Go. Learn. Grow.

By blending fun physical activities with hands-on learning experiences and games, Active Science creates opportunities for children to play, explore, and discover.

Active Science
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Quote Studentsā€™ ability to work independently at their own pace learning new vocabulary words, analyzing and understanding data using graphs, and seeing the relationships between their data and their classmates was fantastic! - 4th Grade TeacherQuote

How it works

Stem Experience

STEM Experiences

Children interact with a variety of fun technologies such as activity monitors, tablets, and a mobile app.
Education Achievement

Education Achievement

The integration of physical activity and learning creates a novel strategy to help close the academic achievement gap, reduce summer learning loss, and address key educational priorities.
Fun Competition & Games

Fun Competition & Games

Children, families and YMCA's track progress, monitor results, earn reward points, and unlock achievements and dozens of fun games that assist with the lessons.

What is Active Science?

Grades K-5

Active Science® is a grass roots initiative created within the YMCA Movement to promote improved physical activity and educational achievement. With curriculum designed to serve grades K-5 Active Science can accomodate and engage all students in your programs.
Grades K-2 Curriculum Map | Grades 3-5 Curriculum Map

Grades K-5

Evidence Based

Published studies conducted over the past several years, including a pilot research project involving five different YMCAs, demonstrated that Active ScienceĀ® effectively improves levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and increases science skills, two important strategic priorities within the Y Movement.

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Evidence Based

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Our Partners

Partner Logos Active Science is offered in partnership among Merrimack College, Merrimack Valley YMCA, and YMCA of Central Ohio. Together, we create unique opportunities to help YMCAs transform after school programs, school-age childcare, and day camps into healthy "exerlearning" environments.