Rochester Local Section (Chartered in 1912)

Adopt-A-School

 

Volunteers are needed to help teach or assist a 4th-grade science class one hour per month in either a city or suburban school. No prior experience is necessary. An interest in science and a desire to share that interest with someone else is all that is needed. The program is structured around the WonderScience magazine published by the ACS. A team of two teachers/assistants supports one class per month. The experiments are designed with 4th-graders in mind and are well-explained. Typically, the materials used to demonstrate the concepts are simple items from around the home. There is also an informal monthly meeting to discuss lesson plans, develop materials for the class, and to share a common interest in science.

Adopt-A-School Opportunities

If you have an interest in the ACS 4th-grade Adopt-a-School science program, or simply need some help structuring a lesson plan for your child's class, please join our group of volunteers. The schools we are currently supporting are listed below. The Younger Chemists Committee is also sponsoring their own school, School #12 in the city near the University of Rochester.

PS #50 - Rochester City School District
301 Seneca Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621

Durand Eastman/Bishop Kearney
125 Kings Highway
Rochester, NY 14617

Cobbles School
140 Gebhardt Road
Penfield, NY 14526

PS #12
Rochester City School District

999 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Laurelton Pardee After School Program
600 Pardee Road
Rochester, NY 14609

Volunteers are always needed. Even if you do not have formal training in a science, we will train you. Parents are welcome.

For further information or to volunteer for this program, please contact one of the coordinator:

Adopt-A-School Chair

Emory Morris jmorris@brockport.edu