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Forestville GREEN Schools Science Night: Educational, entertaining, awe-inspiring, and humbling

Friday’s Science Night, offered through a partnership between iSchool and the Forestville PTA, was another in our long line of fun, educational, and community-building events! See many more photos on our Facebook Page. Over 130 children and their families visited 9 stations to explore ways the new Forestville will be Green after its upcoming renovation. […]

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Chain Reactions: Continue the learning at home

Chain Reactions came into iSchool’s curriculum by way of a student request to learn more about Rube Goldberg… and they are a hit!  Chain Reactions are fun and teach basic science concepts such experimentation, observation, energy, and Newton’s laws.  It’s also a great activity for learning and practicing nearly all of our 21st Century Social […]

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Growth Mindset: Continue the learning at home

In our programs we encourage and teach children to have a Growth Mindset.  Our progression includes learning what a Growth Mindset is and comparing it to a Fixed Mindset, embracing the Power of Yet, learning how to Embrace Failure, and discovering the joy of Perseverance. We combine lessons on Growth Mindset with Creative STEM activities […]

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Winter 2016 classes grow young minds

To help children develop 21st Century Life Skills, our Winter 2016 classes have been advancing Growth Mindset and layering multiple skills such as the 4Cs. Having a Growth Mindset requires children to realize they can change as they learn, be able to embrace failure, continually persevere, and take advantage of the psychological power that comes […]

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Marshmallow Science: Continue the learning at home

Food is always an excellent tool for learning – it creates excitement and automatically inspires children to think outside of the box. Our Food Fun Days are popular with kids and effective at helping them learn science concepts and the utility of the 21st Century Life Skill of the Day. Our activities that use spaghetti […]

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Energy-Conscious Buildings: Continue the learning at home

Some activities are perfect for exploring the 4Cs of Success: Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, and Collaboration, and our Energy-Conscious Buildings activity is one of them.  It is a great example of how iSchool for the Future combines Creative STEM Programming with 21st Century Life Skills. In this activity, children must collaborate in teams to decide […]

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Homopolar Motors – Continue the learning at home

We are always challenging our students to think outside of the box and persevere at something hard.  Our latest activity, making Homopolar Motors, embodies this spirit and adds creativity and some advanced STEM Concepts to the mix. In this activity children use special magnets, copper wire, and batteries to make a creative, moving sculpture. Getting […]

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