CU Super Science Explorers Program Provides Classroom Management Experience for Education Majors
Started in 2005, the Super Science Explorers program gives Cornerstone University juniors and seniors the chance to apply what they've learned in the classroom. Inviting area homeschool students to participate in four class sessions at the end of each semester, elementary education and secondary science education majors lead hands-on, topic-focused lessons.
Dr. Rob Keys, professor of science and the program's faculty adviser, shared that the program offers a different theme each semester and, beginning this fall, features a new section for middle school students.
For Cornerstone students enrolled in the university's Science Methods course, leadership of the Super Science Explorers program acts as both a prerequisite for student teaching and as part of the students' final exam.
Enrollment in each Super Science Explorers class is limited to 20-25 grade-level students. Session incorporate age appropriate activities related to the assigned topics:
- Kindergarten – First Grade: Light and sound
- Second – Third Grade: Weather and climate
- Fourth – Fifth Grade: Organisms and food chains
- Sixth – Eighth Grade: Chemical reactions
The program runs for an hour and a half on Mondays and Wednesdays for 2 weeks.
This semester's Super Science Explorers program starts on Monday, November 28, 2016. Registration is free and includes four 90-minute class sessions on the following dates:
- Monday, Nov. 28, 2016
- Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
- Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
- Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
If you are interested in participating in Super Science Explorers or would like to learn more about the university's program, contact the Kinesiology, Science and Mathematics Division by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.