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. Piecewise Functions - Building with Graphs and Equations

Class 1401 (Carolyn Sutton)

Join us to learn how to graph different types of equations, linear, quadratic, and absolute value. We’ll learn how to manipulate the graphs of these functions through their equations. Throughout the week we’ll complete a series of activities, games, and challenges on DESMOS (an online graphing tool) to practice our skills. At the end of the week, we will design artwork created entirely out of mathematical equations.

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Scientific Investigations and Discovery

Class 1402 (Sarah Urbanc)

In this class, we’ll make science come alive as we explore various chemical principles. Get ready to discover exothermic reactions by making elephant toothpaste, learn about polymers by making bouncy balls, and even determine how to trick our friends with science magic (we’ll even dabble in an edible science project). Throughout the week, we’ll refine our skills in the scientific method as we develop hypotheses for our experiments and journal as we observe, predict, and interpret our data.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Crafting Effective Communication

Class 1403 (Kirsten Coulter)

Effective communication is essential for success. To some people, fear of public speaking ranks higher than the fear of death, but it’s really not that scary at all! If you can speak well, you can rule the world! In this class, we’ll research a topic, study great speeches for tips on organizing ideas, and learn how to put it all together effectively. We’ll also dabble in debates, discussing how to argue and win, and how to think on your feet. To wrap up the week, we’ll use our new skills to put on a mini Mock Trial. Join us to sharpen your communication skills in critical thinking, forming a persuasive, cohesive argument, and public speaking.