Curious Minds Science Club - Fall 2018

A curious mind is one of the greatest assets to becoming a lifelong learner.  With a curious mind you’re more likely to question, ponder, explore, and extend what you might already know.  Being a lifelong learner allows you to see the benefit of failure while holding the drive to keep trying, and eventually persevere.  

In Fall 2018, the Lyme Early Education Foundation (LEEF) is offering an after-school science club, Curious Minds, on designated Tuesdays from 3:15pm to 4:30pm for students in grades 1 through 4.  Curious Minds aims to be an activity that promotes science education through inquiry-based learning and allows students to further develop their scientific minds. Led by third grade teacher, Trisha Gautreau, participants this semester will explore patterns in nature and engineering and design.

Enrollment is limited to 20 students per grade group and will be confirmed only after a completed registration form and full payment is received.  

Thematic Units

Grades 3 & 4

Grades 1 & 2

Session One: Patterns in Nature

  • Insects & Pollination

  • Leaves

  • Animal Tracks

  • Conifer Clues

September 18th

October 2nd

October 16th

October 30th

September 25th

October 9th

October 23rd

November 6th

Session Two: Engineering & Design

  • Bone Bridge

  • Aluminum Foil Boats

  • Peppermint Racers

  • Tallest Buildings

November 27th

December 11th

January 8th

January 22

December 4th

December 18th

January 15th

January 29th

Stay tuned for information on the exciting sessions that will be offered in Spring 2019, which include exploring vital human organs (heart, brain, lungs, teeth) and data collection and analysis (peep parachutes, catapults and hoops, and more!).