January Classes - 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
Elementary Session 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Middle School Session 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Join us for our online STEM classes. Learn about plants, genes, weather, and the moon. Students will experiment to visualize the concepts introduced during class. A kit is mailed to you with all necessary materials for experimentation or a project.
$50 per student, per month 50% off for members. Includes a mailed materials kit and 4 live, instructor-led online classes.
Space is limited and reservations are required in advance. Please leave enough time for your materials to be mailed to you.
Week 1 - Rainforest Ecosystems: Take a journey through a tropical rainforest to discover this unique ecosystem and its effect on the world. Students will learn about forest layers, animals, plants, and products using a variety of unusual and rare materials. A slide show of photos of the Amazon and Australian rainforests emphasizes the importance of this resource.
NGSS Learning Standards: P-LS1-1, P-LS1-2; K-LS1-1, K-ESS3-1, 2-LS2-2, 2-LS4-1; 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4, 3-LS4-2, 3-ESS2-2; 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2; 5-LS1-1, 5-ESS3-1; MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-4, MS-LS2-5, MS-ESS3-4
Week 2 - Magical Molecules: Experience the magic of combining molecules to create new substances. Participants make glue using household materials. When they add additional substances, something totally different is created!
NGSS Learning Standards: 5-PS1-1, 5-PS1-2, 5-PS1-3, 5-PS1-4; MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4, MS-PS1-8, MS-PS1-2, MS-PS1-5
Week 3 - Your Senses: Students will touch, taste, listen, see, and smell their way to discovering how all 5 senses are used to interpret the world around them. They learn how the senses are part of an interrelated system.
NGSS Learning Standards: P-LS1-2; 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, MS-LS1-8
Week 4 - Science of Sound: Discover what sound is and how vibrations travel through the air to create it. Learn about the parts of the ear that help you hear and make a musical instrument that uses vibration.
This is a live, instructor-led, online interactive class with a mailed materials kit.