After School Classes


  •  8 week session (2 hour classes)

  • every tuesday from 4-6 PM

  • April 10th - May 28th

 

sEVERE WEATHER

Signal the alarms! We will kick off this semester by learning about hurricanes, tornadoes, water spouts, and all other forms of severe weather. We will learn how these storms are formed and then form storms of our own in the lab!  

 

INSECTS

They creep and they crawl, but is that all they are good at? Insects make up about 80% of the world's animals, and still some people are still scared of them. We will study all things that creep including ants, crickets, and even cockroaches. Be prepared to fall in love with species that you didn't even know existed! 

 

PHOTOSYNTHESIS

 We are supposed to eat our greens, but what do our greens eat? In this class we will dive into how plants make their own food through photosynthesis. We will learn the steps of photosynthesis, draw a diagram of how it happens, and then plant our own flower to care for and observe through the semester! 

 

BIRDS OF THE BEACH

Birds are more than just beautiful to look at, they are so important to our Island! We will soar with the gulls and cormorants to learn about their individual strengths and weaknesses. We will learn about the Osprey as we head on an expedition to see what species we can identify. At the end of this class, your student will be able to head to the beach to identify the local birds!

 

DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS + DISSECTION

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away", right? But how does that juicy apple break down into the nutrients that our bodies need to absorb to stay healthy? Let's head down a digestive system to see! 

 

SPOIL ISLANDS + THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY

  What is a spoil island? Does it smell bad? Intr-A-coastal waterway? Don't you mean the In-TER-coastal waterway? We are going to hit the water to find out whatSUP in the Intracoastal Waterway! We will meet at the dome, hop on our paddleboards and experience the ICW + spoil islands for ourselves! 

 

VIRUSES + GERMS

Last semester, we learned about a bit about germs, but now let's really jump in! We are going to take a closer look at viruses, which are a type of germ! How do we catch viruses? Where do they start? What do they look like under a microscope? In this class, we will study viruses, their effect on healthy cells, how our bodies react to their invasion and much more!

 

SHARKS OF NC

Everyone has a love/hate relationship with sharks, but here at EMA it's a love/love relationship! We are going to take our shark knowledge a little deeper and study the species of shark that call North Carolina home! From tiger sharks to bull sharks, we are going to love them all!

Spring after school science class: $160