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Students get an overall introduction to biology and related chemistry through our proven, hands-on activities. Students will explore the living world, including learning to use microscopes to examine a variety of plant and animal specimens, begin to understand the periodic table and experiment with a variety of chemical interactions.

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WED - 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Skill Level


Grade Level

Gr 3-5

Session 1

WED: Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019 [4:30 - 5:30 PM]

The Living World


Week 1:

Tiny Worlds: Students will learn how to properly create slides and use a microscope, while examining various biological specimens.

Week 2:

Cells, The Building Blocks of Life! Students learn cell structure by building an animal or plant cell using various shop materials.

Week 3:

Botanical Wonders! Students learn about some of the stranger species of plants, including the dionaea muscipula, aka "Venus Fly Trap".

Week 4:

Zoological Surprises! Our favorite herpetologist visits with some of his favorite "friends".

Week 5:

Ecological Reactions: Students experiment with how bacteria reacts when introduced to different environmental elements.

Week 6:

What is DeoxyriboNucleic Acid: Students learn to extract DNA from fruit, examine it under a microscope and build a double helix model using edible creations.

Week 7:

States of Matter: Students get to observe how the typical lines between gases, liquids and solids are not so obvious.

Week 8:

Rainbow Tower: Students build a liquid tower, adding liquids of different densities and discussing why they float one atop another.

Session 2

WED: Nov 6, 2019 - Jan 15, 2020 [4:30 - 5:30 PM]
(No class on Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1)

Session 3

WED: Jan 22, 2020 - Mar 11, 2020 [4:30 - 5:30 PM]

Session 4

WED: Mar 18, 2020 - May 20, 2020 [4:30 - 5:30 PM]
(No class on Apr 1, Apr 8)

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