Choose from the following programs, or contact Cool-ology for a customized program that meets your own unique needs! View a list of sample engineering challenges topics.
Come Fly Away With Me! Children explore the amazing world of air, air pressure, gravity and flight. We investigate the discoveries behind the principles of gravity and flight that Newton, Bernoulli and Counda made famous. Learning really takes off as we make and test some flying inventions of our own!
Ooo, Ahh, POP! What could be more fun than learning about bubbles? Children measure, experiment and explore the science behind making and blowing the best soap bubbles. Skills learned and phenomena explained by bubbles in this program include: light and color, chemical composition, surface tension, measurement, geometry and much more!
Design It/Build It Engineering Kids begin to develop and hone higher level thinking skills as they investigate the engineering design process to come up with solutions to problems that meet specific criteria and/or accomplish identified tasks. Over 30 different design challenges are available, utilizing real-world concepts from nature, chemistry, physics and more!
Cool Mixtures and Magical Potions You name it, we can concoct it! Kids make their own versions of slime, play-doh, silly putty, super balls and much, much more using safe, everyday household items. Children learn the basics about atoms, molecules and elements and how they interact while concocting some cool mixtures and magical potions!
Curious Colors The science of color is more than meets the eye! Kids learn about refraction, color spectrums, primary and secondary colors, and conduct color chemistry experiments. They become color mixologists, create beautiful chromatography art and much more utilizing the science of color!
Density Really Matters! Kids understand the concept of density and how it is affected by mass with experiments like the Magical Liquid Density Test, Curious Density Towers and Secrets of Floatation. We investigate the effects of salinity and temperature on water density and more!
Earth and Space Investigate moon phases, constellations, rocketry, orbits and more! Kids create their own craters, star wheels and make a scale model of our solar system. Exciting activities from NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education included in this unit!
Electricity and Magnetism Ever try to make a complete circuit using play- doh? Or create a 3-D magnetic field viewer? Students investigate magnetism, static and current electricity utilizing a variety of safe and innovative activities that will really get them charged up!
Energy Is A Blast! Who knew learning about simple machines, kinetic and potential energy could be so much fun? What is energy and how do we use it? Children investigate energy sources and simple machines (let’s go out to the playground!) They make and test mini roller coasters, catapults and investigate the forces of gravity and friction. Your students will exert tons of their own energy while they learn about forces, energy and motion!
Food For Thought: Kitchen Science! Kids will burst with enthusiasm when they make things bubble, ooze, and change color and temperature using safe, common (and sometimes tasty) kitchen materials. Chemistry, physics and biology are explored with these easy, low cost experiments, demonstrations and lessons. Who said playing with your food isn’t fun?!
Holiday Science Celebrate the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day) with safe, easy experiments and demonstrations that will amaze, entertain and educate!
Ride the Waves: Heat, Light and Sound In this extension to our Energy Is A Blast unit, children further investigate energy transfer of heat, light and sound. Kids create sound waves using unusual objects, see colors in a brand new light, and investigate heat transfer with both chemical and physical changes they manipulate!
Nature Rocks! In this highly interactive program, students take to the field to discover the natural world around them. Topics include: animals, birds, habitats, plants, insects, natural systems and conservation. Field studies on school grounds or at a local natural resource are available.
Science Magic Amaze your friends and mystify your parents (in a good way!) by learning how to use science to make magic. Learn mind-boggling magic tricks while exploring science concepts such as magnetism, chemistry, surface tension and gravity. Come prepared to be amazed and amused!
Slime 2: Molecules/Polymers/Colloids In this exciting extension to Cool Mixtures and Magical Potions, children take their knowledge of chemistry a step further to investigate how monomers bind together to form cool polymers and colloids.
Rocks, Minerals and Fossils Kids will really dig becoming junior geologists and paleontologists as they unearth information about the earth under their feet! Pan for gems, “grow” rocks and minerals, learn about aggregates, make a rock cycle with crayons, discover how real paleontologists dig for fossils and more!
Water Wonders Lots of hands-on demonstrations and experiments help kids learn all about sinking, floating and surface tension in a new and exciting way! The amazing properties of water come to life as kids experiment with this incredible liquid!
What’s the Matter? From the Mystery Matter game to experimenting with mysterious substances, kids really get into exploring the chemical and physical changes of matter. They discover how molecules behave in different states of matter, and how the speed and density of these particles determine the differences between solids, liquids and gases.
Weather Wonders How does our atmosphere do that? Budding meteorologists shine as they make their own weather instruments, create weather in a bottle, concoct their own snowflakes and much more!