Young Scientist Lab workshops and Scholastic’s Read and Rise program

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Reading, writing, arithmetic and…science! Knowledge of these subjects is vital to everyone, including the smallest learners. LSC loves to teach its young learners about their world with programs that expose them to literacy and STEM -science, technology, engineering and math.

Students learn about the environment in a Young Scientist Lab Workshop.

Students videoconference from LSC's Young Learner Lab.

With support from the Merck Company Foundation, Liberty Science Center delivered Young Scientist Lab Workshops and Scholastic’s Read and Rise programs to students from Title 1 schools in East Orange and Jersey City at no cost. LSC’s Early Childhood Education team developed lessons and provided science-based workshops to over 1,000 students in Pre-K- 2nd grade over the 2013-2014 school year. Additionally, the Scholastic’s Read and Rise program was offered to participating students and their families. The Read and Rise program was designed to bring families, schools and communities together to support children’s literacy development, while celebrating the positive impact of family culture and tradition. Each student received a $5 book voucher to use during Scholastic Book Fairs held at partnering schools. Schools included Cicely Tyson School, Edward T. Bowser Senior Elementary School, Langston Hughes Elementary School, PS 15, PS 31 and PS 38.

Young learners are engaged in a story during the Read and Rise program.

Through these Young Scientist Lab Workshops and Read and Rise events, students in Pre-K- 2nd grade learned about the exciting world of science and the fun of reading. Liberty Science Center is grateful for its partnership with the Merck Company Foundation, Scholastic and the schools that took part in this wonderful program.

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