Instructor: Wendy Chapman
10:00 – 11:00 am
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 – 2:00 pm (CLASS IS FULL-CLOSED)
Calvary Chapel Pacific Coast
6400 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
Fruits and Flowers
This is a great time of the year to discover flowers and fruits! Why do plants have flowers? What exactly is a fruit? What is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? How are flowers and fruits related? You’ll answer these questions and others by dissecting a variety of fruits and flowers.
- Tuesdays: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3
More Detective Investigations
Are you ready for more mysterious capers that need to be investigated? We will put you to work as a forensic scientist, using actual crime lab techniques to help us solve some interesting but silly cases. Completion of Detective Investigations #1 is not necessary for participation in this class. This class is all Hands-On!
- Tuesdays: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31
Become a novice meteorologist in just 4 short weeks! You will make your own weather station to take home. We’ll discover how a thermometer actually measures the speed of particles through experimenting with the thermometers you will make in class. Learn the difference between Fahrenheit and Celsius through measuring samples in class. How do clouds form? Why do clouds have different names? We’ll make our own clouds and see if clouds form better in clean or dirty air. Discover why weather patterns form, which clouds bring rain, and how tornadoes form. Does warm air rise or fall? What about cold air? How does that make our weather? What is lightning and how is it formed? We’ll have clouds, rain, dew, wind, tornadoes and lightning right inside our classroom! Bring an umbrella for this one!
- Tuesdays: Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5
Learn physical and chemical properties of matter through fun experiments then apply this information to discover the identity of unknown substances. Plus, you will learn how to measure and pour using the same equipment that scientists use in labs today!
- Tuesdays: Dec. 12, Jan. 9, 16, 23
Expanding World of Gases
How do you crush cans by using only gas pressure? Can you break a stick with only 1 sheet of newspaper? Do hot gases act the same as cold gases? Do hot and cold gases take up the same amount of space? We’ll lift you off the ground with only plastic baggies and straws – hey you can even lift your teacher! How do you get an egg stuck in a jar and remove it using only gas pressure? If that’s not enough, you’ll build your own hot air balloon and we will fly them on the last day of class. Don’t miss out on the fun!
- Tuesdays: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27 (no class Feb. 20)
In this class we will conduct experiments to learn about the brain, the nervous system, the skin and sight. We will do experiments with your own body (don’t worry, nothing hurts). We’ll even dissect a brain! Don’t miss out!
- Tuesdays: Mar. 6, 13, 20, Apr. 10 (no class Mar. 27 and Apr. 3)
What are grunion? Have you ever been on a grunion run? By the end of this class you’ll be ready to take a late night field trip to a local beach to watch this phenomenon called a grunion run. Grunion are strange fish who actually lay their eggs on land instead of in the water like most fish. Why would they do that? What do the eggs look like? We’ll look at developing eggs through microscopes so you can see what is going on inside that egg that stays buried in the sand for 2 weeks at a time. Why do the grunion only lay eggs during 2 of the moons’ phases? You will learn about the moon’s cycles and even look at some real grunion and learn all about what they look like and why they live such a strange life. Hopefully, we’ll even be able to hatch some eggs in class (don’t worry, we’ll release them into the ocean so they can grow up). Finally, we’ll do Gyotaku, which is the Japanese art of fish printing. You’ll create beautiful Gyotaku of Grunion to take home with you. Each student will also be given a schedule of Grunion runs for the rest of the year to enjoy with their family.
- Tuesdays: Apr. 17, 24, May 1, 8