West Hartford Administrators Association: Chem 4 Kids

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Johanna Foley, Lead Teacher
  • School: Hall High School
  • Subjects: Science

Chem 4 Kids is an after school club at the high school level. Hall High School students will meet to plan hands-on chemistry lessons to elementary students. The teacher will encourage students to research a topic of their interest and develop an age-appropriate lesson with hands-on demonstrations and experiments. The teacher will instruct students about safety precautions and teaching strategies. The students will meet about 8 times before going on a visit to a local elementary school. There will be a minimum of two school visits. The Chem 4 Kids Club also takes part in community building activities at their high school. At the school visits, the high school sets up about 12 stations where the elementary students rotate through and spend about ten minutes learning each topic. We have been able to teach about 100 elementary students. We visit local West Hartford elementary schools and will work with students from grades K through 5.

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