145 Palisade Street, Suite 2S, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 | 914-274-8364

Through a partnership with the Dobbs Ferry PTSA, Curiositas offers an array of interesting after-school STEAM enrichment programs for Dobbs Ferry students in grades 1 – 5.  The program, known as KICS (Kids Imagine Create Solve) is held at Springhurst Elementary School, immediately following dismissal.

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Learn more about KICS at this LINK

FALL 2017 REGISTRATION OPENS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th @ 12 NOON

CLASSES START OCTOBER 10th

 

 

 

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CLASSES FOR GRADES 1-5

THE HERO’S JOURNEY

MONDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45-3:45 PM
Grades 1-2 | Cost: $190 |  Begins October 16th

Language and art based enrichment class for grades 1-2. In this class, students learn about the classic and modern heroes of literature and popular culture through shared stories and discussion. Each unit involves a project based on the hero or heroine of the week. We explore the hero’s journey with an open mind towards both girls and boys and cultures from around the globe: from Mowgli to Harry Potter to Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Projects involve a theme taken from each story and are taken home.

Class Notes:  Requires sitting, listening and reading time. Involves working with hands and a variety of materials; collaborative and critical thinking skills.

Classes will meet 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4  – Make-up 12/11

 

INTRO TO ROBOTICS 

MONDAY | 8 weeks | 3:05-4:05 PM
Grades 3-5 | Cost: $180 |  Begins October 16th 

This class introduces students to basic robotics and programming using platforms such as Ozobots™, LEGO™ and Edison™ programmable robots. Beginning with simple instructions using optical bar codes and scanning, students learn to program devices to follow instructions. As the class progresses, students learn how to program their devices using a software interface on a computer.

Class Notes:  Involves cooperation with others, working with a partner, working on the floor and tables, and using devices in a safe manner.

Classes will meet 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4 –  Make-up 12/11

 

DINOSAURS and PALEONTOLOGY

TUESDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Grades 1-2 | Cost: $190 |  Begins October 10th  

Designed for early elementary students, this class integrates investigations of living and extinct species through hands-on activities related to the science of paleontology. Students perform experiments in model excavation, create and examine fossils, and learn about survival and extinction of species. Students will learn how a hypothesis becomes a theory and how theories relate to our understanding of dinosaurs.

Class Notes: Involves working with hands and a variety of materials; reading, listening, keeping a notebook and group discussion.  

Classes will meet 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 Make-up 12/19

 

INTRO TO CODING w/ SCRATCH

TUESDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Grades 1-2 | Cost: $180 |  Begins October 10th  

In this class, students will be introduced to logic of coding and programming through SCRATCH, the coding language developed by M.I.T. specifically for children. Through use of a graphical, drag and drop interface, students learn how to create simple programs that are fun, animated and personalized. We follow the Creative Computing curriculum introduced by Harvard Graduate School of Education. Each class contains a separate lesson in SCRATCH and students can share their work with their families at the end of class.

Class Notes: Involves listening, paying attention to directions, working individually, and sharing with the group.

Classes will meet 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 Make-up 12/19

 

ACTING UP w/ THEATER O!

TUESDAY| 8 weeks | 3:05 – 4:05 PM
Grades 3-5 | Cost: $190 |  Begins October 10th

They call it a Play for a reason! Participants are exposed to theater games and exercises designed to free their imaginations, build self confidence in front of an audience, and encourage collaboration with peers. Students will create characters and dive into scenes through both improv and scripted texts. Through the exploration of a variety of character development and scene study and construction methods, participants begin to build an actor’s “Toolbox” in this class. Above all they have tons of fun. Instructors provided by Theater O, a theater education program for young people based in Ossining, NY.

Class Notes: Involves listening to direction and working collaboratively with others. 100% participation is expected

Classes will meet 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 Make-up 12/19

 

 

CURIOLOGISTS: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

THURSDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Grades 1-2 | Cost: $190 |  Begins October 12th

In this unit of Curiologists, students will study the environment through experiments, labs, models and journals. The class is designed to teach an appreciation for the local environment and the eco-systems around them. Students learn about water and soil, as well as the flora and fauna of the local environment. Labs include water testing, sources of energy, pollution and its effects, habitats, effects of climate change, marine life and eco-systems. Some units have a take home project.

Class Notes: This class involves handling substances and tools to conduct labs and experiments. Basic writing and drawing skills are used to maintain a lab journal.

Classes will meet 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7. Make-up 12/14

CURIOUS ENGINEERS: NASA ENGINEERING

THURSDAY | 8 weeks | 3:05 – 4:05 PM
Grades 3 – 5 | $190 | Begins October 12th

The Curious Engineer’s Lab is where we take on weekly challenges and work as engineers to solve them utilizing different STEM-based solution designs. Projects are solved using a collaborative, hands-on approach and are designed to encourage teams to work together to address major “real world” needs and issues. In the NASA Engineering unit, projects will focus on engineering and design innovation related to NASA missions. Aerospace engineering projects include principles of flight and design, technologies related to space exploration, robotics and more.

Class Notes: Involves measuring and handling various materials and substances.  Students work individually and in groups, logging their activities in a journal.

Classes will meet 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30. 12/7 Make-up 12/14

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145 Palisade Street, Suite 2S, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

914-274-8364

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