes without even thinking about it! Compare the sizes of different objects and explore the variety of ways that measuring helps us gather information.
Tue, Jan 8 · A Balancing Act Standing, walking, running, even sitting — life is a balancing act! Explore and manipulate the placement of weight in objects, as well as in your own body, to learn more about the science of balance.
Tue, Feb 12 · The Force is With You The magnets on your refrigerator, the magnet in a can opener that holds the can in place, a magnetic button on a purse — it may seem like magic, but it’s actually science! Have fun learning the science behind the magic of magnetic forces by using common household objects.
Tue, Mar 12 · Can You Hear Me Now? Sounds are all around us. You’ve heard them, you’ve probably felt them, and maybe you’ve even seen evidence of them This workshop invites children and families to really listen to sound and learn about sound and vibration.
Tue, Apr 9 · Air is Everywhere We can't see air, but we know it exists! Experiment with air to understand how something that is invisible can have visible effects. You'll see the power of moving air by making and manipulating wind.
Tue, May 14 · Splish Splash Leonardo da Vinci called water "nature's driving force," a force necessary for all life. Study the properties of water, test how it moves, and how it interacts with different materials. Then make predictions and conduct experiments to put your ideas to the test