AfterSchool KidzScience

16 weeks 2 days ago
The National Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have met AfterSchool KidzScience and I am glad to report they are getting along famously. We all need to work together to support children’s learning and AfterSchool KidzScience is an interactive and fun way to bring science to your afterschool programs. Knowing that AfterSchool KidzScience supports the important science that is being deemed...
18 weeks 3 days ago
Did you know that AfterSchool KidzScience has videos to support your professional development and implementation of the KidzScience program? Click here to check out the AfterSchool KidzScience Video Clips on the DSC website. I recently reviewed these videos for my own guidance and wanted to share some key take-home messages that resonated with me. Here are some of the things I took away from the...
18 weeks 4 days ago
Did you know that the AfterSchool KidzScience program has videos to support your professional development and implementation? Click here to check out the AfterSchool KidzScience video resources to see all of the videos. I recently reviewed these videos for my own guidance and wanted to share some key take home messages that resonated with me. Here are some of the things I took away from the...
1 year 2 days ago
from Marni Kay
During our school’s 30-minute intervention/enrichment block, our teachers are continuing to use DSC’s AfterSchool KidzLit, AfterSchool KidzMath, and AfterSchool KidzScience kits to enhance learning for our students. Last week a third-grade teacher was talking to me about his enrichment class’ excitement about the KidzScience Mystery Detectives Kit. The students began the... (1)
1 year 20 weeks ago
Summer is here (Woohoo!) and so is Sunlight Science, the newest AfterSchool KidzScience kit and the first Earth and Space Science kit. Hoo and rays! It’s time to have fun in the sun. With Sunlight Science, summer fun is as simple as walking outside. Like all our AfterSchool KidzScience kits, Sunlight Science is filled with step-by-step instructions for every activity and all the materials...
1 year 21 weeks ago
from Susan Hult
For the third straight year, the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) has honored DSC’s programs with Distinguished Achievement Awards in Professional Development: Methodology and Supplemental Resources: Science. The awards were presented on June 4 at the annual gala in Washington, D.C. The Learning Lesson Study Course for Grades K–2 received the Distinguished Achievement Award...
1 year 27 weeks ago
We are piloting our out-of-school programs during the school day for academic enrichment—with great success. It’s going so well, I couldn’t keep the success stories to myself. Here are two stories—one from Mrs. Gebur and one from Ms. Roupas—highlighting students’ experiences with AfterSchool KidzLit and AfterSchool KidzScience. I hope you’ll find them as... (2)
1 year 29 weeks ago
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) conference may be over, but the conversations shared here will echo in my head and heart for some time, inspiring ideas and hopes for the future. We reminisced with old friends and started conversations with new ones. Over the course of the conference and conversations, I found myself championing three big ideas: Getting children ready to learn is...
1 year 36 weeks ago
We are so excited to go to the Beyond School Hours XVI conference in Jacksonville, Florida. We hope you are coming to this great after-school event. Here are five reasons to join us: To check out our new science materials in booth #31. Our “Roll Up Your Sleeves with Hands-on Science” presentation Our “Read Us a Story!” presentation Your last chance to take advantage of...
1 year 41 weeks ago
from Marni Kay
A few months ago, five third-grade classes at Astatula Elementary participated in a half-day STEM research project. The students were engaged in hands-on, cricital thinking and inquiry-based learning using Developmental Studies Center’s After School KidzScience program. They used the program’s Falling and Flying Kit along with the STEM workbook provided by Lake County...
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