• 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
                     
  Fun with Potions       Coastal Creations       Extreme Power  
 
Chemistry
Did you know that all matter has mass and occupies space? Create fizzling potions and experiment with different bubbling solutions. Observe the ticks that happen when different compounds mix. Find out the REAL power of lemons. That’s chemical reaction!
 
 
 
Life Science and Earth Science
Do you know the reason of the moon’s effect on tug of tides? Scrutinize sand and explore the erosive forces of wave action. Consider coastal critters and the adaptability of aquatic friends and foes at the tide pool. What can affect this delicate marine ecosystem?
 
 
 
Physics
Did you know that a piece of buttered toast contains enough energy to run a 60 watt light bulb for 1.5 hours? Discover how you can “blow” out a candle without using hands or your breath and cook a hot dog with no fire. Get the real shocking facts about energy and electricity.
 
  Week 1–3 (Sep 1 – Sep 20)       Week 4–7 (Sep 22 – Oct 18)       Week 8–10 (Oct 20 – Nov 8)  
                     
  Global Gardeners       Seismic Seductions       Home is Where the Habitat Is  
 
Life Science
Why do flowers come in so many different colors? Understand actions and interactions between plants and their surroundings. Explore the leafy facts to become a member of the leaf safari team. Clue in to who the hitchhikers really are!
 
 
 
Earth Science
Did you know that earthquakes are the results of energy buildup from the crust? Peel away the layers of the Earth to discover what’s at the core. What happens to structures on earth when it shakes? Create a seismograph that can detect earthquakes. From tenacious tremors to energetic epicenters, what’s at work in inner earth?
 
 
 
Life Science and Earth Science
Do you know if animals can live on giant hunks of floating ice? Reach into environments and burrow into biomes. Understand our integrated earth systems and the adaptive abilities of animals to their terrains. Fathom flora and fauna from the tropics to the frost and glacier of the tundra.
 
  Week 11–13 (Nov 10 – Nov 29)       Week 14–16 (Dec 1 – Dec 20)        Week 17–19 (Dec 22 – Jan 10)  
                     
  Dig Those Machines!       Natural Resources       Creative Constructions  
 
Physics
Did you know that all mechanical machines are made up of one of six simple machines? Test how simple machines multiply the force that we apply. Sometimes it doesn't matter how much effort we’re making. If our load isn't moving, we just aren't working!
 
 
 
Physics and Earth Science
Did you know that global warming is not only caused by man-made effects but can occur naturally? Delve into natural resources that come in renewable and non-renewable forms. Create anemometers, construct water wheels and assemble a solar cooker. Consider what conservation really is!
 
 
 
Physics and Technology
Did you know that design is a process that can take many forms? Build a time machine, assemble a “flunker” and construct devices that keep temperatures constant. Figure out the best insulator materials that can keep heat away from an ice cube. Let’s put our thinking hats on to find out what innovation really is!
 
  Week 20–23 (Jan 12 – Feb 7)       Week 24–26 (Feb 9 – Feb 28)       Week 27–29 (Mar 2 – Mar 21)  
                     
  Beaks and Feet       Mysteries Unearthed       Planet Earth  
 
Life Science
Do you know if birds have knees? Delve into the flight and functions of feathers. Understand birds’ relationships with blossoms, seeds and biodiversity. Study bird adaptations in bird beaks and bird feet. Find out that the largest cell on the planet is an unfertilized ostrich egg – let’s babble about birds!
 
 
 
Physics and Earth Science
Before the era of science, how did different cultures perceive the world? Explore the designs of ancient architectures and discover the secrets of the ancients. From Egyptian engineering to Chinese relics, take an archeological expedition to unravel the puzzles of the past!
 
 
 
Earth Science
Did you know that the Earth is divided into three portions: geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere? Discover how one tree can filter up to thirty kilograms of pollutants from the air each year. Investigate Earth’s geological features and their changes. What a delicately balanced planet we live on!
 
  Week 30–32 (Mar 23 - Apr 11)       Week 33–36 (Apr 13 – May 9)       Week 37–39 (May 11 – May 30)  
                     
  Chemistry at Play       Standing Tall       Bodyworks  
 
Chemistry
Do you know what matter is made of? Experiment with properties, phase change and the physical states of matter. What makes yeast rise? Assemble a spy scope to aid in material comparisons. Build a polymer, mix solutions and have an exuberant time finding “things” out!
 
 
 
Physics and Technology
What is the real meaning of technical designs? Let’s probe into structures and shapes. Can we evaluate structural support systems? Conquer our vertigo of the tallest 3-D wonder. Conceive, create and cooperate in constructing an assortment of architectural wonders.
 
 
 
Life Science and Human Biology
Did you know that our ears and nose continue to grow throughout our entire lives? Discover what our brain looks like and how it functions. Probe into how our skin can help us and analyze different fingerprint patterns. Investigate the passage of food in our tummies and see what a balanced diet can do for us.
 
  Week 40–42 (Jun 1 – Jun 20)       Week 43–45 (Jun 22 – Jul 11)       Week 46–49 (Jul 13 – Aug 8)  
                     
  Adventures in Space                  
 
Space Science
Did you know that the Sun makes up 99.86% of our Solar System’s mass? Explore the origin of the Milky Way and why we’re in a spiral galaxy. Determine how the Moon orbits around Earth in phases. Simulate the effect of gravity on a spacecraft. Why does Uranus lie on its side?

 

               
  Week 50–52 (Aug 10 – Aug 29)                  
                     
The window to science...and beyond!
 
 
 
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