Microscopic Mysteries

Seeing what you can’t see

Who: Students entering grades 2-6

When: July 15-19, 9 AM to Noon or 9 AM to 3 PM. Extended hours: 7:30 AM to 6 PM.

Kitchen Chemistry: Start with what’s found in your kitchen to experiment with chemical reactions. Test foods for glucose and starch and make a Mentos geyser. Watch how nonflammable gases can make a candle go out!

Magical Crystals: Amazingly-shaped crystals are fascinating to observe and grow. Make a crystal snowflake, sheet crystal, and even crystals from borax and Epsom salts. They are beautiful!

Microscopic Mites: Take a break from the physical world and look into the world of the tiniest plants and animals with a microscope. Magnify the miniature microscopic green machine. Learn about cells, algae, and slithering paramecia.

Lemon Science: Make fizzy lemon soda and write in invisible ink. Inflate a balloon using lemon juice. Can you make exploding lemon juice? Sweeten up the day with lemon bars to learn about chemical reactions.

Mysteries all Around: Make a bouncy ball out of borax. Study conductors while you experiment with food-powered and regular batteries. Can you light up the circuit? Then make plastic bag ice cream while studying moving molecules.

Stony Creek Metropark.

Immersion: On Wednesday, visit Stony Creek Metropark to study “Life in a Pond” as you learn about life cycles in a vernal pond. Get up close with a microscope and find out why these critters are important to people.

Half-day students are picked up at 3 pm. Parents, please join in the fun at the Microscopic Mysteries Expo on Friday at 11:30 am.