Learning with Hands-On Activities
For years educators have stressed that students learn better “by doing” – especially in the sciences. Students of all ages learn more science-content and skills when they engage in investigation and discovery using everyday materials and the basic equipment of science. Our carefully designed inquiry-based lessons involve children with hands-on activities, capturing children’s natural curiosity, stimulating their interest in science, and teaching them important science topics along with critical thinking skills. Our clubs also support the current initiative of STEM education.
Our unique Science Club program is designed to meet the needs of children in grades K-5. Club SciKidz lessons help engage students in observation, measurement, identification of properties, and experimentation involving life, earth, and physical science concepts. The units are rigorously researched by science educators with the help of teachers and children. The results are lessons that students can enjoy and genuinely learn from. Science was never this much fun!
Each science enrichment SEMESTER lasts for 6-10 classes Classes meet once a week for approximately 60 minutes. Class size is 10-12 students, per instructor, with the cost starting at $119 per student per class.
Fall 2019 After School Programs
LeGo Animal Explorer (K-3)
Use Lego WeDo to create different animals. Travel to sub-Saharan Africa and build and program roaring lions. Explore ponds and build different frogs. Take to the air with the flying bird. Navigate the Northern Pacific Coast and create sea lions. Once you’ve built it, bring it to life using the WeDo computer program!
Gigglebot is the MicroBot (3-5)
Sunken Treasure (K-3)
Sound and Light Explorers-Students are provided with an understanding of sound and light waves through a “sunken treasure”theme—a continuous storyline throughout the lessons. Students learn about sound through the introduction of frequency and how it applies to musical sounds. Next, they learn all about echolocation—what it is and how engineers use it to “see” things in the dark or deep underwater. Sound lessons introduces acoustics; students learn how different materials reflect and absorb sound.
Elementary Science Olympiad (K-3)
Ten signature Science Olympiad events including: Aerodynamics, Bottle Music, Don’t Bug Me, Gummi Bear Long Jump, Metric Mastery, Monster Match, Operation Egg Drop, Rock Hound, Straw Tower and Write It Do It. Your student scientist may even bring home the Gold Medal of Science!!!!!
One Car Equals Eight! (3-5)
Energy in Motion-One Car is a comprehensive, open-ended STEM system that allows students to explore energy and motion in as many ways as they can imagine – without soldering! Each has a low-friction car chassis, four wheels, and ample components that can be assembled and de-constructed for multiple use. Students can design, build, test, and propel their cars in six different modes, using a solar panel, electric motor, capacitor, kitchen chemicals, compressed air, propeller and more. Your students will be in the engineering fast lane as they learn about simple machines, Newton’s laws, electrical circuits, renewable energy, chemical reactions, energy conversion and more!
Mazes, Labyrinths & Coasters (K-3)
Great Engineering and Design! Students will learn basic Engineering and Design Concepts that can be used in everyday problem solving. Teach a HexbugRobotto traverse a maze. Engineer Ping Pong Balls to race through a roller coaster track. Build and solve a Labyrinth course using Marvel Super Hero Marbles!
The Dough($) Lab (K-3)
No we won’t be making money but we will learn to create all kinds of fun doughs to learn some great science concepts. Experiments include: Properties of Cloud Dough, Fizzy Egg Dough, Outer Space Cosmic Dough to name a few. All doughs will be brought home to continue learning and exploration.