Level 2 – Grades 3 & 4
3rd and 4th graders live at the intersection between concrete knowledge and boundless imagination. They are fearless in moving ahead with their ideas and are not inhibited by preconceptions of what they think is possible.
Suggested Prerequisites – Our courses are designed with the following assumptions of student knowledge:
- Capable of recording data during experiments and activities, familiar with using data tables
- Comfortable with the concept of multiplication, exposure to the concept of division
- Able to add and subtract multi-digit numbers
- Exposure to fractions and decimals
Course descriptions for each camp offering can be found below; then visit your camp location page to see camp schedules.
Students investigate different measurements ranging from length and area to weight and volume. The course will follow the progression of measurement from ancient measurement systems to the advent of the metric system.
Students will identify the different types of vertebrates in the animal kingdom, how they are related, how they interact, and the delicate balance of their ecosystems. We will learn about the different environments each type of animal calls home, and we will observe how animals develop throughout their lifecycle.
The Story of Numbers
In this course, students explore number systems of different bases from binary to our everyday base-10 system. Students examine how the structure of a number system impacts arithmetic calculation and how history has changed number systems.
Wonderful Wizards of Weather
Students will explore the different weather patterns that shape our earth. From tornadoes to seasons, this course will help students identify and better understand their natural environment, and the factors involved in creating weather.
It Starts With a Seed
Students will explore the world of plants through the development of their own garden. They will learn the structure of plants, and how they get nutrients to germinate, sprout, and grow into an adult plant. Using the ideal conditions learned in class, students will be challenged to create a space where plants will thrive.
Ready, SETS, Go!
Through set theory, students will consider mathematics and the world around them by grouping quantities and qualities according to mathematical rules. Using this framework, students will examine mathematical relationships and how they can be defined.