Summer Courses

Some summer courses may be bundled.

Mad Science - Reactions in Action

Date
Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
Time
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
1st - 5th
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$308.75 - $325.00

Junior Mad Scientists dive into the realms of the Chemical and Physical world in this crazy week of non-stop action – and Reaction! Kids explore our wonderlab and find eggs that don’t break, ice that doesn’t melt, and discover how to freeze time! Our young chemists perform spectacular hands on experiments and continue the fun at home with the gadgets they’ve designed in the lab!

Price
OptionsEarly Bird PriceRegular Price
1st & 2nd Grade$308.75$325.00
3rd-5th Grade$308.75$325.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (T,TH)$41.00
Extended Day 8:30-9:00am Full 5 Days$35.00

Schmahl Science Exploring Engineering

Date
Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
1st - 2nd
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$475.00 - $500.00

From building skyscrapers to launching rockets into space, we are constantly seeking to reach new heights and push technology to do more. Students will be introduced to the process of engineering design while building roller coasters, gear trains, skyscraper structures, cars and rockets.  Students will learn how to overcome all kinds of engineering challenges while venturing into the history of human achievement, feats and failures.

Price
Early Bird PriceRegular Price
1st & 2nd Grade$475.00$500.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (T,TH)$41.00

Schmahl Science Physics of Motion

Date
Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
3rd - 5th
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$475.00 - $500.00

The physics of motion is all about forces. Forces need to act upon an object to get it moving, or to change its motion. In the tradition of Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo and Newton, students will explore forces as they build gliders and airplanes, design submarines, build rockets, learn about lenses and light, construct trebuchets, drop parachutes, make roller coasters and build bridges.

Price
Early Bird PriceRegular Price
3rd-5th Grade$475.00$500.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (T,TH)$41.00

Schmahl Science Life Science Explorations

Date
Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
1st - 2nd
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$475.00 - $500.00

What do humans, penguins, whales, fruits and seeds have in common? They all contain and use the four molecules of life!  Students will experience the physical properties of these molecules and explore some well-known biological features (fur, scales, hair) that are built from them.   Students will evaluate food for carbohydrates, explore how fat in the form of blubber helps arctic animals survive the extreme cold, investigate the structure of their bones, and extract DNA from strawberries!

Price
Early Bird PriceRegular Price
1st & 2nd Grade$475.00$500.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (TTH)$41.00

Schmahl Science Molecules of Life

Date
Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
3rd - 5th
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$475.00 - $500.00

In this camp, students will gain hands-on experience with these biological molecules, experimenting with them in a way that will give them a feel for how to work with proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids and how they behave and interact with each other. Students will also experience some of the physical properties of compounds built from the molecules of life, and examine biological components manifested from the molecules of life.

Price
Early Bird PriceRegular Price
3rd-5th Grade$475.00$500.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (T,TH)$41.00

Schmahl Science Good Vibrations

Date
Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
3rd - 5th
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$475.00 - $500.00

Everything around us vibrates, from the smallest atoms to the tallest buildings. Students will discover what vibration is by exploring mechanical systems that vibrate. Learn how to measure the natural frequency of vibration of a pendulum, a car, a guitar string, and an organ pipe. Build your own musical instruments that utilize the vibration of strings. 

Price
Early Bird PriceRegular Price
3rd-5th Grade$475.00$500.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (T,TH)$41.00

Schmahl Science Nature's Energy

Date
Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
1st - 2nd
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$475.00 - $500.00

In this camp, our young scientists will explore how energy from the sun moves air and water using a flow density chamber to investigate conduction.  They will use stream tables to model the process of erosion and use bubbles and spectroscopes to study rainbows.   Employing the techniques of chromatography, they will extract pigments from flowers to learn how plants capture the sunlight.

Price
Early Bird PriceRegular Price
1st & 2nd Grade$475.00$500.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (T,TH)$41.00

Schmahl Science All Creatures Great and Small

Date
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
1st - 2nd
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$475.00 - $500.00

As you already know, good things come in small packages and the size of a person or animal does not determine their importance.  Using a microscope, students will explore the contents of pond water and the cells of plants.  They will learn about the activities of insects, snails, millipedes and more. 

Price
Early Bird PriceRegular Price
1st & 2nd Grade$475.00$500.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (T,TH)$41.00

Schmahl Science Microbes and the Role of Plants

Date
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
3rd - 5th
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$475.00 - $500.00

Students will have a mini-foray into real research that gives them the opportunity to choose a plant, spice or soil to test for antibiotics. They will then learn the techniques (Aseptic Technique, Colony Counting, Kirby-Bauer, and Gram Staining) to evaluate those choices.   Students will also learn about plant biology as a context of this antibiotic investigation. 

Price
Early Bird PriceRegular Price
3rd-5th Grade$475.00$500.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (T,TH)$41.00

Schmahl Science Forensics

Date
Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
3rd - 5th
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$475.00 - $500.00

We will use the umbrella of forensics to teach biology, physics and chemistry concepts such as immunology (blood typing), protein analysis (keratin: hair, scales, fur, feathers), epidemiology (culturing bacteria), static electricity (Indented Writing Detection), genetic variation (fingerprint analysis), separation of mixtures (chromatography) and material science (footwear analysis).

Price
Early Bird PriceRegular Price
3rd-5th Grade$475.00$500.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (T,TH)$41.00

Schmahl Science Mysteries and Answers

Date
Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
1st - 2nd
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$475.00 - $500.00

We will use the umbrella of forensics to teach biology, physics and chemistry concepts such as  chemical reactions (Pancake Forensics), morphology (animal teeth and what they eat), anatomy (Zena the Cow Warrior), genetic variation (fingerprint analysis), separation of mixtures (chromatography), “trace fossils” (animal tracking), and material science (footwear analysis).

Price
Early Bird PriceRegular Price
1st & 2nd Grade$475.00$500.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (T,TH)$41.00

Schmahl Science How Your Body Works

Date
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campus
Grade
1st - 2nd
Days
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Type
Science Camp
Early bird price ends
Mar 15, 2019
Price
$475.00 - $500.00

Our young scientists will begin the week investigating the curvy, mushy, and aromatic digestive system. Understanding how the human body obtains the nutrients required for survival will provide the students with a foundation to explore the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.  Using their bodies and creating models, they will discover how muscles function with the skeleton to make our bodies move and how the systems respond to injuries.  Investigating and exploring the anatomical adaptations of other animals will provide students with the opportunity to dig deeper into the relationship between the body systems.

Price
Early Bird PriceRegular Price
1st & 2nd Grade$475.00$500.00
Additional session options
OptionPrice
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm Full 5 Days$91.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 3 Days (MWF)$63.00
Extended Day 3:30-6:00pm 2 Days (T,TH)$41.00

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