Grades 1-2

July 10-21, 2017, from 12:30 to 5:30 pm at UA LITTLE ROCK

Open to students who will complete first or second grade this spring.  These classes offer a creative educational experience with limited enrollment, snack time, a guest speaker, and Brain Games.

Students will take two classes.

STEAM=Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math
STEM=Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Course Descriptions

Around the World in 10 Days  
World Cultures—Caty Douglas (World)

Travel the world with us! Learn about the languages, food, history, cultures, flags, and geographical locations that make up this planet we call earth! Imagine swimming in the ocean around Puerto Rico, hiking the Andes Mountains in Chile, seeing the great architectural marvels of Spain, waving to Queen Elizabeth II, or whale watching in Ghana. You’ll have a magnificent time learning facts about each country, making recipes, and singing songs in different languages.  Come meet people from everywhere on your 10 day trip around the world!

Bridge Builders  CLOSED
STEM—Susan Rainer (Builders)

Are you naturally curious about the world we live in?  Do you wonder how a bridge can span over 3,000 feet between two mountains with a raging river beneath and not fall?  Then this is the place for you!  We will explore the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. We will study the engineering behind bridges and other structures, then take all that knowledge and build our own unique bridges.  How long will you be able to build your bridge?

Challenge Accepted  CLOSED
STEAM—Jennifer Thomas (Challenge)

Problem Solvers Wanted:  We are looking for creative, courageous, and curious thinkers to help fix the world around us.  Come collaborate, debate, analyze, and brainstorm to create solutions to real-life problems! Turn the world into a load of fun using science, technology, engineering, art, and math!

Dino Diversity
Paleontology—Kathryn Daniel (Dino)

Do you love dinosaurs? Perhaps you have a favorite like a Majungasaurus, Teradactal, Triceratops, Velociraptor, or the mighty T-Rex.  Come find out what dinosaurs really are! Join us as we examine fossils, explore dinosaur diversity, bust some dinosaur myths, and talk with a real paleontologist!

On the Loose with Dr. Seuss
Literature—Keila Moreno Navarrete (Seuss)

Have you ever wondered what it means to be fair?
Or who was Dr. Seuss and why we would care?

Well, join in the fun as we read, write and think
Discovering new places written in ink.

We’ll learn how everyone’s different and yet just the same
Because kindness and acceptance is what we should proclaim.

Working with others and reaching our goals
We’ll come up with ways to better the globe.

So if this is the SLUFY course you want to choose
Be prepared to tell your imagination to let loose.

Micro Investigations  CLOSED
Science—Yolanda Rhine (Micro)

Calling all scientists!  Become a Certified Junior Microbiologist this summer as we explore the microscopic world around us.  In this exciting course, you will use many different magnifying instruments and tools to investigate cells, sand, pond water, money, and so much more.  Solve scientific challengers to earn your Jr. Microscopic Badge.  Come join the fun and adventure!

Oh, Snap!  Stories of Gingerbread
Language/ Engineering—Terri Cross (Snap)

How could a simple gingerbread cookie cause such a stir?  Hansel and Gretel encountered a delicious gingerbread house… wouldn’t you have taken a bite?

Let’s break these scrumptious stories down together and find out even more about their characters!  We will turn these characters into engineers and help design their own gingerbread cars and catapults.  See how simple machines to change the stories end!

Puppet Masters
Literature/ Puppetry—Janice Wolfe (Puppet)

The abstract artist, Paul Klee, said that drawing is “nothing more than taking lines for a walk.” This summer, take your creativity for a walk through Paul Klee’s world! We’ll explore the properties of light through shadow puppetry, write creative non-fiction memoirs and dramatize them with our own memoir puppets. Paul Klee made the “unseen” world visible through art, and he will be the guide through our own imaginations.

Sun Bakers: Solar Ovens  CLOSED
STEM—Kelly Clark (Bakers)

A storm hits, your house loses power for several days, and you want cobbler, mac n’ cheese, or chocolate cake.  What would you do?  It would be fantastic to be able to cook any of those food favorites and many others just by harnessing the power of the sun. Find out how that is totally possible as we explore how to build solar ovens.  We will test materials for conductivity, learn about sun angles, and find the most reflective surfaces available.  We will then apply all our knowledge to designing and building the most efficient solar oven possible.  Maybe we will find that the sun is powerful enough to cook a whole turkey!  Join the adventure and become a green engineer!