Lab of Future Scientists

Our Program

Afterschool Program

We accept students from Grade 1 to Grade 8. Our program runs from September to June. The classes are one hour long and held once a week.

Our program will build a strong foundation in chemistry by first teaching the basic chemistry concepts (theory). Once teaching the theory, the program will then allow students apply the theory by performing hands on experiments using household food grade materials. Theory is knowing how something works and practice is applying that knowledge. Therefore, theory and practice are important for better learning. Theory and practice complement each other.

Students will also learn good laboratory practices (GLP) and gain transferable skills. GLP is important for working safely and methodically to produce reliable data. Being aware of GLP fosters students’ confidence to work in a lab environment. The transferable skills students will learn in this program will help them build their Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

We aim to foster the following four types of intelligence in our students. These four quotients combined contribute to students’ academic success and their feeling of well-being.

  1. Intelligence Quotient (IQ): Theory component of the program develops students’ IQ.
  2. Creativity Quotient (CQ): The practical component of the program allows students the opportunity to design their own experiments and think outside the box, and as a result nurturing students’ CQ.
  3. Adversity Quotient (AQ): Learning good laboratory practices gives students the confidence to overcome any difficulty/ setback they may come across in their practical component of the program. It teaches students how to overcome adversity, a skill set applicable to everyday life as well.
  4. Emotional Quotient (EQ): The transferable skills the students will develop in this program will help students strengthen their emotional intelligence. EQ is important to thrive in the modern world as it allows one to successfully navigate life and the world of work, and as a result succeed in life and career.

In addition, our program helps students become proficient in STEM skills.

Hands-on experiment steps:

Step 1: Initiate and plan.

Step 2: Perform experiment.

Step 3: Record Data/ Observations.

Step 4: Interpret Data.

Step 5: Communicate Results/ Findings to peers.

Example Good Laboratory Practices students will learn:

  • Safety rules to following while working in a lab environment.
  • Good practices to prevent mix-ups.
  • How to overcome mistakes and learn from them.
  • Good documentation practices to follow before starting an experiment, during an experiment and after completing an experiment.
  • Frequently used calculations in chemistry experiments.

Example Transferrable Skills students will learn:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Innovation / creativity
  • Overcoming mistakes/ Learning from mistakes

$100/ month per student