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Kitchen Chemistry Final Presentation

As part of the 2015 Kitchen Chemistry Summer Camp, students put together a “pilot” for a food-based television show. Their final show wowed us with its creativity, organization, and care for others! After learning 21st Century Skills such as empathy, appreciation, and collaboration, students decided create a show about innovations that can help solve world […]

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Science Nights are effective, inspirational

Why bring Family Science Nights to your school?   A 2008 report on Family Science Nights (FSN) at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum found that the one-time events “enhanced students’ understanding of the nature of scientific exploration and the work of scientists… increased interest in space-science related careers… allowed students to see that […]

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Get to know iSchool’s Science Nights

Our Science Nights receive rave reviews!   Quote from Press Coverage of our Science Nights in the March 4th Edition of the Great Falls Connection: Forestville’s Principal Todd Franklin said, “With the help of the PTA and iSchool for the the Future, we were able to provide hands-on workshops that incorporated project-based learning. These science […]

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After-school programs wrap up with student-driven learning

iSchool finished its 2014-2015 School Year Programs with fun-filled activities that inspired deep thinking and individual creativity.   Our program at Forestville Elementary School culminated with individual projects, based on our philosophy of supporting student-driven project-based learning.  At Forestville, this year we decided our projects would be superhero videos. Students at Forestville worked over several […]

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Deep Mother’s Day Thinking, Project-based Learning, and “Super” uses for recycling

  In our last month of classes at Forestville we are working on a long-term project: our superhero videos. To get students started, last week students made superhero costumes or superhero characters out of recycling and things from nature. We talked about uses and reuses for natural resources and students had time to test out […]

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STEM, Art, and Perspective Lesson – 21st Century Skills in action

iSchool for the Future is committed to providing an innovative educational experience that builds 21st Century Skills in youth. The multidisciplinary nature of life also means that our educational experiences are multidisciplinary. In a recent lesson, we combined a lesson on Perspective – an essential skill in order to have Empathy – with science and […]

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What kids need to know in the 21st Century

What should students learn in the 21st Century? In today’s world, success comes not just from what children know, but rather from how they interact with the rapidly changing world. In our globalized, interconnected world children need to be leaders, innovators and changemakers.   The education sector is scrambling to even recognize and then provide […]

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After-School Programs Support Creativity, Personalized Learning

Our After-School Programs are in full swing at Great Falls Elementary and Forestville Elementary Schools. Students are hard at work learning, having fun, and using science as Superheroes to save the world!       With the arrival of spring, outdoor education has been a big part of our program.  At Great Falls, students examined […]

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iSchool’s Science Day at MOM’s Organic Market Celebrates an early Earth Day

“I’m going to start one at home!” exclaimed a visitor to iSchool’s Science Day after learning that many foods and household products can be easily composted.  iSchool for the Future and a group of dedicated volunteers excited, awed, and educated visitors with hands-on science at MOM’s Organic Market in Herndon on Friday, April 17. In […]

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FREE and FUN: iSchool for the Future Science Day at MOM’s Organic Market in Herndon

  Friday, April 17th is a day off from school, AND it’s a great opportunity to learn while having fun! Join iSchool for the Future for FREE hands-on science activities that will have your children smiling and thinking creatively. Test colorful liquids, fly a “chopper” into a bucket, release energy from vegetables, get down and […]

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Cherry Blossom Science and the Benefits of Outdoor Education

  Spring is here and the Cherry Blossoms are blooming! With spring comes a plethora of natural changes in the environment and wonderful opportunities to engage in meaningful outdoor and environmental education and play-based learning. Visiting the Cherry Blossoms this weekend? Read on for reasons why outdoor education, learning-through-play, and environmental science are beneficial to […]

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Science Camp mixes outdoor education and real-world tools

Our Spring Break Science Camp was a great preview of the hands-on Creative STEM activities coming up in our Summer Camps! It combined outdoor exploration, hands-on STEM, and personal growth and discovery. Children also got a taste for real-world engineering and tools.      Outdoor education is an important part of iSchool’s offerings and philosophies. […]

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Summer Camps in Reston, Virginia – Location Announcement

iSchool for the Future has just announced the location of our 2015 Science Summer Camps in Reston, Virginia.  Our Summer Camps will be located in Armstrong Elementary School at 11900 Lake Newport Road, Reston, VA 20194. The site is conveniently located in the center of Fairfax County and close to major roads and highways.   […]

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Spring After-School Programs combine physics, art, critical thinking, and teamwork

Our first month of classes as part of the Superheroes of Science After School Program have been a fun jumble of activities featuring hands-on learning opportunities and creative, critical thinking.      A new activity using large foam pieces to make marble roller coasters has turned out to be one of our most popular activities […]

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Polymers, Domes, Airplanes and more at NoVa Mini Maker Faire

Visitors to the iSchool exhibit and workshops at the NoVa Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, March 15 enjoyed many hands-on STEM activities, in addition to reading science poetry that had smiles and laughs abounding. Did you miss the Faire? Your child can enjoy these activities at our Spring Break Science Camp, Summer Camps, or After-School […]

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Easy, At-home Science: Scavenger Hunt and Geographic Navigation

Chances are you are already carrying around a great geographic learning tool in your pocket: a smartphone! Use your smartphone and simple materials at home to create a Scavenger Hunt your children will love and learn from!   Many smartphones have a Digital Compass as a basic utility. These compasses are easy to use and […]

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Easy, at-home science: The Weight of Water

  Freshwater – the kind we use every day – is limited. Even though our world is filled with water, most of it is salt and thus not available as freshwater.  97% of the world’s water is saltwater in the oceans and seas. 2% of the world’s water is frozen or locked deep in the […]

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Spring After-School program starts with a science BANG!

Our Spring 2015 After-School Programs started with a BANG – that is, with chemical reactions explosions and some superhero creativity!  Our “Superheroes of Spring” program kicked off at both Great Falls Elementary School and Forestville Elementary School with creativity and science. There are just a few spaces left in each course, as well as a […]

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Library Programs bring out-of-the box science education to broad audience

One of our goals for 2015 is to offer more free community events. They help us reach more children to engender a love of science and inspire them to be their best selves! We were happy to partner with the Great Falls Library to bring two free hands-on science workshops to children in December and […]

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iSchool Summer Camps: Never Ordinary, Always Extraordinary!

NEVER ORDINARY. Always Extraordinary. Our STEM Summer Camps are unique, fun, and educational. We offer personalized instruction and life-changing experiences. Pre-register here.   2015 Summer Camps Locations in Reston, Fairfax, and The Plains Each 2-week camp is $595. SCIENCE MAGIC: Zooming in on biology, chemistry, and the environment. Students amaze you with a magic show! […]

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