Small Wonders School of Science

Small Wonders School of Science


Young children are naturally curious explorers who are eager to discover information about the world around them. Children learn scientific concepts by exploring observing and investigating materials and ideas. These experiences provide the foundation for abstract and scientific thought. Science concepts are encompassed throughout the key areas of early learning; for example, children use pretend play to explore and manipulate materials, creative arts to discover a variety of ways to express their ideas, and literacy and language arts to research answers to questions.
Join us Friday Afternoons from 12:30 to 3:00 pm at the Crystal Lake Education Center as we: 

* Explore the difference between Living and Non-Living things 

* Learn about the characteristics of earth and sky (seasons, weather, light, shadows, sun, moon, stars) 

* Experiment with the properties of matter (hard, soft, float, sink, solid, liquid). 

* Use our five senses to observe, explore, and experiment with scientific phenomena (hands-on science) 

* Uses simple tools (eye droppers, magnifying glasses) to explore and gather information 

* Investigate by collecting, describing, and recording information

September: My Healthy Body

Join us as we learn about our five senses and the importance of our skeleton, exercise and nutrition.

September 7,14,28    $60/3 sessions

October: Fall Explorations

Let’s explore and appreciate the great outdoors as we investigate colorful leaves, apples and various animals we can see in our backyard.

October 5,12,26    $60/3 sessions

November: Ready for Winter

Animals and humans both prepare for winter. Hibernation, migration and adaptation will be the topics of discussion in November.

November 9,16,30    $60/3 sessions

December: Minnesota Environment

Minnesota has a variety of places for people to live. We will look at farms, forest/lakes and life in the city.

December 7,14,21     $60/3 sessions

January: Ice Follies

Our little scientists will be busy studying snow, freezing and melting ice. We will also look at the globe and find the cold and warm regions.

January 4,11,18,25   $80/4 sessions

February: Mixology

We will get our hands busy as we are learning about solids/liquids, experiment with colors and make our play dough to bring home.

February 1,8,15,22     $80/4 sessions

March: Weights and Measurements

Why is it important to measure and weigh items? We will be busy experimenting with a variety of scales and see how tall we are.

March 1,8,15   $60/3 sessions

April: Magnets and Simple Machines

Science will be at work as we are busy investigating how magnets work and experiment with simple machines such as gears and wheel/axels.

April 5,12,26    $60/3 sessions

May: Spring Has Sprung

We will get back to the science of nature as we investigate how plants grow, insects and go on a nature walk.

May 3, 10, 17, 24     $80/4 sessions

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