EVERYDAY SCIENCE FOR KIDS
Everyday Science for Kids meets after school and on weekends as part of the educational offerings and/or after school programming of community organizations and schools in various Detroit neighborhoods. Kids will receive a binder of the materials covered in class, resources for further exploration, and a certificate of completion. The program is completely free of charge for participating families.
The philosophy of our program is FUN FIRST. We get kids excited about science by focusing on the chemical reactions and scientific principles behind the things they are already familiar with in their everyday lives - consumer products like diapers, dishwashers, potato chips, laundry detergent, and frying pans present ideal opportunities to show kids that science is all around us and is so much more than just laboratories and lab coats and old men with white hair. In our program, kids immediately see the relevance to their own lives of the scientific principles they're learning because our starting point is something tangible that they've already experienced. Kids DO science, and thereby come to understand that they themselves ARE scientists.
Our program is a great way to introduce how scientific concepts learned in school can be applied to careers and industry. We show kids how professional scientists not only do things like discover gravity and travel in space, but also do things like formulate candy and food flavorings, shampoo, and cosmetics, and help make sure our cleaning products, canned food, and medicines are safe. And sometimes, they even invent new toys! Click here to learn about the NASA engineer who invented the Super Soaker.