Learning with Hands-On Activities

PhotosFor years educators have stressed that students learn better "by doing" - especially in the sciences. Students of all ages learn more science-content and skills when they engage in investigation and discovery using everyday materials and the basic equipment of science.

How can this learning take place?
Our carefully designed inquiry centered lessons that involve children with hands-on activities which capture children's natural curiosity, stimulate their interest in science and teach them important science topics along with critical thinking skills.

It's unique!
Our unique Science Club program is designed to meet the needs of children in grades K-6. ClubScientific lessons help engage students in observation, measurement, identification of properties, and experimentation involving life, earth and physical science concepts. The units are rigorously researched by science educators with the help of teachers and children. The results are lessons that students can enjoy and genuinely learn from. Science was never this much fun!

Dozens of program topics!
Rocketry, Chemistry, Paleontology, Forensics, Weather, Flight, Technology and many other disciplines of science. All ClubScientific lessons are designed to help with the development of the following scientific process skills: observing, classifying, comparing, measuring, critical thinking, predicting, hypothesizing, sequencing and experimentation.

ClubScientific believes in parental involvement. In every ClubScientific class, your child will receive a lesson card describing the lesson with some suggestions for extending the learning experience at home.

St. John's Sessions

LittleBit World 09/16/2016 - 10/24/2016
In this session, students will have the chance to work with LittleBits electronic building blocks. Students will have the opportunity to design and build a number of electronic devices to test their skills and build their creative confidence. LittleBit World teaches the fundamentals of engineering and invention through playful, hands-on lessons.

Beginning Circuitry 10/31/2016 - 12/05/2016
In this session, students will be introduced to basic circuitry. Using a variety of tools and materials, they will engineer working electronic devices that help to demonstrate the fundamentals of electronic engineering as it specifically pertains to how circuits and electricity work. Students will have the opportunity to take home some of their inventions so that they can continue learning at home!

LittleBit World II 12/12/2016 - 02/13/2017
Building on the lessons taught during the first LittleBit World session, this session aims to have students inventing their own electronic gizmos and gadgets! Using LittleBits electronic building blocks, students ill challenge their problem solving skills to create devices that accomplish specific tasks.

Hydraulics & Pneumatics 02/27/2017 - 04/10/2017
In this session, students will be introduced to some basic principles of engineering that will help them to better understand how the world around them works. Featuring terrific demonstrations, exciting experiments, and opportunities to make and take some incredible machines and devices, this session manages to introduce students to physics that will leave them with not only knowledge, but true enthusiasm for one of the most difficult kinds of science.

STEM Team Challenges 04/17/2017 - 05/22/2017
In STEM Team Challenges, students will be presented with a variety of thrilling and unique challenges involving science, technology, engineering and math. Though each child's problem solving skills will be tested and developed in different ways, they will all work together to arrive at innovative and creative solutions. This session emphasizes that teamwork and creativity are at the root of all successful academic endeavors, and will leave students with a lasting desire to change the world through collaboration and exploration.

Sign up for the remaining 4 sessions before the next session begins 10/31 and be treated to some free scientific merchandise!

1st-6th grades, Afterschool Classes and Labs. Location: St. John's Elementary
405 E North Street
Jackson, MI 49202

We are offering 5, 6 week sessions on Mondays from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM.
Queen's & St. Mary's Elementary School Transportation to St. John's provided.
6 Week Club Scientific Afterschool Classes $90.00

Enroll Online
Use our convenient online registration form!