Rock & Roll Geology

Grades 4-7

nerds STEM rocks geology
Get ready to rock and roll those rock tumblers and learn all about geology!
Make
tumbled rocks
painted rocks
cracked geodes
Learn
properties of rocks and minerals
types of rocks
crystal formation
geological features

Class Description

Hey Nerds! Ready for a Rockin’ good time?!? Come get the lowdown on some of the coolest pieces of Earth’s natural history. Get those rocks rollin’ in our tumbler, grow crystals, break geodes, test rocks and minerals, enhance your spelunking skills, make rock art, and so much more!

Class Structure: Grades 4-7

Our Big Nerds classes for grades entering 4-7, have 2 types: regular classroom classes and computer lab* classes. The regular classroom classes run very similarly in format to the Little Nerds classes, essentially lesson, building/work, break, lesson, building/work.

Our computer lab* classes are Graphic Design, Virtual Reality, Coding Games, and 3D Printing. All of them require design or coding software that we provide account access for. The class will be based around learning that software to design or code the assigned projects. In addition to instruction on the software, all of these classes include lessons about how to connect what we are learning to the real world. There may be some building of physical projects mixed in, and we will certainly take breaks, but the majority of the class is spent working in the lab.

*We strongly recommend against taking 2 computer lab classes in the same week. It’s too much sitting and screen time! Mix and match with a non computer lab class if your nerd stays all day!

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Summer 2020

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Policy Cancellation



UPDATE: Coronavirus COVID-19

Due to the current health crisis we have relaxed our cancellation policy for this summer. The health and wellbeing of your child, our staff, and you are of utmost importance. This year we will implement very strict health standards. Any child with flu, cold, or even allergy like symptoms will not be permitted to attend class. We want you to feel confident that if your child is healthy, they will be safe attending class. We also want you to feel confident if your child is sick, you will be refunded or rescheduled with zero hassle.

Standard Cancellation Policy

  1. Full Refund if you give us MORE THAN a 14 day notice from the first day of class.
  2. *No refund if you give us LESS THAN a 14 day notice.
    *NOT APPLICABLE FOR SUMMER 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

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