Track K Descriptions

Chemistry: Exploring Our Atomic World

Chemistry is everywhere in the world around you. It’s in the food you eat, clothes you wear, water you drink, medicines you take, and the air you breathe. Chemistry is sometimes called the “central science” because it connects other sciences to each other, such as biology, physics, geology, and environmental science. Chemistry is the branch of science where we study the properties of matter and its changes; it helps us to understand why propane burns, how glow sticks work, and what materials can be used make a battery. Doctors, engineers, forensic scientists, and researchers use chemistry to help us live longer, develop new and better materials, solve crimes, and find cures for diseases. In this course students will interact with various elements, make models of compounds, and conduct experiments that distinguish between chemical and physical changes.

Fine Art and YOU: Learn and create famous style art pieces

During this class, students will learn about famous art pieces and the interesting histories and stories behind them. Some of the pieces and people we will talk about are the Mona Lisa, Keith Haring’s Pop Art movement, Frank Lloyd Wright and his Geometric Design Art, and more! During each project, students will do more than just create an art piece, but we learn all about it!  From discussion about the mediums being used and the history behind the art piece and connecting movements to presentations containing various images, videos, and information, students will receive a well-rounded experience challenging them both mentally and pushing their art skills to the next level. So get ready to learn all about the world of Fine Arts!

Lego of your poetry fears: Writing poetry is as easy as building Legos!

In the class “‘Lego’ of your poetry fears:  writing poetry is as easy as building Legos!”, we will make poetry fun and accessible.  Who doesn’t love to start a project and build it piece by piece to see the completed work?  In this class, we will take the abstract concept of poetry and make it attainable for young writers.  We will look at model poems and learn the attributes that those poets harness to craft special, unique poems that surpass what each student will believe he or she can do and possibly amaze the parents.  We may even build some accompanying lego block creations to grow our creative spirits!

MOEMS: Mathematical Concepts

Students will develop strategies to solve common math problems found on the Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools  (MOEMS). Students will learn to appreciate the art of mathematical problem-solving while strengthening the ability to employ problem-solving strategies. Students will be exposure to mathematical concepts that might not otherwise be encountered in the public schools.