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    Science Made Fun

    Grades K–3

    When: Wednesday, 1/16/2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Export event

    Session dates: Wednesdays, 1/16/2019 - 3/6/2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Where: Room E-104

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCCalling all junior scientists. We will start this next session off with a BANG!

    Join us as we discover the shocking facts about electricity. Take an up-close and personal look at air pressure and tornadoes. Dig into science as we pan for real gemstones and extract chlorophyll from real plants. Get your senses running as we experiment with lights and sounds. Try your hand at dissecting an owl pellet and build your own neuron as we become a bundle of nerves.

    Science Made Fun programs provide an opportunity to expose kids, at an early age, to the amazing world of science and nature, through discovery-style learning and inquiry-based dialogue with a real scientist.

    In this hands-on science class, students will explore various topics among chemistry, physical, life and Earth sciences. Each week the students will discover a new and engaging scientific concept, which will be accompanied by two or three hands-on experiments which brings the concept to life. Students roll up their sleeves and become REAL scientists!

    Earth Sciences:
    Dig It©: Learn all the different characteristics that are used to classify rocks! Rock on!

    Meteorology Madness©: Learn about weather as we take an up-close and hands-on look at air pressure, changing conditions and tornadoes.

    Physical Sciences:
    Power of Light©: Find out just how amazing light is. What is visible light? Discover who ROY G. BIV is and the electromagnetic spectrum. Uncover the mysteries behind light and why it is both wave- and particle-like.

    Sounds Fun©: Learn about the different types of sound. Discover what sounds actually are. Make sound travel through different media. Build your very own harmonica. Make salt dance and water fly.

    Edison’s Workshop©: Explore the amazing world of electricity. Learn what's "current" and become "energized" as we learn about batteries and make bells ring and light bulbs light up.

    Biological Sciences:
    Smarty Plants©: Discover the amazing world of plants. Learn about photosynthesis. Have a hands-on look at roots, shoots and transportation inside a plant as we extract chlorophyll from spinach leaves.

    Bundle of Nerves©: Learn about the brain and spinal cord. Watch reflexes in action and build a model of the human eye and a neuron!


    About the Instructor: Shalini Wadwani
    After working in the biotech industry for almost 14 years, Shalini Wadwani decided to switch to a more fulfilling and meaningful career of teaching science in a fun and entertaining manner to children. Her hope is to inspire them to pursue science in the higher grades.


    Grades K–3
    Wednesdays, January 16–March 6 | No class February 20 | 7 classes
    3:30–4:30 PM
    Room E-104
    $235 Member | $265 General Public | *Eligible for 50% off to Members
    Contact: Salina Nunez | (650) 223-8684 | [email protected]





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