Making the Grade on Science Education through Hands-On Science Workshops
xUmp University is leading the way in supplemental traditional science education by offering introductory science classes to the greater Long Beach community this fall.
The workshops will mainly focus on giving teens an introduction to basic electronics, science and engineering concepts. Each workshop will build upon the previous workshop with increasingly advanced topics. Topics covered will include learning the basics of electricity, voltage and current, building circuits, learning how to solder, and even learning about complex concepts such as non-Newtonian fluids by using an Oobleck (mixture of corn-starch and water) on a speaker powered by iPhone app. “As we've talked with science teachers, one of the biggest concerns they've shared is the fact that students don't experience the true wonder of scientific knowledge unless they're doing an interesting hands-
“We truly desire to see participants get more excited about science by contributing in our own small way to the new science education framework proposed by the National Academy of Sciences”, noted Ana Sanchez, manager of xUmp University. “Hopefully our workshops will even encourage participants to consider pursuing science as a viable career path”. Classes will be held concurrently during the month of October and include all materials necessary for the projects. Participants will get to keep all of the materials used so they can continue with experiments at home.
The workshops are being held at xUmp University's learning center in Lakewood, CA. Southern California residents can visit http://www.xump.com/