Level 1 – Grades 1 & 2

1st and 2nd graders have limitless, boundless curiosity about the world around them. They are given free reign to embrace these qualities and the QC environment intentionally nurtures curious minds.

Suggested Prerequisites – Our courses are designed with the following assumptions of student knowledge: 

  • Follow one- or two-step instructions
  • Comfortable writing and identifying numbers and letters
  • Go to the bathroom without assistance
  • Comfortable with the concepts of addition and subtraction
  • Able to record findings, either written or drawn

Course descriptions for each camp offering can be found below; then visit your camp location page to see camp schedules.

 

Locations

  • PALO ALTO

  • BERKELEY

  • FOSTER CITY

  • SAN RAMON


Science

Math

Relate & Equate
In this course students explore equations and inequalities to investigate how mathematics can describe comparisons. Using ratios, proportions, variables, and arithmetic operations, students will use mathematics to compare quantities and qualities.

Anatomy and Me 
A physiology and anatomy class that explores the different systems of the human body. The class focuses on cells as the basic building blocks of our bodies, and our goal is to understand how each system helps the cells in our body live and grow. Through hands-on projects, students will get a better understanding of what's going on in their own bodies!

By Land, Sea & Air
The story of the evolution how people move around. From the invention of the wheel to cars, trains, and airplanes, students will study the makeup of various modes of transportation, how they are build, and their functions.

Parts, Points & Places
In this class, students will explore the power of base 10 systems and how they impact the way we do arithmetic. Students will explore our own base 10 system and contrast it with other famous base 10 systems, such as Roman and Chinese numerals.

Data is Dynamite
Through experiments and surveys students will collect data from the world around them and analyze the information to measure and interpret their findings. Students will learn about graphing and analytic ideas like extrema, mean, median, and mode.

Eco-Seekers
Students will experience the outdoors first-hand by studying the rich natural landscape of the Bay Area. This course will introduce students to the beauty of nature and the importance of conservation. By growing our own garden, students will examine differences between native and non-native species.