Science Explorers is a hands-on science class that gives children ages 4-11 an opportunity to explore science in a new way. We currently have an after-school program that consists of 5 weekly sessions, taught by St. Ignatius Faculty. Science Explorers makes science exciting through interactive, hands-on experiments.
Super Science Club
What variables need to be considered to build a house out of dominos that can withstand a “hurricane”? What physical forces need to be understood to make a car out of Legos that will stand up to crash testing? These hands-on experiences and others like making a zip-line vehicle, experimenting with water pressure and surface tension, and building the longest possible bridge out of nothing but straws and tape give St. Ignatius students a hands-on opportunity to experiment and think critically in an environment that is fun and engaging. Super Science after-school sessions run for ten weeks in small groups of 5th and 6th graders that allow each student direct contact with all activities. The program, which is in its third year at St. Ignatius, is run by faculty and students of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Penn State University – Berks campus.