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Be a Scientist!
What can astronomers learn from black holes? How do engineers decide on the best bridge designs? How do marine biologists know that dolphins are smart? Learn how scientists answer big questions and ...
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Grades 2-3

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Behind the Mask: Superheroes Revealed
BAM! POW! ZAP! Everyone knows Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and Captain America, but superheroes can come in many shapes and sizes. Must a superhero fight crime? Is Elsa from Frozen a superhero—and what ...
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Grades 2-3

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Being a Reader, Becoming a Writer
If you love to read, write, and talk about books, this is the course for you. Join a literary community and develop your vocabulary, close-reading, and critical thinking skills through workshops ...
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Grades 3-4

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Cloudy with a Chance of a Science
Would a boat made of bread and peanut butter actually float? Could one tree be recycled into sweaters and bicycle seat covers? Could a pancake as big as a city block flatten a school? Children’s books ...
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Grades 2-3

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Geometry and Spatial Sense
Spatial understanding is necessary for interpreting, understanding, and appreciating our inherently geometric world. Many everyday tasks such as designing a treehouse, solving a jigsaw puzzle, or ...
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Grades 3-4

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Inventions
Did you know the idea for the microwave all started with a candy bar? Inventor Percy Spencer was standing in front of a magnetron when he noticed his chocolate treat was melting in his pocket. When ...
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Grades 3-4

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Journeys and Explorations
From Shoshone interpreter Sacagawea's pivotal role in the Lewis and Clark expedition to Ibn Battuta's 30-year journey through Africa, Asia, and Europe, humans have long been compelled to explore their ...
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Grades 2-3

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Mathematical Problem Solving
Can five 20-by-18-foot carpets lying flat with no overlap fit in a 40-by-50-foot room? Can you measure 2 liters of water correctly using only a 4-liter pitcher and a 3-liter pitcher? How many ...
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Grades 2-3

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Numbers: Zero To Infinity
What does a subatomic particle measured in femtometers have in common with a galaxy measured in light years? Both are a part of humans’ effort to quantify our world. In this course, you’ll explore ...
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Grades 4-5

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Science Spoilers (1 week course)
What is the best way to treat a jellyfish sting? What happens when you swallow gum? Is yawning contagious? Could a laboratory accident give you superpowers? In this course, you and your classmates use ...
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Baltimore, MD
La Jolla, CA
Sandy Spring, MD
Stamford, CT

Grades 3-4

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The Ancient World
Between 2000 BCE and 300 CE, cultures with lasting impact flourished all around the world. In this course, you will learn about the daily life, social structures, governments, economies, and religions ...
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Grades 3-4

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The Edible World
The saying goes, “You are what you eat,” and in this chemistry class, you’ll learn how true that adage really is. Examine the ways fats, proteins, and carbohydrates fuel our bodies and make energy for ...
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Grades 3-4

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The Physics of Engineering
Can a concrete boat float? How do you build the strongest bridge with the lightest materials? Physics—the science of matter and its motion—provides answers to questions like these. In this course, we ...
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Grades 5-6

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Through the Microscope
Today’s 3D microscopes that can capture the nerve connections in a brain are a far cry from the magnifying lenses ground by hand in the 13th century. Yet both share a place in scientists’ fascination ...
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Grades 3-4

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Writing Workshop: Modern Fantasy
This course transports readers to magical worlds where animals speak, toys come to life, and eccentric characters perform seemingly impossible feats. Worlds turn upside down, and the familiar becomes ...
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Grades 4-5

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