Where you are the Scientist and the Engineer.
Wicked Science is where kids learn through the 'play' of doing science. The most common remark heard from participants is: "I love the activities, but we are learning so much, too! That's why it's so neat!"
Hundreds of students in elementary and middle school have taken part in Wicked Science STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities and walked away with new vigor for looking at the world with a fresh and excited frame of mind. The "joy of discovery" is the theme but don't take our word for it - come and explore yourself!
The teachers in Wicked Science are using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the basis of their lesson plans which include Engineering practices and Inquiry-Based Learning.
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"What's neat is that the activities are so fun but we are learning important stuff, too!"
Jake, 11 yrs old
"Thanks so much for making the Wicked Science after school program so fun for Miles! He was full of chatter (unusual for him) every Tuesday evening. We've really enjoyed watching Miles explore chemistry.
"Can I take another one of these classes?"
- Leila, 8 yrs old
Vernon Hills, IL
Inquiry-Based Learning for Kids