The Center for Gifted ~ Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity presents 2017 Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder in Glenview for Grades 1-5 The Center for Gifted / Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity 1926 Waukegan Rd., Suite 2, Glenview Session I: July 17-21 (grades 1-3 only) AM: PM: Let’s Build a City! Wonders and Blunders of Science Session II: July 24-28 AM: PM: Chess, Math, and Finch Robots Who’s in the Zoo? Amazing Animals and Creative Creatures! Chemistry of the World STEM with SteAm: Moto-Pets Session III: July 31-August 4 AM: PM: Create Slime, Flubber, and Other Fun Polymers! Stop-Motion Animation Lego WeDo and Mindstorms Robotics Science Experiments with Toys Session IV: August 7-11 AM: Electricity and Play Dough Circuits Things that Fly, Float, and Flee: Mechanical and Animal PM:Chocolate-Ology Tech Wonders Session V: August 14-18 AM: PM: Stories and Art Tinker Space Grossology of Biology Math of Chance Session VI: August 21-25 (grades 1-5) Grades 1-3 AM: Science Lab PM: Technology and Art I Grades 3-5 AM: Technology and Art II PM: Science Lab Science Lab Daily Focus: Monday: Distraction Reactions Tuesday: Physics of Wind Wednesday: Biology in Nature (1-3) DNA: The Blueprint for Life (3-5) Thursday: Geological Forces of Nature Friday: Engineering Egg-Stravaganza! Apply online at www.centerforgifted.org Our Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder programs are designed for bright, motivated learners who welcome dynamic opportunities to explore diverse subjects in a challenging, creative environment. In all classes, hands-on activities and inventive modes of participation foster originality and imagination, evoking active involvement and discovery; the development of problem-solving skills, creativity, and critical thinking is inherent in the framework! Applications are accepted online via our website, or by mail, email, fax (847-901-0179) or in person. $80 deposit is required per session and will be applied to tuition. Applications have a $4 processing fee per session, and some courses require lab fees (see course descriptions). Payments are fully refundable for withdrawals requested by the beginning of each session. New students require recommendations from educators (form is available on our website). Grade reports or test scores may be substituted. Extended Care Organized, nurturing supervision is offered every day, 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $9 per hour. Session I: Grades 1-3 Students attend a single workshop each morning and/or afternoon. Let’s Build a City! Explore different cities and imagine the one you are creating. Map out your city, design parks, shopping districts, skyscrapers, and houses, and build models. Combine math, engineering, literature, and creativity! Wonders and Blunders of Science: Invent a concoction that’s actually good for something. Explore famous scientific bloopers that worked out. Sessions II-V: Grades 1-5 Students attend two classes each morning and/or afternoon. Biology in Nature: Investigate biology from nature’s perspective. Discover ecosystems, predator/prey relationships, and how all living things depend upon each other to survive. Recover the bones from an owl pellet and reconstruct the food chain! Chemistry of the World: Experiment with solutions, suspensions, acids, and bases as you travel the world of exploring chemistry. Chess, Math, and Finch Robots: Interested in pursuing a variety of topics? Play chess, solve math puzzles, and program robotic Finches in a flexible learning environment. Chocolate-Ology: Discover chocolate, from the humble cocoa bean to the world’s favorite culinary delight, via history, mystery, recipes, and taste tests. Create Slime, Flubber, and Other Fun Polymers! Experiment with different ways of making slime. Explore other slippery, stretchy polymers in the “slime family.” Have fun making and playing with polymers! Distraction Reactions: Be amazed and amused but never again confused over physical and chemical changes in matter! DNA: The Blueprint for Life: Explore the blueprint for all life and extract real DNA from a strawberry! Then, collect a sample of your own DNA for comparison! ($5 lab fee) Engineering Egg-Stravaganza! Can your engineering expertise and rapid prototyping skills outwit the laws of physics? Challenge your imagination and design skills to solve a technical problem using common household items! Build and test your creation....Will you be the sole survivor? Electricity and Play Dough Circuits: Create your own circuits using conductive and insulating play dough to light LEDs, run motors, and play sound. Use meters and an oscilloscope to study electric current flow. Design and construct creatures incorporating LEDs and sound. ($15 lab fee) Geological Forces of Nature: Explore volcanoes and earthquakes through hands-on experiments and engineering projects! Discover lava, the Ring of Fire and how volcanoes erupt. Build your own scale model and watch it erupt! Design structures and test their resilience in our homemade earthquake simulator! ($5 lab fee) Grossology of Biology: Embark on an in-depth investigation of the unmentionable yet fascinating functions that keep us alive! Gain an understanding of the science behind human body systems while investigating the importance of blood, phlegm, sweat, gas, mucus, pus, and all things gross! Lego Mindstorms Robotics: Explore principles of engineering and programming! Employ gears, sensors, and motors to create robots. Work in engineering teams to innovate and experiment in designing, constructing, and programming your robots. ($15 lab fee) Lego WeDo Robotics: Build robots such as monkeys, alligators, and birds. Work from our building plans or create your own robots. Program actions and sounds. The possibilities are endless! ($15 lab fee) Physics of Wind: Investigate the power of wind as an energy source. Explore Bernoulli’s principle as it applies to energy conservation. Construct your own wind-powered candy car! Science Experiments with Toys: Discover mystery eggs, feely balloons, burping bottles, and crushing cans. Explore the science and wonder of toys via hands-on fun and lab experiments. STEM with SteAm: Moto-Pets: Design and engineer your own battery-powered motorized pets! Create vibrobots, bristlebots and artbots in this creative class. Let your ingenuity take shape! ($20 lab fee) Stop-Motion Animation: From storyboarding to photographing each incremental step to adding sound and special effects, use a digital camera and movie software to create your own unique stop-motion animation. ($15 lab fee) Tech Wonders: Discover the wonders of technology through constructing and programming robots, exploring coding, or creating and programming computer games in Scratch. ($15 lab fee) Things that Fly, Float, and Flee: Mechanical and Animal: Discover ways nature has influenced the design of man-made flying objects. Explore Bernoulli’s scientific principles of flight by experimenting with airplanes, kites and rockets. Build a balloon hovercraft! Tinker Space: Let your imagination run wild in our Tinker Space, designed like a Makerspace. Choose your own materials and tinker away to build robots, microbots, inventions, machines, and anything you like! ($10 lab fee) Who’s in the Zoo? Amazing Animals and Creative Creatures! Discover unusual animals from around the globe, and design your own fanciful creatures. How will you care for them? What kind of habitats will they need? Imagine, create, and innovate! Session I: July 17-21 (grades 1-3 only) Session II: July 24-28 Session III: July 31-August 4 Session IV: August 7-11 Session V: August 14-18 Session VI: August 21-25 (grades 1-5) Full Day: $420 Half Day: $210 Extended Care: $9/hr Full Day: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mornings Only: 9:00-11:40 a.m. Afternoons Only: 12:20-3:00 p.m. Extended Care: 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-6:00 p.m. 1926 Waukegan Road, Suite 2 Glenview, IL 60025 The Center for Gifted is a not-for-profit organization under IRC Section 501(c)(3) Joan Franklin Smutny, Founder and Director More Exciting Summer Opportunities! at Elmhurst College for students entering grades 6-12 July 17 - August 4 FREE Transportation! 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