WE ARE  LITTLE SCIENTISTS

A nonprofit organization on a mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers

Little Scientists offers science-themed activities for children aged 3 to 12.  Our courses are based on the philosophy of educating kids in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through structured learning skills using LEGO education sets, the Scratch and ScratchJr programming languages and engaging experiments.  Our projects are fun and exciting, allowing children to explore the subjects in innovative and inventive ways outside the curriculum. We encourage the children to think creatively, reason systematically and realise their potential to shape their own future and promote participatory engagement.

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SCHULE DANDELION

Rautistrasse 77
8048 Zürich

Classes:

Discovery clubs for children aged 3-12

Weekend Adventure for children aged 3-12

Holiday Camps for children aged 5-12

Languages: English, Italian, German

WAC USTER

Winterthurerstrasse 18
8610 Uster

Classes:

Weekend Adventures for children aged 3 -12

Holiday camps for children aged 5-12

Languages: English, German, Italian

SERENDIPITY MONTESSORI

Montessori School at Dufourstrasse 5  8702 Zollikon.

Classes:

Weekend Adventures for children aged 3-12

Holiday camps for children aged 5 -12

Languages: German and Italian

WHAT WE OFFER

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DISCOVERY CLUBS

Weekly classes
What we offer: Science Clubs (Hogwarts Science Club, CSI Forensic Science Club, Maths Club), LEGO Robotics courses and Programming Language classes 
Where:
Schule Dandelion
For whom: 
Children aged 3 to 12

WEEKEND ADVENTURES

Saturday or Sunday Workshops 

What we offer: 

LEGO Robotics courses and Programming Language classes 

Where:

WAC (Uster), Dandelion (Zurich) and Serendipity (Zollikon)

For whom:

Children aged 3 to 12

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HOLIDAY CAMPS

During the school holidays.

Monday to Friday

from 09:00 to 17:00

What we offer:

LEGO Robotics courses and Programming Language classes 

Where:

WAC (Uster), Schule Dandelion (Zurich), Serendipity  (Zollikon)

For whom: 

Children aged 3 to 12

BIRTHDAY PARTY

Are you looking for something different to the normal run of the mill birthday party theme?

 

Little Scientists offer Lego Robotics parties where the partygoers will build and program their own robots using the WeDo 2.0 construction kits and software.

 

We offer a wide selection of different robot themes from which the birthday girl/boy can pick their favourite 3-4 to build with their friends.

 

Our Lego parties run for 2hrs at the location of your choice.

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COMPETITIONS

Little Scientists Team is registered to participate in the Freiamt Aargau tournament on Saturday 29th of May 2021 in the category "Explore" (for children from 6 to 10* years of age).

WHAT WE DO

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ROBOTICS

Our LEGO Robotics courses are designed to build confidence in STEAM learning from pre-schoolers through secondary education. Our hands-on tools make learning playful, engaging and relevant while developing students’ ability for critical thinking, communication and 21st century skills like coding and robotics.

What we offer:

Discovery Clubs - weekly classes for children aged 3 to 12

Weekend Adventures - monthly weekend classes  for children aged 3 to 12

Holiday Camps - multi-day themed camps during the school holidays

PROGRAMMING

Coding for children at Little Scientists begins with unplugged activities for pre-schoolers (aged 3 to 4). Children will learn programming concepts through the use of games or activities that can be done offline using tangible objects, such as paper, LEGO and markers. Kindergartners (aged 4-6) will use ScratchJr while elementary schoolers (aged 6 to 12) will use Scratch 3.0.  Kids combine coding blocks to make programs. Visual programming teaches the fundamental concepts without typing or syntax. This places the focus on the logic behind the code. Once they’ve learned the basics, kids can transition to more traditional programming languages like Python, JavaScript or C.

SCIENCE CLUBS

Our mission is to nourish a lifelong love of learning through science in all our children; igniting their natural curiosity by providing exciting and engaging STEM experiments, professionally delivered in a structured, safe, supervised, educational and fun environment.
Through our bespoke science-based programs we develop personal confidence and self-esteem. We promote creative thinking, teamwork, imagination and problem-solving abilities. We teach them “how to think…. rather than, what to think.” We think this best prepares them for the unpredictability of future challenges they will inevitably face in our constantly changing world.

FOR WHOM

Our activities follow the general guidelines found in the "Lehrplan 21"

PRESCHOOLERS

Aged 3 to 4

Depending on the topic and the materials used, children work alone or in small groups. 

Competencies and areas of knowledge

• Mathematics: form and space, sizes and dimensions, functional relationships

• School skills: listening, coherent speaking

• Natural World: Asking and examining, ordering, structuring and modeling, assessing, developing and implementing, communicating and exchanging

• Fine motor skills, spatial perception, sorting, assigning, following instructions, defining instructions, plus calculating, logical thinking, dealing with computers, questions and investigations  


Learning Materials

Robotics: Lego Education Early Learning Sets

• Build and program simple models according to detailed instructions but focusing on creativity


Programming: Unplugged Activities (to learn the meaning of algorithms, variables, loops, etc) are designed to build the foundation of coding. These activities are essentially games and activities that teach children how to think logically about objects. Here are some examples:

• Unplugged activities with famous books ( such as The Gruffalo, We‘re going on a Bear Hunt, The Very Hungry Caterpillar)

• LEGO coding activities such as "coding a LEGO maze"


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Rita Levi Montalcini

"Above all, dont fear diffcult moments. The best comes from them"

Upcoming Events

  • Zurich- 9-13 August Holiday Camp - Aged 5+
    Zurich- 9-13 August Holiday Camp - Aged 5+
    Schule DANDELION
    09 Aug, 09:00 – 13 Aug, 13:00
    Schule DANDELION, Rautistrasse 77, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland
    Creature Crazy: amazing robots, cool coding activities, and lots of fun! for children from 5 years. Languages: German, Italian, English
  • Zurich- 9-13 August Holiday Camp - LEGO Early Learning Aged 3 to 5
    Zurich- 9-13 August Holiday Camp - LEGO Early Learning Aged 3 to 5
    Schule DANDELION
    09 Aug, 09:00 – 13 Aug, 12:00
    Schule DANDELION, Rautistrasse 77, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland
    STEAM Park: motion, measurements, solving problems and lots of fun! for children aged 3 to 5. Languages: German, English
  • Zurich - 16-20 August Holiday Camp - Aged 5+
    Zurich - 16-20 August Holiday Camp - Aged 5+
    Schule DANDELION
    16 Aug, 09:00 – 20 Aug, 17:00
    Schule DANDELION, Rautistrasse 77, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland
    Creature Crazy: amazing robots, cool coding activities, and lots of fun! for children from 5 years. Languages: German, Italian, English
  • Zurich -16-20 August Holiday Camp - LEGO Early Learning Aged 3 to 5
    Zurich -16-20 August Holiday Camp - LEGO Early Learning Aged 3 to 5
    Schule DANDELION
    16 Aug, 09:00 – 20 Aug, 12:00
    Schule DANDELION, Rautistrasse 77, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland
    STEAM Park: motion, measurements, solving problems and lots of fun! for children aged 3 to 5. Languages: German, English
  • Zurich Weekly Clubs September - November
    Zurich Weekly Clubs September - November
    Schule Dandelion
    14 Sep, 16:00 – 01 Dec, 17:30
    Schule Dandelion, Rautistrasse 77, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland
    Languages: English and German
  • Zurich June Workshop
    Zurich June Workshop
    Schule DANDELION
    26 Jun, 11:10 – 19:10
    Schule DANDELION, Rautistrasse 77, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland
    Workshops for children aged 4 to 12 Languages: English and Italian (and German if enough students apply)
 

CONTACT US

076 779 78 24

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