For ages 9-13
These classes are inquiry based; hands-on activities and experiments are the core of all classes. The activities and experiments are from ISGS Geo Activities by the Illinois State Geological Survey, funded by a National Science Foundation Grant.
$12/ child members, additional siblings $9/child
$16/ child non-members, additional siblings $13/ child
- Levee Construction and Failure Thursday 3/26/15
Experiment with the forces of flooding that weaken levees. Test various earth materials for suitability in levee construction.
- Where Should We Build? Thursday 4/16/15
Experiment with factors affecting the selection of locations for buildings.
- Geologic Materials and Landfills Thursday 4/30/15
Experiment with the 3 major Illinois unconsolidated earth materials, identifying their properties, for landfill sites.
- Society and Geologic Hazards Thursday 5/14/15
Create a simulated model to investigate geologic hazards and discover how society impacts the landscapes