Science Enrichment Program
Perfect for homeschoolers, community groups and more.
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Age groups: 5-7 years and 8-11 years
Sessions for each age group are held concurrently on the topic.
Thursday, October 24
Spooky Science Magic
Join us for this fun Halloween-themed science lab. Children will experiment with kitchen potions, create invisible ink and investigate the science of pumpkins! Participants in this class will experiment with many concepts of chemistry, while having fun with the Halloween season.
Thursday, November 21
Simple Machines Investigations – Physical Science
Did you know that simple machines are everywhere in your daily life? Explore the world of physical science and simple machines in this hands-on science lab. Children will experiment with levers, pulleys, inclined planes and more!
Thursday, December 19
Who Done It? - Detective Science
Put on your detective hat and get to work in this fun class on crime science! Children will get an introductory course on the science of solving crimes. Examine fingerprints, learn about the importance of observation skills and attempt to get some insight into this fascinating field.
Thursday, January 16
What You See Is What You Get - Vision Science
What you see is what you get … or is it? Join us for this hands-on science lab where participants will investigate the science of vision. Explore how your eyes work, dissect a cow’s eye for further examination and explore some cool optical illusions and the science behind them!
Thursday, February 13
Your Kitchen’s Chemistry – Chemical Science
Join us and experiment with the chemistry that is in your kitchen. In this hands-on lab children will experiment with the different states of matter, reactions and more. Cooking and baking in your kitchen will never be the same after participating in this lab!
Thursday, March 13
Too Small to See – Nanoscience
What is nanotechnology and why is it important? Join us for an investigation into all things small! Experiment with nano kits and explore nano gold, ferro fluids and more in this hands-on science lab. Children will also have the opportunity to play nano twister and a variety of other nano games!
Thursday, April 10
A Hudson River Journey – Stream Science
Join us in this exploration of stream ecology. Learn all about the science of ecology, study stream animal adaptations, examine the aquatic food web and conduct water tests in this hands-on ecology lab. Weather permitting, this lab will take place outdoors.
Thursday, May 15
Somewhere Out There - Astronomy
Join us as we explore the night sky. Create star finders, learn how telescopes work and get a tour of the night sky in the Lally Digital Dome and Planetarium during this fun and exciting introduction to backyard astronomy.
The cost for each program is $6.00 per child.
To register for a program, please call 518-235-2120 or click here for a registration form and return to CNSE CMOST. Pre-registration is required for all Science Enrichment programs and class size is limited, so register early. Registration is not complete without payment.
All Science Enrichment programs are offered for children age 5-7 and 8-11. Sessions for each age group are held concurrently on each topic. Placement in classes will be based upon the child's date of birth.
Participants should check in at CNSE CMOST between 12:45 PM and 1:00 PM. Programs will begin promptly at 1:00 PM.
Children must be accompanied by an adult while they are at CNSE CMOST. Adults do not have to remain in the program room, but they must remain on the premise. If you plan to visit CNSE CMOST with your other children admission will need to be paid.
Please click here for a copy of the Science Enrichment brochure.