STEM 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.


Winter/Spring Semester Morning Core Classes

19 weeks long - January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 

 April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28


9:30-12:00   Elementary STEM core: Models

                     Middle School STEM core: Models

12:00-12:30  Lunch Break

12:30-1:00   Group Leadership Activity


3rd Quarter Afternoon STEM Classes

7 weeks long - January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27  

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

                  Let's Go Fly a Kite! ...or a Plane or Hot Air Balloon: Dynamics of Flight - Engineering/Technology  

                  Explosive Chemistry! - Chemistry


2:00-3:00   Find your Way Anywhere… Without GPS! Navigation Exploration - Earth Science

                  Creepy Crawly Insects - Biology

                  Famous Experiments that Changed the World - Science for Fun


Building Young Leaders' Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour

5 weeks long - afternoon from 1-3 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

March T - 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, April 2


Join us in March, in the afternoons from 1-3 pm, as we take 10 different exclusive behind the scenes tours of some of the most exciting places in our area!Cost: $275


Pizza, Wildlife, X-rays and More! Humanities & STEM Community Studies

5 weeks long - afternoon from 1-3 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays


March T - 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, April 2




Join us at Building Young Leaders as we explore the many facets of our community. From healthcare to wildlife preservation, from restaurants to the arts, our students will learn about the different organization and people that make our community unique. Students will discuss careers, business entities and more!


Cost: $275




4th Quarter Afternoon STEM Classes 

7 weeks long - April 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28


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

                    LEGO Engineering: Simple Machines - Engineering/ Technology

                    And Today, 100% of....? Weather Forecasting 101  -  Earth Science

                   

2:00-3:00   Slimy Icky Gooey Chemistry (MEL Kits) - Chemistry

                   Survival of the Fittest (Who has gotten voted off the island?) - Biology                   Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Science of Color & Rainbows - Science for Fun 




CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:


STEM Core: Models
Two Class levels available: Elementary-level and Middle-school level
Cost: $199 for 19-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 Spring of 2020, students will experience our ‘Models’ STEM Core Class. Students will experience more things during this semester than we can list, but here are a few:

Models of:

     - Solar systems, galaxies, sun and stars
     - Human organs and organ systems 
     - Bacteria and viruses 
     - Bridges
     - Electricity and currents
     - Earth's interior 
And that’s only the first few weeks! 


3rd Quarter Afternoon STEM Class Descriptions:


Foreign Language: Hola Amigos! Spanish
Young Leaders Amigos will sing songs, play 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. Students will 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


Let's Go Fly a Kite! ...or a Plane or Hot Air Balloon: Dynamics of Flight

Have you ever wondered how the gigantic airplanes you see actually fly? Or why your kite flies better on some days than other days? This is the class for you! Come learn the cool aerodynamic science of flight, and experiment with building their own planes and other flying machines.

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


Explosive Chemistry!

It’s no secret that chemistry is super fun, but explosive chemistry is amazing! Using safe and commonly found chemicals, students will be learn and conduct different chemical experiments that will result in awesome explosions! Students need to bring their own pair of protective eye goggles/glasses and an apron/lab coat. Come jump into the fun and explosive world of chemistry!

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


Find your Way Anywhere… Without GPS! Navigation Exploration

Navigation is becoming a lost art, especially with readily available smart devices that make finding your way easier than ever. In our awesome Navigation Exploration class, students will use compasses, maps, ocean charts, and plotting tools to learn where they have been and where they’re going. This class will focus on dry land orienteering, ocean charting and plotting. This class is recommended for older students who have a solid understanding of math and science.

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


Creepy Crawly Insects

Do you like digging for worms in the mud? Are you the first person to check out icky bugs? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then this is the class for you! Students will explore our creepy crawly friends, their species traits, environments, and role in the ecosystem. They’ll learn the parts of the insect bodies, as well as the amazing ways they hide from predators. Don’t miss this ‘creepy’ class!

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


Famous Experiments that Changed the World

In this class, students will put on their scientific ‘hats’ as they explore famous experiments that changed the world forever. Each week students will study and replicate a different famous experiment. They’ll use the scientific method, learning about hypothesis, conducting experiments, and drawing scientific conclusions. From water displacement, to Albert Einstein, and finding the height of the Egyptian pyramids, this will be a class to remember!

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



4th Quarter Afternoon STEM Class Descriptions:


Foreign Language: Hola Amigos! Spanish
Young Leaders Amigos will sing songs, play 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. Students will 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: Simple Machines

It’s time to put those beloved bricks to some educational use through amazing engineering. Students will use LEGO Education kits to create a different simple machine each week. Students will work collaboratively and learn team-building and engineering principles (levers, pulleys, cams and more) as they build fun projects like drawbridges, windmills, piano keys, and more! Let’s get building!Cost: $72 for 7-week session, Minimum Student Enrollment: 8


And Today, 100% of....? Weather Forecasting 101

Grab your raincoat, thermometer, and a pen and let’s learn the science behind the predictions. Students will step into the role of meteorologist/weather forecaster as they study meteorology - the scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting. Let’s see what today’s (and tomorrow’s) weather will hold!

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


Slimy Icky Gooey Chemistry (MEL Kits)

It’s going to squish, stick, ick, and goo as students explore the chemistry behind all things slimy, icky, and gooey! Each week will bring a new experiment and new insights into the chemistry behind the “ick”. Our hands on approach to our slimy, icky, gooey chemistry brings a whole new level of fun to learning!

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


Survival of the Fittest (Who has gotten voted off the island?)

Who will remain on the island and who got voted off?! Students will learn about survival of the fittest and the evolution of insects and animals as they have adapted to life and grown and changed along the way. What can change about an insect or animal? What causes them to change? These questions and more will be answered as students explore the effects of time and necessity.

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


Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Science of Color & Rainbows

Rainbows, rainbows everywhere! Students will learn how rainbows are formed and how color is created. Each week students will participate in a different science lab that will give them the chance to explore color through hands on experiments. Join us in our adventure of exploring color!Cost: $72 for 7-week session , Minimum Student Enrollment: 8














Discounts


First Class (Highest value) - full price

Second Class - 5% OFF

Third Class - 10% OFF

Fourth Class - 15% OFF

Subsequent Classes - 20% OFF

Winter/ Spring 2020 STEM Thursdays

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