Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

IMSA's Fall Funshops - Register Now!

Event Date: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00a.m. to Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 10:00a.m.

Belleville: More than Meets the Eye

November 4 and 18, 2016, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 


Grades 3-4

How does the human eye see color and light? Join us in a hands-on exploration into the mechanics of light and discover how the eye and brain work together to see the world.  Applying what they have learned, young scientists will get to build a kaleidoscope with their own unique design.


Grades 5-6

What is in an eye?  Students will explore the visual systems of mammals through the dissection of a cow eye! Identifying various cow-eye structures, they will discover how the cow eye compares to a human eye!  By testing their sense of sight, participants will begin to appreciate the little things – in our eye (right down to the little light-detecting cells) – which help us to see the world.

Aurora: MYTHconceptions

Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10 a.m. - noon

Grades 3-4

Is there a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow? Does a balloon pop every time it is punctured? Learning through hands-on activities, students will explore these ideas from a scientific and testable perspective.

Grades 5-6

What really happens when pop rocks mix with soda? Is there a geometric challenge that can never be solved? Through experimentation, data collection, and analysis, students will search for the answers to these intriguing questions.

Funshops fill up quickly so register today!

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