Kids' Science Classes Offer Great Learning Opportunities

Explore light waves, magnetism, aeronautics and more!

JANUARY 23, 2014 -- Have your children ever asked how planes fly?  Or how the universe began?  Or what a black hole is?

Indulge their curiosity in fun learning experiences through Allan Hancock College Community Education science classes for youth 8 - 15.  Classes meet on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room M-205 on the Santa Maria campus and include:

Light and Waves – Learn about supernova explosions, black holes, comets, asteroids, clusters and quasars.  Look at visible light spectrums and wave frequencies (Doppler Effect) through hands-on demonstrations.  Students conduct and experiment with a spectroscope kit.  The class meets Jan. 25 (ages 8 -11) and Feb. 1 (ages 12 – 15).  Fee is $30.

Aeronautics – Learn the basics of aerodynamics and airplane components and construct balsa wood model and rubber band airplanes.  Put learned skills to the test to fly the planes while adjusting aileron, rudder and elevator tabs.  The class meets Feb. 8 (ages 8 – 11) and Feb. 22 (ages 12 – 15).  Fee is $30.

Electricity, Magnetism, Motion – Learn about basic electricity and magnetism and how to use multimeters to measure electricity.  Build and race a simple motor-and-gear vehicle.  Class meets March 8 (ages 8 – 11) and March 15 (ages 12 – 15).  Fee is $30.

Register in person at Community Education (bldg. S).  Some materials fees apply.

A complete list of class descriptions, dates, times and course numbers can be viewed online at  Click Class Search, then select Community Service/Fee-Based in the class type area.  Select CFK in the class subject area.

For more information, call 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3209.

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