Come join the fun in Science Club! You’ll begin with the end in mind by learning about the scientific method. You will also synergize with your friends to perform science experiments. You will learn to ask questions and learn about the world around you.
In Science club young scientist will participate in hand-on experiments, watch experiments, attend presentations to learn about the wonderful world of Science and professions in the Science field. Guidance will also be given on how to come up with a science project/experiment, the scientific method, and creating a tri-fold presentation board for the Science Fair.
Benefits of attending a science club.
Science clubs give kids a new opportunity to make friends in an environment where everyone has a shared interest.
The hands-on experiments in science club require kids to work together learning cooperation and communication skills in a fun and stress-free (no tests) setting. This improves students' self-esteem and confidence inside and outside of the science club. This is confirmed through studies with The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning who found that “evidence-based approaches to improving students' personal and social skills were consistently successful in producing multiple benefits for youth including improvements in children's personal, social and academic skills, as well as their self-esteem.”
Support Common Core Learning
Science club uses the Scientific Method aka Scientific and Engineering Practices. Hands-on learning and the weekly programs allow for long-term projects encouraging participants to ask questions and to think critically. This evidence-based reasoning, analyzing, and shared activity aligns with the Common Core standards and skills required in science, language arts and mathematics.
According to the Afterschool Alliance, and the Policy Studies Association “regular participation in afterschool is linked to significantly improved work habits, overall behavior, and reduced behavior problems, thus facilitating academic improvements.”
THE MOST IMPORTANT BENEFIT!
Taking the fear out of learning science and focusing on FUN experiments is the number one priority. In turn, students develop critical thinking, are encouraged to ask questions and learn that things don’t always go as expected!Advisor Mrs. Gorney