Did you know that you can learn about science in your own kitchen? In this course we are going to use common household ingredients to create some mind blowing results. Each week you will have a hands on experiment to try and a lesson on the science behind the scenes. Then we will have some fun in Minecraft as we explore the world of potions, slime, and redstone to see what we can concoct.
Are you ready for more science fun? This session we will look at some amazing real life applications of science. What do helium balloons do in a moving car? How can mud turn into houses? Which way does your toilet swirl? Can you make magnets dance? These are just some of the fascinating questions that we will answer this session.
The world of science has a method to its madness! We will learn about
the many amazing tools of the trade and the processes to follow to make
great discoveries. From carefully observing the world around us, to
making and testing predictions, we will find out how things change and
what can and can’t be undone in the fascinating world of science!
Does Minecraft follow the rules of gravity? Will a block of wood float in the ocean? In this course you will test the effects of gravity, magnets, pushes and pulls, simple machines, and floating versus sinking in the world of Minecraft. By the end of the course you will be able to tell your friends whether Minecraft is a “real world” or a great place to make believe. What will you discover?
The animal world is fascinating and this course is going to dig into some of the amazing things that animals do. You will learn how to classify animals, what the food chain is, and then look at the amazing concepts of camouflage, migration, and hibernation.
Plants often behave in ways that can appear magical, and this course is going to look at some amazing examples. You will begin by learning the parts of a plant and the plant life cycle. Next, plant adaptations and some of the amazing things that happen in forests will fascinate you. Finally, we will find out who George Washington Carver was and why he is important to the plant world.
The world is full of habitats, and in this course we are going to study 5 of the most exciting ones. You will freeze in the arctic, roast in the desert, become drenched in the rainforest, and then jump into the water for a look at freshwater and ocean habitats. Bring your travel shoes because we will be stomping all over the world of Minecraft in this course!
Have you ever found a fossil or an animal bone? Do you know where the gas for your parents car comes from? This class is going to look at an exciting series of ways that we can understand the changing nature of our world. You will dig for fossils, meet extinct animals, and study natural resources and fast land changes. We will end the course by learning how we can protect our world with the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!
Did you know that the weather is linked to the seasons? In this course you will learn about the connection between the two. Fall and tornadoes, spring and hurricanes, summer and clouds, and winter and precipitation all go hand in hand. Have fun studying these amazing forces and see what kind of havoc you can wreck on the Minecraft server when you let them loose.
Matter is amazingly diverse and this course is going to take you through that diversity. You will have fun with solids, liquids, and gases, looking at the physical and chemical changes they can undergo. How does temperature affect matter? What is the periodic table? What happens when you dump water on lava in Minecraft? There is so much to learn about matter and so much fun to be had playing with changing states in Minecraft!