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Program Rates

Sensory Discovery: It’s a Surprise

Grade: Pre-K

Description: 

Students will explore the world using their senses. They will explore all 5 senses using experiments, art, and free exploration. 

Standards:

  • SE1.1: Demonstrate self-awareness and confidence
  • APL1.2: Demonstrate interest and curiosity as a learner
  • SC1.1: Demonstrate ability to explore objects in the physical world
  • SC1.2: Demonstrate awareness of the physical properties of objects
  • CA3.2: Demonstrate creative expression through visual art production
  • CA3.3: Demonstrate creative expression through art appreciation

Pop Goes the Bubble

Grade: Pre-K

Description: 

Jump into the wonderful world of bubbles! Preschool students will participate in hands-on experiments to discover the many ways to create, pop, and play with bubbles! Together we will answer questions including, “What color is a bubble?” and “What size are bubbles?”

Standards Met:

  • ELA1.1: Demonstrate receptive communication
  • CA3.2: Demonstrate creative expression through visual art production
  • M3.1: Demonstrate understanding of classifying
  • M4.2: Exhibit ability to identify, describe, analyze, compare, and create shapes

Penguins & Coolers

Grade: K

Description: Experiments will have small children using their brains and hands to discover why penguins stay warm in the Antarctic. They will apply this knowledge to the “cooler challenge” where the children decide how to keep heat out and insulate an ice cube. 

IN State Standards:

Science

  • K.1.2: Begin to demonstrate that everyone can do science
  • K.2.1: Use whole numbers, up to 10, in counting, identifying, sorting, and describing objects and experiences
  • K.3.1: Describe objects in terms of the materials they are made of, such as clay, cloth, paper, etc. 
  • K.6.1: Describe an object by saying how it is similar to or different from another object

 

Math

  • K.3.1: Identify Objects that do not belong in a particular group
  • K.5.1: Make direct comparisons of the temperature of objects and recognize which object is warmer or cooler
  • K.6.2: Use tools such as objects or drawings to model problems

Amazing Magnets

Grade: K

Description: This engaging program introduces Kindergarten students to magnetism. Students will participate in various hands-on experiments to explore the characteristics of magnetism, including making their own fridge magnet to take home! This exciting program requires predicting, problem solving, observation, and cooperative learning.

IN State Standards:

Science

  • K.PS.2 Identify and explain possible uses for an object based on its properties and compare these uses with other students’ ideas.
  • K.PS.1 Plan and conduct an investigation using all senses to describe and classify different kinds of objects by their composition and physical properties. Explain these choices to others and generate questions about the objects.
  • K.PS.3 Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

 

Math

  • K.NS.9 Correctly use the words for comparison, including: one and many; none, some and all; more and less; most and least; and equal to, more than and less than.
  • K.DA.1 Identify, sort, and classify objects by size, number, and other attributes. Identify objects that do not belong to a particular group and explain the reasoning used.

Animal Architects

Grade: K, 1, 2

Description: During this interactive program students will discover various biomes, brainstorm what animals need to survive, and use a variety of materials to construct shelters that best suit the needs of their chosen animal.

IN State Standards:

Science

  • K.LS.1 Describe and compare the growth and development of common living plants and animals. 
  • K.LS.2 Describe and compare the physical features of common living plants and animals. 
  • K.LS.3 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • K-2.E.2  Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate and investigate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve an identified problem.
  • 1.LS.3   Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • 1.LS.4   Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.

Super Bubble Fest

Grade: K, 1, 2

Description: Experiments will have small children using their brains and hands to discover why penguins stay warm in the Antarctic. They will apply this knowledge to the “cooler challenge” where the children decide how to keep heat out and insulate an ice cube. 

IN State Standards:

English Language Arts

  • 1.7.3: Give, restate, and follow simple 2-step directions

 

Math

  • 1.5.1: Measure length of objects by repeating a standard in units (inches)

 

Science

  • 1.2.6: Describe and compare objects in terms of number, shape, texture, size, weight, color, and motion
  • 1.6.2: Observe that and describe how certain things change in some ways and stay the same in others, such as their color, size, and weight.

Paleontologists In Training

Grade: 1, 2, 3

Description: Students will discover the work of paleontologists in this engaging hands-on program. After a discussion about the various types of fossils and the role they play understanding history, students will step into the shoes of paleontologists as they classify, analyze, and piece together fossils, while also getting the opportunity to replicate fossilization processes by making their own fossil casts.

IN State Standards:

Math

  • 1.4.3: Classify and sort familiar objects by position, shape, size, roundness, and other attributes

 

Science

  • 1.1.1: Observe, describe, draw, and sort objects carefully to learn about them
  • 1.4.2: Observe and describe that there can be differences, such as size or markings, among the individuals within one kind of plant or animal in that group
  • 1.4.3: Observe and explain that animals eat plants and other animals for food
  • 1.4.4: Explain that most living things needs water, food, and air
  • 3.ESS.4: Determine how fossils are formed, discovered, layered over time, and used to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

What is Sound?

Grade: 1, 2, 3

Description: During this interactive program, students will discover the elements of sound, including how sound travels through and interacts with different materials. They will observe sound vibrations and explore pitch by constructing sound makers of their own!

IN State Standards:

Science

  • 1.PS.3 Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
  • 3.PS.3 Generate sound energy using a variety of materials and techniques, and recognize that it passes through solids, liquids, and gases (i.e. air).
  • 3.PS.4 Investigate and recognize properties of sound that include pitch, loudness (amplitude), and vibration as determined by the physical properties of the object making the sound. 

 

Math

  • 1.M.1 Use direct comparison or a nonstandard unit to compare and order objects according to length, area, capacity, weight, and temperature.

ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM AND TOUR

The Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation offers full funding for the 3rd grade Architecture program and tour to BCSC Schools. Schedule your program by calling kidscommons at 812.378.3046 ext. 136 or email at reed.meece@kidscommons.org

Scholarships for transportation costs are available to BCSC teachers through BCSF

Grade: 3

Description: Students will work to identify what architecture is and discover its uniqueness in Columbus. After exploring the elements of architecture and design, students will have the opportunity to explore the business aspect by working together to design a project given to them by various clients. Projects include designing a Pet Hotel, Haunted House, Zoo, and more!

Along with a program, students will take a walking tour around downtown Columbus! This program is only provided before fall break and after spring break.

IN State Standards: 

Social Studies

  • 3.1.4 Give examples of people, events, and developments that brought important changes to your community and the region where your community is located.
  • 3.1.6  Use a variety of resources to gather information about your region’s communities; identify factors that make the region unique, including cultural diversity, industry, the arts and architecture.
  • 3.4.2 Give examples of goods and services provided by local business and industry.
  • 3.4.4 Define interdependence and give examples of how people in the local community depend on each other for goods and services.

 

Math

  • 3.G.3 Identify, describe and draw points, lines and line segments using appropriate tools (e.g., ruler, straightedge, and technology), and use these terms when describing two-dimensional shapes.

 

Fine Arts

  • 3.8.2  Create artwork utilizing concepts, subject matter, or the sign systems of other disciplines.