So you have a curious little Newton, Mendel or Curie at home, who LOVES science experiments!! Now what???
Sign him or her up for ScienceCastle.com
Why? There are 5 good reasons:
"Simon (7), Linus (7) and Sophie (8) Karge are enthusiastic students with sciencecastle.com. They enjoy a web-based class about plants growing cress seeds."
1. It's easy
No need to research experiments that work. No need to research the science behind it. No need to drive to the toy store to pick material among the plethora of educational toys or browse your kitchen drawers for tools.
We take care of everything! Just have your child or children in front of your computer and join us online – even in real time. Our live online classes are monthly and usually take place on week-ends. So tune live in! Ask a question! Our teachers will guide the children through hands-on experiments and provide scientific background and explanations. To give your child or children the full experience, please order the matching science kit that our teacher will be using during class, through our website. We will announce classes ahead of time through our monthly newsletter and remind you to order those kits. They are made by the German company Thames & Kosmos and have won several awards. The kits are $12.99 and up! You can also order them ahead of time: if you order them all for the whole school year (10 kits) your membership will be free! We also offer discounts throughout the year!
2. It's fun
Children LOVE doing hands-on experiments. Children LOVE being on the computer. At ScienceCastle.com they can do both. While doing the experiments during our live monthly Internet-broadcasts, the children can even interact with their teacher through our live chat. After the class they can record their experiments online, note their observations, upload pictures of the experiments and compare theirs the results with those of other students.
3. It works
Learning with ScienceCastle.com is a breeze, because we will work with your child's creativity and imagination: In each class our little ScienceCastle.com heroes Mike and Maxi – a curious little boy and a lab mouse - discover a new scientific discipline through an adventure story our teacher tells or acts out during class. Since the story is always a cliffhanger it is up to the students to resolve it – by using their newly gained knowledge. That way you child will learn – and remember – the science delivered to them much faster and easier compared to less interactive educational concepts.
4. It suits YOUR schedule
Soccer or birthday on the same morning as your monthly live ScienceCastle.com class? No problem. Enjoy the game or the party and tune in later at your convenience: We will record the class and have it ready for you to participate in it 24/7 once we put it up on our website. You can also watch the class as often as you like!!!! Once a member, you also have access to ALL other classes we have recorded so far. When you enroll today, you will have access to at least 12 classes ranging from "plant science" to "science of weather", "basic physics" and "science of time".
5. It's great for parents too
Learn or refresh scientific concepts, be charmed by our fun adventure stories or simply enjoy watching your child having fun while learning: Our online classes are rewarding for parents as well!! (Although it is probably totally legitimate to have your child immerse into the online classroom experience all by himself and go read that morning paper!!)
Sign up now to become a ScienceCastle.com student!