COURSES Grades 4-7

3 WEEKS · 3 COURSES · 3 ELECTIVES

 

COURSES are introductory explorations into topics in a variety of subjects for students interested in pursuing strengths and interests across different subject areas. You’ll take three courses over the three week session, as well as participate in electives, activities, and community events.

Please note: There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our students and staff. Traditionally, EXPLO students take 3 courses and 3 electives per session. While we will aim to do the same this year, we do recognize that some of those activities might not be possible this summer due to COVID-19. As such, EXPLO students this year might take 6 courses during their session, which would allow us to provide a safer experience should it still be needed.
 

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<p>This is improv, where you’ll learn how to think on your feet and find humor in any situation.</p>

Acting + Improv

And... SCENE

This is improv, where you’ll learn how to think on your feet and find humor in any situation.

Acting, Comedy, Improvisation, Performance
<p>This is improv, where you’ll learn how to think on your feet and find humor in any situation.</p>

Acting + Improv

And... SCENE

This is improv, where you’ll learn how to think on your feet and find humor in any situation.

Acting, Comedy, Improvisation, Performance
<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>From the cop on the beat to the judge on the bench, investigate a crime scene and take the case through the system.</p>

Criminal Investigation + Prosecution

Crimes, Clues + Courtrooms

From the cop on the beat to the judge on the bench, investigate a crime scene and take the case through the system.

Courtroom Trial, Forensic Evidence, Law + Order, Science
<p>From the cop on the beat to the judge on the bench, investigate a crime scene and take the case through the system.</p>

Criminal Investigation + Prosecution

Crimes, Clues + Courtrooms

From the cop on the beat to the judge on the bench, investigate a crime scene and take the case through the system.

Courtroom Trial, Forensic Evidence, Law + Order, Science
<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>Try basic hand tools, 3D printers, paper circuits, and more as you tinker about in Design Thinking.</p>

EXPLO Makerspace for Voyagers

Dream, Design, Build!

Try basic hand tools, 3D printers, paper circuits, and more as you tinker about in Design Thinking.

Create, Design, Engineering, Innovate, Maker, Tools
<p>Try basic hand tools, 3D printers, paper circuits, and more as you tinker about in Design Thinking.</p>

EXPLO Makerspace for Voyagers

Dream, Design, Build!

Try basic hand tools, 3D printers, paper circuits, and more as you tinker about in Design Thinking.

Create, Design, Engineering, Innovate, Maker, Tools
<p>Study a crime scene: as you uncover clues, you’ll learn basic crime lab skills and key intelligence gathering techniques.</p>

Forensic Science

Whodunnit?

Study a crime scene: as you uncover clues, you’ll learn basic crime lab skills and key intelligence gathering techniques.

CSI, Detective, Evidence, Forensics, Science
<p>Study a crime scene: as you uncover clues, you’ll learn basic crime lab skills and key intelligence gathering techniques.</p>

Forensic Science

Whodunnit?

Study a crime scene: as you uncover clues, you’ll learn basic crime lab skills and key intelligence gathering techniques.

CSI, Detective, Evidence, Forensics, Science
<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>Enjoy continuous laughs and learn to think on your feet and perform in situations using nothing but your quick wits.</p>

Improvisational Theater

Ready, Set... Act!

Enjoy continuous laughs and learn to think on your feet and perform in situations using nothing but your quick wits.

Acting, Humor, Improv, Physical Comedy, Skits
<p>Enjoy continuous laughs and learn to think on your feet and perform in situations using nothing but your quick wits.</p>

Improvisational Theater

Ready, Set... Act!

Enjoy continuous laughs and learn to think on your feet and perform in situations using nothing but your quick wits.

Acting, Humor, Improv, Physical Comedy, Skits
<p>Build your programming prowess from the ground up as you click, drag, and code your way through various robotic challenges.</p>

Introduction to Computer Programming: Root Robotics

Click, Drag, Code!

Build your programming prowess from the ground up as you click, drag, and code your way through various robotic challenges.

Coding, Computers, Engineering, Gaming, Programming
<p>Build your programming prowess from the ground up as you click, drag, and code your way through various robotic challenges.</p>

Introduction to Computer Programming: Root Robotics

Click, Drag, Code!

Build your programming prowess from the ground up as you click, drag, and code your way through various robotic challenges.

Coding, Computers, Engineering, Gaming, Programming
<p>Programming and coding are the ‘magic’ of all technology, and in this course, you’ll become the magician.</p>

Introduction to Programming

Code Orange

Programming and coding are the ‘magic’ of all technology, and in this course, you’ll become the magician.

Coding, Gaming, Logic, Programming, Robotics
<p>Programming and coding are the ‘magic’ of all technology, and in this course, you’ll become the magician.</p>

Introduction to Programming

Code Orange

Programming and coding are the ‘magic’ of all technology, and in this course, you’ll become the magician.

Coding, Gaming, Logic, Programming, Robotics
<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>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>Welcome to the Super Secret Spy Society, where you’ll learn the tricks of the spy trade, secret identity and all.</p>

Spying + Surveillance

Super Secret Spy Society

Welcome to the Super Secret Spy Society, where you’ll learn the tricks of the spy trade, secret identity and all.

Code Cracking, Espionage, Spy Games, Technology
<p>Welcome to the Super Secret Spy Society, where you’ll learn the tricks of the spy trade, secret identity and all.</p>

Spying + Surveillance

Super Secret Spy Society

Welcome to the Super Secret Spy Society, where you’ll learn the tricks of the spy trade, secret identity and all.

Code Cracking, Espionage, Spy Games, Technology
<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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