Two CTY students learning to use an abacus.

Elementary school students write code, create superheroes, learn about numbers, and more in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's six-week Emerging Scholars Summer Program

It's the middle of summer at Baltimore's Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School, and Theresa Iwancio's classroom is full of first-graders huddled around a big yellow mixing bowl.

"What do you think will happen if we add more water?" Iwancio asks. "Will it feel squishier?"

"Yeah!" the students cheer....Read more.