• 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 ® 5
   
  ABC's of Acid-Base Chemistry
Light and Images Electrical Mayhem  
 
Chemistry
What is the difference between a solution and a suspension? Should we be surprised to learn that molecules can bounce off walls? Experiment with different chemicals and their reactions. How do we transfer electrons? Delve into matter, the stuff that everything but dreams is made of!
 
 
Physics
Did you know that light travels in a straight line and will only change direction when it hits an object? Dabble into points, lines and angles. Predict where light will go by where it has been. Learn to “look” objects with a much more analyzing eye. What is the real truth about virtual images?
Physics
Did you know that there are only three metals on earth that can be magnetized? Explore magnetic forces between charged bodies. Examine electric currents and electrophoresis. Manufacture machines in search of invisible forces. The miracles of magnetism!
 
  Week 1-4 (Sep 3 - Sep 30) Week 5–6 (Oct 1 – Oct 14)
Week 7–10 (Oct 15 – Nov 11)
 
                     
  Chemistry of Life     Lego Moonbuggy       Pressure Power – Hydraulics  
 
Life Science and Chemistry
Did you know that water has buffering capacities! Experiment with carbohydrates, one of the 4 classes of macromolecules. Test properties of sugars, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides. Experiment with the chemistry of amino acids found in proteins. What are macromolecules?
Physics, Space Science and Technology
How do we navigate on the surface of the moon with dangerous craters lying everywhere? Build a rover and program the vehicle to travel over and around different obstacles. What happens if there is a dust storm? Can we prevent our wheels from being buried by sand ripples?
Physics
How can we raise a heavy weight with a little water? Contrive contraptions that give us more strength. Learn to make machines that use the pressure in a liquid to do work. Gain knowledge of the process of energy transfer while learning about mechanical systems. Can you bring Newton’s law to life?
 
  Week 11–13 (Nov 12 – Dec 2)
Week 14–17 (Dec 3 – Dec 30)
 Week 18–21 (Dec 31 – Jan 27)
 
                     
  Eek Out Ecology!       Might of Light The Wright Stuff  
 
Life Science and Earth Science
Did you know that Earth is growing in its midsection at an alarming rate due to the melting of glaciers? Discover how scientists work together to understand significant problems of global impact. Explore interacting systems, and the co–evolution of the atmosphere and life. Earth, it’s alive!
Physics
Did you know that light waves, a form of electromagnetic radiation, are just vibrations of electric and magnetic fields in space? Discover how this wavelength is visible to the human eye. Learn how to create 3–D anaglyph images. Are waves traveling energy?
Physics
Do you know what forces affect flight? Explore aerodynamics and aviation with this propulsion project. Engineer and manufacture a functioning airplane. Plunge into the plans of the pioneers of powered flight. Reveal the secrets of flight and aviation.
 
  Week 22–24 (Jan 28 – Feb 17)
Week 25–26 (Feb 18 – Mar 3)
Week 27–32 (Mar 4 – Apr 14)
 
                     
  Amazing Anatomy Natural Disasters The Greenhouse Effect  
 
Life Science and Human Biology
Why is the human body the most effective machine? Understand our skeletal system and how our muscles work. Investigate how the human body functions as a perfect system. Conduct research on the structure of the nervous system. What are enzymatic reactions?
Earth Science and Technology
Did you know that a front is the boundary where different air masses collide? Build your own disaster–proof buildings. Delve into floods, landslides and tsunamis. How do you rate wind–speed damage? Are you surprised to learn that higher ocean waves occur in shallower water?
Life Science and Earth Science
Do you know the difference between climate and weather? Analyze the atmosphere to gain insight into how different gasses interact globally. Postulate the potential consequences of global warming. Why does the Earth’s atmosphere act like a greenhouse?
 
  Week 33–35 (Apr 15 – May 5)
Week 36–39 (May 6 – Jun 2)
Week 40–42 (Jun 3 – Jun 23)
 
                     
  Looking for Life on Mars The SW Genome Project Nature's Tug of War  
 
Life Science, Physics and Space Science
Have Martians already landed on earth? Discover features on Mars that may be clues for the existence of life. Our challenge is to use balloons, parachutes and retro rockets to land our mission! Study about meteors on Earth that we think have life. Is it living or not?
Life Science and Human Biology
Did you know that each cell in our body contains DNA? Create a separate organism that has identical DNA. What are the mysteries behind inheritance and genetics? Study how the information of life is passed onto future generations. What is gene cloning and mutations?
Physics and Technology
Did you know that humans can only observe two of the four fundamental forces of nature – gravity and electromagnetism? Learn how to calibrate a current balance and destroy a magnet. How does a railroad signal work with electromagnets. The best is for last when we build a bullet train to find out why it goes so fast!
 
  Week 43–45 (Jun 24 – Jul 15)
Week 46–48 (Jul 15 – Aug 4)
Week 49–52 (Aug 5 – Sep 1)
 
                     
The window to science...and beyond!
 
 
 
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