Hands-on School Programs/ Home School Programs/ Family Science Nights

We work with about 50 recreation and town community services departments during the summer.  The programs are geared for either elementary or middle school students.  Full week programs range in price from about $100 to $200.  Some of the programs have half day options too.  As of April 15, 2020 these are the summer programs which still have some openings for children.  Please call the recreation or town community services departments directly.

Week Time Middle/Elementary Department Phone
June 22th
Lexington 9:00 – 12:00 Preschool  Recreation 781-698-4800
– Wilmington 9:00 – 12:00 Elementary  Recreation 978-658-4270
Bedford 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary  Recreation 781-275-1392
Foxboro 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary  Recreation 508-543-7255
July 29th(Monday-Thursday)
Bedford, NH 9:00 – 12:00 Preschool Recreation 603-472-5242
Stoneham 9:00 – 12:00 Preschool Recreation 781-279-2609
Hopkinton 9:00 – 12:00 Preschool Recreation 508-497-9750
Woburn 9:00 – 12:00 Preschool Recreation 781-897-5805
Lynnfield 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Community 781-334-5814
July 6th
–  Sharon 9:00 – 12:00 Preschool  Recreation 781-784-1530
–  Sharon 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary  Recreation 781-784-1530
–  Lexington 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary  Recreation 781-698-4800
Amesbury 9:00 – 12:00 CHEFS (cooking) Recreation 978-388-8137
Hopkinton 9:00 – 3:00 Middle Recreation 508-497-9750
Bedford 9:00 – 3:00 Middle Recreation 781-275-1392
Marblehead 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-631-3350
July 13th
Burlington 8:30 – 2:30 Elementary  Recreation 781-270-1695
–  Sharon 9:00 – 3:00 Middle Recreation 781-784-1530
Waltham 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-314-3480
Amesbury 9:00 – 12:00 CHEFS (cooking) Recreation 978-388-8137
Winchester 9:00 – 11:30 Elementary Kids Corner 781-721-1514
Stoneham 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-279-2609
Hopkinton 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 508-497-9750
Marblehead 9:00 – 12:00 Preschool Recreation 781-631-3350
Woburn 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-897-5805
July 20th
Northborough 9:00 – 12:00 CHEFS (cooking) Recreation 508-393-5034
Westwood 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-326-7500
Waltham 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-314-3480
Hopkinton 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 508-497-9750
Swampscott 9:00 – 12:00 Preschool Recreation 781-596-8854
Bedford 9:00 – 12:00 Preschool Recreation 781-275-1392
No. Attleboro 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 508-699-0145
July 27th
Norfolk 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 508-520-1315
Westwood 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-326-7500
Wilmington 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 978-658-4270
Bedford, NH 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 603-472-5242
Woburn 9:00 – 3:00 Middle Recreation 781-897-5805
Swampscott 9:00 – 3:00 Middle Recreation 781-596-8854
Burlington 8:30 – 2:30 Elementary Recreation 781-270-1695
No. Attleboro 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 508-699-0145
August 3rd
Lexington 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-698-4800
Marblehead 9:00 – 3:00 CHEFS (cooking) Recreation 781-631-3350
Tewksbury 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 978-640-7831
Tewksbury 9:00 – 3:00 Middle Recreation 978-640-7831
Tewksbury 9:00 – 3:00 Preschool Recreation 978-640-7831
Lynnfield 9:00 – 3:00 Middle Community 781-334-5814
August 10th
Burlington 8:30 – 2:30 Elementary Recreation 781-270-1695
Swampscott 9:00 – 12:00 Preschool Recreation 781-596-8854
Swampscott 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-596-8854
Needham 9:00 – 3:00 Middle Recreation 781-455-7930
Reading 9:00 – 12:00 Preschool Recreation 781-942-9075
Reading 9:00 – 3:00 Middle Recreation 781-942-9075
Reading 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-942-9075
August 17th
Winchester 9:30 – 11:30 Elementary Kids Corner 781-721-1514
– Peabody 8:30 – 2:30 Elementary Recreation 978-536-7130
Newburyport   9:00 – 12:00 Preschool Recreation 978-465-4434
Bedford, NH 9:00 – 3:00 Middle Recreation 603-472-5242
Scituate 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-545-8738
August 24th
Westwood 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-326-7500
Newburyport 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 978-465-4434
Northborough    9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 508-393-5034
Canton 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 781-821-5030
Walpole 9:00 – 3:00 Elementary Recreation 508-660-6353

GROUP/SCHOOL COST IS:
$5.00 – $6.00 per child – $175 Minimum
At your school, camp, or other location

  • Class duration is one to eight weeks

  • Classes any time during the day or after school

  • 3-4 make and take home projects

  • 4 – 6 different science experiments

  • Choose from one or more categories or create your own

  • Pre-school, grades K-2, grades 1-5 or multi-age programs, grades 6-8

We have exciting programs that fit every grade level curriculum and state science standard from Pre-K to 8. The following are just some sample areas:

Crazy Chemistry – Chemical elements, liquids-solids-gases, flourescence, weird reactions, crystals, rubber, dry ice, matter, food chemistry, fingerprinting

Faster than a Speeding Bullet – Ultraviolet light, colors & light, speed, sound, optical illusions

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Air pressure, waves, tornadoes, evaporation, vacuums, density, buoyancy

Roller Coaster Rides – Physics, balance, motion, flight, inertia, friction and bubbles, forces, energy, balls & ramps, gravity

Heat & Company – Temperatures, melting, air flow, chemical reactions, pressure

Electronic Gadgets Gizmos – Static vs. circuit, magnetism, conductors vs. insulators, electromagnets, memory wires, Tesla coils, electroscopes

Space Adventure – Planetariums, constellations, telling time, astronomy, star finders, finding north, light

The Good Earth – Recycling, fossils, crystals, rocks & minerals, earth games, weather and climate • Science Magic & Games

We have programs that meet and exceed all National Science Standards at each grade cluster level. There are four strands for each cluster and include earth and space science, life science (biology), physical sciences (physics and chemistry), and technology/engineering. Because of our hands-on approach with lots of make and take home projects we work exclusively in all the strands except the life sciences. Here are the subtopics at each grade cluster level:

PreK – Grade 2

Earth & Space – Earth’s Materials, The Weather, The Sun as a Source of Light & Heat, Periodic Phenomena

Physical – Properties of Objects, States of Matter, Position and Motion of Objects

Technology/Engineering – Materials & Tools, Engineering Design

Grade 3-5

Earth & Space – Properties of Rocks & Minerals, The Weather, The Water Cycle, The Earth’s History, The Earth in the Solar System

Physical – Properties of Objects & Materials, States of Matter, Forms of Energy

Technology/Engineering – Materials & Tools, Engineering Design

Grade 6-8

Earth & Space – Mapping the Earth, Earth’s Structure, Heat Transfer, The Earth’s History, The Earth in the Solar System

Physical – Properties of Matter, Elements, Compounds and Mixtures, Motion of Objects, Heat Transfer, Forms of Energy

Technology/Engineering – Materials, Tools & Machines, Communication & Construction Technologies, Manufacturing Technologies

Daisies

1.  Skill Building Badges
    –  Rollercoaster Design Challenge
    –  Space Science Explorer
1.  Skill Building Badges
    –  Rollercoaster Design Challenge
    –  Space Science Explorer

Brownies

1.  Skill Building Badges
    –  Fling Flyer Design Challenge
    –  Home Scientist
    –  Inventor
    –  Senses
    –  Space Science Adventurer
1.  Skill Building Badges
    –  Fling Flyer Design Challenge
    –  Home Scientist
    –  Inventor
    –  Senses
    –  Space Science Adventurer

Juniors

1.  Skill Building Badges
    –  Balloon Car Design Challenge
    –  Space Science Investigator
    –  Product Designer
1.  Skill Building Badges
    –  Fling Flyer Design Challenge
    –  Home Scientist
    –  Inventor
    –  Senses
    –  Space Science Adventurer

For Webelo Boy Scouts

  • Scientist Badge

  • Geologist Badge

  • Engineer Badge