Gelfand Family Science Center

Students in Science Center

Our Science Center, funded by the Gelfand Family Charitable Trust, allows students to continue scientific exploration through extra-curricular programs. Here students complement their theoretical knowledge of science by experimenting with hands-on applications in the disciplines of electronics/circuitry, mechanics, and computer science.

Students engaged in science project
Students engaged in science project

In electronics, students start by learning the basics of electricity before moving on to advanced analog and digital electronics. The lessons are taught in a simple, fun and engaging way. Students build cardboard model houses and wire them with lights, switches, batteries, and solar panels. Through this process, the students learn how domestic electrical installations work. In mechanics, students learn the basics of material physics and structure. They participate in tower and bridge building competitions and build Rube Goldberg machines. In computer science, our students tell their stories by creating animated games in Scratch and build personal websites.