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.
Anyone for Gavel Tea? Exploring with Isaac Newton
Have you ever wondered what makes roller coasters so much fun? Have you ever tried to guess how a magician can pull a tablecloth off without breaking a plate? Do you know how a rocket flies into space?
Find out this summer with hands-on projects examining Isaac Newtonâ€™s laws of gravitational motion. Explore the physical world around us with Newton, while learning about his very eccentric life. He is known to have said, â€śIf I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.â€ť How far will you see when standing on the shoulders of great scientists like Newton?
Instructor: Cody Bray
Cheese and a side of â€śHamâ€ť
Drama/ Improvisation (Ham)
This is for the â€śhamsâ€ť out there who would like to try out their acting chops and stretch their creative muscles through improvisation. Actors will begin with pantomime and then work their way to performing with props in various outrageous scenes. If you like to act or be in the spotlight, this is the place for you!
Instructor: Amy Walker
Switch It, Change It, Rearrange It
Is something you’ve made an invention or an innovation? Youâ€™ll workÂ cooperativelyÂ with your teammates to complete your given mission which may include rockets, catapults, even mousetrap vehicles. Learn theÂ engineeringÂ design process, how to build and test prototypes, and present your project using the latest technology.
Instructor: Sandra Leiterman
Making Elbow Room
Have you ever heard someone say, â€śOuch! Stop twisting my arm!â€ť? What that person is talking about is the effective way that someone else is using persuasion. We all make choices every day based on persuasive methods from TV commercials, newspapers, and even cartoons. Basically, effective persuasion is built upon arguments designed to bring about a change. Sounds good, right? But how do you know if arguments are true or false? How can you be sure youâ€™re making informed choices and not just being manipulated by deceivers? How can you create your own effective argument to persuade others? Donâ€™t let anyone twist your arm! Come join us where weâ€™ll make some elbow room instead–as we find out the answers to these questions and more!
Instructor: Tonda Powell