Join us at Explora to immerse yourself in a science-rich Classroom Exploration and fulfill required early childhood training hours. Each program takes an inquiry approach to learning and involves every participant in active exploration of physical materials that you can apply immediately in your classroom setting.
Program fees are $20/person per program. Fee includes the classroom program, an opportunity for reflection/discussion with an Explora educator, and a certificate of completion to verify 1.5 competency hours.
You will receive a signed certificate of completion and 1.5 competency hours in any of the following competency areas. You may choose one, or split the time among multiple competencies:
Competency 1: Child Growth, Development & Learning
Competency 5: Learning Environment & Curriculum Implementation
Competency 7: Professionalism
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00-2:30
Use microscopes and loupes to examine a variety of rocks. Discover the main types of rocks, model the rock cycle, and perform a series of tests to unearth a mystery mineral. Create your own rock prints and examine crystals.
They repel, they attract! Experiment to find out which items are attracted to magnets and which are not. Investigate the properties and behaviors of magnets and create your own magnet.
Get it to Balance
What can you get to balance? Explore balance and counterbalance as you experiment with symmetrical and asymmetrical objects. We’ll also explore balance through movement and design by constructing sculptures in the style of Alexander Calder’s mobiles.
The World of Plants
Investigate plants from the roots up. How do plants eat? Investigate a variety of seeds, dissect one, and find out what makes it grow. How do some plants reproduce without seeds? Come find out as we investigate the world of plants.