Science Club

We will share new and amazing Strange Science Facts with each other. Students will be challenged to explore scientific principles and will have the chance to try science demos.
By Glenn Kachmar - Club Leader


Club Experience

The Science Club will meet weekly to participate in science challenges such as the Time Lapse Challenge, The Slow Mo Challenge, The Nature Observation Challenge and possibly others. We will share new and amazing Strange Science Facts with each other. Students will be challenged to explore scientific principles and will have the chance to try science demos. The facilitator, Glenn, will frequently share demos as well. The Science club students will learn about old technology by guessing its purpose as well as opening up gadgets when possible. We will (safely) create Science Hacks by repurposing toys and gadgets or combining them. Lastly, we will learn about Food Science and of course, Candy Science.

Schedule

Europe / Asia Meetup: Fridays at 12.00pm GMT America Meetup: Fridays at 2:00pm PST

Learning Goals

Biology - We will observe nature and learn ways to protect the environment as well as the animals and plants that call Earth home. Physics - The students will participate in challenges and activities that teach the laws of physics. Chemistry - We will learn about the nature of matter through experimentation. The students will be challenged to prepare food and experiment with candy (observation only, of course) in order to learn about the nature of food. Engineering - We will take apart and re-purpose devices (when permitted) to create new devices. In general, we will learn from each other and make use of resources in our communities to learn about how the world works.

About the Club Teacher

Glenn Kachmar has been an elementary school teacher for twenty-four years and his specialties are technology and science. He has been doing science education in many forms for the past thirty years. Glenn has been the Head of the Science Department of New Ramses College in Cairo, Egypt and has also worked at Science World. Glenn lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Other Resources

Incredible animated short videos Brainpop

National Geographic Kids

PBS’s website for kids

Science World’s “Dome At Home”

Try This At Home

Nature: Don’t forget to go for a walk in the park or the countryside now and then. Build sand castles on the beach when possible. Observe plants and animals in their natural habitat.

Time Required

The Science Club is a 50 minute activity. Support will be offered to students who are working at home on challenges, activities and science demos as much as possible.

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