It’s like an all-you-can-eat buffet of science! Through hands-on projects and experimentation, your child will explore many branches of applied science, indoors and out. Chemistry, microscopy, aerodynamics, astronomy, magnetism, rocketry, and more—there’s something new every day! And now there are two Samplers: Sampler Original and Sampler Two.
• Five day, Monday to Friday program:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
• Optional extended care:
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. $55 per week and/or
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. $110 per week
• Bring your lunch at Lasell University
• Apply for our Counselor in Training (CIT) program:
Rising 10th-12th grade students call (315) 773-5673
• Limited to 12 children, rising 3rd – 5th grade
Grouped according to age!
• Save with two or more weeks
• Scholarships available, call (315) 773-5673
• Earn money by Referring a Family
• Child to instructor & assistant ratio is 6:1 or less
• Instructors: engineer, Greg Dancer; and TBA
YOUR INSTRUCTOR (July 10-14, 17-21 & 24-28)
BS Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS Literature, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA Film Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Greg Dancer is known for his kindness and ability to connect with children. I mean, who studies sugar volcanoes with an infrared camera? Or has children tinkering with rockets, tending to butterflies, using microscopes, exploring pond life, meeting a marine scientist, building a bridge or assembling a geodesic dome? Let’s just say Greg is Super excited to return and lead the Science Sampler!
PS Last summer Greg had sell-out weeks and all families gave him a 9 or 10 out 10.
This sampler is geared toward rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. The week is divided into modules: rocketry, chemistry, drone clinic, microscope lab, structures, astronomy, magnetism, simple machines, engineering, and experimentation. There are plenty of outdoor activities, games, and challenges, and the freedom to explore. At the end of the week, we stage a mini science fair so your child can share what they’ve discovered.
All the Super Science Sampler activities are designed to expand your child’s knowledge and skills, all while having fun and making new friends. Many modules have an outdoor component, taking advantage of the majestic open spaces and beautiful landscape of Lasell University. Mid-morning and afternoon we take a 20-minute recess and get outside for some good old fashioned play time. Games, challenges and the freedom to explore add to the fun!
Insatiable curiosity—it comes naturally to a young child. The idea is to give your child the freedom to try things out and have fun! Based on a self-determination theory in education, children “own the science.” They will hone their ability to observe, wonder, and ask questions. Every day brings something new, engaging your young one and keeping things active. Doing. Exploring. Tinkering. Building. Experimenting. Making new friends and having fun!