Virtual Super Saturdays
Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be in the same class for three weeks.
Winter Virtual Super Saturdays Course Offerings
3) Master Mathematicians, grades 1 & 2, Kierra Chandler
Do you want to become a master mathematician? Then join our journey with numbers as we explore fun and challenging games, puzzles, and exciting missions - we may even search for treasure or write some secret codes! Get ready to create, solve, and discover as you become a master mathematician!
6) Out of This World Science, grades 3 & 4, Madison Wells Staton
When you look up at the night sky, what do you see? What do you wonder? For centuries, astronomers have searched for knowledge about the night sky and the many beautiful objects found there — now, it’s your turn! Join me as we take a closer look at the planets, stars, moons, galaxies, asteroids, and comets found in our galactic neighborhood and beyond through virtual field trips, hands-on explorations, and astronomical engineering challenges!
7) Avengers Science, grades 4 & 5, Kacie Gaekle
S.H.I.E.L.D. is gathering the Avengers, and your help is needed for experiments and activities to support the team. You’ll make a bubble lab to see how cell membranes work and how Hulk and Captain America have their powers, try to crack codes like Black Widow, and take a look into space with the Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor. You will use various types of text and media to examine how science, writing, and the Avengers Team all tie together. What will YOUR Super Power be?
8) How to Beat Up a Bacteria: Introduction to Infections and Cures, grades 5 & 6, Matthew Howell
Everyone has been given a firsthand look at science and history during this pandemic - what better time to explore the microscopic world that lives in and around us? We’ll do a deep dive into looking at bacteria, viruses, and fungi as well as getting a basic understanding of the cells in our own bodies. We’ll meet the “Bullies” (bacteria, viruses, and fungi can make us sick and how to know the differences), “Fighting Back” (how our bodies fight invaders), and “the Reinforcements” (things humans have created to help us beat infections, and some cool futuristic solutions). Heads up: gross images will be shown in this class! For class you will need a device that can take pictures and digitally share them (Camera phone, tablet, digital camera, etc.) Also a second internet connected device would be handy for live online games, but is not required.
9) Mysteries of the Human Body, grades 5 & 6, Catherine Malin and Beth Adams
The human body is one of the greatest mysteries of all times. Together, we will explore and solve some of the mysteries surrounding human anatomy and physiology, genetics, and more! Throughout the program, you’ll extract your own DNA, make a blood model, design a pumping heart, and decode optical illusions. Join us on this intriguing journey as we uncover the mysteries of the human body.