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Maker Lab (age 7-12 and age 12-16)
Body Parts (age 10-16)
Writer's Workshop (age 8-16)
Writing Games (age 8-12)
Metal Work (age 8-16)

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Core Classes

Many parents have said they wish their kids could take more than just Mr. Mac's Core Science classes at Rock-it Science, so we ordered some Electives from the Acme Store of Everything. Not all of these classes are strictly science, but they're definitely fun! And we've scheduled them to fall immediately before or after Rock-it Science Core classes so kids can take two classes in one visit. There are no prerequisites for Elective classes unless specified in the class description.

Maker Lab (Age 7-12 and age 12-16, 90 minutes)

Taught by Jenny Robertson
Tuition $250 (Charter school $280)
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Big things, small things. Short things, tall things. Things that turn, things that go, things that lift, or even throw. Things that rock, things that roll, things that sing, or maybe glow. Maybe all of them together! Unleash your imagination and inner tinkering genius! We’ll have lots of time and materials to work on challenging projects. And, of course, there’s always room for your own ideas.
This class is offered on Wednesdays at 11:30 (age 12-16) and 2:45 (age 7-12)
(see complete schedule).

Body Parts (Age 10-16)

Taught by Jenny Robertson
Tuition $225 (Charter school $255)
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Dissection!? Isn't that gross? This class is definitely not for everyone, but it offers a rare look (no pun intended) inside our body structures and organs. Students will dissect preserved and fresh animal body parts and bodies, as well as construct models that demonstrate the principles that make the parts work. We'll also do a bit of comparative anatomy when animals have interesting differences from us, and learn about how body parts can fail. Sure to be memorable!
This class is offered on Tuesdays at 1:30.
(see complete schedule).

Writer's Workshop (Age 8-16)

Taught by Jenny Robertson
Tuition $150 (Charter school $180)
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This class is for writers who have on-going writing projects (prose or poetry), or have ideas for longer works--even books! We will read each other’s work, learn how to get and give feedback in a supportive environment, and work towards publishing a final piece. Students can sign up for Writer’s Workshop and Writing Games.
This class is offered on Tuesdays at 12:15 (see complete schedule).

Writing Games (Age 8-12)

Taught by Jenny Robertson
Tuition $150 (Charter school $180)
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Writing can feel like work, but when it’s done in games, it can be fun. We’ll be developing kids’ ability to write with pleasure and fluency, flesh out ideas, and explore what writing can do, in the context of short challenges that are fun and a little crazy. Students can sign up for Writer’s Workshop and Writing Games.
This class is offered on Tuesdays at 2:45 (see complete schedule).

Metal Work (Age 8-16, 1 hr 15 min.)

Taught by Winnie Poon
Tuition $230 (Charter school $260)
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This class is all about making art work with metal. Lessons include embossing, metal tooling, wire sculpting, making wire beads, wire twisting and hardening. You'll get to work with different tools and try some different techniques of torturing metal wire and sheets to bend it to your will.
This class is offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00. (see complete schedule).

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