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Cherry Blossom Science and the Benefits of Outdoor Education

Spring is here and the Cherry Blossoms are blooming! With spring comes a plethora of natural changes in the environment and wonderful opportunities to engage in meaningful outdoor and environmental education and play-based learning. Visiting the Cherry Blossoms this weekend? Read on for reasons why outdoor education, learning-through-play, and environmental science are beneficial to your […]

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Science Camp mixes outdoor education and real-world tools

Our Spring Break Science Camp was a great preview of the hands-on Creative STEM activities coming up in our Summer Camps! It combined outdoor exploration, hands-on STEM, and personal growth and discovery. Children also got a taste for real-world engineering and tools.    Outdoor education is an important part of iSchool’s offerings and philosophies. Our […]

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Polymers, Domes, Airplanes and more at NoVa Mini Maker Faire

Visitors to the iSchool exhibit and workshops at the NoVa Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, March 15 enjoyed many hands-on STEM activities, in addition to reading science poetry that had smiles and laughs abounding. Did you miss the Faire? Your child can enjoy these activities at our Spring Break Science Camp, Summer Camps, or After-School […]

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Easy, at-home science: The Weight of Water

  Freshwater – the kind we use every day – is limited. Even though our world is filled with water, most of it is salt and thus not available as freshwater.  97% of the world’s water is saltwater in the oceans and seas. 2% of the world’s water is frozen or locked deep in the […]

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Spring After-School program starts with a science BANG!

Our Spring 2015 After-School Programs started with a BANG – that is, with chemical reactions explosions and some superhero creativity!  Our “Superheroes of Spring” program kicked off at both Great Falls Elementary School and Forestville Elementary School with creativity and science. There are just a few spaces left in each course, as well as a […]

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