…Because All Kids Are Scientists!
AKA Science is a fun, interactive after school science program for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Kids participate in hands-on activities and experiments that nurture their curiosity and help them explore the world around them. AKA Science uses structured yet playful activities to get kids excited about learning. Students are asked to think about how things work—and they discover that science is fun!
Become an AKA Science Class Leader
You don’t have to be a science whiz to teach AKA Science! (Though science lovers are definitely welcome.) School teachers, after school instructors and community volunteers have all led AKA Science classes. The training you receive from AKA Science will enable you to provide students with a great learning experience.
Before you lead your first AKA Science class, you’ll attend an orientation to become familiar with our supportive, inquiry-based teaching methods. This training is specifically for new Class Leaders, and only needs to be attended once.
Each term, you’ll attend a Materials Training at which you’ll receive a clear and detailed lesson plan for each class and a kit that includes the materials for each session. There is no scrambling to get supplies together! Except for scissors and water (which are provided by the site), everything you need is packed into your kit.
At the Materials Training, together with other Class Leaders, you’ll also work through the lesson plans for the current term. Before you’re ever in front of your class, you’ll have seen or done each activity in the curriculum and swapped ideas and tips with other Class Leaders.
Once classes are underway, your site coordinator and the AKA Science Program Supervisor will be available to answer questions and offer assistance as needed.
Operating AKA Science at your school or organization is easy! If you’d like to learn more about offering AKA Science at your site, please contact the AKA Science Program Supervisor, Kim Menig.
Kim will be happy to talk with you about getting a program running, including designating a site coordinator, identifying a Class Leader, and recruiting and registering students:
AKA Science Program Supervisor
Phone: (503) 709-1286