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.
Winter 2020 After School Programs
3-5 Robot Rumble
Use Lego EV3 with Mindstorms software to create and program different projects. Build and program a robot to do different tasks and challenges. Can you make your robot drive a square or figure eight? Try adding some sensors and making a robot drive around without running into anything or drive without falling off of a table! Each week we will program a new challenge!
K-5 Lego WeDo Animal Explorer
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!
Come discover the joy in engineering different machines. Learn about the engineering process and design a bridge, balloon car, boat and more! Whose structure can hold the most weight? Can go the furthest? Can build the highest? Get ready for some awesome engineering challenges! (Grades K-3)
LEGO WeDo Powerful Machines
Come learn about powerful machines in this brand-new class from Club SciKidz! Build a tank, forklift, race car and bulldozer. Not only will you learn to build these powerful machines, but you will also learn to program them too! (Grades K-3)
LEGO Mindstorms Space Mission
Come fly to the moon and Mars and create rovers using LEGO® Mindstorms NXT. Learn to build different rover and add different attachments and sensors. Shut down a solar station using audio, learn about terraforming and complete missions on the moon! (Grades 3-5)
Engineering 101: Transportation
Come design and engineer different vehicles and robots! Learn how to create a hovercraft and bristlebot. Design a mousetrap car and see how far it goes. Learn about the design process and get your minds and hands ready to build! (Grades 3-5)
Science Fun in the Kitchen
Students will be both scientist and chef in this exciting new class by Club SciKidz! Students will learn about science concepts such as chemical reactions, non-newtonian fluids, and more as they perform experiments using kitchen ingredients and equipment. But the learning and fun doesn’t stop there. Each class students will also be making a snack that connects to the science concept. Lemon Burst Cookies will be their snack after they erupt Lemon Volcanoes and after they put the scientific method to work with dissolving mints in various liquids, they’ll whip up a tasty Peppermint Dip. Students will also become bakers as they make two different kinds of bread to discover just exactly what yeast is and what it does. They’ll be mixing, measuring and baking up scientific goodies! (Grades K-3)
It’s time to get creative and play with your food! Children will take simple ingredients and transform them into amazing food art! Use a variety of kitchen tools to create fun animals, creatures, silly faces and out of this world designs with everyday food. All you need is your imagination and creativity to bring your art to life! (Grades K-3)
Gotta Catch 'Em All Pokemon Science
Take Pokemon to a whole new level! Did you know that Pokemon evolve just like animals in real life? Find out how in this brand new class from Club SciKidz. Catch and hatch your own Pokemon from a fizzing PokeBall. Discover electricity and static electricity and bring Pikachu to life.
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-2)
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!!!!!
Lego NXT (3-5)
Grades 3-5: NEW NXT Robot Programmer
Robots are not just a thing of the future in this class. NXT Robot Programmer uses Legos to bring robots to life. Students will build and program robots of all types. Learn how robots are a part of the future! Create a dog sled team and travel to Alaska to compete in the Iditarod. Protect your valuables in a combination lock that you build. By the end of the program, students will design and build a robot that can solve one of the problems facing the world today.