College For Kids — Class Descriptions Summer Traditional Program – 2017
All Systems Go/Grades 3-5 Take a closer look inside the human body by creating models and experiments that show how our unique systems make us ‘go’!
Anime Japanese/Grades 6-8 From alphabets to origami, learn the basics of conversation and culture as portrayed in your favorite animes!
Asian Cuisine/Grades 4-7 Explore the value of both food and family as you prepare an array of Middle Eastern, Chines, Korean and Japanese dishes. Must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
ASL/Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 Basic vocabulary, manners, introductions, and conversations are all part of this American Sign Language class.
Backyard Ballistics/Grades 6-8 Put basic engineering skills into practice as you build (and test!) custom catapults and trebuchets.
Baking 101/Grades 4-7 Read recipes and learn professional techniques to make scrumptious cookies, muffins and more. Must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
Beginning Spanish/Grades K-2 Explore the basics of Spanish through spoken practice, music, games and other language fun!
Brothers Grimm/Grades 3-5, 6-8 Travel Germany’s Fairytale Road as you investigate the style and composition of Grimm fairy tales – then create and illustrate your own!
Cake Design/Grades 4-7 Bake cakes and cupcakes from scratch, then create a masterpiece as you decorate with a variety of icing techniques. Must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
Candy Chemistry/Grades 3-5 Eye-popping experiments covering topics such as color, density and heat will help you unwrap the secrets lurking inside sticky, sweet and colorful treats.
Creative Baking/Grades 4-7 Get creative in the kitchen by giving familiar recipes a new twist, concocting new dishes, and creating edible art! Must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
Dragon Genetics/Grades 6-8 Investigate DNA through cell extraction, K’NEX model builds, egg experiments and creative dragon designs!
French Cuisine/Grades 4-7 Saute’ and flambe’ your way through French dishes such as crepes, crème brulée and more! Must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
Finance and Success/Grades 6-8 Get hands-on experiences budgeting time and money, learn the importance of giving and get motivated to take positive action – reap the benefits of developing positive money management skills!
Get Creative/Grades K-2, 3-5 Express creativity using a variety of techniques, textures materials to create unique artwork.
Greek to Me/Grades 6-8 Learn the ancient alphabet and basic vocabulary, plus try your hand at translating a short passage of authentic Greek literature!
Italian Cuisine/Grades 4-7 From pasta and polenta to meat, olive oil and bean dishes – come savor the tastes of Italy! Must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
LEGO Engineers/Grades K-2 Builders are given basic challenges and are encouraged to build creatively in this hands-on LEGO class!
Math – It’s in the Cards!/Grades 3-5 Explore numbers, patterns, probability and geometry as you deal out daily fun and compile a book full of math games to replay at home!
Native Americans of IL /Grades 3-5 Play Native American games, make traditional foods and crafts, read local folktales and more as you explore the lives and world of our first Illinoisans.
Olympiad/Grades 3-5 Puzzles, quizzles, and constructing towers, bridges, and boats will put your spatial, logic, and creative skills to the test!
Owl Post/Grades K-2 & 3-5 The wizard version of snail mail – have fun crafting all-occasion cards and other handwritten creations using a homemade quill!
Paint Adventure Through Time/Grades 3-5 & 6-8 Follow in the footsteps of Pollock Rothko, Dali, Warhol, Monet and Van Gogh as you create paintings in the style of each of the 4 major art movements!
Plant Power/Grades K-2 Dig deeper into flowers and their functions through games, art and creation of beautiful projects to bring home.
Powerful Potions/ Grades 3-5 & 6-8 Transform basic home chemistry into the magic of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts as you make Exploding Polyjuice Potion, Invisible Ink and more!
Recycled Rhythm/Grades K-2 Make a new percussion instrument each day out of common recycled items and feel the beat as you learn to play a variety of fun musical patterns!
Rocketry/Grades 6-8 Work in teams to build and test rockets in this basic aerodynamics and engineering class!
Sew Cool/Grades 3-5 Learn or improve your basic sewing skills, cording, and take home a completed project!
Solar System/Grades 3-5 Replicate the phases of the moon, construct constellations and much more as you navigate our solar system!
Spanish Restaurant Star/Grades K-2 & 3-5 Learn to identify common dishes and the food vocabulary and conversational skills to order like a Spanish pro at a resaurant near you!
STEM Challenge/Grades 3-5 & 6-8 Fun hands-on challenges await you in this dynamic class of science, technology, engineering and math activities!
Super Coders/Grades K-2 Curious about computer science? Write your own programs with fun and user-friendly Blockly and Scratch!
Wands’n’Charms/Grades 3-5 & 6-8 Make an Ollivander quality wand and learn the charms essential to any student of magic!
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