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Can’t come to us? We’ll bring the wonders of art and science to you!
The LASC will come to you with your choice of interactive arts and science experiences!  From the digital Discovery Dome Planetarium, to Kentucky Art and Culture, or Exploring Energy, the LASC’s WOW programs are perfect for student and public programs in schools, libraries and community centers. The following is a menu of offerings:

Science Discovery Outreach Programs

  • Discovery Dome Planetarium:
    Explore space, the night sky, and much more in our giant inflatable digital planetarium!  Select from numerous shows that explore changes in the Earth’s habitat, night sky, constellations, ice worlds, space exploration, dinosaurs, and more!  A full listing of shows and show trailers can be found HERE.
    Core Standards: ESS1.A, ESS1.B
  • STEAM Engineers:  How Things Work!:
    Be an engineer for a day as you solve problems, dream up new innovations, and discover creative solutions!  Explore force, energy, space, and motion with simple machine experiments and demonstrations. Delve into the artistry and innovation of engineering concepts and designs throughout history – from the pyramids of Giza to the International Space Station!  Build bridges and ball runs, explore circuits and robots, design a parachute, a moon rover, and more!
    Core Standards: PS2-1, PS2-2, ETS1.A, PS2.A, PS2.B, PS2.C
  • Amazing Animals & Habitats!:
    From the forest to the ocean, discover the plants and animals of diverse ecological communities!  Learn how organisms are best adapted to their habitats and the important role water conservation and quality play in their survival!  This program features LIVE animals, hands-on activities, touch and feel show n’ tell items, games, costumes, and more!  Live animal appearances will include Fire Bellied Toads, Dart Frogs, glow-in-the-dark Axolotls, and a Corn Snake (if requested)!
    Core Standards: L-S1-1, ESS2-2. ESS3-3
  • Exploring Energy:  Light, Color, & Sound!:
    Explore the fascinating realm of energy, light, color, and sound in your classroom! This program Kentucky Utilitiesfeatures a variety of hands-on experiments and activities including prisms, spectroscope making (prism viewer), chromatography (finding hidden colors in markers), instrument playing, sound & vibration experiments, hands-on circuit boards, renewable vs. nonrenewable energy, and much more!
    Core Standards: PS4-1, PS4.A
  • Fizz, Boom, Science!:
    Explore states of matter (solids, liquids, gases!) and fun chemical reactions during this program where science fizzes, pops, & goes boom in your own room!  From instant worms and soap soufflé, to dry ice bubbles and exploding canister rockets, your class will enjoy a mix of lively and interactive chemistry demonstrations!
    Core Standards: PS1.A, PS1.B
  • Our Own Kentucky:  Art & Culture!:
    Travel across Kentucky and back in time as we explore the rich history of traditions, crafts, nature, and music from our state!  Touch, feel, and engage in traditional historical crafts, artifacts, and musical traditions!  From finding geometry in quilt design to tuning an ear to Appalachian dulcimer music– your student’s cultural literacy will grow tremendously!   Delve into our state’s geology by making your very own fossil clay print to take home!
    Core Standards: Visual Art Cr1.1, Cr1.2, Cr2.1, Cr2.3, Cr3.1, History 2.20, Geography 2.19, Culture & Society 2.16, 2.17  Music Cr1.1, Cr2.1
  • All Around the World:  Art & Culture!:
    Journey around the world without leaving your classroom and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the world!  Explore hands-on show and tell items from across the globe, create an art and culture map of your own, and hear music and stories from various regions!  From artifacts to art activities, this program will take your class on an unforgettable cultural voyage!
    Core Standards: Visual Art Cr1.1, Cr1.2, Cr2.1, Cr2.3, Cr3.1, History 2.20, Geography 2.19, Culture & Society 2.16, 2.17 Music Cr1.1, Cr1.2
  • The Art of Stories:  Fables, Myths, Printmaking!:
    Spice up your ELA unit with this hands-on, creative, story based art making program!  We’ll read and compare fables and myths, look for key ideas, and check out story craft and structure – then we’ll learn about the art of printmaking for students to create a personalized story in print form to take home!  (Note: this program pairs perfectly with our planetarium shows which can feature Native American and Greek myths!)
    Core Standards: Visual Art Cr1.1, Cr1.2, Cr2.1, Cr2.3, Cr3.1, History 2.20, Culture & Society 2.16, 2.17, English Language Arts (ELA)

WOW Outreach Program Details
WOW outreach programs are typically 45 minutes in length for groups of 30 students or less.  We can accommodate groups of between 30-100 for an additional fee. A 15 minute transition time is required between presentations. See pages 10 & 11 for WOW programs.

WOW Rates:
In Fayette Co.   $100.00 set-up fee; $100.00 fee per 45 minute program; $0.46 per mile round trip.

Outside of Fayette Co.   $125 set-up fee; $125 per 45 minute program; $0.46 per mile round trip mileage fee for ALL programs.

If Title I Discount is needed, please inquire kbullock@lasclex.org or 859-252-5222

To schedule a WOW program, contact Katherine Bullock, Educational Outreach Coordinator at 859-252-5222 or KBullock@lasclex.org.

Sponsored by: Kentucky Utilities

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