Class Descriptions

 

We are Virtual for 2021! Virtual BAPA comes with benefits! Specifically, you can build your own customized schedule with just the classes you want from of our six 1-week sessions, selected from our comprehensive array of Academic and Enrichment classes! Academic classes are taught by credentialed teachers using a Project Based Learning (PBL) approach that incorporates interactive learning activities designed to make learning enjoyable, while enrichment classes are taught by instructors with course appropriate experience and/or credentials.

Requirements for all virtual classes include a desktop or laptop with camera and audio, and internet service. All classes are instructor-led and interactive. BAPA 1-week sessions are designed for both academic progression and a variety of enrichment experiences. See course descriptions below for details.

Under each class description you will find a link to register for that class for the session you wish to attend. Please click the link and add the class to your child’s cart. A box will then appear where you can enter your child’s name (provided your child has their own account-if not you will need to make them an account).  If you then want to add additional classes enter the class name in the upper right-hand corner and it will populate with more choices. Once your student’s name shows with a cart you can just continue entering in the box the name of the class and all the courses with that name will populate.  Once you have all the chosen classes loaded in your child’s cart you can click on view cart and then click checkout and you will enter your credit card information to make the purchase. The Early Bird pricing will populate automatically until the March 31, 2021 at midnight cutoff.

View BAPA 2021 Schedule. View BlackRocket 2021 Schedule.

"Appreciated virtual camp this summer & ability to sign up for one or more classes & not have to commit to full day in front of the computer!!"
"I was surprised how good the online classes offered by BAPA were this summer. The a-la-carte option made scheduling the classes around other activities/programs easier. It was the first time I was able to catch glimpses of the academic coursework and the high quality of the teaching." 
"Thank you for offering a flexible schedule over the summer. Math class was very organized and teacher was great. Thank you very much again."

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Enrichment Course Descriptions

BAPA enrichment classes are taught by instructors with course appropriate experience or credentials. Each one-week session includes a variety of enrichment classes. Content for some enrichment classes varies for each week session, while others reinforce skills. See course descriptions below for details.

pet care

computer design

"I appreciated your flexibility in moving to an online platform. We typically would not have been able to afford BAPA, but because it was broken down into segments, we could choose to take just one class. Thank you!"
"My son learned a lot in sign language and wants to continue learning it."
"I am so thoroughly impressed with BAPA! My kids were on the younger side but learned more in those 2 weeks then they did in the spring! Please keep it going and consider elementary school aged classes!! The time length of the classes and the teachers were superb"
"Thank you for everything even though we are going through rough times. It was great to have my son in the classes. Thank you to the office staff always great and getting back to me on a timely matter." “A very well run program!”  

Animation & Video with Canva (all grades)

Did you know you can create awesome videos and animated GIFs without having to learn iMovie or Adobe Premiere? Canva, a free online graphic design maker is an easy and FUN tool to make beautiful graphics in minutes. In this session, we'll learn how to create videos that can be used on websites, school presentations, text messages and more! 

Technical requirements: Create a free account at Canva.com/signup before the session and bring your login and password. 

Registration Links:

Session 2: Session 2 Period 1 Animation & Video with Canva Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 1 Animation & Video with Canva Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 1 Animation & Video with Canva Link

Debate (all grades) 

Build or grow your debate skills this summer through a combination of instruction and in-class debate. Engage in class debates. Open to all skill levels. 

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 1 Debate Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 1 Debate Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 1 Debate Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 1 Debate Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 1 Debate Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 1 Debate Link

Creative Writing: Fiction (all grades)

How can you make that character more complicated? How can you make a plot more surprising? How can you use words and sentence structure to make your stories un-put-down-able? This session is designed for fiction writers who have already written fiction. We’ll take a deeper dive into the world of fiction through exercises and workshops of original student writing. A final class session will give details and advice on publishing their writing.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 1 Creative Writing Fiction Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 1 Creative Writing Fiction Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 1 Creative Writing  Fiction Link

Leadership 101 (all grades)

Truly great leaders understand that leadership is an activity, not just a position. Develop a better understanding of the skills used by influential leaders and learn to use them in your everyday life. Watch your relationships change as you take responsibility for your own actions, learn ethical ways to influence or persuade others, and focus on giving before getting.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 1 Leadership 101 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 1 Leadership 101 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 1 Leadership 101 Link

Creative Writing: Poetry (all grades)

We know the basics of what makes a poem different from other forms of writing – line breaks, stanzas, and attention to language – but this class will give students an extended experience with the form. Designed for poets who have written poetry, we’ll spend more time thinking about voice and tone; figurative language and metaphor; stanzas, lineation, and structure; and sound and rhythm. Students will engage in a revision of some of their work. A final session will give details and advice on publishing their writing.

Registration Links:

Session 2: Session 2 Period 1 Creative Writing Poetry Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 1 Creative Writing Poetry Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 1 Creative Writing Poetry Link

Pet Care (all grades)

Learn about basic animal care and fun facts from an environmental educator! This class covers animal science, how to make animal enrichment activities, and basic training tips. This class is open to students with pets at home who want to learn more about their pets, or to students who are thinking about getting pets or pursuing careers with animals. Animals discussed include cats, dogs, small mammals, reptiles, and fish. May include occasional guest visits from therapeutic service dogs.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 3 Pet Care Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 3 Pet Care Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 3 Pet Care Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 3 Pet Care Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 3 Pet Care Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 3 Pet Care Link

Planning Your Future Career (all grades)

Learn the difference between a job and a career, as well as how to explore careers related to your strengths, skills and talents. You will also learn more about the variety of exciting careers available in the Bay Area.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 4 Future Career Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 4 Future Career Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 4 Career Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 4 Career Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 4 Career Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 4 Career Link

Sign Language (all grades)

Learn to make and understand basic sign language and communicate using American Sign Language (ASL)! Add sign language to your verbal skills and expand your brainpower and your ability to communicate with deaf or hard-of hearing friends or family members.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 4 Sign Lang Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 4 Sign Lang Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 4 Sign Lang Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 4 Sign Lang Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 4 Sign Lang LInk
Session 6: Session 6 Period 4 Sign Lang Link

Costume Design (all grades)

Would you like to learn the basics of what it is to be a costume designer and/or maker in theater, film, and TV.  Reading a short play, we will break it down into scenes, characters, and looks. Researching the era for setting, etc., we will design costumes for some of the characters and present our thoughts/finished projects. Learn how to break a costume down into components (piece list) and what it takes to become a costume designer and/or maker in theater, film, and TV.  This course is reading, research, and drawing/painting. No sewing supplies or machines needed. Materials are required to be purchased; details coming soon.  

Registration Links:

Session 1 : Session 1 Periods 3 & 4 Costume Design Link
Session 3: Session 3 Periods 3 & 4 Costume Design Link
Session 5: Session 5 Periods 3 & 4 Costume Design Link

Theatre Improvisation (all grades)

Enter the ridiculously funny world of improv while building your ability to tell exciting stories, invent interesting characters and act out hilarious scenes. This class will help you develop your improv and performance skills in a safe yet fun environment while you enhance your creativity, learn to focus on what others are saying, increase your risk-taking and overcome shyness. If you’re ready to jump in, have fun, work with others and discover your voice, then this is the class for you! 

Registration Links:

Session 2: Session 2 Period 4 Theatre/Improv Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 4 Theatre/Improv Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 4 Theatre/Improv Link

Mask Making (all grades)

Design and create a paper mache mask from the ground up including designing a mask, sculpting a form, making paper mache and using it on the form, and painting and finishing the mask. In-between working on our paper mache mask we will also work on a large-scale cardboard mask based on the theme of fantastical creatures! Learn how to transform a 2D design into three-dimensions to create wearable art! Materials are required to be purchased; details coming soon.

Registration Links:

Session 2: Session 2 Period 2 Mask Making Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 4 Mask Making Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 4 Mask Making Link

Graphic Design with Canva (all grades)

Did you know you can create awesome graphics, presentations and flyers without having to learn Photoshop? Canva, a free online graphic design maker is an easy and FUN tool to make beautiful graphics in minutes. In this session, we'll learn how to create graphics that can be used on websites, school presentations and reports, Zoom backgrounds, posters and printables! 

Technical requirements: Create a free account at Canva.com/signup before the session and bring your login and password.

Registration Links:

Session 1:  Session 1 Period 2 Graphic Design with Canva link
Session 3:  Session 3 Period 2 Graphic Design with Canva Link
Session 5:  Session 5 Period 2 Graphic Design with Canva Link

 
 

Black History & How We Got to 2021 (all grades)

Building upon Amanda Gorman’s call in “The Hill We Climb”, this class envisions a way for Americans to come together and heal without glossing over the harsh truths of our history. We will learn about America's struggle for racial justice to inspire hope for an antiracist future.  

Registration Links:

Session 2: Session 2 Period 3 Black History Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 3 Black History Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 3 Black History Link

Money Guru (all grades)

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but you can learn to grow your bank account through financial savvy. It has been said that budgeting is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went. Learn financial principles, budgeting, savings, and investing and start practicing the skills needed to set yourself up for future financial success.  

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 4 Money Guru Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 4 Money Guru
Session 3: Session 3 Period 4 Money Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 4 Money Guru
Session 5: Session 5 Period 4 Money Guru Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 4 Money Guru Link 

Community Service (all grades)

Community service participants take responsibility for maintaining the wellbeing of their local communities.  Discover how to use skills such as empathy and relating to people effectively and patiently to improve your local communities.  Rather than managing or imposing ideas on others, learn how to use compassion and genuine interest in people and community issues to empower those around you.

Registration Links:

Session 2: Session 2 Period 1 Community Service Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 1 Community Service Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 1 Community Service Link

Watercolor (all grades)

Learn the basic techniques and methods of watercolor painting, including principles of design, composition, color theory, and basic drawing skills. Lessons will include short lectures, demonstrations, and student painting time with feedback. Painting smocks are recommended to protect your clothing. Materials are required to be purchased; details coming soon.  

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 4 Watercolor Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 4 Watercolor Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 4 Watercolor Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 4 Watercolor Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 4 Watercolor Link
Session 6: Session 6  Period 4 Watercolor Link

 

Digital Photography DSLR (all grades)

Have fun learning how to use a DSLR camera, and take amazing photos! In this hands-on course, you will learn how to shoot great digital photos from a professional photographer and photography instructor. Fun activities include outdoor nature and landscape photography, portrait photography using studio lighting, still-life creative photography, live painting, post-processing using Adobe Lightroom, and supportive critiques! This is a great class for beginners who love photography and want to learn how to take beautiful professional images. Bring a camera and your manual.

Technical requirements may require modest purchase fees; details coming soon.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 1 Digital Photography DSLR Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 1 Digital Photography DSLR Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 1 Digital Photography DSLR Link

 

Digital Photography with Cell Phones (all grades)*

Have fun learning how to use a cell phonecamera, and take amazing photos! In this hands-on course, you will learn how to shoot great digital photos from a professional photographer and photography instructor. Fun activities include outdoor nature and landscape photography, portrait photography using studio lighting, still-life creative photography, live painting, post-processing using Adobe Lightroom, and supportive critiques! This is a great class for beginners who love photography and want to learn how to take beautiful professional images. Bring a cell phone and your manual.

*Students will need to purchase and download the following App: ProCam 7 (approx. $6) before the class begins.

Registration Links:

Session 2: Session 2 Period 1 Digital Photography with Cell Phone Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 1 Digital Photography with Cell Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 1 Digital Photography with Cell Phone Link

 

Digital Animation (2D) (all grades)

Want to bring your drawings to life? In this course you will learn how to develop concepts, storyboarding and production of 2D animations. Emphasis will be on the conceptualization, creativity, and foundations of animations. This course will cover the basics of animation using Adobe Animate CC software. If you want to learn how to bring your drawings to life, this project-based learning class is for you! 

Technical requirements may require modest purchase fees; details coming soon.

Registration Links:

Session 2: Session 2 Period 2 Digital Animation Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 2 Digital Animation Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 2 Digital Animation Link

 

Graphic Novel Production (all grades)

They say that pictures are worth a thousand words – but what is a picture worth when combined with words?

Students will explore the power of combining words and images through the medium of graphic novels. Through short readings and exercises, we’ll produce original graphic narratives to discuss in workshop. Students can use digital tools (design software/apps) or analog tools (paper, etc.). All art and writing skill-levels are welcome!

Registration Links:

Session 2: Session 2 Period 2 Graphic Novel Production Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 2 Graphic Novel Production Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 2 Graphic Novel Production Link

 

Cooking (all grades)

Learn basic cooking skills so you may help provide meals for the family. Kitchen tools and organizing your menu will be covered in this 5 day class. A PDF for each class menu will be provided prior to the class beginning to ensure we are ready to cook! Cooking supplies not provided. Materials are required to be purchased; details coming soon. 

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 2 Cooking Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 2 Cooking Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 2 Cooking Link

 

Baking & Decorating Cakes & Cookies (all grades)

Learn to bake cakes & cookies from scratch. Baking, icing (dirty & buttercream) and decorating the cake and cookies will be covered in this 5 day class. Materials are required to be purchased; details coming soon. 

Registration Links:

Session 2: Session 2 Period 2 Baking Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 2 Baking Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 2 Baking Link

 

Spanish (Beginner 1) (all grades)

This beginner Spanish class is for students who are learning Spanish for the first time. Lessons will include pronunciation practice, mastery of basic phrases to communicate with Spanish speakers, and vocabulary building. Build your confidence as you master the beautiful language of Spanish!

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 2 Spanish Beginners Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 2 Spanish Beginners Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 2 Spanish Beginners Link

 

Spanish (Beginner 2) (all grades)

This Spanish 2 class is for students who have completed our Spanish for Beginners class and are ready to build their conjugation skills and understanding of basic grammatical structures at the novice level. Lessons will include reading and pronunciation practice, mastery of basic phrases to communicate with Spanish speakers, the conjugation of regular and irregular verbs in the present, future, and past-tense, with a focus on vocabulary building. Build your confidence as you master the beautiful language of Spanish!

Registration Links:

Session 2: Session 2 Period 2 Spanish Beginner 2 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 2 Spanish Beginner 2 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 2 Spanish Beginner 2 Link

 

 

Website Coding I (Beginner) (all grades)

There's no question that HTML5 is a hot topic for young developers, and this course will help you understand the fundamentals of HTML5's functionality. This exciting intro course introduces you to the nuts and bolts of HTML 5. Students will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML 5), to building basic webpages following accepted web design layout and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. In addition to developing organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills, students will learn important web concepts skills and scripting language by developing a web project. If you want to learn how to build websites, this project-based learning class is for you!

Technical requirements may require modest purchase fees; details coming soon.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 2 Website Coding 1 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 2 Website Coding 1 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 2 Website Coding 1 Link

 

Writing Your Life (all grades)

Build and enhance your creative writing skills through writing your life! This class will provide lots of opportunity to practice creative writing. You will also receive feedback on your writing skills so that you can become a more articulate and polished writer.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 2 Writing Your Life Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 2 Writing Your Life Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 2 Writing Your Life Link

Pencils & Pastels (all grades)

It's incredible what you can create with pencils and pastels! Develop your skills in both pencil sketching and pastels to create wonderful works of art that reflect your creativity and personal style. Materials not provided. Materials are required to be purchased; details coming soon. 

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 3 Pencils and Pastels Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 3 Pencils and Pastels Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 3 Pencils and Pastels Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 3 Pencils and Pastels Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 3 Pencils and Pastels Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 3 Pencils and Pastels Link


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ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs!

Roblox

Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Software is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258 

eSports Apprentice - Streamers and Gamers

eSports

Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. A webcam is required for this course. Software is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. 

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258 

JavaScript Developer Jam 

Jam

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Software is compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258 

Python Programmers 

Python

Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA?  ​Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games.  Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!​ Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years​Software is compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258  

Minecraft® Redstone Engineers 

Minecraft

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Software is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Purchase Minecraft Java Edition.      

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258 

Rocket Kart Racers: Design A Mario Kart® Style Game 

Rocket Kart

On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *This requires a 64-bit operating system. Software is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258 

Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *This requires a 64-bit operating system. Software is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

Make Your First Video Game! 

make it video

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing yourfirst 2D platformergame. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous yearsSoftware is compatible with Windows OS only.  

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

 Code Breakers

code breaker

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Software is compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

Inventor’s League - Prototyping for the Future!

inventor

Become an inventor of the future! Learn ‘rapid prototyping’ and problem solving as you conceptualize and design a product to solve a critical global issue. Each day begins with inspirational profiles of young inventors, such as the eleven-year-old who coded a robot to find victims of natural disasters. Next, research a problem to tackle in medicine, architecture, the environment, or a topic of your choosing. Once your vision is complete, learn how to draft 2D designs, create 3D models, and develop a website to pitch your ideas to the class. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Software is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.      

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

App Attack!

app attack

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included.Students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take this class. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. *Compatible with Windows OS only.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

 

 

YouTube® Content Creators

 YT

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *A webcam is required for this course and it is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

 Minecraft® Modders 

minecraft

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.   Purchase Minecraft Java Edition 

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.  VR projects can be viewed on a website or mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to a mobile device at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. 

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

YouTube® FX Masters

FX

In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends; this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level!  Student projects are available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *A webcam is required. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system. 

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

3D Game Design with Unity 

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Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a 64-bit operating system.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

Minecraft® Animators

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Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on YouTube. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. *Compatible with Windows OS only.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

ROBLOX® Makers

makers

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design.  Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. 

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

Video Game Animation 

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Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *Compatible with Windows OS only. 

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

Minecraft® Designers 

designers

If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.  Purchase Minecraft Java Edition 

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

Pokémon® Masters: Designers & 3D Makers Unite!

Pokémon

Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! In this class, if you can dream it, you can make it! Begin by creating your own digital Pokemon-style custom playing card game. Progress onto designing action figures, jewelry, and toys in professional-level modeling software. Learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!

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The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class!  Become the creator of the next viral web app! In this class, explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone to take this class.  Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. *Compatible with Windows OS only

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258  

Code Your Own Adventure!  Interactive Storytelling

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Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and Twine scripting syntax. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.

8:30 - 11:30 classes for 8 to 11 year olds.
12:30 - 3:30 classes for 11 to 14 year olds.

Registration Link: https://blackrocket.com/online/csm/

Early Bird: $232 (use code: EARLYBIRD2021)
Regular Cost:  $258

 

Academic Course Descriptions

BAPA academic classes are taught by credentialed teachers using a Project Based Learning (PBL) approach that incorporates grade-appropriate content with hands-on, enjoyable learning activities designed to make learning richer for students. Academic classes are labeled by grade, so that you can choose a class that matches the grade level your student will enter in fall 2021. For example, if your child is going to enter 7th grade in the fall, then they are a rising 7th grader and would generally take the Level 7 classes. You may choose a different (higher or lower) grade level for your child if you feel that your student needs to learn content (in Math, for example) that is different than the content for the grade they will be entering in the fall after summer camp.

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Math 6

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core math topics through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their math skills while having fun. Students will be assessed on the first day of class to ensure they are in the appropriate math level. Each session will have a specific focus. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/21 to 6/25) Topics will include a review of ratios and rates, how they connect to whole numbers, and using them to solve problems.

Session 2 (6/28 to7/2) Topics will include a review of ratios and rates, how they connect to whole numbers, and using them to solve problems.

Session 3 (7/6 to 7/9) 4 day week-prorated Topics will include a review of the different types of numbers such as decimals, fractions, and negative numbers as well as how they are used to describe applications.

Session 4 (7/12 to 7/16) Topics will include a review of the different types of numbers such as decimals, fractions, and negative numbers as well as how they are used to describe applications.

Session 5 (7/19 to 7/23) Topics will include how to write, interpret, and use expressions and equations to solve problems.

Session 6 (7/26 to 7/30) Topics will include how to write, interpret, and use expressions and equations to solve problems.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 1 Math 6 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 1 Math 6 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 1 Math 6 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 1 Math 6 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 1 Math 6 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 1 Math 6 LInk

Math 7

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core math topics through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their math skills while having fun. Students will be assessed on the first day of class to ensure they are in the appropriate math level. Each session will have a specific focus. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/21 to 6/25) Topics will include a review of ratios and rates, how they connect to whole numbers, and using them to solve problems.

Session 2 (6/28 to 7/2) Topics will include a review of ratios and rates, how they connect to whole numbers, and using them to solve problems.

Session 3 (7/6 to 7/9) 4 day week-prorated Topics will include operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations.

Session 4 (7/12 to 7/16) Topics will include operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations..

Session 5 (7/19 to 7/23) Topics will include basic concepts from statistics and using these ideas to draw inferences about populations.

Session 6 (7/26 to 7/30) Topics will include basic concepts from statistics and using these ideas to draw inferences about populations.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 2 Math 7 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 2 Math 7 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 2 Math 7 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 2 Math 7 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 2 Math 7 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 2 Math 7 Link

Math 8

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core math topics through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their math skills while having fun. Students will be assessed on the first day of class to ensure they are in the appropriate math level. Each session will have a specific focus. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/21 to 6/25) Topics will include formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations.

Session 2 (6/28 to 7/2) Topics will include formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations.

Session 3 (7/6 to 7/9) 4 day week-prorated Topics will include grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe applications.

Session 4 (7/12 to 7/16) Topics will include grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe applications.

Session 5 (7/19 to 7/23) Topics will include an introduction to geometry by analyzing two- and three-dimensional figures..

Session 6 (7/26 to 7/30) Topics will include an introduction to geometry by analyzing two- and three-dimensional figures.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 3 Math 8 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 3 Math 8 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 3 Math 8 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 3 Math 8 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 3 Math 8 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 3 Math 8 Link

Math 9

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core math topics through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their math skills while having fun. Students will be assessed on the first day of class to ensure they are in the appropriate math level. Each session will have a specific focus. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/21 to 6/25) Topics will include the study of algebraic manipulation and its connection to functions.

Session 2 (6/28 to 7/2)  Topics will include the study of algebraic manipulation and its connection to functions.

Session 3 (7/6 to 7/9) 4 day week-prorated Topics will include the study of linear relationships, and applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend.

Session 4 (7/12 to 7/16) Topics will include the study of linear relationships, and applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend.

Session 5 (7/19 to 7/23) Topics will include the geometry of congruence, measurement, and the Pythagorean Theorem.

Session 6 (7/26 to 7/30) Topics will include the geometry of congruence, measurement, and the Pythagorean Theorem.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 4 Math 9 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 4 Math 9 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 4 Math 9 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 4 Math 9 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 4 Math 9 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 4 Math 9 Link

Writing Skills 6, 7, 8

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core writing skills through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their writing skills while having fun. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/21 to 6/25) Practice writing arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Session 2 (6/28 to 7/2) Practice writing arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Session 3 (7/6 to 7/9) 4 day week-prorated Practice writing informative/explanatory texts to exam a topic and convey ideas, concepts and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Session 4 (7/12 to 7/16) Practice writing informative/explanatory texts to exam a topic and convey ideas, concepts and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Session 5 (7/19 to 7/23) Develop topic or thesis statements, organize ideas, concepts, and information using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contract, and cause/effect.

Session 6 (7/26 to 7/30)  Develop topic or thesis statements, organize ideas, concepts, and information using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contract, and cause/effect.

Grade 6 Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 1 Writing Skills 6 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 1 Writing Skills 6 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 1 Writing Skills 6 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 1 Writing Skills 6 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 1 Writing Skills 6 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 1 Writing Skills 6 Link

Grade 7 Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 2 Writing Skills 7 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 2 Writing Skills 7 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 2 Writing Skills 7 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 2 Writing Skills 7 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 2 Writing Skills 7 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 2 Writing Skills 7 Link

Grade 8 Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 3 Writing SKills 8 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 3 Writing Skills 8 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 3 Writing Skills 8 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 3 Writing SKills 8 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 3 Writing Skills 8 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 3 Writing Skills 8 Link

Writing Skills 9

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core writing skills through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their writing skills while having fun. Each session will have a specific focus in a grade appropriate manner. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/21 to 6/25) Practice writing arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 

Session 2 (6/28 to 7/2)  Practice writing arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Session 3 (7/6 to 7/9) 4 day week-prorated Practice writing informative/explanatory texts to exam a topic and convey ideas, concepts and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Session 4 (7/12 to 7/16) Practice writing informative/explanatory texts to exam a topic and convey ideas, concepts and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Session 5 (7/19 to 7/23) Develop topic or thesis statements, organize ideas, concepts, and information using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contract, and cause/effect.

Session 6 (7/26 to 7/30) Develop topic or thesis statements, organize ideas, concepts, and information using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contract, and cause/effect.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 4 Writing Skills 9 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 4 Writing Skills 9 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 4 Writing Skills 9 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 4 Writing Skills 9 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 4 Writing Skills 9 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 4 Writing Skills 9 Link

Science 6: Earth Science

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core science topics from the Next Generation Science Standardsthrough fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their science skills while having fun. Each week session will have a specific focus as described below.

Session 1 (6/21 to 6/25) Topics will include modeling earth’s cycles and energy flow.

Session 2 (6/28 to 7/2) Topics will include modeling earth’s cycles and energy flow.

Session 3 (7/6 to 7/9) 4 day week-prorated Topics will include investigating geoscience processes involving fossils and rocks.

Session 4 (7/12 to 7/16) Topics will include investigating geoscience processes involving fossils and rocks..

Session 5 (7/19 to 7/23) Topics will be include applying models to analyze and predict climate patterns.

Session 6 (7/26 to 7/30) Topics will be include applying models to analyze and predict climate patterns.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 1 Science 6 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 1 Science 6 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 1 Science 6 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 1 Science 6 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 1 Science 6 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 1 Science 6 Link

Science 7: Life Science

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core science topics from the Next Generation Science Standardsthrough fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their science skills while having fun. Each session will have a specific focus as described below.   

Session 1 (6/21 to 6/25) Topics will include cell biology and evolutionary ideas.

Session 2 (6/28 to 7/2) Topics will include cell biology and evolutionary ideas.

Session 3 (7/6 to 7/9) 4 day week-prorated Topics will include body systems (circulatory, respiratory, etc.) and their interactions.

Session 4 (7/12 to 7/16) Topics will include body systems (circulatory, respiratory, etc.) and their interactions.

Session 5 (7/19 to 7/23) Topics will include energy flow and how food is rearranged through chemical reactions.

Session 6 (7/26 to 7/30) Topics will include energy flow and how food is rearranged through chemical reactions.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 2 Science 7 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 2 Science 7 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 2 Science 7 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 2 Science 7 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 2 Science 7 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 2 Science 7 Link

Science 8: Physical Science 1

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core science topics from the Next Generation Science Standardsthrough fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their science skills while having fun. Each session will have a specific focus as described below.

Session 1 (6/21 to 6/25) Topics will include an introduction to Newton’s Laws.

Session 2 (6/28 to 7/2) Topics will include an introduction to Newton’s Laws.

Session 3 (7/6 to 7/9) 4 day week-prorated Topics will include analyzing Magnetic and Electric Forces.

Session 4 (7/12 to 7/16) Topics will include analyzing Magnetic and Electric Forces.

Session 5 (7/19 to 7/23) Topics will include investigating gravitational attraction and kinetics.

Session 6 (7/26 to 7/30) Topics will include investigating gravitational attraction and kinetics.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 3 Science 8 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 3 Science 8 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 3 Science 8 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 3 Science 8 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 3 Science 8 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 3 Science 8 Link

Science 9: Physical Science 2

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core science topics from the Next Generation Science Standardsthrough fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their science skills while having fun. Each session will have a specific focus as described below.

Session 1 (6/21 to 6/25) Topics will include identifying periodic table trends and chemical properties..

Session 2 (6/28 to 7/2) Topics will include identifying periodic table trends and chemical properties.

Session 3 (7/6 to 7/9) 4 day week-prorated Topics will include investigating chemical bonding and chemical reactions.

Session 4 (7/12 to 7/16) Topics will include investigating chemical bonding and chemical reactions..

Session 5 (7/19 to 7/23) Topics and activities will include investigating reaction rates and modeling nuclear reactions.

 Session 6 (7/26 to 7/30) Topics and activities will include investigating   reaction rates and modeling nuclear reactions.

Registration Links:

Session 1: Session 1 Period 4 Science 9 Link
Session 2: Session 2 Period 4 Science 9 Link
Session 3: Session 3 Period 4 Science 9 Link
Session 4: Session 4 Period 4 Science 9 Link
Session 5: Session 5 Period 4 Science 9 Link
Session 6: Session 6 Period 4 Science 9 Link

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"My son really enjoyed the class and learned Photoshop skills he will use in the future.""Fun experience, good location, and the time/schedule are great for parents that work."  
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