Clubs and Activities-Mathletes
Robotics Club-The Robotics Club promotes science, math and technology through robotics. Each year, the teams compete in the First Lego League competition. Each team is given eight to 10 weeks to design a project based on the current year's theme. Past themes include "Nanotechnology:Viruses & Bacteria" and "Renewable Energy". The yearly competition starts out with research and ends with a robot-powered creation made out of LEGOs NXT robotics kit. The robots are judged on how the teams approached their mission, the design process, how successful the robot was in performing its assigned tasks and finally, how well the team worked together.
Maritime Explorium at Port Jeff Harbor - Summer Science 2013
July 15-19 Ages 3-6 Science in a Shopping Cart!
Our youngest scientists explore the world of science with items from the grocery store and discover literacy connections along their journey!
July 29-August 2 Ages 9-12 A Big Week of Small Science!
Explore nanotechnology with programming developed in collaboration with nationally recognized NISEnet. From Gold to Gummy Capsules Nano is here!
August 12-16 Ages 6-9 Discover the Long Island Sound!
Shoreline exploration and waterfront ecology connect grains of sand and the green eggs of horseshoe crabs. There's lots to love and learn at the beach!
August 26-30 Ages 3-9 The Science of Matter and Engineering! Aug 26-30 is a mixed aged grouping great for siblings and friends to explore together!
Collaborate with others as you design and construct solutions to engineering challenges! Send us your thinkers and builders!
All Programs run from 9:30-12:30 Monday - Friday
Nanotechnology - Tiny things bring big change
Objectives: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nanoscale; participate in experiments that show a material's properties change on the nanoscale level; and demonstrate an understanding of the novel applications of nanotechnology, and its importance in future products and technology. Scientists have discovered that materials at the nanoscale, measured in billionths of a meter, behave differently than at the macroscale. These differences open the door to new applications in areas such as energy conservation and self-assembling materials. Through hands-on activities, students will learn how properties differ at the nanoscale and explore opportunities that nanotechnology presents.