• SWSciencesploration01
      Our children learn to observe, infer and experiment through “hands-on” activities
  • SWSciencesploration02
      Our curriculum is based on “inquiry” where students gain “minds-on” experiences
  • SWSciencesploration03
      Our students are encouraged to describe objects and events, ask questions, construct explanations, and communicate their ideas to others
  • SWSciencesploration04
      Our learners develop their understanding of science by combining scientific knowledge with reasoning and thinking skills
 
SCIENCESPLORATION ® 2
   
  Desert Surprises Secrets of Sounds Earth Matters  
 
Life Science and Earth Science
How do animals survive in the desert with a scarcity of food, water and habitat?  Learn about evaporation and how to get around the water problem.  What’s in a desert food chain?  Find out if you have adaptations to take the heat!  It’s so hot it sizzles!
 
 
Physics
Can a tuning fork ripple the surface of water without touching it?  Manipulate a variety of objects to produce sound and identify ways in which sounds differ.  Explore how sounds travel through both air and solid.  Jive to some good vibrations!
Earth Science and Chemistry
Did you know that one tree could filter up to sixty pounds of pollutants from the air each year?  Experiment with plastic bottles, aluminum foil and water.  Discover exciting new ways to recycle and conserve.  “Drill” for oil and learn what a delicately balanced planet we live on!
 
  Week 1–4 (Sep 2 – Sep 28)  
                     
  Chemical Concoctions     Creature Carnival       Wheelie Wheelers  
 
Chemistry
Did you know that you can see oxygen?  Synthesize substances and manufacture elastic materials.  Venture into the various functions of combining compounds.  Experiment with evaporation and effervescence. Can you “measure” molecules?
Life Science, Chemistry and Physics
Did you know that octopus swims with jet propulsion?  Construct a woodpecker’s tongue that can reach into tree holes to fish for worms.  Create a toy that can move like an earthworm.  Investigate how snails can climb walls.  We like to move it, move it!
Physics
Why do things not fall up instead of down?  Discover the strength of forces and how they push and pull.  Find out what would happen if you lived in a world without friction.  Investigate vehicles with wheels and rollers.  Construct a racetrack, build a go-cart and race your way to fame!
 
   
                     
  Buzzing a Hive       Machines Unlimited Physics Lab  
 
Life Science
Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a honeybee hive?  Find out why and how bees dance.  Discover real pollen and nectar in flowers and learn to make beebread.  Examine and taste real honeycomb and role-play bee jobs.  Find out how busy bees really bee-have?
Physics
Did you know that ancient Egyptians used simple machines to build those huge pyramids?  Figure out how to control forces and achieve tasks more easily.  What is the effectiveness of each machine?  Use the force, extreme team!
Physics
Is it possible for the skin to sense heat and cold temperatures reliably?  What do magnifying lenses and mirrors do?  What happens when hot and cold meet?  Investigate how energy travels.  Delve into the exciting properties of physics!
 
   
                     
  Space Odyssey The Moving Earth Skeletons!  
 
Space Science and Physics
Hey, what’s in the world up there?  Examine our solar system planets in motion.  Investigate the Sun’s effect on atmospheric temperature.  Find out why Venus is so hot and why Mercury does not cause an eclipse.  Build a space shuttle to travel in space.  Be an intrigued stargazer!
Earth Science
Whose fault is an earthquake?  Unravel the secrets behind earth movements and formations.  “Cook” conglomerate rocks and explore what’s under your feet.  Find out which soil mixture is the “tastiest” for plants.  Can you tell the story of life from the beginning of the world?  Explore the earth for the answers.  What makes a volcano erupt anyway?
Life Science
Do we have an exoskeleton or an endoskeleton?  Take a close look at invertebrates and vertebrates.  Explore their movements and find out where they live.  Relate to some predator and prey situation.  It’s charade time!
 
   
                     
  Crazy about Chemistry Animal Babies  
 
Chemistry
Explore the world of chemistry!  Mix potions to test, and watch mysterious powders appear and disappear before your very eyes.  Can you perform the trick of the disappearing eggshells without touching them?  The most common phenomenon, when looked at with fresh and curious eyes, often turns out to be the most fascinating.
Life Science
Did you know that the daddy emperor penguin keeps the egg warm on its feet?  Visit the emperor penguins’ home of ice and water to investigate what they eat and how they care for their young.  Take a closer look at the elephant family to learn about body structures, family life, and social behavior.  How can we help animal babies survive?
 
 
   
                     
                   
   

               
                   
                     
The window to science...and beyond!
 
 
 
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