Welcome, Tuckahoe Parents!

The Fall session of the Curious-on-Hudson after-school program in Tuckahoe is organized by the Tuckahoe PTA. Classes at Cottle Elementary School begin the week of September 24. Below you will find the class descriptions for the upcoming term. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS Saturday September 15, 2018 @ 12 noon.  You do not register on this site. Please go to the following link to access the registration system (NOTE: this system will not be live until registration opens)

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

If you have questions, please call Curious-on-Hudson at 914-274-8205. 

Days and Times:

Classes take place immediately following dismissal at the times indicated. Each class runs for eight (8) sessions. Program runs from 3:15 – 4:15. The complete list of dates can be found on the registration page. 

 Prices/fees for classes are posted below.  

For further information on any class or questions regarding this program, please email us at <[email protected]>

 

Classes for Grades Kindergarten – 1st  

Grades: K-1
Mondays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Curiologists: Actions & Reactions 

Curiologistsis themed “ACTIONS and REACTIONS“. Each week Curiologists perform an investigation into a scientific principle through hands-on, inquiry-based experiments. Curiologists work in small groups to perform experiments in a lab-like setting, record their findings in visual and illustrative ways.  This class gives a hands on approach to the making and mixing of chemical reactions we experience everyday, only this time we learn why they happen and then see it for ourselves through experimentation.  From bubbles to slime, invisible ink to oxidation, these kids will get down and messy and experience how fun science truly is.

Grades: K-1
Tuesdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Intro To Robotics  

This class introduces students to basic robotics and programming using platforms such as Ozobots™, LEGO™and Edison™programmable robots. Beginning with simple instructions using optical bar codes and scanning, students learn to program devices to follow instructions. As the class progresses, students learn how to program their devices using a software interface on a computer.

Classes for Grades 1-2

Grades: 1-2
Mondays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Coding FUNdamentals 

Learn to code using the curriculum of code.org, a leading online developer of programs for educators. This class will follow guidelines developed by code.org to deliver programs that will help students learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. Students will study programming concepts, computational thinking,  digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share. The class has both computer-based and “unplugged” activities.

Grades: 1-2
Thursdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Coding FUNdamentals

Learn to code using the curriculum of code.org, a leading online developer of programs for educators. This class will follow guidelines developed by code.org to deliver programs that will help students learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. Students will study programming concepts, computational thinking,  digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share. The class has both computer-based and “unplugged” activities.

 

Grades: 1-2
Thursdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Paleontology 

Designed for early elementary students, this class integrates investigations of living and extinct species through hands-on activities related to the science of paleontology. Students perform experiments in model excavation, create and examine fossils, and learn about survival and extinction of species. Students will learn how a hypothesis becomes a theory and how theories relate to our understanding of dinosaurs.

Grades: 1-2
Tuesdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

STEAM Lab 101

This is our introduction to science class where students get a taste of a variety of themes including life sciences, engineering, mathematics and technology. The class introduces kids to the concept of exploration through experimentation, hands-on labs and observation. Some classes provide a hands-on project some of which will be taken home at the end of class. Students keep their science journals with a record of their projects and observations.

Classes for Grades 3-5 

Grades: 3-5
Mondays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Great Inventors

Students learn about a wide range of Great Inventors and their inventions and then using raw materials, in the spirit of the Maker Movement, make their own inventions inspired by the inventors and inventions discussed in each class.  Marie Curie, Whitcomb Judson, Ada Lovelace, Nikola Tesla are just some of the inventors the class will cover to seek inspiration from during the term. Curiosity and creativity are celebrated and explored in this class.

Grades: 3-5
Tuesdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Let’s CODE!

Learn to code using the curriculum of code.org, a leading online developer of programs for educators. This class will introduce or refresh basic ideas such as repeat loops and events. Students will develop their understanding of algorithms, nested loops, while loops, conditionals, and events. Lessons on digital citizenship are also included. This course is crafted to build a strong foundation of basic concepts before opening up to a wide range of new and exciting topics.

Grades: 3-5
Thursdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

STEAM UP!

Hands-on, project based learning module for STEAM classes for grades 3-5. Involves topics in chemistry, physics, engineering, computing & technology, and life sciences. Each class involves a challenge to solve and a project to complete. Each class has a driving question to solve through inquiry and solution design. This curriculum is based on NGSS standards.