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Whitaker Center
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Whitaker on Wheels

Bringing science directly to you in the W.O.W. van!!

Our Whitaker On Wheels program, commonly referred to as W.O.W., offers preschools and daycare centers the opportunity to bring live STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) demonstrations directly to the children they look after and teach. With hands-on programs for young children ranging from learning about our senses to states of matter and what it takes to make plants grow, children will get an integrative STEM experience!


Pricing for 2018

PROGRAM LENGTH AGE RANGE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS PRICING
60 minutes 3+ Less than 50 $250
30 minutes Infant-Age 2 Less than 50 $50*

* The infant to age 2 (30-minute) program must be booked in conjunction with one of the 3+ (60-minute) programs. It is not offered separately.

Any program over 50 children and/or over 60 miles from Whitaker Center will incur additional charges


Programs

LITTLE GENIUSES

AGES: Infant – Age 2  |  TIME: 30 minutes  |  TOPIC: Sensory Exploration

AGENDA
Introduction
Book
Song
Sensory Bins
Our sensory bins are filled with tactile objects, perfect for young learners to become engaged and exercise all five senses. The ocean, dinosaurs, construction and vegetable garden are just a few examples of the bins used to encourage sensory play.


WHIZ KIDS #1

AGES: 3+  |  TIME: 60 minutes  |  TOPIC: Solids, Liquids & Gases

AGENDA
Introduction
Book
Song
Stations (including but not limited to)

  1. Solids/Liquids: Freshwater
    Container of freshwater and solids used by children to determine if the solids sink or float in the water.
  2. Solids/Liquids: Saltwater
    Container of saltwater and solids used by children to determine if the solids sink or float in the water.
  3. Gases: Make a Pinwheel
    Using a piece of paper, pencil and pushpin, children get to create their very own pinwheel that they can blow on and watch spin!

Wrap-Up Discussion/Questions


WHIZ KIDS #2

AGES: 3+  |  TIME: 60 minutes  |  TOPIC: Plants

AGENDA
Introduction
Book
Song
Stations (including but not limited to)

  1. Seed Sorting Trays
    Children will match different types of seeds to the correct packet in the provided trays.
  2. Decorate a Cup
    Cups will be provided for children to color/decorate before planting their seed.
  3. Plant Seeds/Grass to Take Home
    Children will be given the opportunity to plant their own seeds/grass in the cup they decorated to take home asa souvenir for the day.

Wrap-Up Discussion/Questions


Scheduling

To schedule W.O.W. programming for your preschool or daycare center, please contact our Education Services Coordinator at 717-724-3859 or education@whitakercenter.org

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