Science Club Enrichment
Science Club is one of the best hours of the week at Second Presbyterian Preschool! The teacher is our Workshop teacher Martha Wheeler, who has a Master’s degree in Science Education, and she has developed her own curriculum for this unique program.
Each week, Science Club explores a science topic of high interest to Threes and Fours, with lots of hands on experiences, discussion, songs, and books. The emphasis is on exploration and what scientists do, not memorizing facts. Topics we explore include eggs and birds, things that spin, the science of colors, wind power, electricity, solutions, magnets, dinosaurs and fossils, the human body, chemical reactions, engineering, and much more.
Every week, each child brings home a newsletter that summarizes the activities he or she did that day in Science Club, and also includes activities for follow-up at home. Many weeks also include take-home items that can be used again and again to reinforce the concepts learned at school. We currently offer two Science Club sessions each week, one for Threes (Monday 1-2) and one for Fours (Tuesday 1-2).