Grade – PreK, Kindergarten and 1st Grade
|Format/ Schedule||Weekend / Spring and Fall|
|Location||Torrance and Pasadena, CA|
|Dates||Spring: Apr 20th, Apr 27th, May 4th, May 11th, May 16th. Fall: Sept 21st, Sept 28th, Oct 1st, Oct 12th, Oct 19th, 2019|
|Duration||5 x 1.5 hour sessions|
|Session times||10.00am-11.30am or 1.00pm-2.30pm, each Saturday for 5 weeks|
To inspire budding scientists, Pathways to Stem Cell Science has created “Stem Cell Explorers”, the first and only hands-on program that exposes preschoolers to the exciting science of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. During this ground-breaking program, children as young as 4 enjoy the unique opportunity to work hands-on, performing authentic experiments with real-life stem cells.
Held at the weekend during five independent sessions, “Stem Cell Explorers” will transport your child on a fascinating journey through the following bioscience-themed topics:
Session 1: Cell biology
Each session features the perfect balance of theoretical discussions, hands-on activities and creative experiments, exclusively designed to inspire young minds while fostering essential skills. Participating children build core competencies in critical thinking, problem-solving and troubleshooting, guided by experienced PhD level professional scientists.
Our innovative curriculum employs a cross-disciplinary approach, combining bioscience math, English, art, social sciences, physical education and cooking to impart the multifaceted nature of real-world science. Using a wide array of teaching tools including interactive models and our specially designed visual aids, we present complex science in a fun and easy to understand manner. Your child will enjoy “viewing science” and “doing science” while building skills and knowledge for a broad array of future learning environments.
“Stem Cell Explorers” provides a welcomed change from traditional preschool camps, offering “gimmicky science” taught using commercial science kits and every day house-hold items. Our proprietary classes impart real-world science using living cells, professional lab equipment and authentic scientific procedures that are exciting for both adults and children.
Your child will be amazed when they:
To inspire students for future careers, “Stem Cell Explorers” also features early career education, emphasizing the many career paths available to professional bioscientists. Our students learn that scientists are more than just doctors or researchers – they participate in a wide array of exciting professions from agriculture to crime fighting. Graduating students leave the program with new interests, improved confidence and a certificate of completion to commemorate their participation. As a Stem Cell Explorer your child will gain essential real-world skills while creating fun, friendships and life-long memories.
Session 1: Cells, The Basic Units of Life.
Session 2: Living Building Blocks – Cells, Tissues and Organs
Session 3: Stem Cells: The Precursors of Human Life
Session 4: Keeping Healthy Cells
Session 5: Models of Me: Cells in a Dish
-Hands-on lab classes