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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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SAT- 11:15 - 12:15 PM

Skill Level


Grade Level

Gr 3-5

Session 1


Session 2

SAT: Nov 9, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020 [11:15 - 12:15 PM]
(No class on Nov 30, Dec 28, Jan 4)

The Living World

Students engage in science and discovery about the living world, including learning the classification system, paleontology, and studying various living and preserved specimens throughout the course.

Week 1:

The Ecosystem: students first learn what it takes for living organisms to both survive in different environments, as well as co-exist in sometimes symbiotic ways.

Week 2:

Organism Classification: Students learn up-close and personal where various specimens in our shop exist on what is sometimes called The Tree of Life.

Week 3:

The Once Living World: a visit by our favorite paleontologist, Howell, with fossils and fun stories from the Natural History Museum!

Week 4:

Rotten Log Observations: Students observe and catalog several small insect specimens in a "rotten log" habitat.

Week 5:

Fungi & Bacteria: Students learn what bacteria and fungi are and then sent home to collect samples for study the following week.

Week 6:

Microscopic Observations of Fungi: Students return with their samples starting to grow in agar media plates, observe under microscopes and share what they learned from sample collection.

Week 7:

The Coleomegilla Maculata: Students get to observe lady beetle larvae growth over two weeks, culminating in this session where it is fully grown.

Week 8:

Dissection of Vertebrata Subphylum: Students will dissect fish specimens and make observations. (Note: if your student does not feel comfortable with dissection, please let us know and we will have them do another activity.)

Session 3

SAT: Jan 25, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020 [11:15 - 12:15 PM]

Session 4

SAT: Mar 21, 2020 - May 23, 2020 [11:15 - 12:15 PM]
(No class on Apr 4, Apr 11)

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