FUNshops Archives - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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Upcoming Funshops

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.

More Than Meets the Eye

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  • Aurora – January 11, 2020, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon

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

Grade 2

The typical human eye can distinguish up to 10 million different shades of color and amazingly every single one of those colors is ultimately created by some combination of the 3 primary colors!  In this FunShop, students will explore the science behind color perception and light and will learn about the difference behind additive and subtractive color mixing as they engineer their own rainbow eyeglasses!

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.

Arcade Engineering

Grades 3-4 and 5-6
  • Aurora – February 29, 2020, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon

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

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