Habits of mind: The 6 C's of Being a Scientist
Scientific Adventures for Girls aims to keep kids engaged in STEM subjects through fun, hands-on programs that instill inventiveness and intuition while connecting those invaluable qualities to the science and math lessons learned in the classroom. Our classes prioritize learning practical skills and applying them creatively. We want students to not only understand content, but also have tools for applying that understanding using certain habits of mind that are cultivated in the "doing" of science. Our teachers use the "6 C's of Being a Scientist" framework to guide each class: Curious, Creative, Confident, Collaborative, Committed and Changemaker. These characteristics are key anchors for teachers to reference students back to when approaching projects and support explicit instruction around these practices. "Today, we are going to be using our curious scientist minds to collaborate on a new challenge. We will need to be committed to our team as we work because it's a big job, but I am confident you will find a creative solution!"
"I was so happy to find a relaxed place where my daughter's love of science could be nurtured or expanded. She came back from every one of the classes so excited by what she had learned." - Parent and Peralta Elementary, Oakland