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 science activities taught by an insured, certified Connecticut teacher

Our most popular classes include:
Dissecting Owl Pellets (& Guest Author Workshop), Gotta Brain? Getta Helmet!, Grossology, Shampoo Analysis LabMealworm 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?One Lucky Mealworm!, 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:

9/28 - 3:30pm
Dissecting Owl Pellets Workshop
Norfolk Library, CT

10/1
Collingswood Book Festival, Collingswood, NJ

11/14 - 9:30 - 11:30
Guest Speaker: The Northwest Children’s Roundtable
Burlington, CT

Velya's novel, 
Acquiescence
The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife 
presentation
Hands-On 
Medicinal/Historical 
Workshops