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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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Rubber band cars – Continue the learning at home

Hands-on learning, creativity, motion, and movement… The fun never stops with the Rubber Band Car activity! In our classes we do this project both to introduce engineering and STEM terms and to allow for creative, innovative thought. It’s a winning combination that is offered in all of our programs. The activity is challenging for young […]

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Fractal Fun – Continue the learning at home

Children love fractals! They are beautiful, entrancing, and relevant to our daily lives because they are found in nature.  Fractals also represent some of the newest, most creative mathematical research being tackled right now by researchers, and thus can inspire creativity in our children! Creativity is an essential 21st Century Life Skill that drives innovation. […]

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The 4Cs: Life Skills for Success and Science

Did you know that the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004?  Are we equipping our children with skills for the jobs that don’t yet exist? iSchool for the Future is helping children gain 21st Century Life Skills that will help them be resilient, confident and collaborative adults, innovators, and leaders. […]

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Inaugural afterschool program in Falls Church results in “genius” learning outcomes

We finished our inaugural afterschool enrichment program at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Falls Church City with fun, hands-on STEM lessons that children loved, self-reflection that generated amazing feedback, and an invitation to return! We’ll be back at TJ in the Winter and Spring! Read the course catalog and register for our Innovation Lab: Winter […]

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iSchool’s Family Science Night in the News!

Articles about iSchool for the Future’s Renovation-themed Family Science Night at Forestville Elementary School were published in two local papers.  Read the articles in the Sun Gazette and the Great Falls Connection.        Great Quotes from the articles and press release: “It was so exciting to see the students of all grade levels […]

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Our Impact

We help children become Compassionate Innovators, bring families together to learn science and math, and help children learn how to learn. Featuring both personalized attention and community events, our impact is both deep and broad. We help children learn how to be their best selves.  We create Compassionate Innovators. We help children develop 21st Century […]

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