Super Saturdays

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Super Saturdays consists of a variety of academic enrichment classes for students in grades K-8. Topics include: Forensics, LEGO Robotics, Art, Animal Science, Biotechnology and MORE. Classes take place on the Texas Tech campus.

Fall 2016 registration is open now. To register on-line go here.

Super Saturdays: September 24th, October 1st, 8th & 29th, 2016.

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Classes Offered

Click on a class title to learn more about it.

AM (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Adventures in Art (Grades K-3)

Come join the fun and adventure of the world of art! Experiment in painting, color, shapes, and drawing. Design and creativity are emphasized in this fast-paced art class.

All the Worlds A Stage (Grades K-3)

Please, make a scene. Celebrate the magic of theatre and create a new world through acting, improvisation and make believe. You will be guided through the basics of stage performance and delivery while gaining confidence and having a great time. This class will work towards a performance for family and friends to be presented on the last class meeting.

Animal Science (Grades 4-8)

(9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
In this hands-on class you will learn about meat, animals, food production, and food science. You will gain experience at the Texas Tech New Deal Field Laboratory and learn what it is like to work with horses, cattle, sheep and pigs.

Forensics (Grades 4-5)

Roll your sleeves up and prepare for a hands-on introduction to forensics. You will participate in fingerprint detection and identification. You will learn about hair and fiber examination, document examination, and the critical role of DNA. Students will "solve a crime" using DNA evidence.

In the Lab (Grades 3-5)

This fast-paced class will demonstrate that the pursuit of science is an interdisciplinary endeavor. Through hands-on experiments, you will explore a number of fields like medicine, biology, chemistry and physics. If you are interested in gaining information to focus your academic path, or just want to learn more about several scientific disciplines, this class is for you.

Lego Robotics (Grades 4-6)

You are invited to discover the precise world of engineering design! In this project oriented class, you will work in teams to focus on a specific design problem, develop creative solutions to that problem, select the best solution, and then build a scale model.

Lego Simple Machines (Grades 1-3)

In this exciting hands-on class you will learn to design simple machines using LEGO kits and learn about physics concepts involved.

Chess (Grades 1-4)

Enter the world of strategy and tactics in the thought provoking game of chess. Whether your child is a beginner, an intermediate player, or an advanced player, this chess class is the perfect place to explore.

Toxic World (Grades 4-6)

Be a toxicologist and discover how different types of chemicals and toxins affect humans, animals, and plants. Extract DNA, use live organisms to perform toxicity testing, learn biology and chemistry, and how you can help protect the environment.


PM (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Adventures in Art (Grades 4-8)

Come join the fun and adventure of the world of art! Experiment in painting, color, shapes, and drawing. Design and creativity are emphasized in this fast-paced art class.

All the Worlds A Stage (Grades 4-8)

Please, make a scene. Celebrate the magic of theatre and create a new world through acting, improvisation and make believe. You will be guided through the basics of stage performance and delivery while gaining confidence and having a great time. This class will work towards a performance for family and friends to be presented on the last class meeting.

Forensics (Grades 6-8)

Roll your sleeves up and prepare for a hands-on introduction to forensics. You will participate in fingerprint detection and identification. You will learn about hair and fiber examination, document examination, and the critical role of DNA. Students will "solve a crime" using DNA evidence.

In the Lab (Grades 6-8)

This fast-paced class will demonstrate that the pursuit of science is an interdisciplinary endeavor. Through hands-on experiments, you will explore a number of fields like medicine, biology, chemistry and physics. If you are interested in gaining information to focus your academic path, or just want to learn more about several scientific disciplines, this class is for you.

Lego Robotics (Grades 7-8)

Have you ever wondered how other places around the world differ from your hometown? Here you will have fun, explore the maps of the world and see how they are made! You will also see how maps can tell you a lot of information about the world without travelling. We will take a journey around the world without leaving our chairs, and see the wonders of the world!

Map Your World (Grades 5-8)

You are invited to discover the precise world of engineering design! In this project oriented class, you will work in teams to focus on a specific design problem, develop creative solutions to that problem, select the best solution, and then build a scale model.

Chess (Grades 5-12)

Enter the world of strategy and tactics in the thought provoking game of chess. Whether your child is a beginner, an intermediate player, or an advanced player, this chess class is the perfect place to explore.

Toxic World (Grades 7-8)

Be a toxicologist and discover how different types of chemicals and toxins affect humans, animals, and plants. Extract DNA, use live organisms to perform toxicity testing, learn biology and chemistry, and how you can help protect the environment.

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