S.T.E.M. Classes

 Thursday STEM Classes at BYL

At Building Young Leaders we know that developing confidence in academics starts with a student’s confidence in themselves and their ability to create great relationships, and we understand that true learning is so much more than textbooks. Our classes are hands-on, project based, and always focused on the whole child. True learning happens when students love to learn, and our teachers lead out! With new teachers and new class offerings, we know your students will enjoy this wonderful blend of solid education and ‘entertainment’ that teaches.

2019 Fall Semester Morning Core Classes

Aug. 29, Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10,17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5. 

9:30-12:00   Elementary STEM core: 

                     Middle School STEM core

12:00-12:30  Lunch Break

12:30-1:00   Group Leadership Activity

1st Quarter Afternoon S.T.E.M. Classes

Aug. 29, Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10 (7 weeks)

1:00-2:00   Hola Amigos! Spanish - Language

                  Uber Cool Chemistry- Chemistry 

2:00-3:00 Genetics- It's all in the Family! - Biology

                 Experiments that Changed the World - Science for Fun

 2nd Quarter Afternoon S.T.E.M. Classes 

Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 4.

1:00- 2:00   Hola Amigos! Spanish - Language

                    Lego Engineering: Simple Machines - Engineering/ Tech

                    The Science of Food Production: Does Merced County Feed the Nation? -  Earth


2:00-3:00   Uber Cool Chemistry! - Chemistry

                   Gettin' Wet with Marine Biology - Biology

                   The Science of Chocolate & Candy - Science for Fun 


STEM Core: “Parts”
Two Class levels available: Elementary-level and Middle-school level
Cost: $199 for 14-week session, Minimum Student Number: 10

Our STEM Core Classes give our students a unique experience, with a focus in love of learning, inspiring students to learn with the ultimate goal of self-driven studying at home, solid academic work, and a safe, supportive, and fun social experience. In our STEM Core class, we achieve this through an integrated thematic approach designed to create connections rather than isolation of subject skills. Throughout a semester of this integrated approach, students will experience Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Technology, Math, research and more. We believe our hands-on, project-based and integrated approach is much more inspiring than what students typically experience. Our goal is for students not only to have a rich academic experience, but to leave wanting to learn more and excited to share what they’ve learned.

During Fall of 2019, students will experience our ‘Parts’ STEM Core Class. Students will experience more things during this semester than we can list, but here are a few:

- Atomic structure & function
- DNA structure & function
- Animal & Plant Cells structure & function
- Fungi structure & function
- Cow eye structure & function
- Suspension Bridge structure & function
- And that’s only ‘part’ of it! Lots more, too!

2nd Quarter Afternoon STEM Class Descriptions:

Foreign Language: Hola Amigos! Spanish
Young Leaders Amigos will sing lots of songs, games, speak lots of Spanish and have TONS of Fun! ‘¡Hola, Amigos!’ is a basic conversational Spanish immersion course that gives Young Leaders a chance to explore the Spanish language first-hand. They’ll learn basic phrases, numbers, colors and other useful Spanish vocabulary, while enjoying the vibrancy of this rich language through fun activities and games.

Cost: $72 for 7-week session, Minimum Student Enrollment: 8

Lego Engineering

Everything is awesome... when you’re building with Legos! We are excited to offer a Lego Engineering class that will put those beloved building blocks to use as we explore simple mechanics and engineering through hands on lessons, builds, and creations. Using step by step instruction and explanation, students will be building a new project each week that will focus on expanding their understanding of how simple mechanics work. Projects will be engaging and fun, while building their confidence in their builds as the class progresses. And hey, who doesn’t love to build with Legos?!

Cost: $72 for 7-week session, Minimum Student Enrollment: 8

The Science of Food Production -- Does Merced County Feed the Nation?

Have you ever wondered how the food we eat gets processed? Did you know that Merced and the San Joaquin Valley is one of the Nation’s top providers for the agricultural industry? In this class, kids will learn about food production in Merced County. Your food will never look the same again!

Cost: $72 for 7-week session, Minimum Student Enrollment: 8

Uber Cool Chemistry 

Kids are going to LOVE this Chemistry class! We’ll base this class on the popular MEL Science kits, and add our BYL touch! Not only will the students DO awesome MEL Science experiments in class, they’ll get additional instruction helping them dive even deeper! No need to buy your own MEL kit, unless you want to repeat the experiments at home!

Cost: $72 for 7-week session , Minimum Student Enrollment: 8

Gettin' Wet with Marine Biology

Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, and Shark Tale are all super fun movies, does watching them ever make you wonder what it’s like to swim with the fishes? In this class, you will learn what it is like to be a fish living in the ocean, from what is eaten to where fish sleep to how long sea turtles live. Ask questions like Nemo and just keep swimming!

Cost: $72 for 7-week session , Minimum Student Enrollment: 8

The Science of Chocolate and Candy

We all love candy and chocolate! There is even more to these yummy treats besides the delicious taste. Turns out, science is indeed applicable to everything. Even candy! This class will discover all of the ins and outs of their favorite treats by learning how they are made. From caramel to fudge to ice cream, we will learn about the scientific staples that help create our favorite sweet snacks by creating them ourselves. It only gets sweeter from here!

Cost: $72 for 7-week session , Minimum Student Enrollment: 8


First Class (Highest value) - full price

Second Class - 5% OFF

Third Class - 10% OFF

Fourth Class - 15% OFF

Subsequent Classes - 20% OFF

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