• 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 ® 4
   
  Water, Water Everywhere Molecular Mix-ups Phenomenal Physiology  
 
Earth Science and Physics
Did you know that when you mix dehydrated chemicals together, a reaction will generally NOT occur without the presence of water or other kinds of liquids? Conduct electrolysis of water to learn about its basic components. Experiment with distilled, hard and tap water. Which one is the best for cleaning?
 
 
Chemistry
Did you know that there are natural and synthetic polymers? Experiment with polymers and learn their chemistry. Test the molecular structure and densities of plastics. Is there a biopolymer that is produced by a living organism? It’s in the starch, protein, DNA and RNA!
Life Science and Human Biology
Did you know that muscles airways work in pairs? Learn about human anatomy through dissection of other animals. Investigate the function of lungs, how a kidney works and the location of our hearts and pulse points. How are all these organs connected? Let’s measure our lung capacity!
 
  Week 1–4 (Sep 3 – Oct 30) Week 5–6 (Oct 1 – Oct 14) Week 7–9 (Oct 15 – Nov 4)  
                     
  Moons of Earth and Other Planets     Toys in Space       Itty-Bitty Microbiology  
 
Space Science
Did you know that the moon is covered with regolith? Observe features and phases of the moons of the solar system. Investigate how minerals are layered in the magma oceans. What are the factors affecting the appearance of impact craters and ejecta? Go with the stratigraphy of lava flow!
Space Science and Physics
Did you know that a ball thrown in the air on Earth always takes the path of a parabola? Make and play with toys that astronauts bring on space shuttle flights. How do familiar toys behave in space where gravity is absent? When toys go up in space, do they come back down again?
Life Science
Delve into the world that can't be seen by our naked eye. What did Antony van Leeuwenhoek see that no one else could? Find out the tool that has revolutionized modern biology. Are you ready to watch the millions of mini–factories that are working now to keep you alive?
 
  Week 10–11 (Nov 5 – Nov 18) Week 12–14 (Nov 19 – Dec 9)  Week 15–17 (Dec 10 – Dec 30)  
                     
  Reflections in Light       Fluid Mechanics Dry Ice Investigations  
 
Physics
Did you know the pharaohs of ancient Egypt used reflection to illuminate their pyramids? Manipulate light using mirrors and magnifiers. Investigate multiple images that can be predicted with mathematical accuracy. Probe into depth perception and stereoscopic vision. Do you think you can manage to bend light?
Physics and Technology
Did you know that things have a better lift when they are closer to the surface? Discover how gyroscopic forces tend to make things more stable. Test how pressure differences cause baseballs to spin in different ways. Experiment with nozzles to see which length will have a lesser payload penalty. What’s the right hand rule?
Chemistry and Physics
Delve into the particulate theory of matter while testing the properties of dry ice. Uncover the molecular morphology and fabricate fog with the sublimation of CO2. Prepare yourself to perceive the particle structure of matter. Is this the ultimate symbol of “fun” learning?
 
  Week 18–20 (Dec 31 – Jan 20) Week 21–22 (Jan 21 – Feb 3) Week 23–24 (Feb 4 – Feb 17)  
                     
  Dynamic Earth Only One Ocean Spectral Analysis  
 
Earth Science
What happens below our feet when continental plates collide? Explore the structure and composition of the Earth’s crust. Dig into the clues from the past to learn about earthquakes, trenches, ocean ridges and what’s inside the Earth. Reveal the dynamic nature of our planet!
Life Science and Earth Science
Did you know that 85% of life Earth lives in the ocean and that 70% of our oxygen comes from it? Why do marine mammals use blubber instead of hair for thermal regulation? How is buoyancy controlled by the swim bladder? Examine the ecological importance of biodiversity. The ocean, it’s alive!
Human Biology and Physics
Why is the sky blue, why is sunset red and why is cloud white? How can we tell if we are eating a green or red apple if color did not exist? Experiment with color filters and diffraction gratings. How do our brains sense and comprehend color? Do colors have heat?
 
  Week 25–26 (Feb 18 – Mar 3) Week 27–30 (Mar 4 – Mar 31) Week 31–32 (Apr 1 – Apr 14)  
                     
  Awesome Weather Simple Machines Wacky Compounds  
 
Earth Science and Physics
Did you know that weather occurs in the lowest and densest layer of the atmosphere called the troposphere? Construct your own anemometer to measure wind speeds. Can we crush a can without touching it? Train to be a meteorologist to forecast the weather. It’s time to get “cirrus” with clouds!
Physics
Did you know that machines never change the amount of work done but only the size and direction of the force and distance? What’s the most effective oar length for a rowboat? Compare a paddleboat and a measuring wheel. Can you build mechanical systems using different types of simple machines?
Chemistry
Did you know that temperature affects the elasticity of elastomers? Test the molecular structure and traction properties of rubber. Can we create a material that can be molded and will bounce off a hard clean surface? Which plastic is the most fantastic?
 
  Week 33–34 (Apr 15 – Apr 28) Week 35–38 (Apr 29 – May 26) Week 39–40 (May 27 – Jun 9)  
                     
  Power Play              
 
Physics
Did you know that a series circuit uses more energy than a parallel circuit with the same number of light bulbs? Turn our pencils into rheostats. Let’s “ask” our circuit if our drink is hot or cold? Examine electron flow to discover the nature of conductivity. Ready, set, charge!

   

         
  Week 41–44 (Jun 10 – Jul 7)              
                     
The window to science...and beyond!
 
 
 
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