Aim To develop information retrieval, listening & observing, scientific reading, data representation, scientific writing and knowledge presentation.
Activities Projects inPhysical Science (chemistry, geology, astronomy and physics), Applied Science (Health & Engineering), Battle of the Scientists (technology & inventions).
Earth and space science (ESS) connect systems. Earth and space science explores the interconnections between the land, ocean, atmosphere, and life of our planet. These include the cycles of water, carbon, rock, and other materials that continuously shape, influence, and sustain Earth and its inhabitants. Physical science is the study of non-living things including: chemistry, geology, astronomy and physics. An example of physical science is a course teaching the concepts of energy and gravity.
Applied science is a discipline that is used to apply existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, for example: technology or inventions. In natural science, basic science (or pure science) is used to develop information to explain phenomena in the natural world.
Construction Blocks – Build It Up!
Best suited for children between the ages of 2-12 Years. Blocks have been the most basic brain games for kids since the beginning of time and have remained a constant in the ‘toy-sphere’ — and there’s a good reason why. Expose your child to blocks of different colors and sizes — and that’s it! Let your child explore the blocks and let their imagination run wild. All aspects of your child’s development are exposed including shape/ color recognition, creativity, spatial awareness, and so much more.
You can start off with basic color and shape blocks for younger children and then upgrade to Legos or abstract building blocks for older children. Create simple patterns with blocks, have your toddler try to copy the patterns. This is a simple way to help your child observe patterns.
Battle of the Scientists
This is where applied science the application of existing scientific knowledge to practical applications, like technology or inventions.
Natural science is a branch of science concerned with the description, prediction, and understanding of natural phenomena, based on empirical evidence from observation and experimentation. Mechanisms such as peer review and repeatability of findings are used to try to ensure the validity of scientific advances.
These topics range from the areas such as, Engineering, Aerospace, Agriculture, Civil Computer science, Healthcare cutting across from Medicine, Veterinary, Dentistry, Midwifery, Pharmacy and Nursing.
Other projects include
- Avoiding Disaster: The Right Bridge Design
- Holding Power of Nails
- How Does the Ratio of Sand to Cement Affect the Strength of Concrete?
- Shapes with Straws
- Solving a ‘Windy’ Problem
- Set Your Table for a Sweet and Sticky Earthquake Shake
- How Do You Make the ‘Best’ Cookie?
- Converting Oil into Clean Fuel
- Interpreting Area Data from Maps vs. Graphs: An Experiment in Visual Perception
- Motion After-Effects in Vision
- Testing the Accuracy of Eyewitness Testimony
- Time is Money