Chess Scholars Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Also, chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session! Instructor: Chess Scholars Engineering Adventures So you want to be an engineer or architect? This is your chance and this class is for you. Join us as we put our engineering skills to the test to build bridges, buildings, vehicles, and more. We’ll learn about different types of careers for you to explore. Do you like to design cities? You might become an urban architect one day. Do you want to build bridges and structures? Then civil engineering might be the job for you! How about designing a cool electric car? Then you may be destined to become an automotive or mechanical engineer! Come and experience engineering adventures with us. Instructor: Bricks4Kidz Let’s Build It - Chain Reactions See the laws of motion at work in this thrilling, hands-on course. Both new and returning participants are welcome. Students will construct machines, like the Heavyweight Hammer and the Spin-o-Matic, and then combine them to create exciting chain reactions! Each week, the chain reactions will become more complex with the introduction of new machines. The projects will afford students the opportunity to delve into concepts such as force, gravity, velocity, types of energy, and balance. At the end of the session, students will be challenged to create the Ultimate Chain Reaction by working cooperatively to see how many machines they can incorporate. Each participant will receive an award and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts! Instructor: Afterschool Enrichment Solutions Let’s Code It - The Digital Dimension Learn to #code with Afterschool Enrichment Solutions! Both new and returning participants are welcome. This course will immerse students in the world of computer programming. Your child will have the opportunity to design games, explore animation, and combine music and art with coding. This class uses the block-based programming system Scratch, which was developed by the MIT Media Lab to teach programming concepts. Topics covered include event handling, coordinates, conditional statements, user interface design, variables, logic statements, and synchronization. In addition to teaching programming skills, this course will also nurture students’ creativity and problem-solving skills. Each participant will receive an award and have the chance to earn belts. Instructor: Afterschool Enrichment Solutions Sense-ational Science Program Sense-ational Science introduces children to their five senses through exciting hands-on activities and fun, educational take-homes! Exploration with sight, touch, hearing, taste, and scent through careful observation and amazing demonstrations will create a sensational science experience for your junior scientist! The program consists of the following classes: • Harnessing Heat: Take on temperature! Shake up a storm and see how friction creates heat. Feel how hot and cold can change at a touch. Apply your red-hot knowledge on your very own Heat Sheet! • Lights... Color... Action!: Celebrate the science of color! Reveal the colors in your name and discover numbers with color filters. Make a rainbow out of white light and try on diffraction lenses. Color the world with your very own Technicolor Blender! • Mission: Nutrition: Step into some healthy habits! Put together a food pie and lay out a perfectly proportioned meal. See how much energy burning calories can give you. Clip on your Step-O-Meter and walk on! • Optical Illusions: Work against your eyes! Trick your brain with lines and coils. Discover how mirrors and their reflections can play tricks on what you see. Try to touch a mirage. Make a Periscope to see above and beyond! • Sonic Sounds: Uncover the source of sound! Tap into sound wave transmission and fill your ears with vibrations. Create a story with sound effects and change the pitch of your voice. Use your Sonic Horn to make some noise! • Tantalizing Taste: Exercise your sense of taste! Magnify your taste buds and unplug your nose. Compare flavors with your friends and try a carbonated test challenge. Sort out the flavors in the Taste Test Kit! Instructor: Mad Science of Detroit
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