Science Cosmos Protons are budding engineers and scientists that fall in the age group 4-6 years. The classes are self paced and the kids have an opportunity to discover and learn. Course categories are listed below. All are courses that will interest your child. Skills can be variable in the early ages. A course is usually assigned depending on the child's age and skills. Monthly plans and annual memberships are avaialble. The recommended duration is 6 to 12 months. Over the period of enrollment, students are introduced to different courses in these categories. Some courses come with a certificate. Students can enroll anytime during the year, since they experience the courses at their own pace. See the location specific pages for class schedules for Protons.
Protos are introduced to age appropriate concepts such as energy, force, speed, effect of friction, reading scales, predicting and measuring, etc, by building models with LEGO’s and other materials. They learn a variety of science concepts along with excercises in problem-solving. This program designed for young children where they actively build, explore, investigate and problem-solve, all the while having Fun!
This fun Hands-on Math is a fun way for Protons in the early elementary group. This course enables students to build projects using math manipulatives that challenge students in an age appropriate way, to explore and develop mathematical skills. The hands-on projects that use Knex and other materials, engages the students and therefore helps learning. The projects shows students ways to compare and operate on quantities, such as pattern blocks, tiles, and cubes. The program promotes development of well rounded, age-appropriate understanding of mathematical ideas. Students learn patterns, relations and functions, and how to sort, classify, and order objects by size, number.
We get the Protons comfortable with computers and programming at an early age. We teach them how to code with ScratchJr, where learn how to create and express themselves with the computer, not just to interact with it. In the process, they learn to solve problems and design projects, and they develop sequencing skills that are foundational for later academic success. They also use math and language in a meaningful and motivating context, supporting the development of early-childhood numeracy and literacy.
This Course introduces Robotics at an early age. Students become familiar with the Bee-Bot platform and learn basic programming concepts such as sequence and logic, with hands-on programming of the robot. The Bee-Bot robot has a friendly design that appeals to young learners, and is used as a tool for learning sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun! As in all of our other Robotics courses, there is a structured and progressive Learning curriculum that goes along with this course. The lessons cover a wide range of age appropriate concepts in Mathematics, Science & Health, Literacy. Ages 3.5-5.
The LEGO© literacy land program helps students build their way to better communication and enhance literacy skills. Just as our students learn STEM concepts by building and playing, here studetns are taught literacy skils. It combines learning principles and a specially formulated set of LEGO© bricks to create a hands-on learning environment applicable across all grade levels, supporting core curriculum subjects. Students are tasked with building models that illustrate their understanding of various curriculum concepts, for example, how they “view” democracy or how they visualize a historic event. It’s also an excellent way to boost communication as students learn to actively listen, think creatively, and cooperate to solve problems. The process involves the teacher in the role of facilitator and provides an opportunity for unique expression by each student.