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Harry Potter Potions *1

$74

with Alana Berke

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades: K - 6th

Have you always wanted to attend The Hogwarts School of Magic? You’ll love this class! Become a science wizard as you explore the magic of chemistry in fun, educational science labs inspired by the Harry Potter books and movies!

No prerequisites.

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Improvisation *1

$38

with Alison Henderson - Rm Stage

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

9:00 - 9:50 - Grades:  5th - 8th

Spontaneity, creativity and teamwork are life skills enhanced by learning improvisation. Improvisation builds confidence and public speaking skills. Have an edge by learning how to create characters and scenes instantly while having a great time exercising your creativity and imagination! Listen for the classroom with the most laughter!

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Introduction to Knitting *1

$53

with Chris Busch - Rm 103

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 -10:50  Grades: 3rd - 8th, Adults

Always wanted to learn to knit? Well here is your chance! In this basic hands-on class, students will learn casting on, binding off and the basic knit stitch. Students will also work on a simple project. Needles and yarn will be provided.

No previous experience required. This class is open to adults, too!

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Introduction to Quadcopters I *1

$88

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades: 4th - 9th (contact instructor for exceptions)

Quadcopters (a/k/a quadrotors) have become an inexpensive vehicle to introduce students to a variety of aeronautical and controls concepts and universities often incorporate quadcopters into their aerospace lab curriculum. This class will introduce students to quadcopter theory together with actual “hands-on” flying of quadrotors in each class session.

The O’Neill cafetorium provides a large space for indoor flying with outdoor flying as weather permits. Each student in the Intro to Quadcopters class will be given a quadrotor to take home after the last class session.

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Introduction to Quadcopters II *1

$88

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: 4th - 9th

contact instructor for exceptions

Quadcopters (a/k/a quadrotors) have become an inexpensive vehicle to introduce students to a variety of aeronautical and controls concepts and universities often incorporate quadcopters into their aerospace lab curriculum. This class will introduce students to quadcopter theory together with actual “hands-on” flying of quadrotors in each class session.

The O’Neill cafetorium provides a large space for indoor flying with outdoor flying as weather permits. Each student in the Intro to Quadcopters class will be given a quadrotor to take home after the last class session. 

Full Course

Jr. Chefs I *1

$68

with Cathy Oriatti - Rm 149

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  4th - 8th

Full participation cooking class for students K-8th grade.  Recipe selections allow for students to explore essential cooking techniques using an assortment of kitchen tools and gadgets.  Individual and group recipes will be prepared.  Kitchen safety and ingredient & tool knowledge will be a part of each session.  All recipes will be nut free.  Parent participation is welcome, online sign up is available.  Students are encouraged to bring reusable containers to transport food samples home, but disposable containers will be available each week.  Students may bring an oversized T-shirt or apron to wear to protect clothing, if desired.

Krazy Chemistry *1

$74

with Alana Berke

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades:  K - 6th

Do your kids like to get messy?  Introduce them to the science behind the mess!  This is a hands on science lab exploring chemistry with safe "kitchen chemistry" ingredients.  Students will build science vocabulary while forming hypothesis, making and recording observations, measuring, making conclusions and a lot more!

No prerequisites.

Full Course

Lego Engineering *1

$74

with Alana Berke

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: K - 6th

Children have a blast building with Legos. Now they have an opportunity to learn about the science behind what they’re building! We’ll explore concepts such as modeling in 2 and 3 dimensions, testing and evaluating designs, meeting design constraints, conducting investigations and so much more!

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