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Science Workshops for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
February 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm| Free
Join us for hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich projects in workshops specially designed for young children, ages 3–5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings. Family Science Adventures for kids with differences include a small teacher-to-student ratio as students practice focusing/concentration, social cognition, collaboration/teamwork, listening/comprehension skills and more. Our educators are trained to work with kids with differences. These free workshops provide opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together. Materials will include visual schedules, a communication booklet and more. To register and for more information, call 718-699-0005 ext. 341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Wheels Saturday, January 21 10:30 am – noon Explore the physics of how things move as we tinker with cars and trains on ramps, paint with wheels, and build our own vehicles from recycled materials. Vroom! Five Senses Exploration Saturday, January 28 10:30 am – noon It takes the nose to know, and your hands, eyes, ears and tongue, too! Explore your five senses and learn how they work together to help you discover the world around you. Paint Party Saturday, February 18 10:30 am – noon Investigate colors and invent new ones. Mix up your own batch of washable paint from everyday ingredients to make a work of art. Magnet Science Saturday, February 25 10:30 am – noon Investigate the powerful science of magnets by tinkering with everyday objects and exploring their magnetic fields. Use magnets in fun ways from painting to racing cars.