Scientists’ Ages, Stages, and Grades
2 Yrs. Old- Discovery Zone
At this level, Early Learners are still working on the introduction of fine motor manipulation, in addition to color, shape, and number recognition. Early Learners participating in this group will focus on learning how to use science tools, explore science stations while making projects that express their creativity. This group will also learn new science words.
3-5 Yrs. Old – Sponge Zone
At this level, Early Learners are continuing to work on their fine motor skills; however, retaining thought-provoking information is an area emphasis. In addition, Early Learners participating in this group will focus on the process of retaining information when preparing to apply their newly acquired knowledge.
Elementary School Students - Application/Critical Thinking Station
At this level, Early Learners are becoming proficient and even advanced in following age appropriate tasks. They are retaining and delivering information while displaying the basic knowledge of the What? Where? Why? and How? Processes and functions. Early Learners participating in this group will focus on the scientific method and apply this method in every aspect of the project.