Available Science Programs: Kiwi Crate, Tinker Crate, Sid the Science Kid, Intermediate Science, Ted Talks, and Zometool
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Target Group: Gr. K-2
Course Description: We partner with KiwiCo that offers exploration and experimentation through hands-on STEAM & STEM projects. Students meet once a month for 1.5 hour class over the course of 6 months. Curriculums we utilize include:
- Maker Project
- Hands-on fun to explore art, science, and engineering
- Creative Learning
- High-quality materials and kid-friendly instructions and ideas for tinkering
- Explore! Magazine
Age Group: Gr. 3-8
Description: We partner with Tinker Crate, where students gain hands-on experience with science topics. Students meet once a month for 1.5 hour class over the course of 6 months.
SID the Science Kid
Target Group: Gr. 1-2
Course Description: The best way for young learners to stay engaged is by keeping them interested in the material. This PBS series entertainingly tackles basic scientific principles and why things work the way they do. Young children improve vocabulary, listening comprehension, and scientific knowledge while having fun!
Target Group: Gr. 4-5
Course Description: Our curriculum covers a wide range of topics in life, earth, and physical science. It promotes vocabulary, challenging students to show their understanding of scientific terms. Students also increase their skills in reading comprehension, critical thinking and ability to analyze, synthesize, and elevate scientific information. Our curriculum helps students prepare for standardized tests and state exams. We also partner with Tinker Crate, where students gain hands-on experience with science topics. Students meet once a month for 1.5 hour class for 6 months.
TED Talks for Kids
Target Group: Gr. 6-8
Course Description: Students learn challenging vocabulary words, improve listening comprehension skills, and strengthen their critical thinking abilities while utilizing TED Talk videos. The curriculum encompasses a wide range of challenging topics including technology, design, science, culture, and academics. Each Talk concludes with a debate or essay on a related topic.
Target Group: Gr. K-6
The goal of Zome is to make geometry accessible for young students. This program will allow the students to build, observe, and explore using their imagination. Using this hands on activity, students will be encouraged to be future architects, scientists and engineers.
Zometools is a set of plastic balls and sticks that connect by using different shapes. The students will learn how to use Zometool in different lessons to foster John Dewey’s theory of learn by doing. Zometools is a way to use play to inspire students to learn about Art, Science, and Math while having fun!
Furthermore, this program aligns with national standards and the overarching learning goals such as essential questions, practices, and core content ideas. This program is structured around a flexible sequence of “inquiry-oriented learning experiences” that can be adapted to differing levels of student’s ways of thinking and interests allowing the students to take hold of their learning.