Science at the Sid Jacobson JCC

August 13th, 2009 by Jennifer Spina

For the past three years I have been bringing exciting after school science workshops from the Science Museum of Long Island to the Sid Jacobson JCC in Roslyn. The program runs 3:45 to 4:45 several days a week. On Monday and Thursday I meet with the kindergarten and first graders. Wednesday I meet with students in second grade and up. Monday and Thursdays class is called “SMILE for Science,” which covers a variety of science topics. This year we will explore such topics as volcanoes, animals, papermaking and so much more. Wednesday’s class is “It’s a Physical World.” Students will have the opportunity to go more in depth with project-based activities. In past years, we’ve built and launched rockets, as well as explored circuitry and created robots.

Each meeting is filled with both learning and fun. What makes our sessions so exciting is that the kids get to explore real objects and ideas with hands-on projects. At the end of each project, students have something to take home to remember their experience.

If you have questions regarding “SMILE for Science” or “It’s a Physical World” you can contact me at the Science Museum at (516) 627 – 9400 ext 14. If you are interested in registering for either of these after school programs held at the Sid Jacobson JCC you can contact them at (516) 484 – 1545.

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