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Family Science Saturdays

In the Tinkering Studio

Exploring Light through Art and Science

Visit the Tinkering Studio for Family Science Saturdays from 1 to 3 pm.  See below for each week's fun family activities.

Week 1: Playing with Shadows
Saturday, April 5

A shadow is a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface. By using materials that have areas for light to escape, we can explore and create our very own shadow creations. Activities Include: Luminaries, Shadow balls and Flashlight Constellations 


Week 2: Organic Lighting
Saturday, April 12

What would you do if the power went out and all of the batteries were dead? Using simple materials found around your home, you can make your very own organic light sources and bring those much needed lamps to life! Activities include:  Fruit and Vegetable Batteries and Vinegar Lights (Adult supervision is needed for both of these projects)  

Week 3: Light Painting
Saturday, April 19

Why paint with paint when we can paint in light!! Activities include 3 different levels of light painting, simple, medium and hard.

Week 4: Spectroscopes & Best of Light Exploration!
Saturday, April 26

We have explored artificial light and now we will explore the light around us but creating spectroscopes to view objects around us.  We will also relive some of the favorite and best activities from the last 3 weeks.