Pre K field trip at The Works Museum

Pre-K

60-minute workshop/$8 per student

Start Your Engineers Preschoolers will read a story, explore with materials and tools, and create a project. Two topics are available:

Wind Float objects in wind tubes and construct a sail car.
Bridges Engineer a bridge and create a bridge-building kit to take home.

Click here to view the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress and Minnesota K-12 Science Standards/Benchmarks addressed in these workshops.

Kindergarten to Grade 2

30-minute workshops/$7 per student

Kaleidoscopes Investigate light reflection with mirrors. Build a unique and colorful kaleidoscope to take home.
Glow-in-the-Dark Slime Explore chemical reactions while mixing a batch of gooey, colorful polymer slime to bring home!

60-minute workshops/$8 per student

Circuit Explore Learn about the flow of electricity and hook up different circuits to create a light to take home. Great fit with first grade standards.
Chemical Changes Experiment with chemical changes. Make a tub of slimy polymer that glows in the dark. Great fit with first grade standards.
Engineer with K’Nex Explore with our K’Nex building pieces. Practice sorting them and putting them together, then complete a building challenge. Great fit with second grade standards.
Light and Kaleidoscopes Experiment with reflecting and absorbing of light. Build and engineer a colorful kaleidoscope to take home.
Mini-Catapults Practice the Engineering Design Process and use a glue gun to construct a small catapult. Find out how far you can fling an object. Great fit with second grade standards.
Test Engineers Test different tools and materials, and use what you learn to figure out what tool works best with what material. Solve the mystery tool challenge. Great fit with first and second grade standards.
What Floats Your Boat?
Explore buoyancy with different materials, then build your own boat. Evaluate and improve your design, just like a real engineer! Great fit with second grade standards.

Grades 3-6

30-minute workshops/$7 per student

Kaleidoscopes Investigate light reflection with mirrors. Build a unique and colorful kaleidoscope to take home.
Glow-in-the-Dark Slime Explore chemical reactions while mixing a batch of gooey, colorful polymer slime to bring home!

60-minute workshops/$8 per student

Feel the Noise Start with vibrations and the science of sound. Explore how instruments change pitch. With a hammer and nails, construct an ear harp to take home. Great fit with third grade standards.
Light and Kaleidoscopes Examine how light travels, changes direction, and is refracted. Build and engineer a colorful kaleidoscope to take home. Great fit with third and sixth grade standards.
Mini-Catapults Practice the Engineering Design Process and use a glue gun to construct a small catapult. Find out how far you can fling an object. Great fit with fourth grade standards.
Motor Power What’s inside a motor and how does it work? Use magnets and electricity as you build and experiment with “The World’s Simplest Motor.” Make a crazy wigglebot to take home. Great fit with fourth grade standards.
Super Circuits Experiment with the components of simple circuits: power, loads, and switches. Construct and wire a motorpowered fan to take home. Great fit with fourth grade standards.

90-minute workshops/$10 per student

Maze Engineering Use the Engineering Design Process to design and construct your own maze, pinball, or pachinko game. Experiment with changes in speed and direction and the effects of gravity and friction. Uses hot glue guns. Great fit with fifth and sixth grade standards.
Pasta Bridges Work in teams using pasta, hot glue, and the Engineering Design Process to build the strongest bridge you can. Test how much weight it can hold before it breaks. Great fit with fourth and sixth grade standards.

2 hour workshop/$12 per student

Catapults Learn about levers and fulcrums. Use hammers, drills, and saws to build your own catapult. Find out how far you can fling an object. Great fit with fifth grade standards.

The 2nd graders had a fabulous time today. The kids LOVED making the catapults! It was the BEST. Your teachers were great and well organized. We will come again.

2nd Grade Teachers, Normandale Hills