Owl Pellet Dissection
Bubbles with Bernoulli
Anatomy of a Picnic
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3 - 12
K - 5
3 - 8
3 - 12
3 - 12
3 - 12
3 - 12
K - 12
K - 12
6 - 12
Mobius Science Center, 331 N Post St, Spokane, across from Riverfront Park, near City Hall
Ages/Grades: The Mobius Science Center is designed for ages 5 - 105, but everyone is welcome at Mobius! Kids of all ages are welcome to explore the exhibits at Mobius during our 2 hour visit. The workshops are designed for students in the grades listed above. (In case you are wondering, The Mobius Kids Children's Museum is designed for kids up to age 8, but everyone is welcome at Mobius!)
For the first hour (1-2 pm), the younger grades will explore the Science Center exhibits while the older grades are in the activity workshop. During the second hour (2-3 pm), the younger grades are in the activity workshop while the older grades explore the Science Center. You are welcome to arrive late or leave early.
When the grade range is . . . the grades will usually be divided this way:
3-12 . . . 3-6 and 7-12
K-5 . . . K-2 and 3-5
3-8 . . . 3-5 and 6-8
K-12 . . . K-6 and 7-12
6-12 . . . 6-8 and 9-12
How are the upper and lower grades divided for Mobius workshops?
We need 2 workshops because we have so many kids register. Mobius doesn't have the space to put all our kids into a single workshop. Mobius presents grade-appropriate material in each workshop. Our goal is to have upper grades in one workshop and the lower grades in the other workshop. For example, when a Mobius' workshop is for grades 3-12, we group grades 3-6 in the lower grades and 7+ in the upper grades. Shortly before the trip, we see how many kids we have in each grade group. If we have many kids in the lower grades and few kids in the upper grades, then we move the 6th graders into the upper grades workshop to better balance the numbers in each workshop. You can place your kids in either group when you arrive, just keep in mind that one class may be really full.
- Student in a workshop, $12
- Child not in a workshop, ages 1-17, $8
- Adult, $8
- Mobius student member in a workshop, $5
- Mobius member not in a workshop, free. You don't need to register any Mobius members (kids or adults) not in a workshop. They simply show up and check in with the Mobius receptionist.
Payment is required in advance via PayPal, credit card, debit card, check, or cash. There is no "Pay at the Door." Your spots with our group are saved when payment is received. Payment is due one week before the event. If payment is not received by then, your reservation will be cancelled.
Cancellation Policy: You can have a full refund if you contact Exploring Families at least one week before the event. There is no refund if you cancel with less than one week before the event.
Bubbles with Bernoulli Grades 3 - 8
3/6/18, 1-3 pm
How do airplanes stay in the air? Can you bring two things together while blowing them apart? Students will learn how Bernoulii's principle keeps things in the air. They'll use this knowledge to design bubble makers and move ping pong balls and bubbles through a breath-powered relay race!
Diaper Science Grades 3 - 12
4/13/18, 1-3 pm
How do diapers hold liquid while keeping people dry? Why do water beads expand so rapidly in size? Explore the chemistry behind sodium polyacrylate, a superabsorbent polymer! Develop hypotheses and test exactly how much liquid different types of diapers hold before things get messy!
Soil Science Grades K - 12
5/11/18, 1-3 pm
How does soil help plants grow? How can we keep it healthy? In this workshop, younger students will learn what soil is and be introduced to concepts like biodegradability while older students will explore nutrients, pH, and the critters that live in soil. All students will learn how to compost at home and how it works!
Anatomy of a Picnic Grades K - 12
5/18/18, 1-3 pm
Why is a tomato a fruit, but a strawberry is not a berry? How do plants reproduce and grow? Study a variety of fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms to find answers to these questions and more! Younger students will learn to identify basic plant parts while older students will study more advanced botanical terms and identification.