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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 (9 months) – 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. Flowers, bugs, sand castles, seashells, sea creatures and birds 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. Ice Cream Making 
    We will discuss the changes in states of matter as we observe a liquid change into a solid. Plus we get to taste our science at the end!

  2. Wind Catchers 
    Students are given the opportunity to decorate and assemble a device that catches the wind and visualizes that there is a gas all around us.

  3. Sink or Float? 
    In this hands on sorting station, students will test a variety of objects and separate them based on their results.

Wrap-Up Discussion/Questions


WHIZ KIDS #2

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

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

  1. Bean Planting 
    In this station students plant a bean seed in nothing but cotton balls! Planting in this way allows the students to observe the root systems and see how a plant really grows.

  2. Seed Sorting 
    The students will practice their fine motor and identification skills as they use tweezers to sort the seeds into their appropriate sections.

  3. Parts of a Flower Identification
    Through a craft project students will identify the different parts of a flower while creating a take home project to remind them.

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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