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STEM KIDZ: SCIENCE LABS (8 classes)



For our youngest future scientists, we focus on fun and exploration! Students engage in hands- on activities designed to foster their fascination and curiosity, through popular topics that capture the imagination. Students will grow in confidence as they develop the fundamental scientific skills of observation, testing, and teamwork. Each session focuses on one subject. Each 8-week block features a selection from our core range of STEM fields: chemistry, biology, astronomy, physics, inventor/creator (engineering), geology, paleontology, archaeology, geography, environmental science, robotics, and programming.


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Date/Time

TUE - 3:15 - 4:15 PM
SAT - 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Skill Level

Beginner

Ages
Grade Level

5-7
Gr K-2

Session 1

TUE: Sep 10, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019 [3:15 - 4:15 PM]
SAT: Sep 14, 2019 - Nov 2, 2019 [10:00 - 11:00 AM]

Space Explorers & Chemistry Capers!

For our young scientists, we focus on fun and exploration! Students engage in hands-on activities designed to foster their fascination and curiosity through core STEM themes in chemistry, biology, astronomy, physics, engineering, and environmental science, that capture the imagination.

Week 1:

Earth, Moon, and Sun: model the relative movements of the earth, moon, and sun.

Week 2:

Asteroids! Learn how to model an asteroid using modeling clay.

Week 3:

Journey to the Center of the Earth: Students create a model of earth, showing layers to the core.

Week 4:

Rockets! Make air pump rockets.

Week 5:

Marvelous Mixtures! Students combine solids and liquids in a scientific test to discover which combination creates the most fizz.

Week 6:

Color Chemistry: Kids engage in candy science with exploratory play. Guaranteed serious wow moments!

Week 7:

Blow up balloons: Did you know that you can inflate a balloon WITHOUT blowing air into it? How cool is that!?

Week 8:

Slime! Students make careful measurements as they follow instructions to make slime, then experiment to find the perfect recipe.

Session 2

TUE: Nov 5, 2019 - Jan 14, 2020 [3:15 - 4:15 PM]
(No class on Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31)
SAT: Nov 9, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020 [10:00 - 11:00 AM]
(No class on Nov 30, Dec 28, Jan 4)

Engineers, Builders & Roboticists!

For our youngest future scientists, we focus this session on engineering, building and robots. By the end of this 8 week session, after some trial and error, students will be able to tackle moving an egg through an obstacle course using all the engineering skills they learned throughout the course.

Week 1:

What is a machine?: Students are introduced to the concept of machines and how they integrate into our everyday lives.

Week 2:

Pulleys: Students learn how to build a pulley and how to make work easier!

Week 3:

Levers: Students learn how to build a lever and how to use them to lift objects heavier than the force exerted!

Week 4:

Wheels and axles: students build a small car that carries an egg!

Week 5:

Robotics I: Students learn how robots work and how to code simple robots called Codey.

Week 6:

Robotics II: Students continue to learn coding and various functions of their Codey robots.

Week 7:

Builder Challenge I: Students utilize what they've learned to design a machine to move an egg from one end of the table to the other.

Week 8:

Builder Challenge II: Students finalize their machines to move the egg without breaking it!

Session 3

TUE: Jan 21, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 [3:15 - 4:15 PM]
SAT: Jan 25, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020 [10:00 - 11:00 AM]

Back to the Future!

By exploring how people solved problems in the past, our future scientists and engineers will learn how to find solutions for tomorrow! Incorporating archaeology, engineering, and programing, these sessions are for future world-changers!

Week 1:

Digging up the Past: Students learn about the work of archaeologists, as they dig up artifacts, examine the evidence, and piece together the puzzle of how people lived in ancient times. They will also make their own reconstruction of an ancient object, to gain greater understanding of past cultures.

Week 2:

Exploring Ancient Technologies: How do we make sure we get to school on time? How do make sure we catch the bus or the train? Students explore the history of timekeeping devices and recreate ancient Egyptian technologies for telling the time.

Week 3:

Designing Solutions: Alvin the scientist needs something to help himself keep dry while he's working on his experiments.outside. Can you design a contraption to help? Students are introduced to the design process, and guided through how to invent a solution to a problem.

Week 4:

Invent a Better World: Students develop their understanding of the design process, and are given space and encouragement to use their creativity to design and make their own invention.

Week 5:

Invention Challenge 1: Students will be presented with a challenge, and will use all their creativity, knowledge of the design process, and practical skills to find a solution.

Week 6:

Invention Challenge 2: Students will be presented with a challenge, and will use all their creativity, knowledge of the design process, and practical skills to find a solution.

Week 7:

Intro to Programing 1: Students will be given an introduction to programming that will enhance their logical thinking. They will also be familiarized with basic computer skills.

Week 8:

Intro to Programing 2: Students will be challenged by practicing their logical reasoning with a programming puzzle.

Session 4

TUE: Mar 17, 2020 - May 19, 2020 [3:15 - 4:15 PM]
(No class on Mar 31, Apr 7)
SAT: Mar 21, 2020 - May 23, 2020 [10:00 - 11:00 AM]
(No class on Apr 4, Apr 11)

A Walk on the Wild Side!

Students engage in a variety of exciting explorations and experiments in biology, chemistry and physics! This session, young scientists will explore dinosaur fossils, investigate animal adaptations, create fluffy slime, and much more!

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Requirements: Fri (3:15 PM - 4:15 PM) Session 1: Sep 13, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019 Session 2: Nov 8, 2019 - Jan 17, 2020 (No class on Nov 29, Dec 27, Jan 3) Session 3: Jan 24, 2020 - Mar 13, 2020 Session 4: Mar 20, 2020 - May 22, 2020 (No class on Apr 3, Apr 10) Sat (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) Session 1: Sep 14, 2019 - Nov 2, 2019 Session 2: Nov 9, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020 (No class on Nov 30, Dec 28, Jan 4) Session 3: Jan 25, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020 Session 4: Mar 21, 2020 - May 23, 2020 (No class on Apr 4, Apr 11)
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