"How Cool Is That?!" (Hands-On Science)*
Don't think outside the box -
let's totally AVOID the box!
Looking for a unique in-classroom field trip, after-school, or summer program?
We offer inquiry-based, hands-on/minds-on science activities taught by an insured, certified Connecticut teacher. Our most popular classes include:
Dissecting Owl Pellets, Gotta Brain? Getta Helmet!, Grossology, Shampoo Analysis Lab, Mealworm Madness, and Armor-Clad Egg Drop.
Because we bring the program to your site, there is no busing expense, and no hassle.
*an affiliate of EMU, LLC
Velya Jancz-Urban taught English and History at Ridgefield High School, and was the elementary Gifted/Enrichment teacher for Regional School District #12. She currently lives in Woodbury with her family and is the East Coast Instructor for Earth Adventure's
Earth Balloon (www.earthadventure.org). 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.
Classes have been offered at venues such as:
Rumsey Hall School, Chase Collegiate, Bridgewater P&R, Woodbury P&R, Washington P&R, Pomperaug Elementary School , Farmingvillle Elementary School, Mitchell Elementary School, the Bridgewater Fair, New Morning Natural and Organic, area libraries and Girl Scout troops, Sunny Valley Open Farm Day, and Middlebury Apple Harvest Festival.