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Thursdays in June

Discovery Time is a weekly science program designed for children ages 3-6 years old and their caregivers. It is said that young children experience the world and express themselves in a “hundred languages.” Discovery Time utilizes a broad array of these learning languages – including music, art, stories, and creative movement – to connect children to science. Children ages 3 to 6 are developing increasingly complex theories about the world, rapidly gaining language, and learning to work with others. Discovery Time activities are designed by early childhood specialists specifically to nurture and challenge the rapid development of preschool-aged children in a fun, safe, and collaborative learning environment. Discovery Time sparks the interest of science education in young children by teaching them how to explore a broad range of topics with a curious mindset. Each March will have a different focus, ranging from oceans, to space, to physics, to human health and anatomy. You never know what you may learn at Discovery Time!

Children ages 3 to 6 are developing quickly and gaining and mastering skills in a wide variety of domains including language, motor, symbolic representation, and concrete operational thinking. Discovery Time is structured around exploring the scientific method: observing, hypothesizing, testing, and discussing the results! Discovery Time provides open-ended activities that are accessible and engaging for children across a spectrum of development, and helps generally prepare them for the more structured learning environments they will encounter in elementary school.

What goes up must come down. This is a concept that all children will explore at some point, but did you know it is also a fundamental physics principle? Toddlers are natural physicists, constantly exploring the limits of gravity, mass, and space around them. This month, Discovery Time will offer opportunities for little scientists to learn about and test basic physics concepts through playful, open-ended, hands-on activities. Discovery Time is recommended for children aged 3-6, caregivers, and siblings.  

Hands-on activities may include:

  • Constructing a marble run track and learning about Newton’s 2nd law of motion.
  • Building bridges and learning about the concept of suspension.
  • Learning about thermodynamics and heat conduction with ice cubes.

5 – 5:30 p.m. EST 

Topic: Physics

Location: WonderLab

Masks Optional

Cost: Free with Admission

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