SALEM — The Science Enrichment program at The Learning Cooperative Preschool of Salem Family Resources played host to Joy Erickson, director of access and outreach for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, University of Connecticut, at their year-end Science Spectacular.
Frannie Greenberg, creative education consultant, teaches the weekly Science Enrichment classes, and invited her colleague from the University of Connecticut for the event.
Kindergarten and preschool students in the program created a variety of their own polymers, including crazy putty and nylon, and took samples home to share their experiences.
Greenberg brings authentic hands-on science to the young students in their weekly “Sensational Science” enrichment classes, with lessons on a wide variety of scientific topics from lung function to static electricity.
“The hands-on experiments and explorations are a fun way to build a true understanding of sophisticated scientific concepts that will stay with these students for years to come,” said Cindy Jury, director of The Learning Cooperative Preschool and Salem Family Resources. “We are fortunate to have (Frannie) Greenberg on our staff. Throughout the school week, we often collect questions about scientific concepts and rely on (her) expertise to answer or help us explore and discover the answers.”
Limited space is available in the nonprofit organization’s summer and fall programs: The Learning Cooperative Preschool, Enrichment classes, and Parenting & Play Groups. Registration information about these and all of the programs of Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 is available at salemfamilyresources.org and by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 898-5493.