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The SCIENCE WORKS! provides a wide range of educational programs for children and educators at all levels of educational development.
Highlights include:

Elementary Hands-On Science Workshops - (Workshops designed to engage and inspire students to explore the world around them through science investigations and inquiry)

Camps/Classes - (Week-long mini-camp programs, or eight-ten week afterschool science classes are available in "Hands-On Science", "Inventions", "Nature", "Science-Magic", or just plain "Magic")

Science Auditorium Programs - (Performances presenting science experiments in a fun and entertaining manner, proving that science can be fun, entertaining, and educational at the same time!) programs include The Science Magic Show and Wonderful Water Wizardry.

Educator Inservice Programs - (Workshops for Early Childhood and Elementary Educators to assist them in increasing their science knowledge and comfort levels, as well as inviting and motivating them to wonder about science themselves)

A Scientist in Residency Program - (Combining hands-on science workshops, auditorium performances and educator inservice programs, Stephen Lechner will become a "Scientist in Residence", giving students and teachers the chance to engage in scientific inquiry though custom designed programs)

A residency may include:
An in-service program for the teachers prior to the start of the residency, a motivational Science "Magic" Show for the whole school to attend, followed by workshops with individual classrooms tailored to their curriculum topics, and finishing with consultation with the students and teachers to develop their own classroom or school-based science centers.

The Magic of Science Programs:
Workshops designed to engage and excite children about the wonders of science using everyday phenomenon presented in extraordinary ways. Topics include:

• BUBBLES ALL AROUND (K-2)
• RAINBOWS AND COLOR (K-2)
• MAGNETIC MARVELS (K-5)
• WATER WIZARDRY (K-5)
• KITCHEN CHEMISTRY (K-5)
• MIRRORS AND KALEIDOSCOPES (K-5)
• OPTICAL ILLUSIONS (3-5)
• ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS (3-5)

Collecting Science Programs:
These workshops use Steve’s unique collections of materials and his engaging teaching style to help children uncover scientific theories and principles while “messing about” with science themes. Titles in this series include:

BOUNCING AND ROLLING (K-2)
SEASHELL-SCIENCE (K-2)
FLYING THINGS (K-2)
SOUNDS-AROUND (K-2)
WONDERFUL WATER (K-5)
THE MAGNET MUSEUM (K-5)
ROCKS AND MINERALS (K-5)

Outside In Progams
Steve brings the great outdoors into the realm of the classroom with his nature based science series, making connections and fostering understanding of the physical and natural science worlds.  Programs include:

BILLIONS OF BUGS (K)
SNOWY SCIENCE (K)
BIRDS OF A FEATHER (K-2)
WEATHER WONDERS (K-2)
NATURE’S TREE-HOUSES (K-2)
SAND-SATIONAL SCIENCE (K-2)
TERRARIUMS (K-2)

In Depth Investigations
These workshops provide more time for students  to work with a topic in-depth, through either a concentrated block of time, or over the course of a few weeks/months.  In these topics, students will work toward a larger goal of their own invention, a classroom/school hollow-tree-trunk-creation, a classroom “museum” with many exhibits, or a performance that the class works on as a group.  While the goal is product oriented, the process of getting there is integral to the learning that takes place, as students work through problem solving, the scientific method, and the design process, depending upon the topic and program they are undertaking.  These programs include:

NATURE’S TREE HOUSES (3-5)
THE INVENTION CONVENTION (3-5)
THE CLASSROOM SCIENCE MUSEUM (3-5)
THE GREAT SCIENCE MAGIC SHOW! (3-5)

 

For more information, please contact Steve Lechner at The SCIENCE WORKS!

 


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