Summer Science at Rocky Reach

Summer Science
Free educational programs at Rocky Reach Visitor Center, taught by Visitor Center staff, are tailored for the young, inquiring scientist.

Classes are separated by age group

July 5th - 7th (1st grade through 3rd grade)
July 19th - 21st (4th grade through 6th grade)

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

July 7th and July 21st.,  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  classes will be followed by “Art in the Park”

Please call (509) 663-7522 if interested in registering for these classes.

2017 Summer Science classes are now open for registration.
Please call Laura at the Visitor Center (509) 663-7522 to register your child.

Tornado in a Bottle

Summer Science

Summer Science

   

Summer Science Adventure Week – 1st – 3rd Grade

July
5

9:00 – 10:00    "A Whole Lot of Energy" Students will experience numerous transfers of energy using plasma balls, spectrum glasses, spinning magnets, etc.

10:00 – 10:30 – Museum Scavenger Hunt – Students will be challenged to find and identify certain facts about each display.

10:30 – 10:45 – Snack Time

10:45 – 11:30 – "Round and Round She Goes" – Students will learn and experience centrifugal and centripetal energy.

July 6

9:00 – 10:00 – "Fish Skin and Fish Guts" - Students will discover internal and external fish anatomy.

10:00 – 10:30 – Snack & Play Time (Park Playground)

10:30 – 11:30 - "Global Satellite Positioning" – Students will be introduced to GPS units and work in teams to locate hidden treasures using a GPS unit.

July 7

9:00 – 10:00 - "Magnetic Marvels" – Students will learn about magnets and magnetic forces, compete in magnetic challenges and build magnetic towers.

10:00 – 10:30 Fish Viewing, Fish Identification and Snack Time (café and Fish Viewing room)

10:30 – 11:00 – "Solar Significance" – Understanding solar energy, photons and transfer.

11:00 – 11:30 – Light Lunch/Snack

11:30 – 1:00 – Art in the Park - Students will participate in a special art project related to the Summer Science Adventure.  Art project will be taught by artist, April Richardson 

   

Summer Science Adventure Week – 4th – 6th  Grade

 July 19  

9:00 – 10:00    "A Whole Lot of Energy" Students will experience numerous transfers of energy using plasma balls, spectrum glasses, spinning magnets, etc.

10:00 – 10:30 – Museum Scavenger Hunt – Students will be challenged to find and identify certain facts about each display.

10:30 – 10:45 – Snack Time

10:45 – 11:30 – "Round and Round She Goes" – Students will learn and experience centrifugal and centripetal energy.

 July 20  

9:00 – 10:00 – "Fish Skin and Fish Guts" - Students will discover internal and external fish anatomy.

10:00 – 10:30 – Snack & Play Time (Park Playground)

10:30 – 11:30 - "Global Satellite Positioning" – Students will be introduced to GPS units and work in teams to locate hidden treasures using a GPS unit.

 July 21  

9:00 – 10:00 - "Magnetic Marvels" – Students will learn about magnets and magnetic forces, compete in magnetic challenges and build magnetic towers.

10:00 – 10:30 Fish Viewing, Fish Identification and Snack Time (café and Fish Viewing room)

10:30 – 11:00 – "Solar Significance" – Understanding solar energy, photons and transfer.

11:00 – 11:30 – Light Lunch/Snack

11:30 – 1:00 – Art in the Park - Students will participate in a special art project related to the Summer Science Adventure.  Art project will be taught by artist, April Richardson