The AfterSchool KidzScience program for grades 3–5 is designed specifically for out-of-school settings. This inquiry-based science program offers 14 kits:
- Four green science kits
- Four life science kits
- Four physical science kits (shown here)
- NEW! Two forensic science kits
Each kit includes instructions and materials for four sessions—each building upon one another, though they can also stand alone to accommodate flexible attendance. The sessions are engaging and easy to lead. They've been created to:
- Excite children about science
- Build science knowledge and inquiry ability
- Help children learn important cooperation and teamwork skills
Leaders don’t need a background in science to lead the sessions effectively and only need minimal time for preparation and cleanup.
A Unique Partnership for After School
AfterSchool KidzScience was developed in close collaboration with DSC by The Lawrence Hall of Science, the same organization that brought you GEMS. This unique partnership brings together the deep expertise in effective, inquiry-based science education from The Hall and DSC's experience in developing and publishing after-school and in-school programs that promote children’s academic, ethical, and social development.
New Forensic Science Kits Now Available!
Two new forensic science kits are now available. In these kits, children learn and practice what real forensic scientists do, including finding evidence, making observations, and using evidence to make inferences. Read more about the two new kits here.
Coming Soon: Sunlight Science Kit
In the Sunlight Science Kit, children discover the visible and invisible parts of sunlight by performing investigations right outside their door. Through engaging group activities, they detect infrared light, see the rainbow of colors that makes up visible light, and detect ultraviolet light using UV-sensitive paper and beads. Children also learn that we can shield ourselves from the harmful effects of too much of the sun’s ultraviolet light and investigate which materials offer the best protection.
Available Spring 2013.
Developed with support from
National Aeronautics and Space Administration