STEM CenterforGifted

Center for Gifted – Spring STEM

Spring Break is right around the corner – but learning continues at Thorp! Please click here to sign your child up today.

Grades K – 3: Tech Wonders! Discover the wonders of technology with Robotic Finches, Lego WeDo Robotics, Lego Mindstorms Robotics, and Scratch! (Note: Finch robots can be checked out from the Chicago Public Library to keep experimenting at home!) Tuition: $45/day or $200/week (Daily, 9-11:45) Lab Fee: $5/day or $20/week Eclectic Science Lab: Explore a different area of science each day through hands-on experiments and building projects! Monday: Kitchen Chemistry Tuesday: Barnyard Biology Wednesday: Forces and Motion Thursday: Volcanoes and Volcanism Friday: Pulleys, Levers, and Gears Tuition: $45/day or $200/week (Daily 9-11:45) Grades 4 – 8: Tech Challenge! Tackle technological challenges with Lego Mindstorms Robotics, MakeyMakey, Scratch, Arduinos, and Robotic Finches! (Note: Finch robots can be checked out from the Chicago Public Library to keep experimenting at home!)

Tuition: $45/day or $200/week (Daily, 9-11:45) Lab Fee: $5/day or $20/week STEM: Motors, Mechanics, and Engineering: Explore forces, motion, and engineering through a series of rapid prototyping design challenges and building projects. All projects can be brought home for further revision and experimentation.

Select one to five days! Monday: Mousetrap Racer Tuesday: Hoppers and Hovercraft Wednesday: Two – Wheeled Clown Car Thursday: Plane on a Stick Friday: Engineering a Skyscraper Tuition: $45/day or $200/week (Daily 9-11:45) Lab Fee: $10/day or $35/week