Spring 2020 registration is now open.


Classes are taught by grade level.
Students will select and reserve a day/time each week to attend. Our classes are designed for hands on experiential learning and creative thinking.

Our offerings are as follows:

IFLEED Spring 1 schedule (9 weeks) (1/20/2020 – 3/20/2020) (By grade level)

Day

10 – 11 am ($180)

4 – 5 pm ($180)

5:15 – 6:30 pm ($225)

Monday

 

Elementary chemistry (1-3)

Coding electronics circuit (3-6)

Wednesday

 

Winter Wonderland (k-2)

Forensic science (3-5)

Friday

STEAM literacy (mixed group, preschool – 5)

STEAM school bus series

(part 1) (k-3)

 


 

IFLEED Spring 2 schedule (8 weeks) (3/30/2020 – 5/22/2020)

Day

10 – 11 am ($160)

4 – 5 pm ($160)

5:15 – 6:30 pm ($200)

Monday

 

All about DNA and genetics

(2-5)

Simple machines (3-6)

Wednesday

 

Kitchen science (k-2)

Building a grow lab (2-5)

Friday

STEAM literacy (mixed group, preschool – 5)

STEAM school bus series

(part 2) (k-3)

 

 

Description of classes for Spring 2020

Spring 1 schedule (9 weeks) (1/20/2020 – 3/20/2020) (By grade level)

 

Elementary chemistry (1-3)  

Students in elementary school will be introduced to early chemical reactions and kitchen chemistry. Kids love to mix things, whether it be at the dinner table, or at school, so its time they learn the icky sticky chemistry that can stop a germ in its tracks, literally. Kids will explore what makes up nearly everything, from chemical reactions that puff and explode, to those liquid physics that parents love, except we will call the chemistry as we see it on the Periodic Table of Elements. Kids will become chemistry wizards and learn at least one new trick to perform at home weekly.

 

Coding electronics circuit (3-6)

Children are naturally curious about how things work. With a trend in STEAM and job growth in the engineering and technology fields, it's a great time to teach kids about electronics & technology. This is class to be if you want to build circuits and connect them to the computer and code to see your work come to life and leave with a mini project weekly along with picking up technical and coding skills on the side.

 

Winter Wonderland (k-2)    

Winter Wonderland is a class of winter-oriented, hands-on STEAM activities that will help students during those cold, rainy, snowy days to dispel the bleakness of winter with engaging learning experiences. Students will learn about winter science and strengthen observational skills, including comparing and contrasting, sorting and classifying, measurement, data collecting, and graphing. Math is integral part of this class as students will count, measure, sequence, look for patterns, identify sets, add, and subtract.

 

Forensic science (3-5)

Have you watched CSI and Forensic files? The blood, DNA, genetics, clues, trails, fingerprints etc are so crucial to the investigation of crime.

Will you like to solve your own crime scene? Then come join us for this CSI style forensic science journey as we take you through the fingerprinting process, the DNA and genetics and to use them to identify a specific person, walking around crime scenes to collect evidence and how to bag them, tag them and bring them to the “lab” and use the help of tools and scientific techniques to bring justice for the victims and their families. If you missed our summer camp last year, you have a another chances to be the forensic detective this spring.

 

Spring 2 schedule (8 weeks) (3/30/2020 – 5/22/2020)

 

All about DNA and genetics (2-5)

Genes are the basic units of heredity. Your genes are part of what makes you the person you are. You are different from everyone alive and everyone who has ever lived. They consist of DNA and are part of a larger structure called the chromosome. But your genes also mean that you probably look a bit like other members of your family. For example, have you been told that you have 'your mother's eyes' or 'your father's nose'?

Genes are made of a chemical called DNA, which is short for 'deoxyribonucleic acid'. The DNA molecule is a double helix: that is, two long, thin strands twisted around each other like a spiral staircase. Students will learn about why some have curly or straight hair, long or short legs, even how one might smile or laugh etc. They will also try to make their own DNA code and their genetics hierarchy.

 

Simple machines (3-6)

This machine class calls for small moving machine enthusiast who will learn about DC motors, current, voltage and how to make machines move. Kids will become machine experts and will be able to use their knowledge to build small machines on their own at home. They will use their art skills to make an ART and BRUSH BOT. Be prepared to work with bolts and nuts and enjoy creating little creatures that move.

 

Kitchen science (k-2)  

We love learning and playing with simple kitchen science experiments because everything we need is already in our kitchen. There are so many cool experiments to do at home with household items. These experiments are sure to develop a love for learning and science with your kids! The kids will think they are going to school at Hogwarts when they see these experiments! Write invisible messages, make bubbling color changing potions, dissolve the shell from an egg, catch ice with a string, and much, much more!

 

Building a grow lab (2-5)

This class will teach students to build their own eco garden with LED grow lights and semi hydroponic system. Hydroponics is method where food is grown in water and without soil. The goal of this class is to create citizens who have the knowledge to be self-sustainable to grow their own food which is clean and nourishing.

Students will build a lab using steel materials, install LEDs using solders, design and create an automated water system to water the plants and finally use a timer switch to control the amount of light to provide the plants to achieve maximum growth.

In summer, those that graduate from this class will pick foods they want to grow and pick out materials to encourage growth without the use of soil and monitor the growth of plants. Students will also need to revisit their light design as needed to achieve maximum growth.

 

STEAM school bus series (part 1 and 2) (k-3)        

The STEAM School Bus Science will be covering topics in space, plants, energy, animals, coding, electronics, mathematics, the human body, and more. This is excellent for students who want to discover all aspects of STEAM. Students will be introduced to taking notes of their observations using the interactive notebook. Part 2 will continue the series of part 1 with varying experiments and topics. The goal of this 2-part series is to nurture the love for STEAM and to create excellent scientist.

 

STEAM literacy (mixed group)

Both Common Core and NGSS emphasize the importance of speaking, listening and communicating about mathematical and scientific concepts. Integrating literacy tools into STEAM subjects does more than help students fulfill objectives. Better literacy helps students identify and more thoroughly understand key concepts.

Students will read books in Science, Technology, Engineering and math and use art to creative and show their learning and understanding. Students will also amass content vocabulary as they read the books and explore using content language as they speak, write, listen and explain.

Children from ages 3-8 are encouraged to participate in this class. Parents must be with children for students who are aged between 4 and below.