The courses allow children with exceptional
intellectual ability to extend their existing
Beetles have been on the Earth for about
230 million years, and they are the largest group of insects in the world!
They come in all shapes and sizes, but the cutest beetles of all are
ladybugs! They are red, yellow, or orange with black polka dots and bring
good luck! They flap their wings 85 times per second and eat 1, 000 smaller
insects in their lifetime! Observe ladybugs metamorphose from eggs to adults
in our week together! Count and graph their dots as they hatch. Role play
their life cycle. Watch them play dead. Explore their bodies. Make them a
cozy leaf lodge. Create your own beetle. No grouchy ladybugs allowed!
Welcome to the EGG-citing exploration of a chickís life. Weíll
investigate the space, weight and area of chicksí eggs. How many
days does it take for a chick to hatch? Why are some eggs brown
and some white? We will examine real eggs and label the parts.
Watch a chickís birth. Observe live chicks and identify their
behaviors. What other animals are oviparous? Letís conduct
feather experiments so we can appreciate what "waterproof"
really means. Does an egg sink or float? Letís investigate with
various types of eggs. Make an eggshell disappear and watch an
egg shrink. Explore rotational symmetry. Learn how to tell
whether a chick is living inside of an egg. Write your name with
a quill pen. Why did the chicken
cross the road? It was CFK bound, of
What creature has
a pair of antennae that is sensitive to touch and taste which helps it
maintain balance? A crab, of course! Did you know that there are 4,500
different species of crabs? The biggest crustacean is known as the Spider
Japanese crab-- is it really 12 feet from claw to claw? Letís explore these
armored creatures and compare them to their crustacean family members. Which
crustacean has an internal GPS similar to the one used in your car? How do
they protect themselves? What makes up their diet? Weíll observe first hand.
How do crustaceans communicate? How can we protect the strikingly beautiful
Maryland Blue Crab, our stateís crustacean? Paint your own crab shell
decoration. Watch a crustacean race. Letís have a crab-tastic time!
Entering 2nd or 3rd grades
Could we survive on Earth without plants?
Do you know that some plants are carnivores while others produce
their own food? Is it true that over 2,000 species of plants
produce food for people and maintain the air we breathe? Learn
about the different species and the conditions they need to
survive. What happens if these conditions are changed?
Investigate how photosynthesis works and the path water follows
through different plants. Check out the natural attraction of
water molecules. Compare plant cells to those of other organisms
to see what makes them unique. How does cyclosis streaming work?
Plant various types of seeds and compare their germination time.
Letís learn Ďbout botany!
What do you get when you combine science,
math, engineering, technology and art? It all adds up to fun at
CFK! Students learn how to ask scientific questions, hypothesize
and experiment. Weíll take the scientific process a step further
and acquire an understanding of concepts in the engineering
process. How can you hold a few bricks above ground using
cardboard? Which group can build the tallest, standing structure
using toilet paper rolls? How can you make a vehicle using a
recycled box or create garden art using aluminum cans? Do you
like to solve problems and engage in hands-on projects? Donít
miss this wonderful experience to research online and web quest
with peers. Showcase your results and masterpieces on
|Our whole world is made up of elements but what do we really know about them? What does an atom of Helium look like? How strong of an acid do you have in your stomach? What happens in a chemical reaction? We will learn answers to all these questions as we explore the Periodic Table of Elements. Through our investigations we will use many chemicals you use every day and make them do extraordinary things! Examine a mystery substance and determine whether it is a solid, liquid or gas. Roast marshmallows and determine the chemical and physical changes that occur. Join us for a week of experimentation and get crazy for chemistry!|