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How has the Academy's Science Action Club impacted after school programs in the Bay Area and beyond? Read these quotes from our trainers and site leaders to find out!
"In my 30 years working in YMCA after school programs, this is by far the most interactive and exciting program we have ever offered to our students. The kids are loving the schoolyard safari and can’t wait to see what is in store for them next semester!
— Anaheim Achieves Program Director
"My students enjoyed the activity so much that they asked to do it again the following day, making more and more modifications to their rockets and changing the amounts of fuel used. The looks on their faces when they achieved greater success than expected were priceless."
— Roosevelt Middle School, Vista CA
"Clouds are so easy to teach because all students have seen one before. The interesting part is having the students actively participate and stay interested in the topic. We had no issues engaging the students in this activity because they became cloud experts."
— Juliette Low Elementary, Anaheim
“I enjoy that the activities are described in a great amount of detail so that our staff can lead the activities confidently.”
— Kennedy Gardens Elementary, Calexico, CA
“I enjoyed how straightforward and easy it is to follow while making things fresh and entertaining for the students. The split between inside and outside work was perfectly estimated where it kept my students fully engaged and ready for the next assignment. With all the materials already provided, it made delivering the overall lesson much easier. This activity allowed the students who were usually shy to participate and engage. I had a student tell me they felt they “contributed equally to the scientific process”. Win win if you ask me!”
— Dingle Elementary, Woodland, CA
Science Action Club is a nationwide STEM program for middle school youth in out-of-school time.