Daily Discoveries

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DAILY DISCOVERIES - Children's Museum of Acadiana

DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW!

Daily Discoveries

DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW! 

“Daily Discoveries” is a jam-packed ten-week summer program providing children who are out of school a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activity to engage in during their weekday visit Tuesday through Friday.

From June 8 st to August 6th, 2021, children who visit the CMA during the 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Session will be encouraged to participate in a hands-on STEAM activity that extends, enhances, and enriches their knowledge and sparks an interest in STEAM concepts.

Activities are designed for children ages Pre-K to 10 and are included with paid admission of $7 per person. Created by CMA educators and produced by trained Museum docents to build in children foundational S.T.E.A.M skills and expose them to technical avenues they can pursue as careers or hobbies. 

Please note * All activities are subject to change with or without notice*

DAILY DISCOVERIES are available every Tuesday – Fridays from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, please purchase tickets by timed session! 

Located in the ReUSEum, each activity takes approximately* 10 – 15 minutes to complete. 

Tuesdays are TINKER TUESDAYS

Wednesdays are WORK-OF-ART WEDNESDAYS

Thursdays are TECH THURSDAYS

Fridays are FUN SCIENCE FRIDAYS 

Week 1

Tinker Tuesday – June 8 – Pom pom launchers 

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to identify and select the proper materials needed to design a launcher. Once assembled participants will analyze the trajectory and velocity at which they can send a projectile, comparing multiple designs and measurements. The overall goal is for the participant to recognize simple materials assembled together can perform new tasks.

Work- of- art- Wednesday – June 9 – Suncatchers

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to recognize different types of recyclables and determine what best fits our project purpose. Participants will identify various plants and develop a pattern of their liking. The overall goal is for the participant to compose a sun catcher using simple and recycled materials.

Tech Tuesday – June 10 – litterbug bots

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to assemble a miniature robot and list most of the materials needed to make the robot operate. The participant will construct and evaluate the outcome of their design. If the robot does not work, participants must evaluate, diagnose, and re-plan to make the robot move.

Fun Science Friday – June 11 – Disappearing Eggs

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to evaluate the difference between a normal raw egg and the experimental egg. Participants will compare weight and buoyancy between eggs to discuss the reaction created. The overall goal is for the participant to record and report their evaluations.

 

Week 2

June 15 – Pinwheel Helicopters

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to select the proper materials to design a pinwheel which can spin in the air. Participants will also test their design and evaluate the trajectory of their pinwheel helicopter. The overall goal is for participants to develop and test their designs. 

June 16 – Hardware wind chimes

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to select materials from unused machinery to assemble a mobile or chime depending on the materials they decided to use. Participants will also compare and categorize different materials while constructing their chimes. The overall goal is for the participants to identify and match reused materials to create something new.  

June 17 – 3D Pens Creations

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to recognize the technology of 3D pens while operating one to design an art piece. This type of technology will allow the participant to express their artistic abilities with a new form of media. The overall goal is for participants to discuss the relationship between technology and art. 

June 18 – Microscope findings

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to identify several types of surfaces and items under a digital microscope. Participants will locate items and use the microscope to distinguish the item’s matter at 1000x magnification. Participants will then summarize their findings after assessing the footage. The overall goal is for the participant to discuss, identify, and record their findings. 

Week 3

June 22 – Walking feet

June 23 – Oil & water painting

June 24 – Hex bug racing

June 25 – SLIME

Week 4

June 29 – Mini Sailboats

June 30 – Shaving Cream Marbling Art 

July 1 – Coding robot!

July 2 – Egg excavation

Week 5 - 9

Week 5:

July 6 – Make a spectroscope

July 7 – Butter flyer lifecycle

July 8 – Coding Robot

July 9 – Oobleck

 

Week 6:

July 13 – Domino Rube Goldberg

July 14 – Bubble painting

July 15 – Digital microscope

July 16 – DIY Bouncy balls

 

Week 7:

July 20 – Airplane challenge

July 21 – Stained glass art

July 22 – Smart circuits

July 23 – Fingerprint science

 

Week 8:

July 27 –  Smart Circuits

July 28 – Paper towel sculptures

July 29 – Hex Bug Drawings

July 30 – Canister rockets

 

Week 9:

August 3 – Magnet cars

August 4 – Coffee filter roses

August 5 – 3D Pens Sculptures

August 6 – Lemon volcanoes

 

 

 

 

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