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Feel the world and build it

computer games
cleaning oil
pandemic response

G6 - G8

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Debate: Students will learn the combination of basic impromptu debates and later advanced debate for Congressional, Parliamentary and Public Forum styles, students will grow accustomed to debate basics and will be repeatedly exposed to advanced debate skills. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with advanced debate events as well as the necessary combination of research and quick thinking required to succeed in high school level debate and beyond.


Writing: Students will be tasked with responding to several different persuasive writing prompts on a weekly basis. They will be exposed to current events in the news, moral/value issues facing society, as well as movies/television and other media in current popular culture via videos, readings, and class discussions. After which they will be asked to share their thoughts/opinions via free writes/responses or reviews, or take a position on an issue and construct arguments. Students submit their writing assignments for feedback/grading through Google Docs & Google Classroom.

The program will provide vital preparation for advanced tournament events.  Ideal for students who would like to compete in junior high and high school.

Middle/High School  Debate + Writing


Engineering Everywhere

Empower youth to become more effective problem solvers. Working through challenges students follow an age-appropriate 8-step engineering design process that gets them thinking like engineers. Engineering Everywhere builds 21st century skills as students learn to collaborate, communicate, think critically and present their findings in an Engineering Showcase.


Engineering Ice Cream

In this unit, students will learn how ice cream gets to be so creamy and delicious, as they engineer a process for making ice cream.


Engineering Timers

Students will use their mechanical engineering skills to design their own timekeeping technology that measures time. They will learn to think like engineers as they complete exciting and engaging real-world challenges. 


Engineering a Water Reuse Process

Youth participating in this unit become water resource engineers as they use the steps of the Engineering Design Process to design creative ways to reuse water.


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Engineering Bioinspired Gear

Students will become materials engineers as they use the Engineering Design Process to design bioinspired gear that meets clients’ needs.  They will learn to think like engineers as they complete exciting and engaging real-world challenges.  


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Sphero Bolt 1 & 2

Students will learn computer science and STEAM principles alongside Sphero Robots. We will start with logic and sequencing, work the way up to advanced Block programming, and with a basic understanding of JavaScript. By the end of course, students will be able to:

  • Create, manipulate, and sequence movement, lights and sound Block

  • Create Block programs with 1 to 2 simple controls, including loop forever,..

  • Display a basic understanding of how 1-2 more complex controls, including if/else affect programs

  • Explain how conditionals use sensors, comparators, and operators to make decisions


Electronic 101 with Circuit Scribe

Draw electronics in engineering, designs, arts, and crafts.

We use Circuit Scribe to empower the creativity, not only teach students learn electronic fundamentals, but also the designs and electronic process.  Students will take an idea from scratch to a first prototype. They will learn troubleshooting, problem solve, adapt, ask for help, and try again. 


Drone School

How to make a Drone fly, go up, move horizontally,..?  Students will learn Newton's third law, and Drone Safety and FAA guideline through out the course.

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Common Core Math 1, 2, and 3
We will use Spring Board textbooks to prepare students in grade 6 to 8 with skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career readiness.  Students will apply mathematical ways of thinking to real-world issues to solve complex math problems. They also learn how to apply mathematical knowledge to a variety of settings, collaborate with others to complete tasks, and communicate effectively using the language of mathematics.

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