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 March 30, 2020! These programs focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) enrichment in an engaging, skill-based program.

Online Registration Opens Monday March 9th at 12 Noon! 
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

Spring 2020 Classes 

Paleontology

This class integrates investigations of living and extinct species through hands-on activities related to the science of paleontology, following the course of life on earth. While we know young students appreciate learning about dinosaurs, in this class students also 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. All classes involve hands-on projects.

 

Grades: K-1
$200 (8 sessions)

Up, Down & Around

You know the world is round (or is it?), right? In this indoor/outdoor class, we’ll learn how to find our place on the big globe and figure out where we are. Are we north? South? East? West? We’ll trek our way around to learn compass skills and how to find our way in a wooded area. And we’ll look to get some big answers like: where does the sun go and why? Why do we have short and long days? How did explorers use stars and other elements of the night sky to get around?

 

Grades: K-1
$200 (8 sessions)

Curiologist: Exciting Energy

In this unit of Curiologist students will learn how energy is “the ability to do work” and how it allows things to change and move. We will investigate the different types of energy through experiential projects, including engineering-based design challenges.

 

Grades: 1-2
$200 (8 sessions)

Recycling Matters

Students convert re-purposed materials including books, CDs, electronics, and other materials into individual works of sculpture, books into shelf art, and mixed media assemblages and collages using cloth, found objects and other materials. This creative class teaches the values of recycling along with imaginative thinking and creating.

 

Grades: 1-2
$200 (8 sessions)

Beginner Creative Technologist

A “MAKER” style class that uses electronic components, such as circuits, small motors, batteries, small LED bulbs, and other parts to produce fun take-home projects. This class relies on raw, upcycled and recycled materials and teaches the basics of electricity and circuits.

 

Grades: 1-3
$200 (8 sessions)

Students of Hogwarts

This class will have a dedicated Students of Hogwarts theme and embraces the Maker theme. Maker classes are where kids create their own working models, games and gadgets using raw and recycled materials and basic engineering and technology. Projects will be themed around the Students of Hogwarts classes such as potions, herbology, care of magical creatures and wand making.

 

Grades: 2-3
$200 (8 sessions)