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Kentucky Science Center’s Home School STEM programs offer hands-on educational experiences combining critical thinking and problem-solving skills with key science and math concepts. Sessions are divided into two grade levels: K – 5th and 6th – 12th. Each session includes a topical exhibit challenge, journaling, and a take-home “recipe” to encourage families to learn together. Seats are limited; advanced registration encouraged.

K – 12th grade; 90-minutes

  • $8.00 for Kentucky Science Center member students
  • $12 for non-member students
  • Free for one adult; additional adults $5.00

GRADES K - 5th

September 4, 2017

Energy in Motion

Can Kentucky support turbines or other types of renewable energy? Generate and compare multiple possible options for renewable energy in Kentucky based on given criteria and constraints. Ask questions to determine if electric and magnetic forces that power turbine technology are effective alternatives to conventional methods.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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October 9, 2017

Our Dynamic Earth

How do different earth systems interact to create a balanced planet that supports life? How do weather, climate, and earth processes change our landscape? What evidence do we have that Earth has changed over time? Students explore these phenomena and brainstorm different solutions to the damaging effects that often happen when earth systems react. This program is presented in partnership with WLKY.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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November 6, 2017

Transformation of Matter

As we keep adding to landfills, scientists are testing new types of materials that are biodegradable. Students will test biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials to determine their characteristics, and then conduct investigations and make observations in order to determine whether or not mixing substances will result in a biodegradable material.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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December 4, 2017

Our Universe

That’s one small step for man and one giant leap for your students as they step into the boots of an astronaut to learn about the universe. How do astronauts on the ISS investigate nearby planets and asteroids? What will it take to get a satellite into orbit?

1:00pm-3:00pm

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February 5, 2018

Shapes and Stuff Class

Turn shopping into a learning experience that sets important foundational skills in all curriculum areas, from math and science to language and reading. Using carefully designed shopping lists, young “shoppers” will explore concepts such as same and different, sorting, categorizing, counting, comparing, and organizing.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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March 5, 2018

Organisms and Ecosystems

What happens when a playground is built in a park? Keeping in mind the movement of matter between animals and their environment, develop a model explaining how a playground could have minimal human impact on an ecosystem. Students will need to clearly argue their solution, using evidence from investigations.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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April 16, 2018

Transformation of Matter

As we keep adding to landfills, scientists are testing new types of materials that are biodegradable. Students will test biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials to determine their characteristics, and then make conduct investigations and make observations in order to determine whether or not mixing substances will result in a biodegradable material.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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May 7, 2018

Whose DNA?

Step into a forensics lab to analyze DNA from a hypothetical crime scene. Learn how forensic analysts solve mysteries, by using micro-pipetting skills to run DNA samples using gel electrophoresis.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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GRADES 6th - 12th

September 7, 2017

Energy in Motion

Theme parks offer thrills and chills, but what are the laws of physics that power your favorite ride? Applying science and engineering, students will design, evaluate and refine three typical theme park rides that will minimize their danger and maximize fun.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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October 12, 2017

Our Dynamic Earth

How do different earth systems interact to create a balanced planet that supports life? How do weather, climate, and earth processes change our landscape? What evidence do we have that Earth has changed over time? Students explore these phenomena and brainstorm different solutions to the damaging effects that often occur when earth systems react. This program is presented in partnership with WLKY.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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November 9, 2017

Transformation of Matter

As we keep adding to landfills, scientists are testing new types of materials that are biodegradable. Students will test biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials to determine their characteristics, and then make conduct investigations and make observations in order to determine whether or not mixing substances will result in a biodegradable material.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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December 7, 2017

Our Universe

Step into a forensics lab to analyze DNA from a hypothetical crime scene. Learn how forensic analysts solve mysteries, by using micro-pipetting skills to run DNA samples using gel electrophoresis.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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January 11, 2018

Name That Part: Human Body

Discover the link between anatomy and physiology. Compare real-world advances of technology in the biomedical field to the organs your students explore.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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February 8, 2018

Shapes and Stuff Class

Where do we find shapes in our world and how are shapes used in the design of our cities? Using science and engineering practices, students will imagine, create, design, and build a city using only the shapes found in the Science Center.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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March 8, 2018

Organisms and Ecosystems

Observe and investigate, gathering relevant data, in order to design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities within a park environment. Based on evidence, construct an explanation for how human impact may also affect an ecosystem’s biodiversity and can lead to changes of adaptations within that population.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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April 19, 2018

Transformation of Matter

As we keep adding to landfills, scientists are testing new types of materials that are biodegradable. Students will test biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials to determine their characteristics, and then make conduct investigations and make observations in order to determine whether or not mixing substances will result in a biodegradable material.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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May 10, 2018

Whose DNA?

Step into a forensics lab to analyze DNA from a hypothetical crime scene. Learn how forensic analysts solve mysteries, by using micro-pipetting skills to run DNA samples using gel electrophoresis.

1:00pm-3:00pm

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