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 January 13, 2020! These programs focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) enrichment in an engaging, skill-based program.

Online Registration IS NOW OPEN! 
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 on Mondays immediately following dismissal. 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.
irvingtondowslaneschool.jumbula.com

Winter 2020 Classes 

Curiologist: Forces of Nature 

In this unit of the Curiologist classes, students will learn environmental studies through experiments, labs, demonstrations and models. The class is designed to teach an appreciation for the local environment and the eco-systems 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 eco-systems.

 

Grades: K-1
$200 (8 sessions)

Da Vinci Outrageous Machines 

Students examine the life of Leonardo Da Vinci, the scientist, inventor and artist. Students use Leonardo’s notebooks as inspiration and each week take a theme and draw out an invention of their own in their Da Vinci-style notebooks. They then make a model of their own invention using new and re purposed materials. In this class every idea is given life as we examine Leonardo’s inventions and the ones that are still used today.

 

Grades: K-1
$200 (8 sessions)

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/channel/UCT7EcU7rC44DiS3RkfZzZMg.

 

Grades: 1-2
$200 (8 sessions)

Coding with SCRATCH

Students will be introduced to logic of coding and programming through SCRATCH, the coding language developed by M.I.T. Through use of a graphical drag and drop interface, students learn how to create simple programs that are fun, animated and personalized. Each class contains a separate lesson in Scratch and students can share their work with their families at the end of class.

 

Grades: 1-2
$200 (8 sessions)

Beginner Makers 

This class embraces the “Maker” theme that has inspired maker spaces around the world as well as the Maker Fair. Maker classes are where kids create their own working models, games and gadgets using raw and recycled materials and basic engineering and technology.

 

Grades: 1-3
$200 (8 sessions)

Comic Book Creator

Students will learn the basic elements of a comic book and create their own plot, setting, and characters. Comic Books consist of comic art in the form of sequential panels that represent individual scenes to create a story. Students will learn how to develop characters into a functional plot using the key elements of comic books, such as panels, speech bubbles, text and characters.

 

Grades: 2-3
$200 (8 sessions)