4th-6th Grade Science Workshops

STEM exploration through fun, skill-building activities

All programs will be limited number of participants and mask-wearing is required to attend. We are taking many precautions to maintain social distancing and keep kids safe. Read about our COVID-19 safety protocols.

Member Discount: $1 off all workshops

Safety Highlights
Small Group Sizes: Program spaces will be limited to 10 participants and restroom breaks will be staggered to limit contact between groups.
Hygiene: Program spaces and furniture will be sanitized before each program. Supplies (scissors, glue sticks, etc.) will be sanitized before use and will not be shared.
Masks: Masks must be worn covering the nose and mouth at all times when inside the building.

Emergency Contact Form
We will hold all forms electronically to minimize contact touch with educators.
● The Emergency Contact Form can be printed off at home, signed, scanned, and emailed in.
● If you do not have access to a computer or printer, you can request to have a form mailed to your home. Please request printed forms by email at education@sloanlongway.org. You can also request forms by phone at 810‐237‐3409.
● If you mail in or drop off your signed form to Longway Planetarium, we will scan forms into our system.

If you have any questions, please call 810-237-3409.

Maker Space: Magnificence in the Making

4th-6th Grades

Date: Saturday, May 15
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10
We supply, you design! Learn your way around a host of tools to create the things that rattle around in your brain.

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Stargazers - SOLD OUT

4th-6th Grades

Date: Saturday, May 8
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
How many stars are in our solar system? What are stars made out of? What is a pattern of stars in the sky called? Learn the answer to these questions and as we explore the stars we see in our sky.

Past Workshops

Maker Space: Recycle Earth Day Extravaganza - SOLD OUT

4th-6th Grades

Date: Saturday, April 17
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10
One way we can take care of our Earth is through recycling. Create your own bird feeder out of recycled household items!

Tension Power

4th-6th Grades

Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Get ready to fling, fly, and wizz your way through exciting projects that are all powered by tension! Learn what happens when forces work against each other in this high flying workshop.

Maker Space: Dive Into a Book - SOLD OUT

4th-6th Grades

Date: Saturday, March 20
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10
Discover the maker, author, and illustrator in you! You’ll bind your own book to take home and enjoy for many years to come.

Heart & Lung Investigation - SOLD OUT

4th-6th Grades

Date: Saturday, March 6
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Join us as we explore body systems and how they work together. Dissect a sheep heart while exploring how blood flows through the body and build a working lung model to take home.

Mechanical Engineers: Inspiring Wonder - SOLD OUT

4th-6th Grades

Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
From spacecraft to bridges, mechanical engineers are responsible for designing and manufacturing products and machines for the world. Test your problem solving skills while you develop, design and build products that could change the world.

Maker Space Saturday: Valentine’s Day Décor - SOLD OUT

4th-6th Grades

Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10
So many hearts! Create pop-up cards and sculptures with hearts. Create a candy dispenser to share your treats.

African American Heroes - SOLD OUT

4th-6th Grades

Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Harriet Tubman, and (Former) President Barack Obama are just a few names that may come to mind when reflecting upon influential African American figures. We’ll explore the past and present as we celebrate the lives of those who have impacted and shaped our world.

Maker Space Saturday: The Art of Geometry - SOLD OUT

4th-6th Grades

Date: Saturday, January 23
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10
Get inspired by the book I Spy Shapes in Art by Lucy Micklethwait and then get creative with the materials you choose to create your own geometric work of art.

Chemistry: Atoms, Elements, and Molecules - SOLD OUT

4th-6th Grades

Date: Saturday, January 30
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
What’s the difference between an atom and an element? Molecules and compounds? Explore the building blocks of matter while taking a tour of the Periodic Table. Construct molecular models and investigate how matter can change.

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