Science Courses


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SPARKFUN
Ignite your inner inventor with SparkFun! Interactive electronics bring a world of transistors, resistors and other circuit concepts necessary to make LED’s blink, motors spin and music play AND you’ll program LED strings to create wearable art (Tshirts and baseball hats) to take home. Add materials fee: $20 for LED wearable art as separate line item.

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ROCKETEERING
Design and build your own rocket, then launch it with compressed air! This three-hour course demonstrates the basics of aeronautics, including thrust, drag and ballast. You’ll have a blast!!

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY-BEGINNING
Discover how to use wind, solar, water and hand-crank electricity to power vehicles. Engineer alternative energy machines and explore renewable energy sources. Whether it’s a car, helicopter or bulldozer, alternative energy will power it!

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UNDER THE MICROSCOPE-TWIST VERSION
Guess what we discover under our fingernails and under the microscope? Using a child-friendly digital microscope, students will explore the world of magnification, science, nature study & digital editing.

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THE MICROSCOPIC WORLD
Students will use The Scientific Method as they study specimens, run experiments and learn about the microscopic world. Using a unique digital microscope, they will explore the computer side of science with digital photography & editing techniques.

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD
It may be a small world, but with a digital microscope, you will see it in action! Observe & collect information about natural & manmade specimens. Using digital editing techniques, you will change these specimens into creative works of art.

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UP CLOSE SCIENCE
Explore the world using a digital microscope, natural & manmade specimens. Collect data & form your own hypotheses to solve a mystery at the Bronx Zoo.

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DINOSAUR DISCOVERY
Practice extracting dinosaur fossils in this hands-on class. Go on your own fossil dig, analyze and assemble skeleton pieces, produce a fossil reconstruction, create a mural…and develop a movie documentary of your discoveries!

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RAINFOREST EXPEDITION
Grab your camera, your robot, your microscope and your butterfly net – we’re off to explore the world of bugs, animals and plants in the rainforests of the world! Perch in the canopy of trees with exotic birds (by using a green screen to add YOU to the rainforest.) No need to fly to Rio when you can join a TechStars class!

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CSI: BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE
Use science to solve crimes! Work the field scene and the laboratory end of CSI with your senses, logic and forensics. We’ll use finger printing, tire tread patterns and much more! No blood, no gore…but excitement galore!

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CSI FOR BEGINNERS
Practice your detective skills when the birthday cake disappears! Examine footprints, decide if frosting or paint is on a suspect’s shirt, check fingerprints on the cake plate. Could grandma be the hungry thief? Learn how a real detective works in this CSI class for ages 5-8.

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THE ULTIMATE RIDE
Design & build the roller coaster of your dreams! After you have finished building your coaster you will actually get to see what the ride will feel like from a variety of positions within or outside the car. Design, build and ride a roller coaster that is just right for you!

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ROLLER COASTER TYCOON
Create the theme park of your dreams! Include a variety of rides, from a gentle train ride to the eye-popping roller coasters & thrill rides found in the real Six Flags® amusement parks. Manage an existing Six Flags® park or create your own park from scratch.

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SCIENCE INVESTIGATORS
Listen to the evidence while science is put to the test in a court of law. Use scientific concepts about work, simple machines and electrical current. With computer analysis and hands-on experiments, you are sure to come to the right verdict.

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I CAN BUILD A ZOO
Own your own zoo – with mischievous monkeys, terrifying tigers and giant giraffes! But it’s not all fun and games! You need to build a profitable business, and perhaps become the best zoo owner ever!

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