Looking for some fun, exciting, and educational science learning opportunities for your homeschoolers? Don't have the wiggle room in the schedule (or the budget) for a complete, year-long class? Drop-In Science is just what you are looking for. The Drop-In workshops are stand-alone, science enrichment or supplement classes. No multi-class commitments, just sign up for the workshops you want your child to attend.
Drop-In Science STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) workshops are fun, engaging projects and challenges that emphasize creative problem solving. Drop-In workshops are offered twice a month on Fridays from 12:30 - 1:30 at Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Arnold, MD. Classes begin in September and run during the school year through mid-May.
Pre-registration is required!!
Although it would be ideal to have a truly "drop-in" class, the realities of limited classroom space and the need to have adequate supplies on hand, make it necessary to pre-register. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the scheduled workshop. If you do not register, you can still show up to the class, however, if the class is full I will not be able to add last minute "walk-ins."
Parents (or guardians) of children in grades 1 - 3 must stay with their child during the class. This is necessary because children in the lower grades generally need extra help with the activities we do in the workshops. As a result, I absolutely need your help!!
The cost for most of the Drop-In classes will be $10/student for ONLINE payment, and $12 AT THE DOOR (cash only). To encourage pre-payment online, the price for paying in advance is $10. In addition, families with multiple children can also receive a discount IF they pay online.
To register for upcoming Drop-In Science workshops, click on the button below:
UPCOMING DROP-IN WORKSHOPS
September 14 No workshop
September 28 (grades 4-6) Properties of Matter 1 - CANCELLED
October 12 (grades 1-3) STEM Maker Challenge
October 26 (grades 4-6) STEM Maker Challenge
November 9 (grades 1-3) Energy
November 30 (grades 4-6) Energy
NO WORKSHOPS IN DECEMBER - I will have some WoW! Workshops scheduled at Artsy Partsy in December. See the STEAM Powered Science page for more information and registration links.
January 11 (grades 1-3) Sound
January 25 (grades 4-6) Sound
February 2 (grades 1-3) No workshop this month
February 28 (grades 4-6) Light and Optics
March 15 (grades 1-3) Things that Fly
March 29 (grades 4-6) Things that Fly
April 12 (grades 1-3) Spool Racers
April 26 (grades 4-6) Alternative Energy
May 10 (grades 1-3) Fun with pH
May 17 (grades 4-6) Fun with pH
DROP-IN SCIENCE NEWS:
Big changes for the 2018-2019 school year!!
May 2018 - The past year of Drop-In Science classes at Jing Ying Institute were amazing! My deepest thanks to Nancy and Billy Greer for allowing me to use the classroom at Jing Ying for these fun, educational science workshops. I'm also very grateful to all of the families that attended the workshops throughout the year, especially those families that became my 'regulars'!! What a joy to get to know your sons and daughters as we learned about forces, motion, balance, chemistry, physics, and even some earth science. Now that we've wrapped up the year, I'm already planning for next year ... and BIG changes are on the way!
Beginning September of 2018, a new partnership with the great folks at Artsy Partsy begins as the new STEAM Powered Science workshops are launched!! STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math. Although similar to the Drop-In classes, these workshops are four-week programs (a new program each month), designed for students in grades 4 - 8, and at least one activity for each program will have an element of art added to it. The classes are also 90 minutes long, which gives lots of time to really dig in.
With the addition of the STEAM Powered Science classes, some additional changes are being made for the Drop-In Science classes. The biggest changes will be made to the schedule and to the age groups for the classes. We will no longer meet weekly, instead we will meet every other week starting the second week of September.
The first meeting each month will be for younger students (grades 1-3). Class sizes for this group will be limited to 10, and parents of students in grades 1 through 3 are asked to stay to help their child.
The second meeting each month will be for older students (Grades 4 - 6). Class sizes will be limited to 12. Parents may stay or drop off, but will be required to come up to the classroom to pick up their child.
The cost for most of the Drop-In classes will be $10/student for ONLINE payment, and $12 AT THE DOOR (cash only). I have struggled with the decision to increase the fee for these classes, as my goal is always to make my workshops as accessible to homeschooling families as possible. The realities of insurance, materials costs, operational costs and commuting costs have necessitated this increase.
With only 60 minutes for each workshop, we learned from our experience that taking payments at the door tends to gobble up lots of precious time. To encourage pre-payment, the price for paying in advance is only $10. In addition, families with multiple children can also receive a discount IF they pay online.
I understand that sometimes, after registering, things come up that prevent students from attending. I have kids too!! While payments are not refundable, I am willing to apply payment to a future class, so there is no risk in paying in advance.
Thank you for supporting World of Wonder Science's Drop-In Science programs!!