Science and Engineering

Big Learning, a non-profit organization founded by the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA), offers Science & Engineering programs to inspire, encourage and cultivate creativity, communication, and collaboration.

Class Descriptions

Grades K-2: Optrix

Children will discover the world of color and light with playful experiments and a couple of tricks along the way! They will make symmetrical paintings and observe how refracted light behaves. They will make their own mini movie projector and play light target games!

Grades 3-5: Kaleidoscope

Beam into the future and experiment with fiber optics! Children will see how the eye looks up close by dissecting a real cow’s eye and learn how light and color are used to create 3D movies, microscopes, and sunglasses!

Class schedule: Monday

Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 30.

Grades: K-5

Cost: $100 for 8 weeks ($12.50/class)

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If you have questions, please contact:, 301-244-5254