At BioTroopers Inc, we’re proud to offer a unique STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) educational experience to foster curiosity in kids about the world and all things biology. Our curriculum has been developed for elementary school kids to do fun, hands-on biology experiments and learn concepts which will actually stick! Our approach encourages kids to ask questions, formulate hypotheses, experiment and make conclusions through which kids learn foundational life skills applicable to all facets of life.
We are excited to launch the BioTroopers Spring Break workshop at the Zebra Robotics location in Oakville, ON from March 13-17, 2023! Take a look through our site to learn more about us.
WE MAKE BIOLOGY FUN AND ACCESSIBLE
Biology is all around us. From the microscopic to the largest living beings that ever roamed this planet, biology-based disciplines such as microbiology, molecular biology, paleontology, anatomy etc help us unravel these mysteries. Kids have a natural love and curiosity about the world around them. Questions such as why does my nose look like grandma, why should I wash my hands before eating, what happens to the food I eat, why do vegetables come in so many different colors etc can all be answered using biology. At BioTroopers we use fun, engaging and practical experiments to answer such questions. In the process, we encourage kids to ask more questions, because, like Albert Einstein said, “ the important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing”.
WE BUILD ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS, NOT JUST SUBJECT MATTER SKILLS
The WHO has identified fundamental life skills relevant for everybody focused on psychosocial skills rather than subject matter skills. These include decision-making and problem-solving, creative-thinking and critical-thinking and communication skills. At BioTroopers, we teach kids to use the scientific method for the topics we tackle, including developing their own hypothesis, making observations and drawing conclusions, helping them develop the above life skills.
WE HAVE DESIGNED OUR CURRICULUM TO COMPLEMENT COMMON CORE STANDARDS
Our classes are fast paced with majority of the time dedicated to hands on experiments and activities in line with the day’s topic. Classes are grade 1-4 currently, with instruction provided at an individual student level. What the kids learn here will complement school curriculum and therefore is not repetitive. Our topics range from forensic biology ( kids play detective!) to world of microbes ( perfect for fledgling microbiologists!) and paleontology ( which kid does not enjoy working hard on a fossil dig?). We will be constantly updating topics covered so keep an eye out on our curriculum page.
BioTroopers would love to connect with you! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions regarding our curriculum, camps, schedules or anything else.
See below our contact information and location for the 2023 Spring Break Camp.
407 Iroquois Shore Rd Unit #10
Oakville, ON L6H 1M3