Session 1

Math, Marvels, & More – Completing Grades K-2

Adding Light to the Subject

Bend, bounce and break light! Get a fractured view of the world as you make bug-eye glasses so you can ‘see’ what our insect friends see. How is a kaleidoscope like a bug’s eye? Experiment with a chemical reaction that creates light. Design a laser maze to explore reflecting light. Manipulate everyday materials to discover the possibilities of chance results. Collect, organize and analyze data from racing frogs to playing PIG. Experience math adventures where “almost” is often close enough: can we apply logic here?! Explore patterns and color through an enchanted garden. Add your own brilliant bug creations that change colors in the sun! Is their camouflage as effective as that in nature? Design a shadow city silhouette. Focus on a little light science – but certainly not science lite!

 


ECO Academy – Completing Grades 3-8

ECO-nomics + ECO-logy

Do you like to make money? Concerned about the environment? Get in on the ground floor of our pop-up store and tackle all facets of business! Battle the great capitalist challenge: the ethics of ecology, the ethics of business, and your own entrepreneurial goals. How much financial backing can you acquire for your startup through stock sales? Does your business model address the dynamics of the marketplace? Can you produce your product and the packaging for it in an environmentally friendly way? Take your business from financial planning to marketing to production and sales. Scientific inquiry, advertising art, decision-making skills, financial and mathematical interests – all in a day’s work for the ECO in YOU!


 


Academy Themes Connect With Physical Training
An integral part of each Summer Academy experience, our physical training (PT) is no ordinary play time. Activities are directly linked to each Summer Academy. For example, in Math, Marvels & More, enjoy scooterboard math games and cooperative math aerobics. Space cadets will use teamwork in their cooperative games as they prepare for space travel. No matter the era or interest, PT always spells F-U-N!


Cost
$490 per 2-week session


For information about GRC Summer Academies or to request a brochure, please call 314.962.5920 or email us at info@giftedresourcecouncil.org