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Pint Size Science

Introduce your young explorers to science concepts through fun, hands-on activities!

Offered September through May, Pint Size Science classes are led by SCI's Science Learning Team and feature hands-on activities to spark curiosity and wonder through play.

Registration is for a child and caregiver and includes admission to SCI for after your class!

Class Options:

  • Pint Size Science (ages 3 to 5)
  • Toddler Edition (ages 20 months to 3 years)

Pint Size Science and Toddler Edition classes are designed to reflect current brain research, which shows that academic learning is directly connected to emotion. Young children need a caring adult to share their early STEM experiences, and Pint Size Science classes provide opportunities for young children and their parent or caregiver to learn together.

2018–2019 Schedule

Classes last approximately 45 minutes. Register for one class each month to build upon your child's learning!

January — Exploring Engineering: Build for Strength

Investigate how the properties of materials affect the strength of a building. Learn to guide your child through exploration challenges.

  • Pint Size Science classes (ages 3 to 5)
    • Wednesday, January 9 - 10:30 am 
    • Saturday, January 12 - 9:00 am or 10:30 am
  • Toddler Edition (ages 20 months to 3 years)
    • Wednesday, January 9 - 9:15 am
    • Saturday, January 12 - 9:15 am

February — Exploring Engineering: Measure It!

Face problems to learn why measurement is important in building. Try out real measurement tools. Learn how to guide your child through early math skills.

  • Pint Size Science classes (ages 3 to 5)
    • Wednesday, February 13 - 10:30 am 
    • Saturday, February 16 - 9:00 am or 10:30 am
  • Toddler Edition (ages 20 months to 3 years)
    • Wednesday, February 13 - 9:15 am
    • Saturday, February 16 - 9:15 am

March — Bits & Bots: Inputs & Outputs

Explore cause-and-effect with age-appropriate robots. Learn how to help your child gain skills in critical and symbolic thinking.

  • Pint Size Science classes (ages 3 to 5)
    • Wednesday, March 13 -10:30 am 
    • Saturday, March 16 - 9:00 am or 10:30 am
  • Toddler Edition (ages 20 months to 3 years)
    • Wednesday, March 13 - 9:15 am 
    • Saturday, March 16 - 9:15 am

April — Bits & Bots: Early Coding

Engage in exciting games that explore the basics of coding. Learn how to embed coding skills into daily life with your child.

  • Pint Size Science classes (ages 3 to 5)
    • Wednesday, April 10 - 10:30 am 
    • Saturday, April 13 - 9:00 am or 10:30 am 
  • Toddler Edition (ages 20 months to 3 years)
    • Wednesday, April 10 - 9:15 am
    • Saturday, April 13 - 9:15 am

May — Bits & Bots: Instructing Your Robot

Make your robot your own. Participate in an obstacle course where you must guide your robot to the finish line. Learn how to engage your child in problem-solving.

  • Pint Size Science classes (ages 3 to 5)
    • Wednesday, May 8 - 10:30 am 
    • Saturday, May 11 - 9:00 am or 10:30 am 
  • Toddler Edition (ages 20 months to 3 years)
    • Wednesday, May 8 - 9:15 am
    • Saturday, May 11 - 9:15 am

Registration

Pint Size Science classes are limited to 12 students per class. Pre-registration is required to reserve your spot.

Pricing: (Each registration covers one child and one adult and includes SCI admission for after your class)

  • SCI Members = $10 per child
  • Non-members = $19 per child

Register

*Click "Register for Camps & Classes," then select the date of your class

Questions?
Contact the SCI Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 222.