Elementary grades 3-5

Central Texas Science Team Elementary Club

CTST is passionate about sparking kids’ passions and confidence in science and in actively doing science with plenty of labs and hands-on experiments. Our students never say, “I’d like to do this, but I’m no good at science.” The girls on our teams are just as likely to jump in as the boys. We enjoy learning about the world, trying new things and getting messy while learning scientific concepts.

For homeschool students who would be in grades 3-5, we offer a non-competitive club environment, where we challenge one another and ourselves.

Activities are from the Science Olympiad Elementary Club Lesson Plans and are designed to introduce students to the skills needed for critical scientific thinking.

The 2020-2021 schedule includes anatomy, aerodynamics, music and sound waves, circuitry, thermodynamics, measurement (metric), pond study, rocks and minerals, and more!

Location: While we normally meet in person, this season all meetings will be via Zoom for the fall, with Spring to be reassessed at the end of fall.

Meetings:  We will meet (virtually) each Monday from 1:00-2:00.  We are kicking the year off with a field trip to our team parent Sinead Whiteside’s newly launched art center in Buda, Inspired Minds Arts, on 10/5.   We’ll be doing a class they’ve set up for us, with appropriate Covid19 safety precautions in place.

contact us here to join the elementary co-op!

Parental Commitment:

1. Ensure your student attends Club gatherings regularly

2 .Stay and assist as needed during club time. – this is not a drop off program

3. Lead one science activity – lesson plans available or bring your own

2020-2021 Schedule

October: Space
November: Circuits
December: Weather
January: Anatomy & Physiology
February: Structures
March: Forensics
April: Plants
May: Engineering

Our elementary club is structured like a co-op, with parents taking turns leading activities – however we have lesson plans for each of these themes, and flexibility if parents want to use their own.