Get ready to work with chocolate, vending machines and other real-world objects. In this course, students will engage in mathematical investigations individually and in small groups. This course is all about having fun with numbers in new ways and working through mathematical scenarios with friends as a way to grow our mathematical brain. You'll also strengthen your number sense by working through daily warm up number strings. Please note: a digital camera, smartphone or iPad will be required for this course.
Taught by Coordinator of Academic Support & Enrichment Ms. Awal Beirne
Working with the University of Pennsylvania, we will learn the basics of genetics, how it is used to study diseases in zebrafish and then applied to the study of human diseases. We will be learning about zebrafish and predicting heredity in zebrafish throughout the week and will get to hear from a scientific researcher at Penn about the study and care of these animals.
Are you interested in growing your own food and getting your hands dirty? Students will start the process of planting, tending and harvesting vegetables and herbs. You will learn about growing from garden scraps, propagating herbs, saving seeds and composting.
Explore the science of amusement park rides and learn all about amusement park design, from the rides to the costumed characters. In this class, we'll plan an amusement park from start to finish! We'll use drawings, cardboard and craft supplies, but the most important thing is our imagination!
Get ready to explore and see the world through a camera lens! In this course, you will learn how to compose, frame, take and edit digital photographs. You will also hear about some famous photographers (Ansel Adams, Vivian Maier and David Hockney) and try your own versions of their styles of work. Please note: a digital camera, smartphone or iPad will be required for this course.
If you are ready to take your Mandarin to the next level, look no further. We will learn Mandarin through storytelling. By delving into our story about Marco Polo and the Silk Road, we will learn how to read and write stories in Mandarin. At the same time, we will be using Mandarin to acquire skills such as expressing ourselves and extending conversations. Each class will also include daily qigong practice through the eight silk movements known as Ba Duan Jin.
If you love the DREAM Lab or are an innovator, this session is for you. In this fun, interactive session, you’ll choose your own problem to work through using the process of design thinking. You will have the opportunity to use whatever materials and programs you have to help solve your problem. This can mean anything from cardboard and duct tape to coding and Tinkercad. You decide how far you want to take it. Join us to work through the next problem you want to solve.
Taught by Math and Computer Science Teacher Mr. Potten
Fasten your seatbelt as we travel around the world using Google Earth! We'll learn and apply fundamental geography concepts, including latitude and longitude, use of GPS coordinates, climate and geographical features. In addition, we'll connect concepts to real world challenges around the globe.
Did you ever wonder about fairytale characters? Did Cinderella's foot actually fit into that shoe? Is Snow White really the fairest of them all? We'll use forensic science to get to the bottom of these questions! Bring your love of mysteries, puzzles and fairytales.