Enrichment Class Topics

 

The following is a partial list of class subjects offered by Little Scientists. All lessons can stand alone or be integrated into a series of enrichment programs.

Class Title
Overview
Take Home Project
The Magic of Color
Students discover the effects of mixing and separating colors.
Rainbow; chromatogram
Why the Sky is Blue
Students learn how scattered light can generate different colors.
Light catcher
The Magic of the Kaleidoscope
Students learn the components of a kaleidoscope and how multiple mirrors project images.
Kaleidoscope
The Magic of Crystals
Students learn about crystals that area part of their daily life
Colored sand crystal patterns
Why Leaves Turn Colors in the Fall
Students learn the parts of a tree and why trees lose leaves in the season.
Model Tree
The Forces of Gravity Students explore the properties of gravitational forces. Gravity challenger
The Center of Gravity
Students learn the relationship between balance and gravity Center of Gravity Finder
The Magic of Inertia Students learn and explore the properties of inertia Inertia Demonstrator
What Makes a Ball Bounce Students learn about the properties that affect how a ball bounces Ball
Magical Magnets
Students explore the properties of magnets and magnetism.
Magnet
Magnetic Attraction
Students learn about magnetic fields and the polarity of magnets.
Drawing of magnetic fields, magnetic attraction game; floating magnets
Harvest Time
Students explore the signs of harvest.
Bird feeder
The Science of Solutions
Students experiment to find out which common substances will mix.
Goop
Different States of Matter
Students learn about three forms of matter and how molecules change from one state to another.
Thermometer; model of three states of matter
The Magic of Chemistry
Students explore the evidence of a chemical change.
Chemical sensitive paper
The Wonders of a Volcano
Students discover how volcanoes are formed,
Volcano model
All About Rocks
Students learn how rocks are formed and are classified into three major categories
Rock collection box and sample rocks.
The Science of Sound
Students learn different sounds all depend on vibrations
Musical instrument; telephone
The Magic of Winter
Students learn how plants and animals prepare and adjust for the winter.
Model snowflake; Winter match up sheet
The Prehistoric Dinosaur
Students discover the science of paleontology
Dinosaur model
Digging for Fossils
Students examine fossils and learn about these records of earlier times
Fossil
The World of Computers
Students are introduced to the components of a computer and how it works (3 sessions)
Computer generated storybook
Signs of Spring
Students learn the parts of a plant and the role played by each
Seed doll; model plant
The Magic of Spring Students learn the basic parts of plants Bean plant
The Science of Bubbles
Students experiment with different properties of soap bubbles
2 and 3 dimensional bubble blowers
The Science of Flying
Students learn how Bernoulli's principle gives planes lift
Airfoil and wingless airplane
Flying Higher
Students learn about man-made aerial items other than planes
Paper helicopter; boomerang
The Power of Pressure
Students learn about atmospheric pressure
Cartesian diver
How Straws Work
Students learn how atmospheric pressure makes straws and siphons work
straw art; siphons
The Magic of Static Electricity
Students experiment with the forces of static electricity
Static electricity tube
What is the Solar System
Students learn the components of the solar system
Planetary mobile
Lenses and Telescopes
Students learn about the principles of lenses and the components of a telescope
Telescope
Our Earth, Our Moon
Students learn about the relationship between our earth and moon
Floating lunar astronaut
What Makes the Changing of the Seasons
Students learn about rotation, revolution, and the tilting of the earth.
Rotating earth model
All About Weather
Students learn about the types of weather  and weather measurement
Tornado Bottles
The Magic of Surface Tension
Students explore the force of surface tension
Marbled paper
Floating and Sinking
Students learn how the shape and weight of an object affect its buoyancy.
Sail boat
The Wonders of the Ocean
Students learn about the animals and plants that live in the ocean
Rock/shell paperweight
The Science of Shells
Students learn how different shells are made and classified.
Shell collection box
All About Water
Students explore the properties water (H2O) and learn about the changes water undergoes in daily life.
Water molecule model
The Salt Marsh
Students will understand the adaptations organisms have gone through to survive in salt and fresh water.
Fiddler Crab Model
The Art and Science of Sand
Students will learn what sand is made of , how it is made, and what it is used for. Different types of sand are explored.
Sand painting
The Magic of the Periscope
Students will learn about the basics of optics and mirrors.
Periscope
The Rocky Inter tidal Zone
Students will explore how tides affect plant and animal life at the seashore.
Salt Water Tank
What Holds Us Up
Students learn what would happen if we didn't have bones to hold us up.
Skeleton
All About Teeth
Students learn what a cavities, how it is formed and how it is detected, plus the structure and function of different teeth
Model tooth
DNA, Genes and Heredity
Students learn about the basics of genetics and molecular biology.
Gene model, fingerprint
All About Animals
Students learn about the differences between mammals, amphibians and reptiles
Animal Classification Chart
The Beautiful Butterfly
Students will experience firsthand the various stages in the development of a butterfly.
Butterfly model
Separation Science
Students study how mixtures can be separated
Separation prediction sheet; chromatogram
Sticky Science
Students learn about adhesion and cohesion
Glue sample
Stickier Science
Students learn more about adhesion and cohesion
Sticky putty; student made sticky note pad
All About Electricity
Students study basic electric circuits
switch; schematic diagram
All About Electromagnets
Students learn about the relationship between electricity and magnetism
Electromagnet
All About Electric Motors
Students learn the components and how an electric motor works
Simple motor
Energy and Motion
Students learn about potential and kinetic energy.
Roll back; optical illusion
The Primary Colors Students learn to identify the primary colors primary color sheet; color pattern ribbon; color wheel & top
Shades of Blue Students will learn about color variation blue/white gradient; blue/yellow gradient; pendant
What are Shapes? Students will learn about the different shapes sorted shape sheets; wax shapes
Circles and Balls Students will learn about how an object’s shape affects its rolling ability rolling art
What is a Magnet? Students will learn about and explore the properties of magnets Wanda magnetic
Magnets Push and Pull Students learn how magnets can be used to repel things or attract things magnetic car
Stop and Go   3 different surfaces on triangle block
All About Nature Students learn to understand nature observations bird house
Plants are Different from Animals Students will learn the parts of plants and how they are different from animals palm & leaf impressions
The Wonder of Flower Students learn the parts of a flower and the role each one plays model flower
Growing Plants Students learn how plants grow grass ball
The Buzzing Bee Students will learn about bees model bee
Velcro Students will learn about Velcro and how it works Velcro music sticks
Hot and Cold Students learn about heat simple thermometer
The Air Around Us Students will learn some of the properties of several gases simple barometer
Air Helps Us Float Students will learn and explore how air affects buoyancy pontoon boat
What is Adaptation? Students learn that animals adapt to survive Vision image chart
Animal Ears Are Different Students will learn how animals have adapted to respond to sound model ears
What are Hands and Feet for? Students explore how hands and feet are adapted to different needs model feet
Our Sense of Smell and Taste Students will learn and understand the relationship between smell and taste Scratch and smell sheet
Why is it Cold Outside in the Winter? Students learn to identify the season of winter and what kind of coverings keep us warm changing seasons game
How do Animals Survive the Cold? Students learn how winter affects animals hibernating animal model
So Where is There Air?   barometer
What is a Bubble? Students will learn the materials a bubble is made out of and that all soaps make bubbles Bubble art
Separation Science Students will learn that different solutions can be separated by different procedures chromatograph
All About Water Students will explore water’s properties and learn how it changes model water molecule; polyacrylamide gel animal
All About Electricity Students will learn about electricity electric switch; schematic diagram
All About Electromagnets Students will learn about electromagnets as well as the relationship between electricity and magnetism 4 activities; electromagnet
Inside an Electric Motor Students will learn how an electric motor works 2 activities; electric motor
Energy and Motion Students will learn the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy 9 activities; optic illusion cards; roll back
Sticky Science Students will learn how things stick together and how to compare this force 4 activities; student-made glue
Stickier Science Extension and expansion on “Sticky Science” 6 activities; paper pad; sticky putty

Volume 2A ages 6 plus

 
Going Fast with Friction Students will learn about friction 5 activities; friction prediction sheet & bottle lid
Rolling Along Students learn about how wheels and axles are used in vehicles 7 activities; wheeled vehicle
Learning About Levers Students will learn about the first class lever 5 activities; lever worksheet; first class lever
Knots and Nails Students learn about how knots and wedges are used to hold things together 7 activities; knot sheet; wooden pegs & Styrofoam block
Getting to Know Gears Students will learn about gears and explore how they work 8 activities; simple gears
The Power of Pulleys Students learn about fixed and movable pulleys fixed & movable pulleys
Spiral Science Students learn about inclined planes and screws 5 activities; spiral inclined plane; block & screws
More Machines Students will learn about more kinds of levers and wheels 5 activities; flyswatter

Volume 3A ages 6 plus

 
Our Eyes Students will learn how their eyes work 8 activities; inverse-color flag picture
Metals Students will learn about the properties that are used to identify metals 6 activities; metal/nonmetal prediction sheet; metal tester
Actions and Reactions Students will learn the relationship between actions and reactions 7 activities; balloon air rocket
Lungs and Breathing Students learn that breathing is an exchange of gases and also how their lungs work 6 activities; model diaphragm
The Sense of Touch Students will learn about the sense of touch and how we use it 6 activities; touch prediction chart; samples of tested items
Working with the Ocean Students learn about how we interact with the ocean sextant
Planet Earth Students will learn about the different parts of our world 5 activities; model of the lithosphere
The Science of Polymers Students learn about the effects of changing variables, illustrated by changing the proportion ratios of ingredients in solutions to make polymers 4 activities; polymer experimental chart; polymer samples
Volume 4A ages 6 plus  
Air Pressure and Rockets Students will learn how air pressure can propel rockets 6 activities; balloon rocket
Rockets need Energy Students learn why rockets need energy 7 activities; propeller driven rocket
Building Rockets Students will learn how rockets are built 5 activities; gas powered rocket
Water Pressure and Rockets Students learn how water pressure can be used to propel rockets 5 activities; air and water rockets

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