PBHA's Experimentors

Purpose Statement

Volunteers in the ExperiMentors program teach science lessons to Cambridge public school children in grades 1-6 which emphasize hands-on learning, the scientific method, and questioning and discovery. Partnerships of two volunteers develop a curriculum and teach the class one hour per week during school time. Ultimately, the choice of the lesson topic is up to the volunteers who find it very rewarding to teach areas of particular interest. ExperiMentors emphasizes the importance of hands-on learning. This program affords Harvard students the opportunities to gain skills in teaching, exercise their creativity in the development of lesson plans, combine academic interests with community service, and most importantly, develop young children's curiosity and fascination in the natural and physical world around them. For more information, please contact Ravi Raju (rraju@fas) or Josie Weeks (weeks@fas).

Organization Information