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Professional Development

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Explore Science with Explorakits!

Everyone knows teachers and afterschool directors spend hours preparing valuable lessons to present to their students. They want the best for their students, but their time is often limited.

Exploratkits is a great learning tool to help instructors share their enthusiasm for science with students. It offers exciting hands-on science activities and projects at an affordable price: less than one dollar per child, per activity.

The kits come ready to use, with an easy-to-follow instruction booklet and all of the materials needed. Each kit has fun educational experiments associated with different science subjects such as forces, energy, polymers, gravity, special effects, liquids, solids and more! The instructions included for each activity help lead a group into an in-depth discussion and spark curiosity to learn more about the subject. Free shipping is available on all products until February 29, 2016.

Best of all, each child gets his or her own project to create and bring home. They will then talk about their cool discovery with their friends and family. The more they talk about it, the more they learn—and the more they fall in love with science!

Create! Learn! Explore!

Contributed by Explorakits, who designs fun learning tools for afterschool and day camp programs.  

Photo courtesy of Explorakits.