Eagle Hill announces new summer science program

A young student at Eagle Hill School closely examines the edges of a shell during an outdoor science excursion at Eagle Hill School.

A young student at Eagle Hill School closely examines the edges of a shell during an outdoor science excursion.

Eagle Hill School (EHS) already offers a full selection of summer programming and has just added one more the school says is perfect for kids who love science.

The Science Wonders Enrichment Program aims to provide an exciting and fun environment for students ages nine to 12-years-old to learn about various science topics through engaging hands-on activities. The program’s staff will consist entirely of teachers from the full-time science program at EHS.

By immersing the students in a scientific atmosphere and allowing them to explore intriguing concepts and ideas, the students will build their problem-solving and higher-order thinking skills. They’ll leave energized about science, armed with the projects and experiments they have completed.

Students will be able to choose one of three options during their two-week Science Wonders experience: chemistry, physical science or environmental science.

In chemistry, students will explore chemical reactions and much more as they build collaborative and laboratory skills through experiments, many of which can be easily reproduced at home. Physical science will study a wide variety of topics, from magnets to circuits, balloons to rockets, the laws of nature and the mysteries of physics. For environmental science, the natural surroundings of Eagle Hill’s campus and local community will be the framework in which students will explore, observe and learn biology and ecology.

Whatever their selection, all three options will encourage group discussion, hypothesizing and observation of the world around them. Despite its serious content, the program seeks to make learning fun.

“Science at Eagle Hill is a fun, messy way to teach all kinds of skills,” said Program Director Maria DiPalma.

The program will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., July 7 to 18. Tuition fees are $500 for the two-week program. To learn more, visit Eaglehillschool.org/summer-programs, or contact Ms. DiPalma at [email protected]

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