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Super Saturdays

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.
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Classes Offered (Click for More Information)

Course Descriptions

All the Worlds A Stage

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.

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In The Lab

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.

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Animal Science

In this hands-on class, you will learn about meat, animals, food production, and food science. You will have the opportunity to gain experience at the Texas Tech New Deal Field Laboratory and learn what it is like to work with horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs. Transportation to the New Deal Field Laboratory is provided.

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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.

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Lego Robotics

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.

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Adventures in Art

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.

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Toxic World

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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Lego Simple Machines

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

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Robotics in STEM

During this course students will explore capabilities of the LEGO EV3 robotics kits to perform scientific experiments and apply mathematical methods to engineering design. Experiments will include velocity measurements, usage of robot sensors, gear ratios. No prior experience with LEGO robotics required.

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