Level 4 – Grades 7 & 8

7th and 8th graders are subject experts who use their knowledge to redefine the world around them. They are ready to dive deep into ideas in order to solve problems in new and better ways.

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

  • Exposure to scientific notation 
  • Setting ratios, comparing ratios
  • Exposure to solving for unknowns in equivalent ratios
  • Solving for one unknown in an algebraic equation
  • Graphing Skills: determine scale for coordinate axes, properly drawing and labeling axes

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

Powers of X
From linear and quadratic equations to the infinite summation, polynomials are fundamental tools for describing the world around us. In this course, students investigate polynomials of varying degrees learning how to identify their graphical qualities and how to manipulate them algebraically.

Periodic Table
This laboratory chemistry course allows students to conduct the major historical experiments that led to the grandest achievement in chemistry: the assembly of all the matter in the universe into a periodic table that ultimately expresses all chemical principles.

Statistically Significant
In this course students explore the mathematical principles behind statistics and data analysis. Using probability and random variables students will analyze real data sets and use mathematics to draw conclusions about real-world scenarios.

Quantum Physics
Our foundational science course, bringing one of nature's most fascinating realities into the palm of your students' hands. This study of quantum physics is an unforgettable journey.