School Enrichment

Letter S for Science, Letter T for Technology, E for Enrichment, A for Art, and M for Mathematics

School Enrichment

Programming Schedule

Program scheduling available Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Christine Craig Youth Coordinator

Christine Craig

Youth Outreach Coordinator



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Kaylee Smits

Youth Outreach Coordinator



Pushes and Pulls

K-PS2-1 - Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

K-PS2-2 - Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

Sunlight Warms the Earth

K-PS3-1 - Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth's surface.

K-PS3-2 - Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.

Plants Need Water and Light, Animals Need Food, Living vs. Non-living Things

K-LS1-1 - Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

Introduction to Weather

K-ESS2-1 - Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.

K-ESS3-2 - Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.

Living Things Change Their Environment

K-ESS2-2 - Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.


K-ESS3-1 - Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.

Reducing Our Impact on Earth; Natural Resources;

K-ESS3-3 - Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.

What is Engineering?

K-2-ETS1-1 - Ask Questions, make observations and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

K-2-ETS1-2 - Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

K-2-ETS1-3 - Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

First Grade

Introduction to Sound

1-PS4-1 - Plan and conduct investigation to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.

Introduction to Light

1-PS4-2 - Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.

1-PS4-3 - Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

Communication Over Distances

1-PS4-4 - Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over distance.

Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry)

1-LS1-1 - Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.

Animals Help Their Babies Survive

1-LS1-2 - Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

Introduction to Traits

1-LS3-1 - Make observations to construct an evidence -based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

Patterns In the Sky

1-ESS1-1 - Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

Four Seasons and Day Length

1-ESS1-2 - Make observations at different time of the year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.


Second Grade

Classification of Materials; Material Properties, and Purposes; Solids, Liquids and Gases

2-PS1-1 - Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

2-PS1-2 - Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the poperties that are best suited for an intended purpose.

What is Engineering?

2-PS1-3 - Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.

Heating and Cooling

2-PS1-4 - Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.

Plant Growth Conditions

2-LS2-1 - Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.

Pollination and Seed Dispersal

2-LS2-2 - Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

Biodiversity of Life on Earth

2-LS4-1 - Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of the life in different habitats.

Timescale of Earth's Events

2-ESS1-1 - Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.

Changing the Shape of Land

2-ESS2-1 - Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.

Maps of Landforms

2-ESS2-2 - Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers

2-ESS2-3 - Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.

Third Grade

Animal Group Behavior

3-LS2-1 - Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

Animal and Plant Life Cycles

3-LS1-1 - Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles, but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

3-PS2-1 - Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.


3-LS4-4 - Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.

Ecosystems, Adaptations and the Environment

3-LS4-3 - Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, some cannot survive at all.

Extreme Weather Solutions

3-ESS3-1 - Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.

Fossils and Extinction; Earth's Landscapes 

3-LS4-1 - Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

Magnets and Static Electricity

3-PS2-3 - Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

3-PS2-4 - Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.

Patterns of Motion and Friction

3-PS2-2 - Make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

Variation of Traits

3-LS3-1 - Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.

3-LS3-2 - Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment

3-LS4-2 - Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

Weather vs. Climate

3-ESS2-1 - Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

3-ESS2-2 - Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.


Fourth Grade

Brain Processing of Senses

4-LS1-2 - Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

Brain Processing of Senses; Human Body Systems, Structure of Living Things, Adaptations and the Environment

4-LS1-1 - Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.


4-PS3-1 - Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.

4-PS3-3 - Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

Earth's Landscapes

4-ESS1-1 - Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.

Energy Transfer, Wave Properties

4-PS3-2 - Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

Extreme Weather Solutions, Natural Disasters

4-ESS3-2 - Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.

Information Transfer

4-PS4-3 - -Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.

Light, Reflection, and Vision

4-PS4-2 - Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.

Natural Disasters

4-ESS2-2 - Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns to describe patterns of Earth's features

Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources, 

4-ESS3-1 - Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources, Energy and Transfer

4-PS3-4 - Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

Wave Properties

4-PS4-1 - Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.

Weathering and Erosion, Interactions of Earth's Spheres

4-ESS2-1 - Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.

Fifth Grade

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

5-PS2-1 - Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.

Conservation of Matter

5-PS1-2 - Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved.

Earth's Orbit and Rotation

5-ESS1-2 - Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

Food Webs

5-LS2-1 - Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

How Do We Use Food

5-LS1-1 - Support an argument that plants get materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.

How Do We Use Food, Food Webs

5-PS3-1 - Use models to describe that energy in animals' food (used for body repair, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

Particle Nature of Matter

5-PS1-1 - Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

Properties of Matter

5-PS1-3 - Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

Properties of Matter, Chemical vs. Physical Changes

5-PS1-4 - Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

Sun and Other Stars

5-ESS1-1 - Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from Earth.

Water Cycle (3-5 Version), Interactions of Earth's Spheres

5-ESS2-1 - Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.

Water Quality and Distribution

5-ESS2- Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water.

Water Quality and Distribution, Interactions of Earth's Spheres

5-ESS3+1 - Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth's resources and environment.

Renewable vs. Non-renewable Resources, Extreme Weather Solutions, Natural Disasters, What is Science? (Version 3 - 5)

3-5-ETS1-1 - Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

3-5-ETS1-2 - Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

3-5-ETS1-3 - Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or a prototype that can be improved.