Level 2 – Grades 3 and 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
  • Able to add and subtract multi-digit numbers

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

Course Descriptions

Civil Engineering
What do civil engineers think about? This class takes students through three key stages of the building process. Civil Engineering is a hands-on class that has students exploring different types of structures and the science behind them. Students focus on inventing, building, and testing their structures.

Forensic Science
A crime is committed and only science can solve it! Students gather evidence at the crime scene and use science to determine possible matches to suspects. Along the way, they must consider the accuracy of each type of test, keep track of the findings, and hopefully solve the crime!       

Molecular Gastronomy
Food is science in action. Students make ice cream and understand the science behind it. They will extract fat from potato chips and chocolate. They will discover why lemon juice taste sour and orange juice sweet.  They will even try to chemically modify lemon juice to make it taste like orange juice! Students will have an entirely new understanding of how we taste food and how food helps our bodies grow.