ELECTIVES at EXPLO Boston

Electives are an opportunity to try something new that you wouldn’t necessarily have the time to explore at home or in school. Think of them as introductions to topics that could plant the seeds of a new hobby or a deeper interest you might pursue after the summer and beyond.

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ELECTIVES LIST

Looking for Grades 2+3? Our youngest students participate in a rotating selection of hands-on projects and activities with their EXPLORE! cohort during the elective period.

<p>The accessories make the outfit and you’ll make the accessories…</p>

Accessory Design

The accessories make the outfit and you’ll make the accessories…

<p>The accessories make the outfit and you’ll make the accessories…</p>

Accessory Design

The accessories make the outfit and you’ll make the accessories…

<p>Bullseye! This is your opportunity to learn all there is to know about the traditional sport of archery…</p>

Archery

Bullseye! This is your opportunity to learn all there is to know about the traditional sport of archery…

<p>Bullseye! This is your opportunity to learn all there is to know about the traditional sport of archery…</p>

Archery

Bullseye! This is your opportunity to learn all there is to know about the traditional sport of archery…

<p>Babysitting is far more than diapers and bottles. Come learn how to…</p>

Babysitting Skills

Babysitting is far more than diapers and bottles. Come learn how to…

<p>Babysitting is far more than diapers and bottles. Come learn how to…</p>

Babysitting Skills

Babysitting is far more than diapers and bottles. Come learn how to…

<p>Zip! Drop! Up the hill and jump the gap! Come explore basic engineering principles as we build, test…</p>

Ball Run Engineering

Zip! Drop! Up the hill and jump the gap! Come explore basic engineering principles as we build, test…

<p>Zip! Drop! Up the hill and jump the gap! Come explore basic engineering principles as we build, test…</p>

Ball Run Engineering

Zip! Drop! Up the hill and jump the gap! Come explore basic engineering principles as we build, test…

<p>Set a pick, block a shot, and hope you don’t get fouled.</p>

Basketball

Set a pick, block a shot, and hope you don’t get fouled.

<p>Set a pick, block a shot, and hope you don’t get fouled.</p>

Basketball

Set a pick, block a shot, and hope you don’t get fouled.

<p>The Pool Noodle. Arctic Hat. These are real products that started as a single idea. Will you come up with the next big idea?</p>

Business Pitch

The Pool Noodle. Arctic Hat. These are real products that started as a single idea. Will you come up with the next big idea?

<p>The Pool Noodle. Arctic Hat. These are real products that started as a single idea. Will you come up with the next big idea?</p>

Business Pitch

The Pool Noodle. Arctic Hat. These are real products that started as a single idea. Will you come up with the next big idea?

<p>Mmmm cake! Have you ever wondered who decorates those delicious cakes you see in bakeries and at weddings?</p>

Cake Decorating

Mmmm cake! Have you ever wondered who decorates those delicious cakes you see in bakeries and at weddings?

<p>Mmmm cake! Have you ever wondered who decorates those delicious cakes you see in bakeries and at weddings?</p>

Cake Decorating

Mmmm cake! Have you ever wondered who decorates those delicious cakes you see in bakeries and at weddings?

<p>Take a basic game — two sides, two flags, running and tag — and add a twist.</p>

Capture the Flag

Take a basic game — two sides, two flags, running and tag — and add a twist.

<p>Take a basic game — two sides, two flags, running and tag — and add a twist.</p>

Capture the Flag

Take a basic game — two sides, two flags, running and tag — and add a twist.

<p>From skeeball and whack-a-mole to games of your own invention, with Design Thinking and your imagination…</p>

Cardboard Carnival

From skeeball and whack-a-mole to games of your own invention, with Design Thinking and your imagination…

<p>From skeeball and whack-a-mole to games of your own invention, with Design Thinking and your imagination…</p>

Cardboard Carnival

From skeeball and whack-a-mole to games of your own invention, with Design Thinking and your imagination…

<p>You may have the cards, but can you beat the odds? Lady luck plays a part in these games of chance…</p>

Casino Math

You may have the cards, but can you beat the odds? Lady luck plays a part in these games of chance…

<p>You may have the cards, but can you beat the odds? Lady luck plays a part in these games of chance…</p>

Casino Math

You may have the cards, but can you beat the odds? Lady luck plays a part in these games of chance…

<p>Chemistry is everywhere! It’s in the foods we eat and the drinks we drink…</p>

Chem Lab

Chemistry is everywhere! It’s in the foods we eat and the drinks we drink…

<p>Chemistry is everywhere! It’s in the foods we eat and the drinks we drink…</p>

Chem Lab

Chemistry is everywhere! It’s in the foods we eat and the drinks we drink…

<p>Queen to rook one. Knight to king four. Checkmate! Chess is a classic game full of strategy, tension, and excitement.</p>

Chess

Queen to rook one. Knight to king four. Checkmate! Chess is a classic game full of strategy, tension, and excitement.

<p>Queen to rook one. Knight to king four. Checkmate! Chess is a classic game full of strategy, tension, and excitement.</p>

Chess

Queen to rook one. Knight to king four. Checkmate! Chess is a classic game full of strategy, tension, and excitement.

<p>From a fantasy realm deep in your imagination to rhyming couplets and everything in-between…</p>

Creative Writing + Poetry

From a fantasy realm deep in your imagination to rhyming couplets and everything in-between…

<p>From a fantasy realm deep in your imagination to rhyming couplets and everything in-between…</p>

Creative Writing + Poetry

From a fantasy realm deep in your imagination to rhyming couplets and everything in-between…

<p>Worms, eyes, and frogs. Do you want to become a surgeon someday? How about a research scientist?</p>

Dissection

Worms, eyes, and frogs. Do you want to become a surgeon someday? How about a research scientist?

<p>Worms, eyes, and frogs. Do you want to become a surgeon someday? How about a research scientist?</p>

Dissection

Worms, eyes, and frogs. Do you want to become a surgeon someday? How about a research scientist?

<p>Gain the knowledge and skills needed to help others. Respond to sprains, wounds, cuts…</p>

EMT + First Aid

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to help others. Respond to sprains, wounds, cuts…

<p>Gain the knowledge and skills needed to help others. Respond to sprains, wounds, cuts…</p>

EMT + First Aid

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to help others. Respond to sprains, wounds, cuts…

<p>Spanning a gap is no small feat – engineers can spend years designing the best size, shape, and structure…</p>

Engineering: Bridges

Spanning a gap is no small feat – engineers can spend years designing the best size, shape, and structure…

<p>Spanning a gap is no small feat – engineers can spend years designing the best size, shape, and structure…</p>

Engineering: Bridges

Spanning a gap is no small feat – engineers can spend years designing the best size, shape, and structure…

<p>En garde! Are you ready for fancy footwork and foils? You will learn the basic stance, footwork, and attack…</p>

Fencing

En garde! Are you ready for fancy footwork and foils? You will learn the basic stance, footwork, and attack…

<p>En garde! Are you ready for fancy footwork and foils? You will learn the basic stance, footwork, and attack…</p>

Fencing

En garde! Are you ready for fancy footwork and foils? You will learn the basic stance, footwork, and attack…

<p>From beachy notes to breezy ballads, the ukulele is enjoying a moment in the spotlight. Now you can, too…</p>

Introduction to Ukulele

From beachy notes to breezy ballads, the ukulele is enjoying a moment in the spotlight. Now you can, too…

<p>From beachy notes to breezy ballads, the ukulele is enjoying a moment in the spotlight. Now you can, too…</p>

Introduction to Ukulele

From beachy notes to breezy ballads, the ukulele is enjoying a moment in the spotlight. Now you can, too…

<p>Grab a paddle and get ready for adventure!</p>

Kayaking

Grab a paddle and get ready for adventure!

<p>Grab a paddle and get ready for adventure!</p>

Kayaking

Grab a paddle and get ready for adventure!

<p>Think. Design. Build. Make. Whether you’re interested in solving a problem or bringing your most imaginative ideas to life, we’ve got the elective for you!</p>

Maker

Think. Design. Build. Make. Whether you’re interested in solving a problem or bringing your most imaginative ideas to life, we’ve got the elective for you!

<p>Think. Design. Build. Make. Whether you’re interested in solving a problem or bringing your most imaginative ideas to life, we’ve got the elective for you!</p>

Maker

Think. Design. Build. Make. Whether you’re interested in solving a problem or bringing your most imaginative ideas to life, we’ve got the elective for you!

<p>Space, the final frontier. Wouldn’t it be something to blast a rocket into space?</p>

Model Rocketry

Space, the final frontier. Wouldn’t it be something to blast a rocket into space?

<p>Space, the final frontier. Wouldn’t it be something to blast a rocket into space?</p>

Model Rocketry

Space, the final frontier. Wouldn’t it be something to blast a rocket into space?

<p>It was a dark and stormy night… actually, it was just after breakfast, but that never stopped detectives on the trail of a murderer!</p>

Murder Mystery

It was a dark and stormy night… actually, it was just after breakfast, but that never stopped detectives on the trail of a murderer!

<p>It was a dark and stormy night… actually, it was just after breakfast, but that never stopped detectives on the trail of a murderer!</p>

Murder Mystery

It was a dark and stormy night… actually, it was just after breakfast, but that never stopped detectives on the trail of a murderer!

<p>Through color mixing and creative brush strokes, you will turn everyday objects and landscapes into amazing works of art…</p>

Painting

Through color mixing and creative brush strokes, you will turn everyday objects and landscapes into amazing works of art…

<p>Through color mixing and creative brush strokes, you will turn everyday objects and landscapes into amazing works of art…</p>

Painting

Through color mixing and creative brush strokes, you will turn everyday objects and landscapes into amazing works of art…

<p>Ever wonder how to write in secret code? Interested in trying your hand at making omelettes? Come practice your real-world skills while having fun with friends.</p>

Real Life Skills

Ever wonder how to write in secret code? Interested in trying your hand at making omelettes? Come practice your real-world skills while having fun with friends.

<p>Ever wonder how to write in secret code? Interested in trying your hand at making omelettes? Come practice your real-world skills while having fun with friends.</p>

Real Life Skills

Ever wonder how to write in secret code? Interested in trying your hand at making omelettes? Come practice your real-world skills while having fun with friends.

<p>Code name? Check. Stealth moves? Check. Mission completed? Well, that part’s up to you!</p>

Secret Agent

Code name? Check. Stealth moves? Check. Mission completed? Well, that part’s up to you!

<p>Code name? Check. Stealth moves? Check. Mission completed? Well, that part’s up to you!</p>

Secret Agent

Code name? Check. Stealth moves? Check. Mission completed? Well, that part’s up to you!

<p>From elbow patches to a patchwork quilt, we will teach you all the skills you need for basic sewing.</p>

Sewing Skills

From elbow patches to a patchwork quilt, we will teach you all the skills you need for basic sewing.

<p>From elbow patches to a patchwork quilt, we will teach you all the skills you need for basic sewing.</p>

Sewing Skills

From elbow patches to a patchwork quilt, we will teach you all the skills you need for basic sewing.

<p>Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, and this is your opportunity to get in on all the fun!</p>

Soccer

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, and this is your opportunity to get in on all the fun!

<p>Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, and this is your opportunity to get in on all the fun!</p>

Soccer

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, and this is your opportunity to get in on all the fun!

<p>It’s time to tell your best story, one. Frame. At. A. Time. Join us to explore…</p>

Stop-motion Films

It’s time to tell your best story, one. Frame. At. A. Time. Join us to explore…

<p>It’s time to tell your best story, one. Frame. At. A. Time. Join us to explore…</p>

Stop-motion Films

It’s time to tell your best story, one. Frame. At. A. Time. Join us to explore…

<p>Leave the ice skates at home; this is summer hockey! Trade your skates for sneakers and your puck for a ball…</p>

Street Hockey

Leave the ice skates at home; this is summer hockey! Trade your skates for sneakers and your puck for a ball…

<p>Leave the ice skates at home; this is summer hockey! Trade your skates for sneakers and your puck for a ball…</p>

Street Hockey

Leave the ice skates at home; this is summer hockey! Trade your skates for sneakers and your puck for a ball…

<p>Forget the XGames, it’s time for the EXPLOGames!</p>

Street Luge

Forget the XGames, it’s time for the EXPLOGames!

<p>Forget the XGames, it’s time for the EXPLOGames!</p>

Street Luge

Forget the XGames, it’s time for the EXPLOGames!

<p>Spend some time at the EXPLO Spa as we learn how to make bath products from all-natural, common household ingredients.</p>

Summer Spa

Spend some time at the EXPLO Spa as we learn how to make bath products from all-natural, common household ingredients.

<p>Spend some time at the EXPLO Spa as we learn how to make bath products from all-natural, common household ingredients.</p>

Summer Spa

Spend some time at the EXPLO Spa as we learn how to make bath products from all-natural, common household ingredients.

<p>You’ve heard about global warming, endangered natural resources, and alternative fuels, so here’s an opportunity to build structures using solar…</p>

Sustainable Engineering

You’ve heard about global warming, endangered natural resources, and alternative fuels, so here’s an opportunity to build structures using solar…

<p>You’ve heard about global warming, endangered natural resources, and alternative fuels, so here’s an opportunity to build structures using solar…</p>

Sustainable Engineering

You’ve heard about global warming, endangered natural resources, and alternative fuels, so here’s an opportunity to build structures using solar…

<p>What is summer without time in the pool? At EXPLO Boston, we offer beginning through intermediate swim lessons.</p>

Swim Lessons

What is summer without time in the pool? At EXPLO Boston, we offer beginning through intermediate swim lessons.

<p>What is summer without time in the pool? At EXPLO Boston, we offer beginning through intermediate swim lessons.</p>

Swim Lessons

What is summer without time in the pool? At EXPLO Boston, we offer beginning through intermediate swim lessons.

<p>Have you ever wondered how tennis stars like Roger Federer and Serena Williams make those shots? Well, here is your opportunity to learn.</p>

Tennis

Have you ever wondered how tennis stars like Roger Federer and Serena Williams make those shots? Well, here is your opportunity to learn.

<p>Have you ever wondered how tennis stars like Roger Federer and Serena Williams make those shots? Well, here is your opportunity to learn.</p>

Tennis

Have you ever wondered how tennis stars like Roger Federer and Serena Williams make those shots? Well, here is your opportunity to learn.

<p>Theater is an exercise in make-believe, but it takes some practice to make that illusion seem real!</p>

Theater Special Effects

Theater is an exercise in make-believe, but it takes some practice to make that illusion seem real!

<p>Theater is an exercise in make-believe, but it takes some practice to make that illusion seem real!</p>

Theater Special Effects

Theater is an exercise in make-believe, but it takes some practice to make that illusion seem real!

<p>Swim. Bike. Run… why choose just one? Multisport races are taking off around the world, from local sprint events to international Ironman distances.</p>

Triathlon

Swim. Bike. Run… why choose just one? Multisport races are taking off around the world, from local sprint events to international Ironman distances.

<p>Swim. Bike. Run… why choose just one? Multisport races are taking off around the world, from local sprint events to international Ironman distances.</p>

Triathlon

Swim. Bike. Run… why choose just one? Multisport races are taking off around the world, from local sprint events to international Ironman distances.

<p>Losing your marbles? We’ll build a machine that will dispense just one marble, jellybean or gumball at a time. A super awesome machine, made by you.</p>

Woodworking

Losing your marbles? We’ll build a machine that will dispense just one marble, jellybean or gumball at a time. A super awesome machine, made by you.

<p>Losing your marbles? We’ll build a machine that will dispense just one marble, jellybean or gumball at a time. A super awesome machine, made by you.</p>

Woodworking

Losing your marbles? We’ll build a machine that will dispense just one marble, jellybean or gumball at a time. A super awesome machine, made by you.

<p>Pack your Appétit–we’re going on a trip around the world!</p>

World Cooking

Pack your Appétit–we’re going on a trip around the world!

<p>Pack your Appétit–we’re going on a trip around the world!</p>

World Cooking

Pack your Appétit–we’re going on a trip around the world!

<p>Child’s pose. Half pigeon. Sun salutations. Come explore the techniques of relaxation and meditation…</p>

Yoga

Child’s pose. Half pigeon. Sun salutations. Come explore the techniques of relaxation and meditation…

<p>Child’s pose. Half pigeon. Sun salutations. Come explore the techniques of relaxation and meditation…</p>

Yoga

Child’s pose. Half pigeon. Sun salutations. Come explore the techniques of relaxation and meditation…

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