SciTech is an after-school science program for girls in grades 4-5. Thanks to a grant through the Motorola Corporation, the Reuben H Fleet Center comes to Kimbrough Elementary twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to experiment, investigate, and have fun with projects. Our students have built solar powered houses, explored forensic science, cleaned up an oil spill, saved a stranded person on a bridge after an earthquake, and attempted to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch!
Each Spring, the girls compete with other schools in a SciTech challenge. They take real-world challenges and attempt to find a solution.
If you are a 4th or 5th grade girl who is interested in becoming involved with SciTech, talk to your teacher or see Cheryl Hoff in Room 218.
SciTech is an after school program developed by the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center for fourth through sixth grade girls at San Diego elementary schools. The girls meet twice a week to engage in hands-on science investigations on everything from solar car design to the chemistry of cosmetics. Through project-based learning, the girls make concrete connections to everyday life while developing creative thinking and problem solving skills that they will use throughout their lives.
SciTech inspires girls to become innovative and creative thinkers by fostering excitement and interest in science, technology, and engineering.
Through inquiry-based, collaborative investigations and interactions with female role models, SciTech aims to:
- Build self-confidence and scientific literacy among girls in San Diego area schools
- Foster an interest in science, technology, and engineering careers
- Make science accessible to girls in underrepresented communities
- Develop connections between girls and the local scientific community