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Explorers: Science Selections (Grades 4 and 5) - April School Break Camps

Part of Adventures in Science Classes

Tuesday - Friday
April 3 - 6
9 am - 4 pm | Each Day: $125 ($115 Members)

Intro Image (water planet)

In this survey of the sciences, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of research every day. Learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist, for one or two days or the whole week!

Tuesday — AstroExplorers: Solar System Shake-up
Much more than eight planets and a star, our solar system holds billions of remnants from its turbulent beginning. Travel from our moon’s craters to the icy comets of the Kuiper Belt to unravel the origins of our cosmic neighborhood.

Wednesday — AstroExplorers: ArchaeoAstronomy
From Stonehenge to the Aztec sundials, ancient peoples looked to the heavens for guidance and inspiration. Discover the roles of the celestial bodies and events in the lives of ancient peoples.

Thursday — AnthroExplorers: Walk This Way
Humans are one of the few animals adapted to life on only two feet. Investigate the structures in our body that make this possible, the first times that these features appeared in the fossil record, and the role it played in our evolution.

Friday — BioExplorers: A Tree Full of Primates
While some primates live and play in trees, they also make up a huge part of our own family tree! Learn about the diversity of our closest living relatives, and what separates a lemur from a gibbon from an orangutan.

More in this Series

Workshop AstroDiscoveries (Pre-K ages 3 and 4): The Solar System Discover the rocky and gaseous planets that orbit the Sun, take a trip through space to learn about our nearest neighbors. Family Programs AstroDiscoveries: Our Celestial Neighborhood (Grades K & 1) On Earth you can dig in dirt, play in water, and fly a kite in the wind; but you can’t do these things on other planets in ou... Workshop BioExplorers (Grades 4 and 5): A Tree Full of Primates Learn about the diversity of our closest living relatives, and what separates a lemur from a gibbon from an orangutan. Workshop AstroAdventures: A Universe of Stars (Grades 2 and 3) Learn about different types of stars and the systems they can form, as we take a journey to explore light in the depths of sp... Workshop BioDiscoveries (Pre-K ages 3 and 4): Life in a Pond Explore an aquatic world hidden just out of sight and marvel at the diversity of unfamiliar animals living in a pond. Family Programs BioDiscoveries: Dipping Below the Pond's Surface (Grades K & 1) The life below the clam surface of a pond holds strange and mysterious animals. Join us under the water to take a magnifying... Workshop GeoExplorers: Island Formation (Grades 4 and 5) Learn about the journey of the formation of islands, from a molten birth to the animals who come to call them home. Family Programs AnthroDiscoveries: Foodways (Grades K and 1) Learn about the diversity of food and all the different ingredients used! Workshop AnthroDiscoveries (Pre-K ages 3 and 4): Our Ingredients People across the globe rely on different kinds of ingredients to make their food. Come on a journey through different cuisin... Workshop PaleoExplorers (Grades 4 and 5): Building Vertebrates Dive into the origins of our vertebrate ancestors and explore the evolutionary history of animals with backbones. Workshop AnthroAdventures: Mesoamerican Archeology (Grade 2 and 3) From chocolate to pyramids, let's piece together the clues left behind by Mesoamerican cultures.