Saturday Science is back for another fantastic year! Tailored to two elementary school-age groups (K-2 and 3-5), Saturday Science sessions expose kids to different scientific fields and the leading female scientists in those fields. The theme for this year's series is The Science of Food, and each session includes a hands-on experiment or craft activity.
The Saturday Science team was founded by Foster Elementary School parents Sonia Steele and Dr. Katie McBrine, and the team has expanded to include local parents Marie Bohane (Plymouth River Elementary), Lauren Gadot (East School), and Cassie Saitow (Hull).
Saturday Science meetings are held the first Saturday of each month during the school year, starting October 5. Students in grades K-2 meet from 9:15-10:00, and students in grades 3-5 meet from 10:15-11:00.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Please register online or by calling the children’s department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403. The parent/guardian of children 9 and under must remain in the children's department while the child participates in the program. Age limits are strictly enforced to ensure a positive experience for all children.
Mark your calendars and save the dates:
December 7 features scientist Neri Oxman and we're building gingerbread houses.
January 4 features scientist Sally Ride and a visit to the Planetarium (this month we're meeting at the Cohasset Library).
February 1 features the Leakey Family of scientists and we're learning what dinosaurs ate.
March 7 features scientist Wangari Maathai and we're making compost.
April 4 features scientist May Berenbaum and we'll learn about bees and honey.
May 2 features scientist Donna Strickland and an exploration of Jello laser optics.
June 5 features scientist Sylvia Earle and we're making DIY water bottles.