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Tuesday, January 2nd: Helping Mother Earth
We read The Digger and The Duckling by Joseph Kuefler this week and learn about the environmental impact that we as humans can have on animals. Then, we get our hands dirty in an “oil spill” sensory activity, where we use dish soap to clean our feathers and talk about how we can help the planet!
Thursday, January 4th: Exploding Earth
Little Edisons read Volcanoes by Gail Gibbons this week, and then use our volcano molds to create a scientific recreation of a volcanic eruption! We will learn about the chemical reactions necessary to create the explosion we see in front of us, and take home a recipe to create our very own volcanoes at home!
Tuesday, January 9th: What’s Going on Inside of Me?
Little Edisons read the book, Inside My Outside and learn about what’s underneath this skin of ours. We listen to our heartbeat and our stomach gurgle. We learn where our heart, lungs, and digestive system are and make a model to take home. Come back next week and learn more about this body of ours!
Thursday, January 11th: What Happens to my Goldfish?
Read a book about healthy eating, then learn what happens to your delicious Goldfish after your snack. Follow its journey through your body and learn how your mouth, esophagus, stomach, and intestines take all that nutrition before you leave what’s left in the bathroom. Then we’ll take a picture to show what we learned to take home.
Tuesday, January 16th: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Little Edisons start out the week by reading The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, then use our sense of touch and sight to play with some fake snow. Then, we use our engineering skills to try and build the tallest snowman we can out of cotton balls and popsicle sticks!
Thursday, January 18th: Snowed In
Today we read On a Flake-Flying Day by Buffy Silverman to learn about the different structures of snowflakes and why snow looks sparkly. Then, we use pretzel sticks and marshmallows to build our own unique snowflakes, before taking home our yummy creations.
Tuesday, January 23rd: Lost in a Maze
Little Edisons read Pierre the Maze Detective: the Curious Case of the Castle in the Sky by Hiro Kamigaki, then use straws taped to paper to build their very own mazes. Test out your maze with our Hexbugs to see if they can make it all the way to the end!
Thursday, January 25th: Training an Ozobot
Little Edisons read a book about robots, then meet a tiny robot named Ozobot. We train Ozobot to follow a paper path we create with lines and colors. We learn how to communicate with robots and pretend to be robots ourselves. Then, we put on our engineer hats and create our own robot.
Tuesday, January 30th: Hide and Seek Moon
Little Edisons read the book Phases of the Moon and learn about the satellite’s different shapes and why it seems to disappear from the sky. Participants will learn to use binoculars to find the hidden features of the moon and create their own book about our closest Celestial neighbor.
Thursday, February 1st: Star Power
Star Power begins in the planetarium. Gaze into the night sky and learn about nebulas and why they are called the star nursery. Then Little Edisons make their own nebula model and observe how it spins off stars and other materials.
Tuesday, February 6th: Under the Sea
Little Edisons dive into the world of underwater creatures! Participants use a special underwater flashlight to help them view animals in the sea. Then we’ll talk about how we can help keep the oceans and waterways clean for our aquatic friends.
Thursday, February 8th : Blue Ocean Adventure
We’ll read Kleen O’Matic by Beth Hudson and talk about real and imaginary robots. We meet Cubetto, our little wooden robot, and help it travel through the deep blue ocean! We learn about coding robots and the ocean all at the same time! Then you create your own ocean creature and turn it into a scribble bot! What will your sea themed scribble bot draw?
Tuesday, February 13th: Have a Heart
Little Edisons will read a book about playing outside and learn why it’s good for your heart. What does our heart look like? How does it send blood to all parts of your body? We make a model of a heart to see how it works, and then draw our own bodies and add our blood vessels. Then we take our pulse to see what happens when we do some jumping jacks before we head home to play.
Thursday, February 15th: Just Breathe!
Little Edisons read a book about staying healthy. Now that we know how our blood circulates, it’s time to talk about the lungs. Without them, the heart wouldn’t work! We’ll make a model of the lungs and then do a relay that helps us understand how the lungs give the blood oxygen to deliver to the organs in our body. Then we make a take home book so we can explain it to other people.
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