COURSES (MINI) at EXPLO Boston

1 WEEK · 1 COURSE · 1 ELECTIVE

 

Our one-week day option — EXPLO Mini — gives students a taste of the three-week EXPLO experience. Mini students take courses and electives alongside their three-week counterparts, as well as participate in community activities throughout the day.

EXPLO Mini offers a smaller menu of courses to choose from, and students make their selections based on their interests and the weeks that they are available.

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COURSE LIST (MINI)

<p>Jump into our business incubator and learn the tools you need to develop and implement a fool-proof business plan.</p>

Business + Entrepreneurship

Swimming With Sharks

Jump into our business incubator and learn the tools you need to develop and implement a fool-proof business plan.

Business, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Marketing, Startup
<p>Jump into our business incubator and learn the tools you need to develop and implement a fool-proof business plan.</p>

Business + Entrepreneurship

Swimming With Sharks

Jump into our business incubator and learn the tools you need to develop and implement a fool-proof business plan.

Business, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Marketing, Startup
<p>Experiment with different biological, chemical, and physical reactions as you explore out-of-the-box solutions to solve scientific riddles and puzzles.</p>

Chemistry + Biology

Light Up the Lab

Experiment with different biological, chemical, and physical reactions as you explore out-of-the-box solutions to solve scientific riddles and puzzles.

Biology, Chemistry, Experiments, Innovation, Science Lab
<p>Experiment with different biological, chemical, and physical reactions as you explore out-of-the-box solutions to solve scientific riddles and puzzles.</p>

Chemistry + Biology

Light Up the Lab

Experiment with different biological, chemical, and physical reactions as you explore out-of-the-box solutions to solve scientific riddles and puzzles.

Biology, Chemistry, Experiments, Innovation, Science Lab
<p>Looking for a creative challenge or the chance to prototype a new idea? Explore innovative solutions as you dream, design, and invent!</p>

Creative Problem-Solving

Invention Convention

Looking for a creative challenge or the chance to prototype a new idea? Explore innovative solutions as you dream, design, and invent!

Construction, Creative Challenges, Engineering, Innovation
<p>Looking for a creative challenge or the chance to prototype a new idea? Explore innovative solutions as you dream, design, and invent!</p>

Creative Problem-Solving

Invention Convention

Looking for a creative challenge or the chance to prototype a new idea? Explore innovative solutions as you dream, design, and invent!

Construction, Creative Challenges, Engineering, Innovation
<p>Step into our writer’s workshop, hone your craft, and explore strategies for sharing your work with peers and the world.</p>

Creative Writing

Writer’s Workshop

Step into our writer’s workshop, hone your craft, and explore strategies for sharing your work with peers and the world.

Fiction, Poetry, Read Alouds, Workshop, Writing
<p>Step into our writer’s workshop, hone your craft, and explore strategies for sharing your work with peers and the world.</p>

Creative Writing

Writer’s Workshop

Step into our writer’s workshop, hone your craft, and explore strategies for sharing your work with peers and the world.

Fiction, Poetry, Read Alouds, Workshop, Writing
<p>From the arts to science and engineering, the daily challenges in our Creativity Lab will stretch your creative muscles.</p>

Creativity Challenges

Build Outside the Box

From the arts to science and engineering, the daily challenges in our Creativity Lab will stretch your creative muscles.

Challenges, Construction, Creativity, Engineering, Innovation
<p>From the arts to science and engineering, the daily challenges in our Creativity Lab will stretch your creative muscles.</p>

Creativity Challenges

Build Outside the Box

From the arts to science and engineering, the daily challenges in our Creativity Lab will stretch your creative muscles.

Challenges, Construction, Creativity, Engineering, Innovation
<p>Learn how to express yourself publicly in a calm, confident way and how to argue thoughtfully and effectively.</p>

Debate

Stand Up + Speak

Learn how to express yourself publicly in a calm, confident way and how to argue thoughtfully and effectively.

Confidence, Debate, Persuasive Speech, Public Speaking
<p>Learn how to express yourself publicly in a calm, confident way and how to argue thoughtfully and effectively.</p>

Debate

Stand Up + Speak

Learn how to express yourself publicly in a calm, confident way and how to argue thoughtfully and effectively.

Confidence, Debate, Persuasive Speech, Public Speaking
<p>Design your own projects as you explore the basics of graphic design, animation and photo editing in our digital art studio.</p>

Digital Media Sampler

All the World’s a Screen

Design your own projects as you explore the basics of graphic design, animation and photo editing in our digital art studio.

Animation, Digital Content, Graphic Design, Photography, Visual Arts
<p>Design your own projects as you explore the basics of graphic design, animation and photo editing in our digital art studio.</p>

Digital Media Sampler

All the World’s a Screen

Design your own projects as you explore the basics of graphic design, animation and photo editing in our digital art studio.

Animation, Digital Content, Graphic Design, Photography, Visual Arts
<p>WANTED: Doctors, detectives, and scientists to crack the mystery of a recent epidemic ravaging the EXPLO community.</p>

Disease Outbreak

Finding Patient Zero

WANTED: Doctors, detectives, and scientists to crack the mystery of a recent epidemic ravaging the EXPLO community.

Biology, Lab Science, Medicine, Public Health
<p>WANTED: Doctors, detectives, and scientists to crack the mystery of a recent epidemic ravaging the EXPLO community.</p>

Disease Outbreak

Finding Patient Zero

WANTED: Doctors, detectives, and scientists to crack the mystery of a recent epidemic ravaging the EXPLO community.

Biology, Lab Science, Medicine, Public Health
<p>If you like to think and tinker with creative challenges you’re just the engineer we need!</p>

Engineering Challenges

Think-Build-Solve!

If you like to think and tinker with creative challenges you’re just the engineer we need!

Construction, Design Thinking, Engineering, Innovation
<p>If you like to think and tinker with creative challenges you’re just the engineer we need!</p>

Engineering Challenges

Think-Build-Solve!

If you like to think and tinker with creative challenges you’re just the engineer we need!

Construction, Design Thinking, Engineering, Innovation
<p>Try basic hand tools, 3D printers, sewing machines, and other fabrication tools while developing your Design Thinking.</p>

EXPLO Makerspace for Pioneers

MAKE!

Try basic hand tools, 3D printers, sewing machines, and other fabrication tools while developing your Design Thinking.

Create, Design, Engineering, Innovate, Maker, Tools
<p>Try basic hand tools, 3D printers, sewing machines, and other fabrication tools while developing your Design Thinking.</p>

EXPLO Makerspace for Pioneers

MAKE!

Try basic hand tools, 3D printers, sewing machines, and other fabrication tools while developing your Design Thinking.

Create, Design, Engineering, Innovate, Maker, Tools
<p>Welcome to the world of hovercrafts, where air becomes fuel and where a small push forward can send you soaring.</p>

Hovercraft Physics

Hovercraft Heroics

Welcome to the world of hovercrafts, where air becomes fuel and where a small push forward can send you soaring.

Construct, Design, Hovercrafts, Model Building, Physics
<p>Welcome to the world of hovercrafts, where air becomes fuel and where a small push forward can send you soaring.</p>

Hovercraft Physics

Hovercraft Heroics

Welcome to the world of hovercrafts, where air becomes fuel and where a small push forward can send you soaring.

Construct, Design, Hovercrafts, Model Building, Physics
<p>Explore hands-on science in our lab with exciting daily experiments. By the end of the week, create your own.</p>

Lab Science

Trigger a Reaction

Explore hands-on science in our lab with exciting daily experiments. By the end of the week, create your own.

Experiments, Exploration, Hands-on, Laboratory, Science
<p>Explore hands-on science in our lab with exciting daily experiments. By the end of the week, create your own.</p>

Lab Science

Trigger a Reaction

Explore hands-on science in our lab with exciting daily experiments. By the end of the week, create your own.

Experiments, Exploration, Hands-on, Laboratory, Science
<p>Learn to use Programming software to translate your imagination to your LEGO<sup>®</sup> NXT robot with just a click and a drag.</p>

LEGO® Engineering

Rig a Robot

Learn to use Programming software to translate your imagination to your LEGO® NXT robot with just a click and a drag.

Creativity, Engineering, Lego, Math, Programming
<p>Learn to use Programming software to translate your imagination to your LEGO<sup>®</sup> NXT robot with just a click and a drag.</p>

LEGO® Engineering

Rig a Robot

Learn to use Programming software to translate your imagination to your LEGO® NXT robot with just a click and a drag.

Creativity, Engineering, Lego, Math, Programming
<p>Save the planet from Dr. Diablo, as you meet challenge after challenge, each testing your quick wits and problem-solving skills.</p>

Math Adventures

Defeating Dr. Diablo

Save the planet from Dr. Diablo, as you meet challenge after challenge, each testing your quick wits and problem-solving skills.

Collaboration, Logic Puzzles, Math, Problem Solving
<p>Save the planet from Dr. Diablo, as you meet challenge after challenge, each testing your quick wits and problem-solving skills.</p>

Math Adventures

Defeating Dr. Diablo

Save the planet from Dr. Diablo, as you meet challenge after challenge, each testing your quick wits and problem-solving skills.

Collaboration, Logic Puzzles, Math, Problem Solving
<p>Tiny homes are solving problems around the world from homelessness to the environment — but in this course you will solve the problem of fitting your great big life into this tiny home.</p>

Tiny Home Design + Engineering

This Tiny House

Tiny homes are solving problems around the world from homelessness to the environment — but in this course you will solve the problem of fitting your great big life into this tiny home.

Architecture, Design, Engineering, Model Building, Visual Arts
<p>Tiny homes are solving problems around the world from homelessness to the environment — but in this course you will solve the problem of fitting your great big life into this tiny home.</p>

Tiny Home Design + Engineering

This Tiny House

Tiny homes are solving problems around the world from homelessness to the environment — but in this course you will solve the problem of fitting your great big life into this tiny home.

Architecture, Design, Engineering, Model Building, Visual Arts
<p>Explore the architectural form and function of a secret clubhouse as you design and build a model of your dream (tree) house!</p>

Treehouse Architecture

Clubhouse Creation

Explore the architectural form and function of a secret clubhouse as you design and build a model of your dream (tree) house!

Architecture, Creativity, Design, Engineering, Visual Arts
<p>Explore the architectural form and function of a secret clubhouse as you design and build a model of your dream (tree) house!</p>

Treehouse Architecture

Clubhouse Creation

Explore the architectural form and function of a secret clubhouse as you design and build a model of your dream (tree) house!

Architecture, Creativity, Design, Engineering, Visual Arts
<p>Create brave, bold, and beautiful art using paints, paper, canvases, pencils, sculpting wire, and even a water balloon.</p>

Visual Arts

Sculpt It, Sketch It, Sign It

Create brave, bold, and beautiful art using paints, paper, canvases, pencils, sculpting wire, and even a water balloon.

Display, Painting, Sculpting, Sketching, Visual Art
<p>Create brave, bold, and beautiful art using paints, paper, canvases, pencils, sculpting wire, and even a water balloon.</p>

Visual Arts

Sculpt It, Sketch It, Sign It

Create brave, bold, and beautiful art using paints, paper, canvases, pencils, sculpting wire, and even a water balloon.

Display, Painting, Sculpting, Sketching, Visual Art
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