Enrichment Classes

Programs and Workshops

 Discover what's really going into the food you eat:

Do you love food? Do you know what is really going on on your dinner plate? Is cooking fun? n this workshop, we’ll find answers to these questions and many others! You will learn the science behind fermented foods such as kimchi and pickles. We will turn cucumbers and cabbage into fermented foods and you will go home with a jar of your very own edible scientific experiment. We will spend time looking at the differences between gluten and gluten-free grains. Do they really matter? The biscuits you make will give the answer! Finally we will look at the carbon footprint food places on the world and how to cook with a solar oven.

Concepts covered in this class:

  • How to make fermented foods
  • The science of fermentation
  • Carbon footprints of food and solar energy

 Location: Sage Tutoring 10 Farmer’s Lane, Breckenridge

 Schedule:

April 25th, 10am - 1pm 

 Pricing:

$95

 Max enrollment:

12 students

 Ages:

11-13

 

An introduction to circuits for 3rd to 5th grade:

Are you artistic and creative but love technology? Have you ever wondered how things turn on and off? Us too! In this workshop, we’ll find answers to these questions and many others. You will learn how to use circuits to create artwork that lights up and moves! In this class we learn how circuits work, practice building circuits, and you will learn how to operate a circuit that will draw shapes for you so that you can create your own masterpiece without lifting a pencil! Each student will create a piece of artwork that will come to life with the use of copper and a sculpture that moves all with the magic of circuits!

Concepts covered in this class:

  • What is circuit
  • How circuits are used to direct electricity
  • Drawing and sculpting with the addition of circuits
  • Assemble your own circuits with artistic flare
  • Express your creativity with science!

Location: Sage Tutoring 10 Farmer’s Lane, Breckenridge

 Schedule:

Class 1: March 14 from 10am - 12pm

Class 2: March 21 from 10am -12pm 

 Pricing:

$95

 Max enrollment:

12 students

 Suggested grades:

3-5

An Introduction to Circuits for 1st and 2nd Graders

Are you artistic and creative but love technology? Have you ever wondered how things turn on and off? Us too! In this workshop, we’ll find answers to these questions and many others. You will learn how circuits and electricity works by building your very own light circuit system using your creative clay modeling skills. That’s right, your clay models will be responsible for turning on a light bulb! You will also learn how to use circuits to that will draw shapes for you and will create your own masterpiece without lifting a pencil!

Concepts covered in this class:

  • What is electricity
  • How circuits are used to direct electricity
  • How to turn electricity on and off
  • Assemble your own circuits with artistic flare
  • Express your creativity with science!

 Schedule:

Class 1: April 18 from 10am -12pm

Class 2: April 25 from 10am -12pm

 Pricing:

$95

 Max enrollment:

12 students

 Suggested grades:

1-2

 

The physics of rockets:

Have you ever wondered how rockets make it into outer space? Have you ever built or wanted to build a rocket? In this workshop, we’ll find answers to these questions and many others! You will learn about the physics and chemistry used to make a rocket launch into space. You will have the opportunity to design and launch a few of your own rockets and determine their maximum altitude. A few of the rockets that will be taking flight are: paper rockets, water rockets, and soda straw rockets.

Concepts covered in this class:

  • The physics involved in designing a rocket

  • Pressure, these rockets are under so much pressure, literally!

  • Trial and error in order to build their best rocket

  • Timing the speed of a reaction (launch)

  • Lab/ experiment safety

  • Students will work together to build a small fuel rocket that we will launch at the end of the workshop!

Colorado State Standards:8th grade: 1.a. Predict and evaluate the movement of an object by examining the forces applied to it.

 Schedule:

Class 1: April 30 from 4pm - 6pmClass 2: May 7 from 4pm - 6pmClass 3: May 14 from 4pm - 6pm

Location: Sage Tutoring 10 Farmer’s Lane, Breckenridge

 Pricing:

$95

 Max enrollment:

12 students

 Suggested ages:

9-13

2-Day Exploration of Climate Change for Teens:

Have you ever wondered how climate scientists know the weather is changing? Do you know how climate change is affecting Colorado? Do you know that climate could be affecting you? Are you passionate about finding solutions to stop climate change? In this workshop, we’ll find answers to these questions and many others! You’ll have the chance to walk on land that was once covered by glaciers, learn about how climate change is affecting the snow in Colorado (our skiing!), and find out how crickets can save the world!

Day 1: We’ll be heading outside to explore your own Colorado backyard! Colorado was shaped by glaciers and we will be looking for evidence of their presence. You will become a scientist, asking the tough questions and learning how to find evidence that proves the earth was once cooler in the past.

Day 2: You will become an entrepreneur and an engineer as you learn about creative solutions to climate change and come up with your own solutions to climate change. We will hear first-hand from one of the founders of Chapul Cricket Bars, who recently spoke at TED in Amsterdam, about his tasty solution!

You will leave this workshop with an understanding and the ability to find evidence of climate change and ways we can work together to combat it in the future!

 Location: Sage Tutoring 10 Farmer’s Lane, Breckenridge

 Schedule:

Day 1: April 18 from 10am to 2pmDay 2: April 19 from 10am to 2pm

 Pricing:

$195

 Max enrollment:

12 students

 Suggested ages:

13-17

 

"Sam had a blast! Thank you! He’s having so much fun it is ridiculous… and he’s used his Arduino set two or three times since the class ended on Wednesday!"

Shannon H. (Breckenridge)

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