In coordination with Drury Pre-College Programs and the Drury School of Education, the Saturday Enrichment Program – Winterscape seeks to offer gifted and/or high ability students a rich and rewarding learning experience. Modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction, the Pre-College staff works as a community to maximize potential in each student and foster a passion for lifelong learning. Lunch is included in the cost of the class. Depending on success and interest, we hope to serve more grades in the future.
When: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., student lunch included
Where: Drury University, Lay Hall
Click here for more information and to register: https://www.drury.edu/gifted-education/winterscape/
For students in PreK-5th Grade.
*Note, The Summit’s Upper School Science and STEM teacher, Mr. Rob Powers, is leading the 2nd and 3rd grade group!
Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Colorful Chemistry
Let’s take a deeper look into colors and see how Chemistry produces colors! From the colors behind fireworks to the colors that we use for art, we will look at how colors mix and change through hands-on experiments and demonstrations.
Professor Elicia Ligon
Second & Third Grade: Robust Life Chemistry
We will spend the day exploring some big concepts in chemistry. How is consuming food similar to burning wood? What is an element? What is an atom? What is the structure of the atom? What is happening to atoms and molecules when substances melt or boil? Chemistry happens all around us all of the time. You will leave with more understanding of how you engage chemistry in your everyday life. Professor Rob Powers
Fourth & Fifth Grade: Chem-a-palooza 2023
Welcome to Chem-a-palooza! Chemistry is the branch of science that deals with the identification of the substances of which matter is composed; the investigation of their properties and the ways in which they interact, combine, and change; and the use of these processes to form new substances. You will learn about reduction-oxidation reactions, chemical changes, ionic compounds, solubility, covalent compounds, polarity, thermodynamics, equilibrium, kinetics, acid-base reactions and stoichiometry. We will explore all these through hands on activities and cognitive thinking exercises.
Professor Eric Wilbur