Nothing brings people together like food. By practicing the arts of cooking and conversations, students prepare and enjoy seven delicious dishes together. With STEM tie-ins galore and each dish from a different culture, there is never a shortage of conversation topics. With the final three weeks to work on their class project, students have held cooking competitions, started gardens, created cookbooks and thrown healthy eating parties. When K-8th graders want to throw healthy eating parties, you are doing something right!
Light bulbs will go on when students learn the parts of a circuit and explore the central role of electricity in their lives. Beginners will complete six take-home projects like the Solar Cockroach (above), one week of programing, and have three weeks to design and make their culminating project. Projects always use the Engineering Design Process and have ranged from writing a green building magazine to mapping carbon footprints to exploring renewable energy to designing remote control cars.
Students and teachers will bug out when they get to host seven living invertebrates in their classroom during the first seven weeks. Focusing on core concepts like anatomy, behavior, habitats, classification and camaflauge, students become experts in on each 'bug' as they sketch organize their findings in scientific journals. Over the final three weeks, culminating projects have included vermicompost bins, building models, puppet plays, and testing hypothesis using the scientific method.
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So you’ve completed your Exploration, what’s next?
After you’ve done an Exploration with CityScience we hope you will try leading one yourself! We know you can do it once you have picked up tips from the model instruction and experienced the flow of the Exploration!
Wait. How does this work?
First, click here to let us know you want to lead the program yourself for a 2nd 10 week session.
Then, we clean and replenish all the durable and consumables supplies in your CityScience Kit for a $100 fee.
You can also choose to purchase:
- a half-day training to refresh your staff
- coaching visits from and as much assistance as you need
Many of our clients have started with Explorations and grown into long-term partnerships.