AfterSchool KidzScience


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How Do People Learn?
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The AfterSchool KidzScience program for grades 3–5 is designed specifically for out-of-school settings. This inquiry-based science program offers 15 kits:

Engaging Activities

Each kit includes instructions and materials for four sessions—each building upon one another, though they can also stand alone to accommodate flexible attendance. The sessions are engaging and easy to lead. They’ve been created to:

  • Excite children about science
  • Build science knowledge and inquiry ability
  • Help children learn important cooperation and teamwork skills

Leaders don’t need a background in science to lead the sessions effectively and only need minimal time for preparation and cleanup.

Our Partnership with the Lawrence Hall of Science

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AfterSchool KidzScience was developed in close collaboration with CCC by The Lawrence Hall of Science, the same organization that brought you GEMS. This unique partnership brings together the deep expertise in effective, inquiry-based science education from The Hall and DSC’s experience in developing and publishing after-school and in-school programs that promote children’s academic, ethical, and social development. AfterSchool KidzScience was highlighted as an exemplary program that sets new benchmarks for innovation in integrating STEM disciplines when The Hall received the STEM Innovation Award in 2014.

Developed with support from

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Find Out More

For leaders: video clips  |  Download an overview  |  Sample session guide  |  Purchasing options | Download Correlations to the Next Generation Science Standards | Download Correlations to the National Science Education Standards