Current Course Schedule

The Youngest Scientists: Hands-On Adventures (Ages 3 - 8 Yrs)

Bring out the inner scientist in your students and yourself with this course, which includes a wide range of easy-to-do scientific experiments and activities. Using familiar, easily obtainable materials and simple hands-on exercises that illustrate scientific principles, you can learn to make science both accessible and intriguing to children of any age. Some areas covered include: using your senses and scientific tools, science in the air, approaching art and cooking as science, studying living things, and additional adventures in chemistry, physics, electricity, and magnets.

This class will meet on campus. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and booster shot, or documented exemption, are required. KN95 or surgical masks may be required indoors at Bank Street College.
  • Course Number
  • Focus On
    Ages 3 - 8 Years
  • Category
    Childhood / Elementary School, Credit-bearing Courses, Early Childhood, On Campus
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $425 12.0 CTLE or 1.2 CEU
    $1,761 1.0 Credits


Fall 2022

  • Section 1:
    • Jenny Ingber
      Jenny Ingber
      is the Director of Children and Family Learning at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. As Director, she leads and manages all Children and Family Learning programs, reaching over 1,200 children and families each year. Ingber is the former Science Educator and Director of STEM Education Initiatives at Bank Street College, where she developed and facilitated courses and professional development programs for teachers and children in public and private schools. In addition, she has served as a Curriculum and Professional Development specialist in Los Angeles, CA and within the New York City Department of Education. Recent presentations include: Models of Access: Active STEM Learning with Pre-K Children and Their Families at School, Museum and Home (American Museum of Natural History, 2019) and Creating early elementary assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards (The National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, April 2015: Chicago, IL). She earned her PhD from Teachers College, Columbia University in Science Education and her MA in Teaching Chemistry (7-12) from New York University. Her BS in Biology is from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

This course "gave me different view of science, making it accessible to each child"

I learned how "Scientific methods can be playfully and enjoyably presented, inspiring creativity."

I took away "A lot of great resources and effective ways to structure science lessons or units."