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.
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.
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.
Students will cover content spanning from cooking techniques (such as spherification), to how food is important to our bodies (taking a deep dive into nutrition). Students will work throughout the week on a variety of experiments to discover and document changes in food, ways food can be modified through various cooking techniques, and the week will conclude with students taking their own spin on an experiment conducted during the week.