Open to students who will complete fifth or sixth grade this spring, these classes offer a creative educational experience with limited enrollment, snack time, and a field trip. Students will select two classes.
Fun Park Physics
You have bought your ticket, and boarded the ride of a lifetime. Your hair is blowing and your heart is racing. The only thing separating you from total disaster is a safety harness. Are you really in danger? Learn how Newtonâ€™s Laws of Motion are used to simulate danger when designing Fun Park rides. You will learn how these rides are actually saferÂ thanÂ tasks you perform every day. Buckle up and letâ€™s take the ride ofÂ yourÂ life!
Instructor: LaSheia Foots
Our Lives in Song
Civil Rights and Music (Song)
Come with us on a musical journey as we explore the lives of two SHEroes, Marian Anderson, the â€śbaby contralto,â€ť and Bessie Smith, â€śEmpress of the Blues.â€ť Spirituals, opera, jazz, and blues will be stops along the way. We will examine artifacts and historical documents which will show us how these two women, different in many ways, share a legacy. â€śOur Lives in Songâ€ť is the perfect class for those who want to trek through the history of music and civil rights. Letâ€™s travel together!
Instructor: Amy Brawner-Bishop
E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)
Social Studies (Unum)
Have you ever wondered where your great, great ancestors came from? What about creating a family tree that dates back to the late 1800′s or 1900â€™s? Do you ever wish you could travel back in time and experience how your ancestors came to America? Do you wonder if they came through Ellis Island or if they were forced to come to America? Â Could they possibly have been some of the first Native Americans that were forced to give up their land? Since we actually canâ€™t travel back in time, come join me in researching and learning the history of your family name. Find out if your name was changed at Ellis Island. Come explore how the lives of many immigrants were changed and how this affects you today. Learn about how our country is really, “E Pluribus Umun,” which is Latin for :One out of many.”
Instructor: Marjie Davis
“Write” choices are made every day. While some people enjoy putting pen to paper others might find the task to be daunting. Let us forget everything we think we know about writing and approach poetry with fresh eyes. These fresh eyes can recognize new lines of verse in everyday words. We will allow your creative genius to flow and let the rhythm of the words move us. There is no right and wrong in out poetic song. So load your mechanical pencil and prepare to “write” the day away.
Instructor: Tyeshail Miller
Aren’t you penuer?
Invention/ Marketing (Aren’t)
All great businessÂ mogulsÂ started with a great idea. Â Not only did they have the idea, but they had to sell that idea, too. Â Could you be the next great money-maker? Â You will develop an original product to solve a problem. Â Then, you will have the critical task of marketing and selling your product to the public. Â Will you have the business know-how to sell your product? Â Find out if you could be your generation’s Bill Gates or Benjamin Franklin in this crazy marketing world.
Instructor: Kari Nichols
Polygons and Pool Tables
Have you ever seen a trick shot made on a pool table? Do you know how they do it? Geometry! I’ts all around us. Discover the properties of polygons and polyhedra, find the areas of triangles and quadrilaterals, study of the Platonic solids, and make real-world applications of polygons. Learn how to recognize geometric ideas and relationships as applied in daily life and in other disciplines, such as art. Come discover the world inside your own!
Instructor: Broderick Hunter