Focus on Science

This module was revised in 2017 to incorporate specific language, examples and tips for summer and year-round learning programs.

During this module presentation, participants will learn about science standards and ways in which out-of-school time programs can support mastery of those standards.

In this training participants will:

  • Be acquainted with the Science Standards.
  • Learn at least 2 standards-based activities to share with the children/youth in their program.

Content Overview:

Experiencing Investigation and Experimentation

Participants get to experience investigation and experimentation in order to learn how to provide children and youth with opportunities to observe and articulate their observations.

Science Overview and Cracking Science Standards Open

Participants will receive information on Science Standards, completing a Scavenger Hunt Activity as well as a discussion about what is currently be done in program to support the mastery of standards.

Standards and Out-of-School Time Programs

Participants will have an opportunity to experience ways that out-of-school time programs can support the mastery of physical science, earth science, and life science standards through experiential, hands-on activities.

Training Length: 2 hours