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Wow! Science fun at home – Purple Cabbage pH Indicator

In this activity liquid colors change unexpectedly! It is easily modified by age – young children enjoy watching the colors change, while older children can make predictions. Parents can enjoy being a magician! Materials Purple cabbage Boiling water Child-friendly acids – Lemon juice, vinegars, lemon-lime soda, milk, buttermilk, crushed aspirin, pool water Child-friendly bases – […]

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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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Science at home – and Family Fun Outside

Here is a great activity you can start with your children now and carry out repeatedly over time.  Have your students select a small plot of yard or garden to observe over time.  Ideally the plot will be in an area that is likely to change – such as a garden – rather than a […]

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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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Encourage effective communication

Children ages 6 to 8 often have trouble expressing themselves, leading to frustration on all sides. During the Innovation Lab we taught students how to communicate with “I messages.” Students were presented with scenarios of people in conflict and asked to create an “I message” that could have been used rather than fighting or crying. […]

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‘Wizards of i’ Program launched successfully with the Super Science Magic Camp

A colorful burst of acids and bases and a number trick that left adults astounded were just some highlights of the successful launch of the “Wizards of i” Summer Learning Program.   The Program’s first session – Super Science Magic Camp – was held from July 24th to July 3rd, 2013 at the Forestville Elementary […]

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Meet the Teacher

iSchool for the Future was pleased to have recruited “Ms. Anu” Gupta to teach the Super Science Magic Camp. Anu is a scientist with a strong background in biodiversity conservation and water quality.   Originally from Northern Virginia, Anu moved to Oregon in the late 1990s to earn a Master’s Degree. There she specialized in […]

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iSchool for the Future visits orphanages, school in India

iSchool for the Future visits orphanages in Coorg, India.   We shared toys and sweets with children, but what they seemed to have enjoyed more was the time we spent with them.  They shared their interests at school and, speaking of creativity – almost all of them loved art!  The girls at the orphanage sang […]

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iSchool for the Future partners with KidWX, online service that helps parents make right choices for their children

iSchool partnered with KidWX as an independent review agent on May 17, 2013.  KidWX is a family friendly dynamic service that helps parents make right choices for their children.  iSchool parents can register for free on www.kidwx.com and post reviews of their experience with our program and other child-related services they use.   KidWX is all […]

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iSchool for the Future at the Science Night – Forestville Elementary School, Great Falls, VA

Science Night at Forestville Elementary School was a big success – with hands on science magic activities, face painting, science displays, experiments and shows. Using the concept of polymers, kids were excited when they were able to push the chopstick through the balloon without popping it. The whole Forestville STEM team decided to brand themselves […]

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iSchool for the Future at the Take Back Your Health Conference in Herndon, VA

iSchool for the Future made its first public debut at the Take Back Your Health Conference in Herndon, VA, April 27-28, 2013.  It was amazing to see the overflowing creativity of young engineers, innovators and artists!  

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