How Cool Is That?! (Hands-On Science)
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Looking for a unique children's 
hands-on science 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. 
Meet Margaret the Barn Owl and kooky science teacher Mrs. J.U. from Whooo Eats What?, the first book in a hands-on science series for children!
Upcoming Events:

11/9 - 4:15pm
GAK: chemical/physical reactions
New Canaan Library, CT
 

12/4 - 6:00pm
Gotta Brain? Getta Helmet!
Atwater Library, North Branford, CT


Summer 2018 Hands-On Science Camp
Woodbury P&R, Woodbury, CT


Summer 2018 Hands-On Science Camp
Washington P&R, Washington, CT


TBD - rescheduling  for Spring 2018  due to illness of presenter - 
"The British are coming!" 
Sybil Ludington dramatization with Dr. Darla Shaw
Grounded Goodwife Farmhouse, Woodbury CT
Hands-On 
Medicinal/Historical 
Workshops
Hands-on historical programs for kids