Registration for IMSA's Fall Funshops is open and space is limited! IMSA's Funshops are unique hands-on STEM learning experiences for students in grades 3-6. Register today to secure your place.
October 15, 2016, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
This FUNShop will explore the amazingly complex landscape of the Central Nervous System---the brain, the spinal cord, and nerves. Join us for hands-on exploration---it's a no brainer that your child will have fun!
Registration closes October 6th, 2016
Scholarship Application period ends October 1st, 2016
How does your brain get feedback from your body? How does your body end up responding to that feedback? Students will begin to answer these questions as they learn about the brain and neurons. They'll participate in a sensory experience collecting and analyzing data. They will also design and build a model of a neuron and create and take home a clay model of the brain.
The brain is the control center of the body, but how does it look and function? What substances can get to the brain and what substances are kept out? Through an introduction to brain anatomy and physiology, students will investigate this fascinating organ. Activities include dissecting an actual sheep's brain and designing, building, & testing a blood brain barrier model.
November 19, 2017 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Do you believe everything you're told? In this session we will be investigating common STEM-related ideas that are widely assumed to be true, but may actually be false! Or are they, in fact, true? Join us as we put a wide array of MYTHconceptions to the scientific test.
Registration closes: November 10th, 2016
Scholarship application period ends: November 5th, 2016
Is there a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow? Does a balloon pop every time it is punctured? Learning through hands-on activities, students will explore these ideas from a scientific and testable perspective.
What really happens when pop rocks mix with soda? Is there a geometric challenge that can never be solved? Through experimentation, data collection, and analysis, students will search for the answers to these intriguing questions.
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