Oct
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

ACES Program - Fall 2017

The eighth ACES program will take place on October 21, 2017! Experiments will include:

  • "Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream" - a delicious Non-Newtonian fluid!
  • “My DNA Bracelet”- Students will explore the role of DNA and genetics in determining their physical traits and create their unique "DNA Bracelet".
  • “Wastewater Treatment and the Environment” - Students will learn how wastewater is treated to be reused and what environmental challenges exist in maintaining a safe water supply.
  • "Serie-ous Circuits" - Students will design and create a working electrical circuit using just a pencil and a piece of paper.
  • “Playing with Polymers”- Students will explore the science of polymers and understand how connecting long strands of molecules together can turn liquids into solid gels. Skills: polymer science, crosslinking, gelation
  • “Cooking with Science”- Students will learn the concept of emulsion by making salad dressing from the scratch.

 

Kids will take home a bag with the ACES logo, several souvenirs from the experiments, a Certificate of Participation (with a list of practiced skills), and a lab notebook containing activities and take-home instructions!

Exciting demonstrations will take place at the start and closing of the program. Snacks will be provided for both students and parents. Registration for this program opens on October 7, 2017! Register early to guarantee your spot!

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May
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

ACES Program - Spring 2017

The seventh ACES program will take place on May 20, 2017! All new experiments, details will be announced on May 1st!

Kids will take home a bag with the ACES logo, several souvenirs from the experiments, a Certificate of Participation (with a list of practiced skills), and a lab notebook containing activities and take-home instructions!

Exciting demonstrations will take place at the start and closing of the program. Snacks will be provided for both students and parents. Registration for this program opens on May 1, 2017! Register early to guarantee your spot!

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Oct
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

ACES program - Fall 2016

The sixth ACES program will take place on October 1st, 2016! Experiments will include:

  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream - a delicious Non-Newtonian fluid!
  • Atmospheric Gases - students will explore the amazing (and sometimes scary) properties of gases found in our atmosphere!
  • The Spaghetti Challenge - students will compete in teams to make the tallest, strongest tower using a very specific set of materials!
  • Magnetism - Students will learn about magnetic fields and make a magnetic material themselves!
  • Invisible Power of Pressure - students will learn about pressure and momentum in this exciting activity.
  • Vitamin Citrus - students will test several juices to determine their vitamin C content and test some other cool citrus properties as well!

Kids will take home a bag with the ACES logo, several souvenirs from the experiments, a Certificate of Participation (with a list of practiced skills), and a lab notebook containing activities and take-home instructions!

Exciting demonstrations will take place at the start and closing of the program. Snacks will be provided for both students and parents. Registration for this program opens on September 15, 2016. Register early to guarantee your spot!

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May
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

ACES program - Spring 2016

The fifth ACES program took place on May 21st, 2016! Experiments included:

  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream - a delicious Non-Newtonian fluid!
  • Atmospheric Gases - students explored the amazing (and sometimes scary) properties of gases found in our atmosphere!
  • The Spaghetti Challenge - students competed in teams to make the tallest, strongest tower using a very specific set of materials!
  • Magnetism - Students learned about magnetic fields and made a magnetic material themselves!
  • Invisible Power of Pressure - students learned about pressure and momentum in this exciting activity.
  • Vitamin Citrus - students tested several juices to determine their vitamin C content as well as tested some other cool citrus properties!

Kids took home a bag with the ACES logo, several souvenirs from the experiments, a Certificate of Participation (with a list of practiced skills), and a lab notebook containing activities and take-home instructions!

Check out some of our photos from the day!

 

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Oct
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

ACES Program - Fall 2015

The fourth ACES program took place on October 3rd, 2015! Experiments included:

  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream - a delicious Non-Newtonian fluid!
  • CSI: Mystery Powders - using chemistry to solve a crime!
  • Gold Nanoparticles - students made their own nanoparticles and looked at them through a home-made spectrometer!
  • Bottle Rockets - using science to determine the best recipe for a bottle rocket's flight!
  • Chemiluminescence - What makes fireflies glow?
  • Bouncy Balls - students tested several recipes for bouncy balls to find the best one!

Kids took home a bag with the ACES logo, several souvenirs from the experiments, a Certificate of Participation (with a list of practiced skills), and a lab notebook containing activities and take-home instructions!

Check out some of our photos from the day!

 

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May
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

ACES Program - Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 ACES program took place on May 9th, 2015! Experiments were all new and included the following activities:

  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream - a delicious Non-Newtonian fluid!
  • CSI: Mystery Powders - using chemistry to solve a crime!
  • Gold Nanoparticles - students made their own nanoparticles and looked at them through a home-made spectrometer!
  • Bottle Rockets - using science to determine the best recipe for a bottle rocket's flight!
  • Chemiluminescence - What makes fireflies glow?
  • Bouncy Balls - students tested several recipes for bouncy balls to find the best one!

Kids took home a bag with the ACES logo, several souvenirs from the experiment, a Certificate of Participation (with a list of practiced skills), and a lab notebook containing activities and take-home instructions!

Check out some of our photos from the day!

 

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May
2
10:00am10:00am

ACES Booth at the Philadelphia Science Festival

The ACES program sponsored a booth at the Philadelphia Science Festival's Science Carnival on May 2nd , 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. 

Our booth was titled "Can you use chemistry to understand these mysterious potions?" Students who came to our booth used chemistry to reveal a secret message, which included instructions for the second part of the booth, where they coated nails with copper.

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Oct
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

ACES Program - Fall 2014

The first full-scale ACES program took place on October 18th, 2014! Experiments included:

  • Oobleck & Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream - Non-Newtonian Fluids!
  • Chemistry Superheroes
  • Isolating DNA from Fruit
  • Electroplating Pennies
  • Candy Chromatography - What colors are found in brown M&M's?

Kids took home a bag with the ACES logo, several souvenirs from the experiment, a Certificate of Participation (with a list of practiced skills), and a lab notebook containing activities and take-home instructions!

Check out some of our photos from the day!

 

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Jul
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

ACES Pilot Program

The first ACES program took place on July 19th, 2014! Experiments included:

  • Oobleck & Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream - Non-Newtonian Fluids!
  • Chemistry Superheroes
  • Isolating DNA
  • Electroplating Pennies
  • Silly Putty and Polymerization Basics

Kids took home several souvenirs, as well as a bag with the ACES logo, and information sheets about each of their experiments!

Check out some of our photos from the day!

 

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