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Classes for Little Nerds

These classes are geared towards grades 1-3
Summer Camp Note: Based on grade your nerd will enter after summer.

Grades 1-3

Calling all artsy nerds!
The blend of art and engineering in this class is simply magical!

This class is for creative nerds that love art and to build. And WHO DOESN’T?

Fun Fact: More than 80% of our planet’s plants and animals call the forest home.

Grades 1-3

Are you a future zookeeper or wildlife biologist?
Hold LIVE animals! Learn all about amazing animals and use awesome digital microscopes! From the jungle orangutans to the arctic polar bears, we will learn all about incredible animal species while doing fun, hands on science!

A great fit for caring nerds that want to learn about our incredible animal world and also what they can do to help endangered species survive and thrive.

Fun Fact: An elephant weighs less than a blue whale’s tongue.

Grades 1-3

Be a Paleontologist!
Learn about dinosaurs, fossils, and participate in your own dino excavation dig!

It’s really hard to NOT love this class. Any nerd that is interested in dinosaurs or animals will love this class. There is so much to learn and do for a young paleontologist!

Fun Fact: Dinosaur fossils have been found on every continent- even Antarctica!

Grades 1-3

My other set of wheels is a robot…
Program your own Ozobot and learn all about robotics and coding!

The nerds that love this class are interested in robotics and coding, but there is still LOTS of room for creativity, art, and building in this class! These little robots are easy to understand, but are also capable of complex tasks and conditional logic. Robotics with Ozobot is great for nerds that have no coding or robot experience, but also those that need a challenge!

Fun Fact: A robot named Raptor runs twice as fast as a human!

Grades 1-3

May the force be….understood.
Experiment with physics to help you understand and use the force!

Some interest in sci-fi space movies is certainly a bonus, but if you don’t love it already, this class might convert you… There are a ton of fun building projects and challenges in this class mixed in with real science and science fiction! Any nerd’s dream!

Fun Fact: Physics is a scientific field that is always changing and evolving. Physicists study everything from electricity, astronomy, light, sound, motion, and more!

Grades 1-3

I need my SPACE!
Join our Astronaut Training program! In this class learn about our solar system: what's in it, how it formed, and how we are exploring it!

Are you a star-gazer? An adventurer? Hop in the ship and let’s BOLDLY GO! In this class, nerds learn a ton about space exploration, but they also get to build, imagine, and create! Sometimes we are learning together and discussing what difficulties we might have living in space, and other times we are working in interactive stations throughout the room sending “planets” (marbles) around a “star” (weight) in our gravity well demonstration (its like a trampoline)! There is lots of science in this class, but it isn’t about memorizing facts. This class is about wondering, discovering, and building!

Fun Fact: One day on Venus is longer than one year on Earth!

Grades 1-3

It’s SLIME TIME!
Slime is cool, but how does it work? Make your own slime like gak, floam, and kinetic sand!

Nerds LOVE to learn about how slime works and experimenting with variables to change the properties of their slime. Nerds also love getting their hands right in there and feeling the interesting textures and sensations of different types of slime.

Fun Fact: An inventor accidentally made Silly Putty when a rubber experiment failed. Failures can lead to unexpected discoveries!

Grades 1-3

Code a game! Code a turtle! Code a friend!
Get your nerd interested in coding with this class where we learn to code games! Learn to code through physical coding games and Scratch Jr digital platform!

This class is great for nerds that like games! Playing them and building them! The Scratch Jr platform is easy to use and understand, with blocks, colors and symbols that are friendly to our little noob nerds, but is also capable of creating complex scripts for our more advanced nerds! Our little nerds love that this class is interactive, with lots of movement and physical coding, while still creating fun digital games.

Fun Fact: The first ever computer programmer was Ada Lovelace. She was coding way back in the 1840’s!

Classes for Big Nerds

These classes are geared towards grades 4-7
Summer Camp Note: Based on grade your nerd will enter after summer.

Grades 4-7

Design and code your own reality!
Have you ever wanted to learn more about virtual reality (VR)? Do you want to code your own unique games and play them in a VR headset? If so, this class is for you!

This class is for our techies and gamers! Nerds who love coding and/or video games will have a blast in this class. No VR experience is necessary for students in this class – whether you’re a seasoned veteran with a VR headset or a newcomer to the world of virtual reality, this class will be just as thrilling! Plus, if you’ve ever wanted to try a VR headset on, this is your chance.

Fun Fact: In the future, VR might be all around us! Imagine being inside your favorite video game or interacting with people thousands of miles away in a virtual space!

Grades 4-7

WEAR your designs!
Learn about graphic design and make digital designs and then heat press them onto a t-shirt!

This class is awesome for artistic Nerds who love drawing and designing. It’s especially superb for anyone who wants to see how art and technology can be combined to do amazing things like create t-shirt designs and print 2D graphics! No artistic skills necessary – whether you’re a master artist, or you think you can’t draw, you’ll have a great time in this class!

Fun Fact: Like the shirts you’ll make in this class, all of our Nerding shirts are hand-pressed! We usually press them on campus!

Grades 4-7

Print your imagination into the palm of your hand!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to imagine, design, and print your very own 3D creation? In this class, you will learn all about 3D printing, how it works, and learn the software to create your own unique designs!

This is the perfect class for nerds who are interested in 3D printing technology and the amazing impact it has – and will continue to have – in today’s world! We’ll use TinkerCad, an easy-to-use online program, to learn how to design and build our awesome creations.

Successful nerds are imaginative learners who enjoy visual planning and designing on the computer. Nerds will share their clever ideas and projects during the week!

Your nerd will also interact with kids with similar creative interests and will make new friends as they cheer each other on.

Fun Fact: 3D printing is older than you think- they first started experimenting with 3D printing in the 1980’s!

Grades 4-7

It’s leviOsa, not leviosA!
It's not magic, it's science! Experiment with chemical reactions, acids and bases, and more!

This is the PERFECT class for any nerds who love fantasy and magic (especially Harry Potter fans ?). Anyone who wants to learn about science within the context of spells and use chemistry and physics to do things that seem like magic will have a blast in Wizard Science.

Fun Fact: The word “wizard” (spelled “wisard” in the 15th century) originally simply meant a wise person.

Grades 4-7

Are you ready to shape the future of space exploration?
Join us as we explore the final frontier - outer space! Come learn about all the amazing technology and engineering that lets us reach infinity... and beyond!

If you enjoy Bill Nye or Mark Rober, this class will be a dream come true for you!

Space Tech & Engineering is stellar for anyone who has ever looked up at the stars and wondered what lies beyond our planet. Any nerds who love astronomy, space travel, or even space-based science fiction will absolutely love this class! If you hope to see humanity exploring other galaxies and outer space being accessible to everyone within your lifetime, this class will show you the technology that could make that day possible!?

Fun Fact: The footprints on the moon will be there for 100 million years!

Grades 4-7

Stop. Code. And Roll!
Learn about everything robotics in this class and learn to program Sphero bots!

Nerds who love coding will love this class because of the immediate feedback your robot gives as you iterate your code. Coding games on the computer is fun too, but it’s a bit more of a rarity to see your code come to physical life! Of course, nerds who love robots will also LOVE this class.

Fun Fact: The world’s smallest robot is as big is as big as a fly, can also take pictures and fly, and weighs less than a gram!

Grades 4-7

Build, test, improve, race!
Design and build your own racers out of various foam, scraps, cardbard, and more to race in a derby! Compete for speed, distance, and style in a friendly, supportive, and energetic environment!

This is the ideal class for anyone who loves to make things out of recyclables, and anyone who loves building! If you think you’d enjoy designing and building your own Pinewood Derby-style car out of cardboard and plastic and racing it against your classmates, you will LOVE this class!

Fun Fact: The first official auto race took place in 1895 in France!

Grades 4-7

Where bananas become piano keys!
Learn the shocking secrets of electronic circuits and make inventions of your own! You'll also use a Makey Makey to build fruit pianos, gummy game controllers, and wacky keyboards!

This class is for nerds who are creative, inventive, and sometimes silly! Anyone who finds circuits intriguing and wants to learn more about how electronics work will have a blast in this shockingly fun class!

Fun Fact: The first electric circuit was made in 1800 – it used bowls of salt solution connected by metal strips!

Grades 4-7

Can you break into the box in time?
"Unlock" the secrets to ancient civilizations and lost cities! Use your code breaking skills, figure out ciphers, and solve puzzles to open the box!

This class is for nerds who love histories and mysteries! And puzzles, and clues, and cyphers, and teamwork, and ah-ha moments!

Fun Fact: The first ever escape room opened in Japan in 2007 and was inspired by a Japanese video game!