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If there’s one thing we’re passionate about, it’s putting real science and technology into the hands of kids and teens! It only takes a minute to google “STEM activities” to come up with a ton of HOW-TO party games and rainy day projects… but it takes a real PhD research physicist and an experienced educational technologist to uncover the mysteries behind the WHY that excites the innovator inside of each student. Developing innovators is the core of what we strive to do and the mindsets we teach become lifelong skills that apply to any discipline or endeavor your student may undertake now or in the future.
Our Curious Kids will get to focus this year on real science and engineering. Students from kindergarten through high school can dive into physics, chemistry, biology, and ecology as they learn the scientific methods through fun experiments. They will learn about architecture, art, mechanical, electrical, civil, software, and aeronauticalengineering as they apply the ideas they are learning to hands-on, real-world projects.
Our second 6-week session begins on October 31st/November 2nd in Pinon Hills. We have individual classes, and one-day or two-day drop off options developed to fit your busy schedule. More information and registration can be found at the links below, or you can message us directly via our Contact page or through our Facebook page. Some classes are almost full so don’t wait too much longer to sign up your Curious Kids!
Whatever you do, stay curious!!
Who Can Sign Up?
Our Curious Kids classes are open to ALL K-12 students – public school, independent homeschool, homeschool charter schools, and private schools. We are currently vendors for the following charter schools and we are open to adding additional charters to our list if requested.
Current List: Compass, Epic, Excel, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, and Valiant.
Curious Kids Tech Tracks
Our Curious Kids tracks have been developed to optimize the appropriate learning environments for the academic, social, and emotional stage that your student is in. Specific classes can be found on the schedule, but they will fall into the following tracks:
Introductory Engineering (K-5)
Young minds need loads of new experiences to push and grow. Students grow brain cells by using their hands to explore gears and levers, simple machines, sensors, robots, and a host of other tech topics.
Introductory Science (K-5)
Science is a subject shrouded in mystery, but it is really just curiosity guided by a system called the “scientific method”. We will explore many different hands-on science experiments, but at the core, we will learn how to apply the scientific method at every turn. It will be a blast (hopefully not literally!).
Creative Tech, Engineering, and Science (K-5 & 6-12)
Young innovators and designers find new inspiration and excitement using technology as a tool in the design process. We explore electronic textiles, art in 3D, math in art, upcycled technology, and other intersections between the worlds of art and technology.
Everyday Science and Engineering (5-8)
Your growing young innovator is curious about all those devices around the house and everywhere else in their world. By exposing the inner workings of everyday life like network routers, chemistry in the kitchen, internet connected widgets, the insides of devices, and other everyday things, young innovators begin forming maps in the brain for how their world works.
Advanced Technology (6-12)
The teen brain is one of the most agile, powerful processing platforms on the planet. In fact, their brain is 25% faster than the world’s fastest supercomputer! In Advanced Technology, we take teens on journeys into drone hacking, coding/apps, using Linux, games for geeks, and other topics where engaging deeply uncovers new universes.
Advanced Science (6-12)
Science is so much more than ideas in a book. We will do hands-on experiments and explore many different techniques used to isolate the core idea in each. Above all, we will learn that science, just like every other subject, is created by people and hence malleable to new discoveries and novel ideas.
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Location: Pinon Hills Community Center, Pinon Hills, CA
Schedule: We have two fall sessions and two spring sessions. Each session runs for six weeks. Classes will be held one day a week, either Wednesday OR Friday (not both).
Note: For Inspire Charter School families interested in a 2-day drop-off program, please see our Specialty Program page for more information. One day and 2-day options may be available for other students on a space available basis. Contact Debby (debbyATdevinnovatorsDOTcom) for more information.
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