Science Enrichment Programs

 
We offer innovative, interactive, and hands-on science experiences -- both in the classroom and virtually -- that effectively enhance the school's science curriculum. Our programs cover Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics and range from animals and habitats to weather patterns and the intricacies of sound and light waves.
  
View full details and see pictures on The Riverside Reel of the many exciting science enrichment activities offered during the 2020-21 school year.
 
Check back soon for more information on exciting 2021-22 programming! 
 

Highlights include  

 

Kindergarten 

Amazing Mammals -Students get up close and personal with animal Ambassdors

Innovation Station- Students learn about cities and their importance to our modern world.

  

 

1st Grade

Space Matters -Learners investigate the final frontier

Zoom to the Moon -Students explore planets, Moon, eclipses through hands-on investigations.

 

 

2nd Grade 

Bash the Trash’s “Experimental Orchestra” is a two-part science enrichment program that includes a performance and a hands-on instrument-building workshop.

 

 

 

3rd Grade 

Beak Variations -students consider why different birds look the way they do, why are some bird's beaks are pointy, some curved, some long, some short.

 

 

4th Grade 

Magnetic Pendulums- In this Eli Whitney Museum program, students create a dynamic model of an insect’s or bird’s world.

 

 

 

5th Grade 

Sustainability -Students consider the long-term impacts of energy production. Students build a model to compare the energy production methods of the United States and France.

 
 
 

STEM Fair

 

An opportunity for students to develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges

 

Riverside’s annual STEM Fair (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) will take place in April 2022. The STEM Fair offers students a chance to sharpen their STEM skills as they explore their world and/or create solutions to real-world problems. Read more here.

 

 

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