Grades 3-4

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

Open to students who will complete third or fourth 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.

STEM=Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Course Descriptions

Art Everywhere
Art—Amanda Mamula (Art)

Art is everywhere you look; in nature, in your closet, even in your trash.  You just have to learn how to look for it. We will embark on a journey to create fabulous art from everyday object found around your house and community.  We will learn how to develop our artwork through keeping a sketchbook and documenting our ideas. We will create Stop Motion Animation with our favorite pocket treasures and so much more. The goal is to learn how to create quality art with spending the least amount of money as possible.

Leggo my Lego! CLOSED
STEM—Holly Jenkins (Leggo)

Welcome all aspiring architects and designers!  Learn to use measurements in a fun, new way as we built Lego communities.  As teams we’ll design a blueprint and then turn it into a 3-D model!  We will use tolls of measurement to ensure structurally sound buildings as we learn about the importance of accuracy, area, and perimeter.  You don’t want to miss this!

Liftoff: Rockets and Rovers  CLOSED
Aerospace Engineering—Elena Lovins (Liftoff)

Come see how NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer rovers can be used to explore faraway worlds. Learn about the International Space Station and what it takes to get there. You will engineer rockets and rovers, test them out, and have the opportunity to improve upon them.  Help explore several planets and moons in our solar system.  How far will your rocket go?

Native American Cultures
Native American History—Katie King (Native)

Native American culture has been an important part of our nation’s history since the first explorers discovered America.  These brave natives were responsible for helping the early settlers survive in their new found home.  Come explore and gain a respect for the culture of the Navajo, Otomi, Sioux, Inuit, Kiowa, and Chickasaw tribes. You will feel a certain awe as you research and study Native American folklore, view the art pieces created by the master craftsmen, and dive into these magnificent cultures.  Come gain a variety of art experiences as we connect to the rich heritages of the Native Americans!

Shapes that Tessalate
Geometry/Art—Tara Meacham (Tessalate)

Do you enjoy solving puzzles? Would you like to see how geometry has helped create art for over 6,000 years? If so, join the team as we learn about the world of Dutch artist M.C. Escher and ancient Egyptian architect Imhotep.  Tessellations were used by the Sumerians around 4,000 B.C. and are still being used today.  They even form their own class of patterns in nature.  Come along as we explore advanced geometry in art!

The Secret Code of Ancient Kings 
Egyptology—Haley Johnston (Secret)

Come along and travel back in time with me to Ancient Egypt. Together we will explore the fascinating world of so long ago. Find out about the Pharaoh’s, the Egyptian way of life, and hidden mysteries of ancient times. Experience “pharaoh” food and play the games that thrilled the Ancient Egyptians.  We will even create our own hieroglyph messages! Find out how Ancient Egypt paved the way for our modern way of living.  Through the use of technology and hands-on experiences, you will become an expert Egyptologist!

Under the City Lights
STEM—Beth Sullivan (Lights)

Think like optical engineers!  Explore how light interacts with numerous materials.  See how reflection, transmission, and absorption properties vary with each new substance.  How do the lights in a factory differ from those in a science lab or a theater spotlight?  Put your engineering skills to the test as we will build the interactive Bright Lights City!