• 2016 Class Descriptions

    Half-day program for students entering K-5 ($100 per session)

    9:30-12:15 OR 1:15-4:00

    • Early Steps for K-1: Secret Chemistry Detectives
      Do you ever wonder how to make glue or ice cream? Have you ever wanted to create a secret formula? Become a science sleuth as you discover real-life secret formulas by mixing, dissolving, evaporating, and crystallizing. Pour yourself into this exciting exploration of chemistry and liquids. Discover new concoctions as you investigate the world.
    • Primary for 2-3: Exploring the World of Insects
      Over 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects live on our planet! Discover the beauty and treachery of insects as you investigate the most plentiful animals on Earth. Become an entomologist (bug scientist) and insect expert as you investigate the characteristics, life cycles, and habitats of these fascinating creatures.
    • Intermediate for 4-5: Bubble-ology
      Come ready to experiment and get a little messy as you learn about the chemistry and physics of bubbles! Devise ideal bubble-blowing instruments, test dishwashing brands for bubble-making qualities, determine ingredients for creating the biggest bubbles, employ the Bernoulli principle to keep bubbles aloft, use color patterns to predict when a bubble will pop, create bubbles that last for days. . .and much, much more!

    Full-day program for students entering 6-10 ($160 per session)

    9:30-4:00

    Network Groups — 9:30 – 10:15
    Morning Choices — 10:15 - 12:15

    • Transformers
      Transform an ordinary piece of paper into a masterpiece! Explore optical illusions that change right before your eyes. Measure, cut, and fold to create your own unique tessellations, icosahedrons, and 3-D Kaleidocycles and tetraflexagons. Escher meets Picasso in this crazy world of geometric adventure!
    • The Will to Win
      Do you have what it takes to outsmart your opponent? Learn a variety of games from around the world and uncover the strategies that will help you vanquish your foes. Use your new-found knowledge to create a new game to play and challenge your friends. You could be crowned the Threshold champion, but only if you have The Will to Win!
    • Up for Debate
      Don’t change the channel! This isn’t your ordinary presidential debate! If you elect to cast your ballot for this class, be prepared to campaign, refute, and cross examine in an effort to discuss controversial issues. Can you avoid descending to insult, emotional appeals, or personal bias? Throw your hat in the ring!

    Lunch (provided for Grades 6-10) — 12:15 – 1:00
    Afternoon Choices — 1:00 – 3:00

    • On the Big Screen
      Heroes never die; they only sleep deep in the bottom of our souls, waiting for the call when we have need of them. Come see how movies take us to galaxies far, far away to reveal the making of heroes. Look past Asgard and Olympus. Follow the green lantern. Are you ready for the journey and do you have the strength to make it back? Meet me at the movies and find the hero in you!
    • Ideas Worth Spreading
      Everyone has good ideas. Some people even have great ideas. TED Talks presenters share their ideas with an audience. Well, now, it’s your turn. What inspires you? What intrigues you? What is your expertise? In this class, you’ll look inside yourself and create your own TED talk. Bring your very own Ideas Worth Spreading!
    • Thinkers & Tinkers: Makerspace!
      Come collaborate, create, explore, and invent in Threshold’s first Makerspace. Participants will actively utilize problem solving skills as they explore productivity from the new trend in schools and cities across our nation. #steammatters #makerspaces #cultureofcreativity

    Recreation — 3:00 – 4:00

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