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Full Spectrum Science

Sci-Quest is proud to partner with The Autism Resource Foundation (ARF) to provide a weekly quality, hands-on science and technology programming, specially designed for all children on the autism spectrum.

Each month there is a different theme where we will use a variety of different hands-on activities, experiments and even games to make science truly come alive for these students. This year, we will be exploring science in different parts of the world adding social studies and art into the mix of our STEM programs.

Full Spectrum Science Weekly Programs

These programs are on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m.*. Cost is $5 members/ $11 non-members per child.

*Each program will actually begin at 4:10 p.m. to give children time to acclimate to the Science Center. Families are welcome to come early or stay after the program to visit with the exhibits.

Program cost includes admission to the Science Center, program, and take home materials. Parents are welcome to participate with their children if they so wish. NOTE: Siblings attending, but not participating in class are asked to check in at the front desk upon arrival to pay admission.

Program Dates and Topics

November – India

Have you ever painted with spices? What about build your own candle from crayons? Join us this month for a trip to India. Here we will discover the chemistry of chromatography and sharpie science. Share with your friends and family the facts of the Diwali festival. It will surely light up your world.

11/4 –Textiles
11/11 – Diwali Lights

December – Northern Europe

This holiday season discover the freezing frigid and cold in Northern Europe. Learn all about how lights and electricity work. Get excited over the natural light shows given to us by volcanoes, and the sun. Finally, take home some yummy treats along with some really cool toys to share.

12/2 –Power Surge
12/9 –Auroras and Explosions
12/16 –Toys Treats and Trinkets

NEW: Full Spectrum Robotics Club

Sci-Quest is partnering with Rocket City RoboSkills to host a weekly robotics club for children ages 11 and older with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Children will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 and NXT as well as other manufacturing equipment such as 3D printers to experience robotics in a hands-on age appropriate way.

Designed for children on the autism spectrum, this club will make use of specialized techniques and teaching materials. Children will learn about engineering design, computer programming and valuable social skills. Parents are welcome to participate in this program with their child.

Dates: Thursdays 3:30-5 p.m. Starting September 24-December 17, 2015

Cost: $75 Per Child

To register, please contact Sarah Jordan at 256-837-0606, ext. 252.


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