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Funshops are 2-hour, hands-on, minds-on STEM experiences for students in grades 3-6. They are written by our IMSA curriculum writing team to capture your child’s natural curiosity and mimic the enterprise of doing real science.

Arcade Engineering

Aurora – February 29, 2020, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon

Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506

Grade 3 & 4

Electromagnetism is one of the four fundamental forces of physics in our universe and in this FunShop, our arcade engineers will learn how to harness this force to create arcade games! Students will first explore the nature of magnetic materials via our Ultimate Magnet Olympics! They will then apply this knowledge towards creating irresistible magnetic arcade games that will attract everyone to come play!

Grades 5 & 6

How does engineering and science apply to a simple game of skee-ball? With all the technology taking over the gaming industry, our dedicated Arcade Engineers need to SAVE Skee-ball, a classic and super fun arcade game!! Kids will experience the engineering design process and explore physics principles as they create their own game of skee-ball!! Come have a BALL and put your own SPIN on how the game is built and played!

Grades 7 & 8

Calling all arcade game lovers and enthusiasts! At this FunShop, kids will get to flex their mechanical engineering skills and unleash their creativity by designing, constructing, and testing their very own cardboard pinball machines. Come design, build, play and compete, then take your game home to continue the fun!

 

Let’s Get Chemical

Grades 3-4 and 5-6
  • Aurora – April 18, 2020, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon

    Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506

    Grades 3-4 and 5-6

Bee Our Guest

Grade 2
  • Aurora – April 18, 2020, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon

    Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506