Science Clubs: 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.
How can this learning take place?
Our carefully designed inquiry centered lessons that involve children with hands-on activies 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. ClubScientific 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 ClubScientific 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.
ClubScientific believes in parental involvement. In every ClubScientific class, your child will receive a lesson card describing the lesson with some suggestions for extending the learning experience at home.
Each science enrichment UNIT lasts for five weeks. Classes meet once a week for approximately 60 minutes. Class size is 8-10 students, per instructor, with the cost of $70.00 per student per Unit.
After School Club
"LEGO WeDo Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as language and literacy." (LEGO Education)
LEGO Mindstorm NXT offers students the opportunity to build and program real-life robotic solutions. Students learn to program the interactive servo motors, and a variety of sensors. Students are exposed to (STEM) science, technology, engineering, and math by building complex control systems and experiment with programming skills. Students are introduced to concepts that are relevant in the manufacturing industry, introducing them to concepts that could develop into a future occupation. This is a perfect opportunity to learn and build skills that will prepare your student to participate in a First Lego League.
LEGO Deep Space Camp takes campers to the edge of the universe on a mission to make a distant planet habitable for humans. Campers will learn to build robots, learn programming, tackle challenges, and hone their robotics and project-planning skills. Science factoids are interspersed throughout, accompanying engineering design activities tied into space exploration. More information about LEGO Deep Space Camp and other summer camps is here!