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 select two classes.
Disney to Pixar and Beyond
Have you ever wondered how cartoons are made? Then this class is for you! You can learn the history of animation and animation techniques while creating your own superhero or villain. You will also make your own character profile to creat an amazing storyboard for a super-hero!
Instructor: Kimberly Burrow
Lighten Up: Designing Light Systems
Think like optical engineers! Explore how light interacts with a variety of materials. See how reflection, transmission, and absorption change between materials. Then, use what youâ€™ve learned about materials, light, how light moves, and the intensity of light to design a system to light heiroglyphs in a model tomb!
Instructor: Stephanie Manning
Building a New System: Colonial America
Social Studies (Colonial)
How did the Chesapeake Bay change history? Come explore the economic, social, and political systems of early America across the colonies. Compare and contrast the lifestyles of different groups in different regions. How were their lives different? What challenges did they face building a new life in a new world?
Instructor: Mitzi Mackey
Zoom Zoom: Robotics
Come and enjoy a Lego Robotics class. Â You will create, design, and build a robot using the latest innovated blocks, gears, and motors. Let your imagination soar as we learn to program our robotic cars to complete numerous tasks. We will end our course with a friendly competition to show off all our hard work.
Instructor: Brooke Pinckard
Social Science (Pet)
Dogs! Cats! Birds! Horses! Â Con you imagine these as therapists? Have you ever heard of pet therapy? What is pet therapy? Come explore and discover all the ways our animals help our community. Â Meet actual therapy animals! Does your pet have what it takes to become a therapist? Letâ€™s find outÂ thisÂ summer with hands-on animalÂ assistance!
Instructor: Kasey Andis
A Slick Solution
Environmental Science (Slick)
Come be an environmental engineer! Use your knowledge of ecosystems, environments, and materials to design solutions to environmental problems. Investigate the pH of soil and water samples. Gather clues to identify potential sources of pollution in a town. Youâ€™ll even get the chance to design, test, and improve your own process for cleaning up an oil spill!
Instructor: Lindsey Drain
Leggo, My Lego
Calling all aspiring architects and designers! Learn to use measurements in fun andÂ excitingÂ ways to build Lego communities. As a team youâ€™ll design a blueprint, and createÂ and build structures! We will use the tools of measurement to ensure structurally sound buildings, as we learn about the importance of accurate measurement along with area and perimeter. This will be a session you donâ€™t want to miss!
Instructor: Holly Jenkins
LOL! Communication: the Pony Express to Texting
Language Arts/ Social Studies (LOL)
Beginning with the Pony Express, we will create a timeline of communication as it has traveled from a rider on a horse, through telegraph, telephone and mail carriers, to e-mail, cell phones, text messages and instant messaging. We will chart the time for messages to travel by actually mapping a Pony Express route, mailing letters, e-mailing, texting and instantÂ messagingÂ each other. We will also look forward to see what the future might hold for us in order to get information even faster.
Instructor: Kelly Clark