Thursday, June 9, 2011

Growing little minds with pint-sized science

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 11:38 AM

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The San Antonio Children's Museum is a local non profit dedicated to providing children hands on learning using innovative methods.

They have a full range of programs set up to keep San Antonio's children busy and learning this summer.

Last Wednesday Bradyn and I attended Pint Sized Science which is free with museum admission and focused on introducing children age 4 -6 to basic science concepts. The class we attended taught me all I ever wanted to know about density.  And Bradyn learned some stuff as well. We talked about mixing oil and water, made our own lava lamps and investigated what happens when you add salt to water (hint: stuff that was sinking starts to float). I'm really excited about this series of classes. The content was age appropriate, the experiments were fun and engaging and the best part was the teachers were there to assist but they really focused on helping me interact with Bradyn on an educational level. Which in my opinion is a tough order and something that every parent could use a little help with.

Here are the topics for the next few weeks. Classes start at 2pm.

6/15 Science of Sound: Explore how sound travels and learn why not all sounds are the same.

6/22 Mega Magnets: What makes something magnetic? We’ll investigate! Become a human magnet and learn why opposites attract.

6/29: Popping Pressure: We’ll safely discover the explosive uses of Carbon Dioxide by blowing odd lids, squishing marshmallows and maybe even exploding a bottle or two!

If your interested in checking out all the other stuff that going on at the museum this summer visit their events link at http://www.sakids.org/events.aspx

Thanks!

Elizabeth

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