LAUNCH your child to their full nerd potential with our weekly Summer STEM classes held June Summer 2024, on the Gilbert Eduprize campus in building 4! Your nerd will thrive as they learn about highly engaging STEM topics through metric tons of exciting hands-on activities!
Classes held weekly June 3 – July 3, 2024
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Eduprize bldg 4 – Gilbert, AZ
1383 E Baseline Rd Gilbert, AZ 85233
Classes are purchased individually for $195. If you want your Nerd to stay all day it will be $390 when you sign up for an AM and PM class. Remember to pack them a lunch (if staying all day), water bottle, and snacks.
*Same low price as last year!
If your cart is over $400, you will see an option on the last checkout page to split your payment into 2 or 3 monthly payments!
*Refunds, full or partial, process only as Nerding account credits when using a split payment option. No cash refunds. Please only use this option if fully intending to make each payment.
We do not offer any discount codes, special prices, or sibling discounts. We know that coupons and discounts are a popular type of marketing strategy, but it just doesn’t fit well with our value of transparency.
Grades 1-3 & 4-7
(based on grade entering next fall)
(based on grade entering next Fall)
Mini Paleontologists delve into the past, touching real fossils and creating model fossils. Learn about dinosaur types, lifestyles, extinction, and fossil formation. Participate in ancient safaris, field journals, dino digs, and more, while exploring various projects for young dinosaur enthusiasts.
Enter the mythical forest and use art and engineering to rescue mythical creatures. Create 3D clay and plaster sculptures, and tackle engineering design challenges. Develop problem-solving skills with the Engineering Design Process, learn about materials engineering, color theory, and building techniques.
1/2 new for 2023! We still have our Ozobots, but are ADDING 2 new types of bots to the class, Dash and Indi! Our robots can follow lines, detect colors, and be programmed using either paper and markers or a kid- friendly digital program. This class is fun and accessible for early coders!
Embark on a geological adventure! Explore rocks, minerals, and fossils in a fun, hands-on way. Create edible rocks, grow dazzling crystals, and make mini volcanos. Dive into the world of spelunking and start a rock collection to show off. Curious young minds will love this playful, interactive class!
Join the NERD Astronaut Training Program! Explore the solar system, experiment with cosmic forces, and launch rockets. Land Mars rovers, create comets, and build your own space station. Discover, imagine, and learn in this out-of-this-world adventure for star-gazers and adventurers alike!
Unleash the FORCE in this physics class! Learn about forces, motion, and magnetism while creating pod racer tracks, exploring magnets, and building simple machines. Blend real science with sci-fi fun and even make your own (totally real) light sabers. A thrilling adventure for curious minds!
(based on grade entering next Fall)
Learn all about 3D printing, how it works, and learn the software skills you’ll need to create your own unique designs! Take home several mini-prints and watch your final project print on our eight classroom 3D printers! Nerds love to repeat this class! Returning Nerds welcome!
New for 2023 with new flexible track for creating loops and stunt tracks! Design and build your own racers and show off your skills in speed, distance, and style in a friendly, sup- portive, and energetic environment! Test and tweak variables to optimize your design, and discover the science behind your cars & tracks.
Master the art of graphic design using vector software to create custom t-shirts and stickers. Learn color balance, visual composition, and typography. Transform your designs into vinyl stickers and heat-pressed t-shirt prints, combining creativity and technology for artistic fun!
New class! Dive into the world of optical sciences as we make 3D glasses, pinhole cameras, and even attempt to hide from an IR camera. Discover the fascinating optical properties of everyday items and learn how engineers are using light to create epic technologies.
Our classes are designed and taught by Professional Teachers with years of experience.
How we run classes at each grade level.
Our Little Nerd classes are engaging and exciting and vary greatly in content and structure, but in some form there is always an engaging, interactive lesson from the teacher, guided practice, and independent or small group work with help and support from peers and staff.
We usually begin the day with a team building activity and move into our first lesson. Next is a hands-on activity or project. Halfway through the class, kids will take a brief recess and snack break. A second lesson follows break and the kids will do another project/activity or continue one they were working on.
Bottom line: It’s hands-on, interactive, fun learning.
Our Big Nerds classes 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. It’s always fun and engaging with hands-on projects!
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!
Everyone Brings Water Bottle & Snack
We strongly suggest each child have a water bottle and a snack. We have snack breaks during each class. If you are looking for a new water bottle might we suggest the NERDING water bottle! You can pick it up on your first day of class!
Nerds Staying All-Day Bring Lunch
Only for kiddos staying all day. We have a supervised lunch that takes place between 12pm – 1pm. Food is not provided, so be sure and pack your own lunch and snacks.
Arrive 30 or 45min before end of class.
Every Friday, friends and families are invited in before class ends for a presentation by students about what they have learned. You get a chance to interact with what the nerds have created and built over the week.
AM Classes: 11:30-12:00 (30min)
PM Classes: 3:30-4:00 (30min)
AM Classes: 11:15-12:00 (45min)
PM Classes: 3:15-4:00 (45min)
1 per Summer
On the Friday of your kiddos first class, they get a free Nerding shirt. Nerds LOVE these shirts. They are Next Level brand CVC 60/40 cotton/poly blend. Nice a soft. Be sure their shirt size is up to date in your profile!
Eduprize, Gilbert AZ
Please park and walk up on day 1 to meet our directors and teachers and walk your kiddo to class. On subsequent days, you can drive up and drop off. Nerding teachers and staff will be out front and in the lobby to receive your nerd. You may drop-off no more than 15 minutes early. Pick up right on time!
Missing class or arriving late: call or text 833-637-3464