Enrollment Deadline Extended to This Friday! Science at the LightHouse – Workshop for Kids on November 5

Camper Fredrik Landin creates shapes with yeast-risen dough

Enroll by Friday, November 4!

Last summer we gave children attending Enchanted Hills Camp the opportunity to participate in “Science Camp”. Well we have great news! The LightHouse, in partnership with Howtosmile.org, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and CINVESTAV México is offering a special opportunity to experience two multi-sensory science classes designed especially for K12 students.

Science instructors Sherry Hsi and Cristina Reynaga, from the Lawrence Hall of Science, ran our very successful Science Camp this summer and are looking for enthusiastic kids who might be interested in participating in these classes.

When: Saturday, November 5
10:00 a.m. to 12:00
noon OR 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters

Please note: space is limited to 10 participants per workshop. Please enroll by November 4, 2011!

See below for details on each workshop.

If you are interested in having your child participate or would like to learn more, contact Brandon Young at byoung@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372.

Class Descriptions

Class No. 1 – Modeling Cells and Making Musical Instruments
Ever wanted to get hands-on experience with several sides of science? Would you like to spend a morning learning about microscopic cells and how sound travels? Want to feel how all the structures in a cell fit together? In this “make and take” science and art workshop, it’s all about getting involved and learning with no barriers. Now it’s your turn to use your hands to learn about cells, as well as construct amazing musical instruments using everyday materials while learning about how sound travels, how ears work, and the concept of vibration and waves.

Grade Level: 4th to 6th grade
Enrollment Limit: 10
When: November 5th, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters

Class No. 2 – Exploring the Secret Lives of Molds, Fungi, Yeast
Ever wondered how the largest organism on earth grew? Want to learn what you and yeast have in common? Couldn’t participate in a dissection in your class because the teacher wouldn’t let you dive in with your hands? If you’re a Middle or High school student interested in science, this hands-on workshop may teach you more than you ever expected to learn about living things microscopic and larger. Discover the world of microscopic fungi, how they grow and reproduce and their role in everyday life. You will conduct experiments, use tactile models, and build with arts and craft materials to explore the hidden worlds of single and multi-cellular organisms.

Grade Level: 7th to 12th grade
Enrollment Limit: 10
When: November 5th, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters

There is no charge to attend the workshop. Sign up today to reserve your place in this free activity. As space is limited we’ll reserve your place on a first-come, first-served basis.

Food will not be served at this event. Students should plan to bring snacks and a bag lunch.

Click here to read about this summer’s Science Camp at Enchanted Hills: http://conta.cc/ehcscience