March Spring Break Tinkering

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Spring Break Tinkering

Spring Break with us and explore science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) in a week filled with “tinkering” activities. Details and activities below.

Event Series:
Don't Miss

Date:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Admission:

Location:
Space Foundation Discovery Center

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is preparing to spend spring break with the public by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) in a week filled with “tinkering” activities.

A variety of activities are planned that are appropriate for children ages 4-8 with an adult helper, and ages 9-17 on their own. The week-long event will wrap-up with the construction of a chain reaction machine, also known as a Rube Goldberg Machine, to be launched at noon on Saturday, April 1.

The following activities* are included in the daily admission price to the Discovery Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the week:

  • K'NEX® toys for build and exploring
  • Ball Maze
  • KEVA® Planks
  • Circuit Blocks
  • Tuesday thru Friday, Minecraft™ from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory
  • Saturday, Mars Robotics Laboratory activities, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Chain Reaction Machine 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Rube Goldberg Machine): Show off your best science and engineering skills and help the Space Foundation create one massive chain reaction machine. Bring your own materials or your own chain reaction machine and add it to everyone else's to create one huge machine.

KCME Classics for Kids March 28 No additional cost

Origins of Musical Theater 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

We bring musical theater to life with live singers doing selections from operetta (The Merry Widow) and Showboat to Hamilton! Informative and fun! Age group: 4-12

Overture to Opera 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

With live musical examples we'll see where opera came from and how it turned into the art form it is today. A professional singer will be on hand to sing a few famous arias from the world’s great operatic masterpieces. We’ll also show some video clips from opera performances. K-12

Storytelling 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

Music is often used to tell a story. To that end, we bring the music but need your help to create the story. Through this process students gain a greater understanding of how to create and tell a story. The presentation will end with a retelling of the story they create, set to music.

Age Group: K-5


KCME Classics for Kids March 28 No additional cost

Origins of Musical Theater 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

We bring musical theater to life with live singers doing selections from operetta (The Merry Widow) and Showboat to Hamilton! Informative and fun! Age group: 4-12

Overture to Opera 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

With live musical examples we'll see where opera came from and how it turned into the art form it is today. A professional singer will be on hand to sing a few famous arias from the world’s great operatic masterpieces. We’ll also show some video clips from opera performances. K-12

Storytelling 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

Music is often used to tell a story. To that end, we bring the music but need your help to create the story. Through this process students gain a greater understanding of how to create and tell a story. The presentation will end with a retelling of the story they create, set to music.

Age Group: K-5

KCME Classics for Kids March 30 No additional cost

What is Classical Music? 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

This is our introductory program. Through physical activity, cartoons and live music your students will realize that they already have a basic understanding of what Classical Music is. They will even learn to conduct. This is a very popular presentation for all ages (even adults) and a great way to introduce the Classics for Kids Roadshow.

Age Group: K-5 (can be customized for older age groups if desired)

Overture to Opera 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

With live musical examples we'll see where opera came from and how it turned into the art form it is today. A professional singer will be on hand to sing a few famous arias from the world’s great operatic masterpieces. We’ll also show some video clips from opera performances. K-12

Storytelling 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

Music is often used to tell a story. To that end, we bring the music but need your help to create the story. Through this process students gain a greater understanding of how to create and tell a story. The presentation will end with a retelling of the story they create, set to music.

Age Group: K-5


*Activities are subject to change, and parents/guardian must accompany children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017-03-28 10:00:00 2017-04-01 16:00:00 America/Denver March Spring Break Tinkering Spring Break with us and explore science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) in a week filled with “tinkering” activities. Details and activities below. Space Foundation Discovery Center