Grades 4 and 5

For students entering 4th and 5th grade; Students may take one, two or three classes.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The History and Culture of Fiber Arts

Class 1401 (Kara Girsch)

This class invites students to unravel the stories woven into textiles, discover ancient traditions, and express their own artistic flair through hands-on experiences. We’ll trace the origins of fiber arts across different civilizations and time periods. We’ll experiment with a variety of basic fiber art techniques, including knitting, crochet, and embroidery and delve into the unique traditions associated with each technique, connecting art to cultural practices.

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Coding with Legos

Class 1402 (Becky Gall)

Learn to code with Legos using Spike Essential Lego Education. We’ll start with coding block tutorials for basic coding concepts and then develop our engineering design skills as we investigate problems, brainstorm solutions, build, test, and refine our prototypes. By the end of the week, we’ll create a solution to a problem that has constraints, and improve on others' ideas. We’ll investigate, design, build, and code using hands-on learning that’s fun!

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Solving Crime With Forensics

Class 1403 (John Bradburn)

Welcome to the thrilling world of forensic science! In this class, students will learn how to work to uncover the mysteries behind crimes using scientific methods and crime investigation techniques. From analyzing fingerprints to decoding DNA, students will learn how forensic scientists use evidence to solve crimes by analyzing fingerprints and other forensic systems.