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!, Barbie Bungee JumpThe Not-So-Good Old Days (Childhood in Colonial New England), and Upcycled 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 How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal, 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:

12/12:
1:30-2:30 p.m. 
Upcycled Egg Drop
Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, CT

12/28:
10:15am
Dissecting Owl Pellets
Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Newington, CT

 2/6/19:
 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Marshmallow Shooters
Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, CT

2/19/19:
11:00
Dissecting Owl Pellets
Hamden Library, Hamden, CT

5/8/19:
 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Gotta Brain? Getta Helmet!
Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, CT
Hands-On Holistic Workshops
Hands-on historical programs for kids