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WINTER Camp

The Scientific Center winter camp program is back (just in time!) to keep children excited about the wonders of science while on their school break!

Building on the highly popular new program introduced during the summer, The Scientific Center has created a new program helping children experience a wide range of science activities in a fun, expert-driven environment! Only at The Scientific Center can children spend their winter holiday learning about topics related to their school science curriculum, helping to keep them on track and focused on building their science fundamentals in a fun and engaging way.

During this winter, the center will be offering two packages, each for a confirmed 2-week period, at KD 100 (that’s the same great price of KD 50 per week). The first package will be run from December 23 until January 3, and the second will follow on January 13 through to January 24.

As before, our winter scientists will be split into camps based on their age, with Camp Curiosity offered to children age 4-8, and Camp Discovery offered to children age 9-12.

Depending on which camp the child is in, they will experience varied hands-on learning activities in age appropriate techniques developed in partnership with seasoned educators. The program continues to help children learn teamwork, verbal and written communication, creativity, STEAM-Based approaches to problem solving and analytical thinking. For an in-depth look at what children will learn each week, please check the corresponding details below:

Program Details:

Cost: KD 100, includes fresh fruit snack (please send personal lunch box for meal)

Dates:
First package: December 23 until January 3
Second package: January 13 through to January 24.

Timing: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, Sunday - Thursday


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Living Things

Our winter scientists will explore living things and their adaptations through hands on interaction. Topics will include questions such as “What do birds have in common with reptiles?” and “What are the living and non-living parts of an ecosystem?” They will have fun opportunities to examine real animal skulls, snakeskins, the shells of marine animals and more!

Day Learning Outcomes
1
  • Understand needs (air, water, food and shelter) and characteristics (movement, growth and development, response, respiration, reproduction and cellular structure) of living things.
  • Understand the difference between plants and animals with respect to how they carry out life related processes.
2
  • Understand distinguishing physical (adaptive) characteristics of bird, fish, reptile, amphibian, arthropod and mammalian species.
  • Recognize and classify animals into their groups based on observable physical characteristics.
3
  • Understand how physical characteristics of animals help them survive in their habitat with a focus on local animals such as: camels, the Saker falcon, spiny tailed lizard (Al-Dhub), green turtle, Hamour and Desert Locust).
4
  • Understand that ecosystems are made up of living and non-living parts (biotic and abiotic). Classify and give examples of each.
5
  • Understand and appreciate that all living things are important and should be treated with respect.
  • Identify personal action that they can take to maintain a healthy environment.
 
 

Dinosaurs & Fossils

Children will step back in time 65 million years to discover dinosaurs and their prehistoric friends! Topics will include questions such as: “What is a fossil?” or “How does comparing a fossil to existing animals help scientists better understand ancient animals?”

Day Learning Outcomes
1
  • Children will understand that the history of life on Earth is told through rocks. They will understand that sedimentary rock layers preserve a record of ancient landscapes, climates, and organisms.
  • Children will understand what is a fossil and the different ways in which they are formed.
2
  • Children will understand that paleontologists are scientists that study fossil remains. Children will understand mechanism behind fossil formation processes.
3
  • Understand how physical characteristics of animals help them survive in their habitat with a focus on local animals such as: camels, the Saker falcon, spiny tailed lizard (Al-Dhub), green turtle, Hamour and Desert Locust).
  • What Makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur? What distinguishes dinosaurs from other reptiles? Children will explore dinosaur stance and the dinosaur-bird connection.
4
  • Grouping Dinosaurs, children will learn that scientist’s group animals using a method called cladistics. In this activity, students will be introduced to sets and subsets as they group coins and dinosaurs.
  • In this activity, children will use Greek and Latin root words to decipher dinosaur names. They will create their own dinosaur, name it, and describe how it raised its young, and how it behaved.
5
  • Children will understand that plants from the basis of all food chains.
  • Children will demonstrate knowledge of how a food chain is constructed (arrows representing flow of energy).
  • What Teeth Tell Us? This activity will introduce children to teeth and help them differentiate between the teeth of meat-eaters and plant-eaters.
 
 
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