Welcome Parents, GREAT NEWS!
Announcing New After- School Classes from Curious-on-Hudson at Dows Lane Elementary School!
Curious-on-Hudson is excited to bring in these new enrichment programs starting in January! These programs focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) enrichment in an engaging, skill-based program.
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS December 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am. 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 2:30 – 3:30. The complete list of dates can be found on the registration page.
Please go the following link to access the full registration system.
Designed for early elementary students, this class integrates the Maker Movement with great inventions. The students will learn about what it means to be a Great Inventor. Each week students will learn about a great invention and will be presented with an open challenge to create their own invention with raw materials to be inspired by such inventions as the elevator, bridges, kites, toys, catapults, etc. Students get to explore their own curiosity and build their own project designs.
Toy Makers Workshop
A “MAKER” style class where the emphasis is on clever use of everyday items to teach principals of physics through fun, take home projects. The class is inspired by Arwind Gupta’s “Toys from Trash: Hands on Science” program. Learn more about Arwind Gupta here: https://www.youtube.com/
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.
Beginner Creative Technologist
A “MAKER” style class that uses electronic components, such as circuits, small motors, magnets, batteries, small LED bulbs, and other parts to produce fun take-home projects. This class relies on raw, up cycled and recycled materials and teaches the basics of electricity and circuits.
Curiologist: Environmental Science
In this unit of the Curiologists classes, students will environmental studies through experiments, labs, models and journals. The class is designed to teach an appreciation for the local environment and the ecosystems around them. Students learn about water and soil, as well as the flora and fauna of the local environment. Labs include water testing, sources of energy, pollution and its effects, habitats, effects of climate change and marine life and ecosystems. Some units have a take home project.
Exploring the Ice Age
In Ice Age Exploration, students explore a fascinating phase of evolutionary history; one complete with the beasts that ruled the earth at that time like the saber-toothed cat, which had seven-inch fangs, the wild and woolly mammoths, and six-foot-tall ground sloths. Through experiments and projects students explore glacial ice forms and how they shaped the planet. This class introduces students to the history of the planet and how what they see around them was influenced by events that happened long ago.