• 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 ® 3
   
  Spaghetti Towers Medley of Machines The Human Machine  
 
Physics and Technology
Did you know that the form of a structure tells you a lot about its function? Fathom how the strength and stability of a construction can be altered by adding additional materials. Investigate trusses and truss towers. Is the axle always at each vertex of a triangle? What are cables used for, anyway?
 
 
Physics
Did you know that man has used machines for over 100,000 years? Take on the challenge in a mechanical mission to construct a myriad of machines. Utilize gadgets and gear ratios and learn to assemble a simple transmission. Develop levers, pulleys, wheels and axles in this endeavor. What are machines, anyway?
Life Science and Human Biology
Did you know that our bodies are constantly recreating ourselves, making a skeleton every 3 months? Work out the self–regulating functions of the human body. Unlock the secret behind blood clotting. Our joints are really quite cooperative in organizing our actions!
 
  Week 1–3 (Sep 3 – Sep 23) Week 4–7 (Sep 24 – Oct 21) Week 8–10 (Oct 22 – Nov 11)  
                     
  An Electrifying Experience     What's Beneath Our Feet?       Animal Capers  
 
Physics
Did you know that one can convert edible vegetables into batteries? Examine electron flow to discover the nature of conductivity. Fashion filaments and fuses to fit our fancy. Study the schematics of switches and complete the circuit. Let electricity point to the answer.
Earth Science
How do we reconstruct our history from underground clues? Build a goniometer to identify your favorite stone. From deep within the earth bubble, the chemical elements that bring us sacred stones, fossils and jewels can reveal to us the enigma of Earth’s natural history.
Life Science
Did you know that there are more insects than all other animals on Earth? Examine diversity and animal behavior through studies of invertebrates. Meet the mealworm and the crayfish. What are the organs that can detect different senses to dictate the animal’s behavior?
 
  Week 11–12 (Nov 12 – Nov 25) Week 13–14 (Nov 26 – Dec 9)  Week 15–17 (Dec 10 – Dec 30)
 
                     
  Optical Illusions       Designer K'Nex Fanciful Flora  
 
Human Biology and Physics
How do we “pour” light? Don't always believe what we think we see because our mind (not our eyes) can play tricks on us! Can we light up our eyes with colored shadows? Expose the tricks behind mind and line benders. Unravel the mysteries of the illusionary masters.
Physics and Technology
Did you know that many of the attractions in playgrounds are really simple machines? Probe into the workings of a wheel and why it is like a lever. Whether we’re racing up the ladder or whooshing down the slide, simple machines can make having fun even more fun!
Life Science
Did you know that an acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment? Propagate plants and observe structural development. How do plants depend upon their vascular vitality? Let’s get planted!
 
  Week 18–19 (Dec 31 – Jan 13) Week 20–21 (Jan 14 – Jan 27) Week 22–23 (Jan 28 – Feb 10)  
                     
  Space from Near and Far Aqueous Probe Bats Incredible!  
 
Space Science and Physics
Did you know that technology has increased our understanding of the universe? Construct model rockets and telescopes. Discover methods to build a vacuum environment. Design a vehicle for an alien planet that can travel over different terrains. Where’s the fuel source?
Earth Science, Chemistry and Physics
Did you know that water can be hard or soft? Does it take more soapy water or more plain water to make the same volume of liquid? Scrutinize the tenacity of surface tension. From solutions and saturations to density and dilution, astonish yourself with aquiform matters. You’ll need to roll up your sleeves for this one!
Life Science
Did you know that bats are considered nature's best bug control? Burrow into the brooding habits and behavior of bats. Turn into a sonic machine and use echolocation to communicate and find food. Get bewildered at the behest of bats.
 
  Week 24–25 (Feb 11 – Feb 24) Week 26–27 (Feb 25 – Mar 10) Week 28–29 (Mar 11 – Mar 24)  
                     
  Sorcerer's Lab What Will We Do Without Air? Fabric Forensics  
 
Chemistry
Did you know that matter cannot be destroyed? Find out which solution is more effective at washing. Experiment with household products to see how the chemicals work. Test soap and detergent for suds making ability. From solutions and saturations, astonish yourself with chemical matters.
Physics
Did you know that air can move, resist, be squeezed and take up space? Discover the purpose of barometers and the properties of diving bells. Can we create pressure to see how powerful it is? Examine the inter–relationships between volume, temperature and pressure. Can we “see” pressure?
Chemistry and Physics
Can you create a projection system with a flashlight, a stocking, and a magnifying glass? Monitor molecular motion and the capillary action of adhesion in materials. Fiddle with fabrics to find their fibrous form. Reveal the secret behind diaper absorption capacity. It’s all in the materials!
 
  Week 30–33 (Mar 25 – Apr 21) Week 34–35 (Apr 22 – May 5) Week 36–38 (May 6 – May 26)  
                     
  Windmills and Waterwheels     Postcards from Space          
 
Physics
Did you know that windmills in the sky generate more power? Tinker with overshot, undershot and breast waterwheels. Explore the theories for harnessing natural resources for energy. How does the modern hydraulic turbine resemble windmills and waterwheels? We’ll need to peer into the flow of fluids to find that out!
 
 
Space Science
Did you know that the relationship between planetary orbits around the sun is a measure of time? Study the combined effects of different forces acting on a body. Comprehend the characteristics of crustal materials. Why do the planets in the Solar System lie on nearly the same plane?
 
       
  Week 39–41 (May 27 – Jun 16)     Week 42–44 (Jun 17 – Jul 7)          
                     
The window to science...and beyond!
 
 
 
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