Grades 7-8

July 14-25 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm

Open to students who will complete seventh or eighth grade this spring, these classes offer a creative educational experience with limited enrollment, snacks, and a field trip.

Students will select two classes.

Course Descriptions

Dynamic Dimensions
Math (Dynamic)

Is there a limit to the number of dimensions that can exist? How many different shapes can be built with five blocks? What is so special about a Sierpinski triangle? A tessaract of what?! Find out all the variations of dimensions and what they can do for you!

Instructor: Jessica Forster

French Culture (Martinique)

Martinique is the island of the “never-ending summer.”  It’s a region of France and a part of the European Union even though it’s 4,350 miles from Europe but only just 2,378 miles from where you are!   Join the exploration of island music and instruments, share authentic food, have an art and literature exhibition, be an archeologist searching through artifacts of a city changed forever by volcanic activity, or make future predictions for the island.  Bienvenue Ă  la Martinique, la Fleur des CaraĂŻbe!

Instructor: Wanda Ford

The Roaring Twenties
History (Twenties)

The 1920’s: Lindbergh, prohibition, Harlem Renaissance, radio, urban expansion, flappers, Chrysler Building, Art Deco, suffrage movement, Hemingway, talkies, Earhart, and Wall Street. Discover how this decade brought permanent change to America and the world!

Instructor: Shara Wade

Don’t Run Off! Urban Landscapes
Engineering (Urban)

Can you save your city from flash floods? When it rains, it pours—and when water can’t soak through pavement, rain collects pollution that washes into rivers, lakes, and oceans. Use your environmental engineering skills to redesign a city and control stormwater runoff. Save the city, save the world!

Instructor: Monica Meadows