CSI: Crime Scene Investigation  (Ages 5-7) - Register Online

8:30am - 12:00pm // $165 (includes materials) // SLO-RM 2606 // Steamworks for Kids

A crime has been committed - will you be the Science Sleuth to solve it? Have fun learning about
forensics, observation, and crime lab chemistry while you perform different experiments that
demonstrate how tricky cases are solved! Search for evidence, gather clues, and discover how you can use science to solve a mystery. Each Science Sleuth will dust for fingerprints, analyze handwriting, test for blood type using simulated blood, examine hair and clothing fibers, practice chemistry to identify mystery substances, and much more. Then, use your skills to have fun solving the crimes of the century!

Mega Cyborg Hand (Ages 5-7) - Register Online

12:30 - 4:00pm // $165 (includes materials) // SLO-RM 2606 // Steamworks for Kids

Learn about engineering, robotics, and the power of water and pressure by building your own working giant hydraulic cyborg hand. Each day builds on the prior day's work, using the Engineering Design Process to create a wearable hydraulic hand and become a temporary cyborg!

6 in 1 Space Fleet Robot  (Ages 7-9) - Register Online

8:30am - 12:00pm // $165 (includes materials) // SLO-RM 2603 // Minds in Motion

Build and take home your very own CyberCrawler Robot!  This smart coding robotics kit entertains and teaches programming skills to inquisitive young future robotic engineers!  With the aid of your instructor, you will each assemble your own robot that consists of 76 pieces.  Once completed, a simple press-button programming keypad embedded on its cranium will send your CyberCrawler on its way!  You can design obstacles and maze courses with your classmates and see how far you can go.  With a maximum storage capacity of 64 tasks, your CyberCrawler Robot will be a terrific starter tool to learn the joy of coding!  This very cool robot’s LEDs illuminate as it executes whatever you command.  Come and join this fascinating and educational robotic experience!

Hands-on Hydropower (Ages 7-9) - Register Online

12:30 - 4:00pm // $165 (includes materials) // SLO-RM 2607 // Minds in Motion

Come explore the power of water by building models and conducting experiments with your very own Hydropower kit! With your renewable energy kit that you keep and take home, you can assemble up to 12 working experiments. Learn how different devices are used to extract useful energy, from a waterwheel in a small stream to a giant turbine in a tidal power station! The full-color, 32-page manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information. Build a sawmill, and a hammer mill to harness the energy of moving water to do different types of physical work! With your classmates, you will witness and investigate the intriguing properties of water involving surface tension, adhesion, and cohesion. Construct a hydroelectric power station to generate electricity and light an LED! Learn where the energy in ocean waves, tides, and rivers comes from, and discover how we can generate electricity from them. Come join in this educational and hands-on hydropower fun!