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 centered lessons that involve children with hands-on activities which capture children’s natural curiosity, stimulate their interest in science and teach them important science topics along with critical thinking skills.
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!
Dozens of program topics!
Rocketry, Chemistry, Paleontology, Forensics, Weather, Flight, Technology and many other disciplines of science. All Club SciKidz lessons are designed to help with the development of the following scientific process skills: observing, classifying, comparing, measuring, critical thinking, predicting, hypothesizing, sequencing and experimentation.
Club SciKidz believes in parental involvement. Parent Guides are on our website with at home activities for your scientist!
Each science enrichment SEMESTER lasts for fourteen classes (approximately fourteen weeks). Classes meet once a week for approximately 60 minutes. Class size is 8-10 students, per instructor, with the cost of $210.00 – $225.00 per student per semester.
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2014-2015 After-School Programs
Spring 2015 After School Science Programs
Fourteen projects starting January 2015
Nature Always Finds a Way!
Did you know that our oceans house millions of different species of which many have not yet been discovered? Or that there are 914 species of birds in the U.S.? How about that the U.S. alone produces 243 million tons of garbage each year? In this session, students will learn about our wonderful world of creatures and how we can affect and can protect their environment.
Spring Semester will feature:
Leagues Under the Sea:
Did you know that there is a whole area of the ocean that hasn’t been explored yet? Or that the ocean is a vast ecosystem full of strange and unusual creatures? We will be discovering how an octopus swims, learn about the unusual ocean creatures that have just been discovered, and study how the ocean moves. You will never think of eating a shrimp in the same way again!
Everyone wants to take good care of our Earth. In Going Green, we will learn how you can help! We will identify bird species found around your home. We will also discover the power of our sun as we make sun prints. Creating your own reusable lunch bag and making your own paper will turn you into a real environmental expert!
Let’s go on a bug hunt! Students learn about the fascinating, and sometimes creepy, world of insects. This session begins as we create our own bug hunting kit while learning some bug lingo. As the session continues, several bugs are featured as we explore their world. We will observe a real praying mantis egg sac and watch as the “baby bugs” emerge.
Spring 2015 Robotics After School Programs
Robotics After School Programs
Club SciKidzs’ Robotic enrichment program consists of weekly one hour sessions that last for 14 weeks. Students can build and program robots to perform a variety of different functions. For example, robots can be fitted with sensors which control motors and react to light, sound, touch, etc. Due to the expense of the LEGO® robotic kits, and the necessity to program with computers, students will not be taking their robots home at the conclusion of the program.
Club SciKidz offers two Robotics courses:
- Introduction to Robotics – for grades 2-5
- Design and Program Robots – for grades 3-5
Introduction to Robotics
Students aged 8 to 11+ get a head start on simple robotics with this concept using LEGO®. They build models, attach sensors and motors that are plugged into a computer, and configure behaviors using a simple programming tool. The activity pack is divided into four themes: Amazing Mechanisms, Wild Animals, Play Soccer and Adventure Stories. It covers topics within science, technology, mathematics and language.
$225/ 14 weeks
Design and Program Robots
Students aged 8 to 14+ learn to design, program and control fully-functional models using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® components. They use software to plan, test and modify sequences of instructions for a variety of life-like robotic behaviors. And they learn to collect and analyze data from sensors, using data logging functionalities embedded in the software. Curriculum lessons are developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy and provide a series of real-life activities, covering topics within science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Students must complete the Introduction to Robotics program first. They can then take the Design and Program Robots program.
$225/ 14 weeks
Advanced classes are available for both Robotic programs.
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