Our Weekly Classroom Programming targets 3rd and 4th grade classrooms. In this program Demos volunteers and New Haven Public School classrooms and paired up for the semester, with 1-hour science lessons and demonstrations presented by the Demos volunteers on a weekly basis. These lessons are designed to give 8-10 year old students an emerging sense of the scientific phenomenon that govern the natural world, and hope to build up a range of scientific vocabulary (e.g. reactions, forces, species) that will help them describe their surroundings in new ways. Most importantly, they are interactive and fun for the students!
New Haven schools interested in hosting Demos for the Weekly Classroom program can contact us via email (please see below). Our classroom schedules are determined in the first few weeks of each semester (i.e. late August and early January), and each cycle of demos starts again at the beginning of the fall and spring semester.
Starlab is a new addition to Demos. Starlab is an inflatable planetarium that is capable of supporting a variety of animations that help explain the minute details of a living cell or the vastness of our solar system and galaxy.
Demos is currently scheduling visits to schools in the New Haven area for our Starlab program. Starlab is targeted for grades 1-5 and can hold 25-30 students in its inflatable planetarium. Starlab is also present at Yale’s Science on Saturdays, which is open to all members of the public.
We thank you for your interest in Demos, and ask that you please contact us via email if you are interested in having Demos in your classroom or school. Demos President Colin Yap will also be happy to answer any specific questions you may about scheduling or programming.