AFTER-SCHOOL, HOMESCHOOL, AND PRE-K CLASSES FOR AGES 2-15!
Join our spring science explorations for a season of adventure and learning! All of our age-appropriate programs emphasize hands-on education, so be prepared to jump in and DO science.
GSC member registration opens Friday, January 18, at 9:00 a.m.
Non-member registration opens Wednesday, January 23, at 9:00 a.m.
Pre-registration is required. Full class fees are due at time of registration. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Memberships may be purchased or renewed separately online. Click here for details.
Refunds for withdrawals will be made, provided the museum is notified at least 14 days in advance. A service charge of $5 per participant per workshop will be charged for changes, and $10 per participant per workshop will be charged for withdrawals.
We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make this determination two weeks prior to the beginning of class. Should this occur, you will receive notification and a full refund. Limited financial assistance may be available. Contact Courtenay Vass at 336-288-3769 ext. 1389 for details.
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It’s time for springtime fun with our youngest scientists! Hands-on sessions involve animals, simple science, art, and stories revolving around participants. Choose a five- or seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our session options. You must stick to your session (Tuesday a.m. or p.m.). The class schedule is posted here as well as provided in class.
What is our place in space? Let’s explore our universe, then dig into earth’s past and present. Start your own rock and mineral collection, learn about the different types of rocks and see where fossils enter the picture.
Universe and Beyond
Let’s travel beyond our solar system to explore black holes, nebulas and more. We’ll learn about the life cycle of a star and harness the energy from our own star, the sun, to make a tasty treat.
Engineering for Girls
What’s the buzz about bugs? They sting us, bite us and just plain annoy us, but they also pollinate plants. What if there were no insects? Could humans make hand pollinators? What about frogs? Their skin is a membrane that allows oxygen and water to pass through. Could humans make a frog membrane? Become an engineer as you design your own technology to pollinate plants by hand and a frog habitat with a model membrane that delivers just the right amount of water for a frog.
Engineering for Girls is part of the Jumpstarting Women Engineers series at Greensboro Science Center, sponsored by the Women’s Professional Forum Foundation, Inc. We encourage girls to bring a friend! Scholarships are available.
Spring Break Adventures: Animal Safari
Set out on a fantastic adventure to uncover wonders of the animal kingdom! Explore adaptations of the five vertebrate groups – fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We’ll meet them all and learn about each group through activities, fieldwork, and zoo and aquarium observations. Dissect an owl pellet, try fish printing, track animals, and, hopefully catch (and release) pond life like fish and tadpoles. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
This spring, choose the topics that interest your learners and plan sessions around a variety of science areas. Each session includes hands-on science focused on engineering, electricity, primates, gardening for local wildlife and more. Choose a five- or seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our session options. The class schedule is posted here as well as provided in class. Each class is geared towards the appropriate age level.
Join us for middle school science fun! Each session includes hands-on science labs that will focus on chemistry, physics, life science, the human body, earth science and space. Each class will build on the other, so plan to attend all six sessions. The last class will be three hours long to review the previous weeks.
All aboard the building express! Beginner builders will learn about simple machines and build fun activities with their building buddy using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. There will be time at the station for some free building and then a final big build with the whole class.
Do you have a homeschooled child who has aged out of Nature Tots or just loves hands-on science? If so, this class series is for you. We will begin class with a story starter that gives the students a problem to solve through building with bricks. Choose a five- or seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our session options. You must stick to your session (Tuesday a.m. or p.m.). The class schedule is posted here as well as provided in class.
This class is filled with fun science problems where the solution is a robotic device that students will learn to program using the LEGO® WeDo® program. Our rookie engineers will learn about scientific investigation and the who, what and why of problem-solving, all while building with LEGO® bricks.
Spring Break Adventures: Exploration Build
Our rookie engineers will explore different facets of building, from basic brick building to simple machines, and watching their creations come to life. The engineers will work together and learn about the basics of teamwork and cooperation while exploring Greensboro Science Center offerings like an OmniSphere show. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
FIRST® LEGO® League Experience/EV3 programming
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is an international competition in which students design and program LEGO® Mindstorms® robots to complete challenges on a themed mat. Students learn team-building skills, gain self-confidence, and create solutions to the challenges that are facing today’s scientists! Our Intermediate Engineers have the opportunity to train off-season so when they turn 10 years old by the required date, they will be eligible to join a GSC team. Our mission is “Into Orbit.” This class does not guarantee a spot on a team in the fall.
Spring Break Adventures: Calling All Engineers
Our intermediate engineers will team up with a partner to look at the building and programming of simple machines incorporating sensors and pneumatics. We’ll take a break from the engineering think tank to learn some coding and explore the Greensboro Science Center. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
Build and Program a Robot
Students will learn to build and program a couple of fun LEGO® Mindstorm® EV3® moving models. We’ll start out with a simple build to learn the basics of the icon-based programming system, then build a more involved device and program it using sensors.
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