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-6. 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 8-10 classes Classes meet once a week for approximately 60 minutes. Class size is 10-12 students, per instructor, with the cost starting at $139 per student per class.
Fall 2018 After School Programs
Robot Rumble (3-5)
Become a robot engineer! Your child will learn about robots and create some homemade robots with basic materials that they will take home with them. Create your own doodle bot and create one of a kind art made by a robot you designed! Design and make your own brush bot. Tinker with your robots to change how they function to create different designs. Learn about how robots are used in space and design your own space robot.
Pull Your Own Weight (K-3)
Your young scientist will explore the science behind weight, mass and levers. Discover how pulleys and levers make difficult jobs easier. Your young scientist will learn about forces and fulcrums by creating pulleys, levers, catapults and cranes. Solve real world challenges by creating prototypes of these objects and testing them in class and at home!
Little Coder (K-3)
Now kids of all ages can be introduced to coding and robotics! Dash and Dot are responsive robots that will open the doors to robotics and programming for your child. Using a variety of apps, students will code these robots to dance, sing, respond to voice commands and navigate their surroundings! You will get to teach Dash and Dot to interact with the world around them, all at your fingertips with coding!
Lego WeDo Meets Scratch Advanced (3-5)
Take Lego WeDo to new levels by coding your creation with Scratch! We are joining together Lego engineering and coding skills. Students will build a Hopping Frog and program it with Scratch. Throughout the session, students will learn to use Scratch to communicate with the motor and sensors on the Hopping Frog and create a story. Code your story in Scratch and synchronize it with the WeDo Hopping Frog assembly that you built and coded with Scratch!
Little Lego Robotics (K-3)
This is a brand new program introducing NEW Lego WeDo model builds! Students will learn how to code and program Lego WeDo robot builds to move. Construct a Giant that awakens when their is movement nearby! Build a racing car and a jumping rabbit all with Legos and coded by you!
Ready, Set, RPG (3-5)
Do you want to be the next master video game creator? Use the same software the professionals use and create your own Role Playing Game! Design your own custom game map, characters and enemies! Your imagination is the limit as you fill your world map with land, oceans, deserts and more! Be the architect and create your own custom buildings and castles! Make your friends and family characters in the game! At the end of the session, you will be able to take home our very own video game that you can play on a PC!
Super(hero) Circuitry! (3-5)
Dive into circuits in this brand new program! Students will gain an understanding of how electricity works as they learn about simple circuits by building their very own Light Saber. As they get more advanced, students will learn about parallel circuits by building Iron Man’s Arc Reactor! Create your own Super Hero with Play Doh and clay and learn how to make your Super Hero light up! Some other projects include a 3D Light-up Lighthouse and a Star Wars Light Saber Card.
The Mystery of Light & Sound (K-3)
What is sound and light? Come discover what creates sound and light! Build your own stringed instrument and a Kazoo with different materials all while learning the science of why and how we hear! Learn how sound moves through different objects! We’ll then give our ears a rest and discover the part light plays in how we see. Why do objects look different in water? Use water to create optical illusions and learn about light refraction. Our experimenting with light and sound will come together as we use Play Doh to investigate both by creating our own circuits!
Come Fly with Me (3rd-5th)
Humans have always been mesmerized by flight. Follow in the Wright Brother’s footsteps as we learn about the principles of flight by designing and experimenting with our own model planes and helicopters. Students will set up their own Mission Control center when they launch the model rockets they build. 3…2…1…. BLAST OFF!
Lego Meets Scratch Advanced (3-5)
Grades 3-5: NEW WeDo Legos Meets Scratch Advanced:
Bring your coding skills to life with Scratch as you learn to code WeDo Lego Robotics. Take Legos to the next level by using this popular coding program. Go beyond the basics and build projects such as a Batmobile, Space Shuttle and more!
Lego Meets Scratch Intro (K-2)
Grades K-2: NEW WeDo Legos Meets Scratch Intro:
Learn basic coding skills with Scratch and use them to code WeDo Lego Robotics. Students will build structures and objects with the Legos they love, and bring them to life by coding the actions using Scratch. This class is a great way to extend your child’s love for Legos and introduce them to the world of coding.
Game Wizards: RPG Edition (3-5)
Grades 3-5: Game Wizards: RPG Edition
Tired of just playing video games? Ever wanted to build your own RPG game? Well now you can! Using professional game-making software, your child will be able to create their own RPG Video Game! They will learn to create characters and worlds and learn to program using RPG Maker.
To Infinity & Beyond (Preschool)
NEW To Infinity and Beyond!
The sky is the limit with this brand new program. Students will become astronauts and astronomers as they learn about planets, the sun and moon, galaxies, and space through hands on activities and projects. From constellations to rockets to astronaut training, they will have a blast.