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Do you know how seeds and tree buds are similar?

  We all know what seeds are – but have you ever noticed tree buds? Tree buds are those small, pointy “cones” on branches.  Depending on the tree species, tree buds may be along the branch or only at the end, sometimes alone or in multiples. Tree buds contain baby leaves and/or flowers.  Some are […]

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iSchool expands STEAM SEL to local libraries

iSchool is very excited about its newest endeavor – bringing its STEAM SEL approach to local libraries. In partnership with the Friends of the Great Falls Library, iSchool is offering a 10-week Science Magic program to home-schooled students at Great Falls Library.   Registration for the program quickly reached its maximum of 13 students, and […]

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Our climate change lesson and the letter from President Obama

Our climate change lesson and the letter from President Obama   “Hearing from engaged young people like you gives me great hope for the future.” Sincerely, Barack Obama   iSchool for the Future was pleased to receive a package from The White House in response to letters sent by students in our Around the World […]

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iSchool for the Future in the Great Falls Connection Newspaper

Learning in the Way of the Future iSchool for the Future practices STEM and SEL learning.

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Science Wonderland Workshop on 12/8 – FREE Admission!

Join us for fun, hands-on science activities and experiments with a holiday spirit! Children ages 6-11 will build a Science Wonderland out of recycled and earth-friendly materials and make magic instant snow fall over their festive landmark. They will also make “snowballs” out of dry ice smoke-filled bubbles! Children (and their parents!) can create Polish […]

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Biodiversity Fun at Home

Biodiversity Fun – Magic all around us! Imagine you ate the same food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single day… Pretty boring, right? In fact, you might even get sick – if you were missing some nutrients. Diversity – or variety, or having lots of different things around – is important for life – […]

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iSchool for the Future Curriculum meets multiple Virginia State Standards of Learning

iSchool’s multidisciplinary curriculum meets multiple State Standards for science, math, and social studies in various grades. In particular, the curriculum meets Standard 1: Practices for Scientific Investigation, which is often difficult for teachers to integrate into their daily lessons. Examples of integration between iSchool’s STEAM SEL approach and the 10 strands of Standard 1 include: […]

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‘Wizards of i’ are back – with hands-on science enrichment program

iSchool for the Future is bringing the hands-on Wizards of i Science Program as afterschool enrichment program at Forestville Elementary School! We integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math with core Social and Emotional Life Skills into a well-rounded package. Immersed in real life projects, students (grades 1-6) will explore and innovate while building confidence […]

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Stay tuned!

Wizards of i Program is coming back!  Stay tuned here to learn more about our offerings – to be announced this week. iSchool for the Future is very excited about the upcoming launch of our STEAM SEL (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math combined with Social and Emotional Learning) program based at Forestville Elementary School.  We’ll […]

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iSchool Students’ Action for the Environment: A natural fit for STEAM SEL

Several students in the Amazing Race Around the  World summer camp said that they wanted to learn more about marine animals, which fit in well with lessons on Pacific Islands. While learning about people and places in the Pacific (as well as Africa), students were also introduced to the concept of climate change and its […]

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