Science Explorers

3-4 year olds

Preschoolers are natural scientists, utilizing their instinctive skills of inquiry, observation and discovery to explore and understand the world around them. Each session features a different science theme and includes activities that spark excitement and ignite curiosity. Our professional museum educators provide distinctive investigations of science and the outdoors. We keep our program group size small to provide an up-close and personal experience. Your child is sure to get excited as we play with slime, encounter animals, and explore our surroundings using all five senses!

3-4 year old participants must be potty-trained and able to use the bathroom independently. Drop off will be at CuriOdyssey between 8:30a.m. and 9:00a.m. Pick-up will be at 12:00p.m. Each session has five classes, held on Fridays.

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Amazing Animals

October 7 – November 4, 2016
Fur for warmth, feathers for flight, and big eyes for nocturnal life are several examples of adaptations animals have developed to survive in the wild.  This session will investigate the form and function of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and bugs.  Participants will see live animals, search for tracks, and visit the tide pools at Coyote Point Park. Special activities will have students providing care and enrichment for some of CuriOdyssey’s amazing animals.

Fun with Forces

November 11 – December 16, 2016 (No Class 11/25)
Sending a marble down a slide, lifting weights with a pulley, and building a box fort are just a few of the activities done by science explorers in this physics focused session.  Kids are interacting with gravity, forces, and energy every day when they roll a log, bounce a ball, and run down a ramp. Participants are using the same process as engineers in designing, building, and testing the strength of structures.    If your child enjoys building and tinkering, then you won’t want them to miss this chance to have fun with forces.

Weather Wonders

January 13 – February 10, 2017
Winter in the Bay Area is very unique with distinctive wind, water and sun patterns.  Participants will be exploring the weather as they puddle stomp, monitor wind, and follow shadows.  Are there more birds in the bay during the winter, how does the weather change the airplane flight patterns, and what different animals do we see when it rains?  These questions will guide our exploration of how the winter elements make and shape the place we live. Pack your parka and umbrella (it may become a kite) and join us for this exploration of weather wonders.

Science of Art

February 17 – March 17, 2017
Children are natural explorers and their creativity is bound only by their imagination. In this new theme, young learners will discover the inseparable connection between science and art. Using the spinning force to splatter paint, natural materials to build a structure, and hand-made instruments to make music, are just a few examples of activities that will let your child stretch their creative muscles and broaden their curiosity of the world.

Nature Play

March 24 – April 28, 2017 (No Class 4/7)
Climbing rocks, building sand castles, and playing in the mud are some of kids’ favorite activities to do outside.  This session of Science Explorers takes advantage of its location to experience the rich science behind kids “play”. We will utilize the location and weather events to play in the rain, slide down a hill on cardboard, and make kites.  Here is a great time for kids to experience the abundant opportunities to dig deeper into what amuses them naturally.

Program Information:

Class Days: Fridays
Class time: 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m.
Location: CuriOdyssey
Fee: Member: $289/session
Non-Member: $349/session

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