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

1/5 - 2/9 - 6-week After School Program 
Farmingville Elementary School, Ridgefield, CT

1/16 - 10am-12pm - Whoo Eats What?  Book Release Party
Old Town Hall, Woodbury, CT

1/13-2/17 -6-week After School Program
Pomperaug Elementary School, Southbury, CT

2/8 - 5:45 - Cub Scout Pack 54, Woodbury, CT

2/9 - 9am - WTNH CT Style program 

​2/18 - Grossology Workshop
Connetquot Public Library, Long Island, NY

2/27 - 10am - Dissecting Owl Pellets for Kids
We Have A Great Notion, Oakville, CT (Old Pin Shop)

​2/ 27 - 7:00pm Wanna Have a Hoot?  Dissecting Owl Pellets Workshop for Adults, Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Rd, Warren, CT

3/24 - 10-3 - 2016 CT PTA Vendor Fair, North Haven, CT

4/2 - 1:00pm - Dissecting Owl Pellets, Gunn Memorial Junior Library, Washington, CT

4/2/ - 7-10pm - I ♥ Cora Fundrasier, Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Rd., Warren, CT

4/18 - Owl or Nothing! Workshop, Daisy Troop 64293

4/19 - 4/24 - After School Program
Pomperaug Elementary School, Southbury, CT

5/21 - 10:00am - Millbrook Literary Festival
Millbrook, NY

6/27 - Dissecting Owl Pellets, Bright Horizons Summer Camp, Glastonbury, CT

7/18-7/22 - 1:00-4:00pm - Shark Tank Camp for Kids,
Washington P&R, CT

8/1 - 8/5 - 9:00-12:00 - Hands-On Science Camp for Kids, Woodbury, CT

8/8-8/12 - 9:00-12:00 - Hands-On Science Camp for Kids,
Washington P&R, CT

10/1 -  Collingswood Book Festival, Collingswood, NJ