How Cool Is That?! (Hands-On Science)
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Looking for a unique children's 
hands-on science/history program? 

How Cool Is That?! (Hands-On Science) offers inquiry-based, hands-on/minds-on STEM activities taught by an insured, certified Connecticut teacher

Our most popular classes include:
Dissecting Owl Pellets (& Guest Author Workshop), Gotta Brain? Getta Helmet!, Grossology, Barbie Bungee JumpMealworm Madness, and Armor-Clad Egg Drop

Because we bring the program to your site, there is no busing expense, and no hassle. 

Velya Jancz-Urban, author of Whooo Eats What? and Acquiescence, taught English and History at Ridgefield High School, and was the elementary
 Gifted/Enrichment teacher for CT Regional School District #12. She currently lives in Connecticut with her family. 

In 2010, Velya created How Cool Is That?! (Hands-On Science) because of her belief that hands-on learning is for everyone: “When I look back on the classes I remember most, without fail they involved active participation.”
With the new importance placed on standardized testing, there just isn't enough time in a school day for hands-on activities.

Students will not be glued to their chairs doing worksheets. These are hands-on classes and children will be active participants in their learning, not passive observers.

Active investigations nurture curiosity and develop positive attitudes toward science which will last a lifetime. Our programs complement K–5 curriculum and reinforce education standards. 
Upcoming Events:

4/23, 4/26, 4/27:
Upcycled Egg Drop - Gr. K-5
Increase Miller Elementary School
Goldens Bridge, NY

Dissecting Owl Pellets - Gr. 3
South Street School, Danbury, CT

Huntington Branch Library, Shelton, CT

week of 7/30/18:
Summer 2018 Hands-On Science Camp
9:00am - noon
Woodbury P&R, Woodbury, CT

​week of 8/6/18:
9:00am - noon
Summer 2018 Hands-On Science Camp
Washington P&R, Washington, CT

9:00am - 3:00pm
The Not-So-Good Old Days: Childhood in Colonial New England (one-day camp)
Woodbury P&R, Woodbury, CT

TBD - rescheduling  for Fall 2018  due to illness of presenter (Dr. Darla Shaw) 
"The British are coming!" 
Sybil Ludington dramatization with Dr. Darla Shaw
Grounded Goodwife Farmhouse, Woodbury CT
Hands-on historical programs for kids