Homewood Science Center

Tech Ninjas robotics group gaining experience and recognition

Tech Ninjas are designing, building and racing robots. These young science enthusiasts are earning a reputation for their robotic skills as Homewood-Flossmoor Team 9929 in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).

Teens learn math and fighting fires go together

Fighting a fire with algebra? Teens at the Homewood Science Center’s “Pump It Up!” PopUp Science program found out just how much math is involved in the work of a firefighter. 
On Saturday, Sept. 23, teens got a math lesson from Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski.

Robotics team’s competitive season starts with Sunday kickoff event

Homewood-Flossmoor’s Tech Ninja Team is kicking off its season Sunday.
 
The competitive robotics team is hosting an introductory event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway in Homewood.
 

Fire department science program for teens is Sept. 23

Putting out a fire takes more than manpower.  There’s lots of science involved, as Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski will explain at the Pop-Up Science Program  “The Science, Math and Physics of Fire Engineering” on Sept. 23.
 
This program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by the Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway, is geared toward teens ages 12 to 16. It will be part classroom lecture and part demonstration. 
 

Connections through networking are key to Homewood Science Center reach

Networking is the key to the success of the Homewood Science Center. Executive Director Edie Dobrez is enthusiastic about the connections the center has enabled groups, individuals and businesses to make — all in the name of sharing with others the excitement of the South Suburban Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Network.

Kids can learn chemical reactions Sept. 16 at Homewood Science Center

The Homewood Science Center’s “Ready, Set, Experiment!” Pop-Up Science Program on Saturday, Sept. 16, will give kids the chance to learn through doing.
 
This program runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the science center, 18022 Dixie Highway. 
 

Homewood Science Center helps crowds prepare for and view the solar eclipse

There weren’t enough superlatives to describe the solar eclipse on Monday. More than 400 people of all ages were at the Homewood Science Center getting ready for the moon passing in front of the sun around 1:20 p.m.

Homewood Science Center plans 'Eclipsapalooza' party for Monday

The eclipse mania will continue on Monday when the Homewood Science Center opens its doors at 10:30 a.m. in preparation for the celestial event, which will begin about 11:54 a.m. in this area, and the science center has a party planned for those who want to see and learn about it.

Science center internship helps teens share energy efficiency message

Do you realize you’re adding to your electric bill by leaving chargers, devices and appliances plugged in while not in use? That was one of the lessons presented by 10 high school students interning at the Homewood Science Center on July 22.

Surround sound tribute: Homewood Science Center marks the opening of the Michael Wexler Theater

Homewood Science Center patrons got a sampling June 6 of the state-of-the-art sound and video equipment that is the engine behind the Michael Wexler Theater, but family members giving tribute to the late actor and artist made a case that his creativity and sense of fun would be at the heart of the facility.

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