Grades 5-6

July 11-22 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm

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 take two classes.

Course Descriptions

African-American Innovators
History—April Moore (Innovators)

Join us as we will explore the lives of African Americans that you probably haven’t heard of. Did you know the an African American invented the cell phone? Did you know that Bass Reeves was arguably the best U.S. Marshall ever, and that he was African African American? We will learn about people who were important in the arts, science, and the military. When we finish, you may want to learn about more fantastic African Americans.

WWII/Language—Gaibrielle Hoffman (Classified)

ESPIONAGE, SPIES, SPY TRAINING… Want to learn about what some history books and even your teachers may leave out? Secret(s)…Missions…Codes…Weapons…Forces…Cities… World War II was CRAMMED FULL of secrets! Talk about an equal opportunity job field! You never knew who might have been watching you! This class will give you the opportunity to build your very own secret agent kit and write a spy code! If you enjoy investigating and discovering things meant to be kept hidden from common civilians, this class is for you.

Moving Through Dimensions
Math/Design—Zsuzsanna Diamond (Dimensions)

What’s the difference between one-dimensional, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional objects?  Can a solid become two-dimensional?   Can you figure out how many cubes it would take to build a design you only have a drawing of?  How many dimensions are there?  Come learn about the Sierpinski Triangle and decide if it one triangle or many triangles in one.

Nature Inspired Design
Engineering—Kristi Ward (Design)

Have you seen the videos of people gliding from high cliff tops in glider suits? Or do you wonder where designers get their ideas when creating outfits to blend with the environment? If so, come join the adventure of becoming a bio-inspired engineer. You will take on the role of a naturalist, a biologist, a designer and engineer. Clients will make requests for products and you must find your inspiration in nature to help you make the right creations!

On the SLUFY Stage
Theater—Johnny Passmore  (Stage)

Calling all thespians, lend me your ear!  Are you a seasoned actor, drama enthusiest, or are just curious?  Then you belong on the SLUFY stage!  Humorous skits and plays are just the beginning for all budding actors.  Work together to learn about theater terminology, famous stage actors, and theater history.  Could you be an Oscar contender?

What’s Your Flavor?
Engineering—Remington Smith  (Flavor)

You eat food every day without much thought; but what do you know how it’s made?   Ever wonder how ice cream gets to be so creamy and delicious?  Find out all this and more as you engineer a process for making ice cream, design a new package to keep ice cream cold, and maybe even how to eat it underwater!    What flavor will you come up with?