Kindergarten – Grade 1. New: Storybook Science parties!
Mythbusters isn’t just for big kids. In this class for students in kindergarten and grade 1, we’ll read a different story each week to our kindergarten and first grade scientists and then conduct hands-on science experiments to test the truthfulness or recreate certain elements of each story!
When we read Jon Scieszka’s The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs, for instance, we’ll test the power of wind – can it really blow down a house? How does air pressure work? Let’s build our own houses and see if they stand up to our air pump! For Doreen Cronin’s Diary of a Worm, we’ll each build an earthworm habitat to take home!
And guess what we’ll do when we read Bartholomew and the Ooblek?. Yup, it’ll have something to do with SLIME. (Non-toxic and mess-free, of course. Don’t worry – many of us are moms, too).
and …. Storybook Science 2! (Classes can be taken in any order).
Did you love our first Storybook Science class? Storybook Science 2 follows the same format, but with a whole new set of stories and experiments . Ever wonder how a bee hums? In this class, we will read the Patricia Polacco’s Bee Tree and then children will build their own bee hummer. Want to look around corners or over fences? After reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, we’ll be building periscopes!
Demand for Storybook Science has been so high that we now offer we offer Storybook Science 3 where children will learn about popcorn and other mini explosions, shadows, density, cars and much more. We’ll read stories such as La Petite Rouge by Mike Artell and The Popcorn Book by Tomie de Paola.
Our three storybook classes may be taken in any order.
Stories and lessons will vary depending on the interests of our first grade and kindergarten scientists. And yes, we know it’s hard getting kids to talk about what they did that day. That’s why we send a note home a day or two after every class, explaining what we did, what we learned, and what’s next. Sometimes we also include photos or videos! Parents love our notes!
Storybook Science format
- SEVEN meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting. (or up to 14 meetings if you combine classes).
- After school sessions only; no evenings.
- Maximum: 12 students
- Tuition is $90 if we use your school’s parent aide, $105 if we provide our own.
- Materials fee is $15.
Areas of exploration may include: aerodynamics, biology, physics, geology, archaeology, chemistry… and more!
[My daughter] LOVES your class and is so excited to share with me her experiments and discoveries from class. Thanks for making class so fun & interesting. I love seeing her enthusiastic face & she has no idea right now that she is learning about science!
-Burning Tree E.S. Parent, May 2012
I wanted to let you know that E. LOVED the volcano topic. He brought his home and before I knew it he had gone into my kitchen looking for dish soap, baking soda, vinegar and red food color. He remembered exactly what to do and he spent most of last night creating eruption after eruption. The volcano is drying out but he told me this morning he wants to make more eruptions tonight.
-Woodlin E.S. Parent, January 2012