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2015 LOCKs Preschool Camp

Intended for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based, hands-on camps explore science and include STEM elements. Camps are held on the third Saturday of the month. View the LOCKs Preschool flyer here.

These 90-minute camps - led by Lowell educators - are offered at three times: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m, or 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Parents are able to explore topics in physics and astronomy with their children. Each child will receive a notebook for recording activities, which include science investigations, games, story time, music, engineering, art, and more!

Date Topic Highlights
Jan 17 Force and Motion: Newton's 3rd Law Children will build rockets to demonstrate Newton's 3rd Law.
Feb 21 Constellations: The Changing Sky Children will participate in activities to learn about changes in the night sky.
Mar 21 Matter: Density Children will construct a density tester.
Apr 18 Earth: Seasons Children will perform investigations to understand seasonal changes.
May 16 Thermodynamics: Conduction, Convection and Radiation Children will demonstrate different methods of heat transfer through experiments.
Jun 20 Sun: Life as a Star Children will learn about our closest star, the Sun and view safely through a solar telescope.
July 18 Electricity and Magnetism: Simple Circuits Children will construct simple circuits and observe how they work.
Aug 15 Moon: Phases of the Moon Children will create a model to determine why the moon goes through phases.
Sep 19 Light and Optics: Telescopes Children will build and operate telescopes.
Oct 17 Planets: The Planets Part III Children will perform various experiments to learn about conditions on other planets.
Nov 21 Other Solar System Objects: Moons Children will investigate the many natural satellites in our solar system.
Dec 19 Space Travel: Titan and Europa Children will build a rover and simulate travel to other worlds.

 Cost and Reservations


Prices listed are per session; attend the session(s) of your choice.

Members $10 per child; $5 for each additional sibling.

Non-members $15 per child.

Scholarships available based on financial need.

Parent attendance is MANDATORY.

Prices listed are per session. You may register for one month at a time, or for multiple dates. Register for 11 months, and the 12th month is free!

Max 10 children per camp. Space is limited so please register today!

For more information, contact Samantha Flagg at or
(928) 856-9484.