Drop in and work together as a family on a science challenge in the Family Workshop at the SEE Science Center!
The SEE Science Center
will use activities provided by our experienced education staff in the workshop. The activities are available to visitors without any additional cost above their admission to the
Science Center and are available only during published Family workshop hours. They are self guided with staff available to assist. Activities are ideal for kids ages 6-10. Activities take 15-40 minutes to complete.
Saturdays 11am -12pm and Sundays 2pm -3pm.
December: Try these activities activities related to SEE's exhibitNano: Imagine and Discover a world you can't see
This December explore Nano science on the following dates: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21
Did you know gold is actually red or pink at the nanoscale? It's true and the properties of many other materials change as things get smaller too. A nano meter is one-billionth of a meter. That is very small! Drop in and try our activities to see how things work at the nano scale-things that are too small to see!
Jan 3rd & 4th
Make your own snowflake
Every snowflake is unique and different from one another…what design can you come up with for your own snowflake?
Jan 10th & 11th
Tornado in a bottle
Create your own tornado and watch as the swirling motion forms a vortex inside the bottle.
Jan 17th & 18th
Have you ever noticed that it seems quieter after a snow storm? When snow covers the ground it changes the sounds around us.
Jan 24th & 25th
Observe the weather outside and use your weather wheel to show what’s happening, or make a prediction using your wheel and see if you were right.
Jan 31st & Feb 1st
Use static electricity to make your own mini lightning bolt!
Feb 7th & 8th
If you mix two liquids together can you form a gooey solid? This is chemistry at its craziest.
Feb 14th & 15th
Water and oil don’t mix but what happens when you add the fizz factor?
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The Family workshop features
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman. FETCH is a PBS science and engineering reality TV series for kids. The show is hosted
by Ruff Ruffman an animated dog who sends out real kids to pursue interesting challenges. The series
focuses on real world science, featuring kids as they pursue questions, conduct experiments, and
actively investigate the world around them. The FETCH activities offered in the Family workshop are designed to give
viewers a chance to play along with the show, even after the TV is turned off. Learn more about the show on this PBS Kids webpage.
Visit the Family Workshop once a week, once a month or once a year, whenever you have a chance to drop by!
If you have any questions give the SEE Science Center a call at 603-669-0400.