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Youth General Interest


Supplement your child’s daily school curriculum with hands-on learning experiences. Literacy, science and language programs spark imagination and enhance current academic skills.


Educational Enrichment Classes


MEET THE INSTRUCTORS: • Michael Peterson is a Masters level certified teacher with 10 years of experience in education. Cool Science! provides fun and meaningful science programs. Instructors have Bachelors and Masters Degrees in education.


• All About Learning, Inc. provides hands-on education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with highly trained and skilled staff.


• Language Stars provides comprehensive foreign language curriculum with skilled, native speaking instructors.


Mandarin Chinese Language LessonsNew!


BJr. Engineering 2


Introduce your child to a full-immersion foreign language program. The comprehensive, unit based curriculum has knowledgeable instructors who will guide your child through lessons with thematic activity books and other educational tools that make learning simple and fun. Lessons include vocabulary, language structures and worksheets with links to online interactive guides for reinforced learning at home. The on-going program makes it easy for your child to progress up the Language Learning Ladder. No class November 8. Location: Lincoln Center Class #


Date


211073-01 9/20 - 11/29 211073-02 9/20 - 11/29


Day TU TU


Instructor: Time


Language Stars $R/NR


6:15 - 7:00 pm $335/$502 7:00 - 7:45 pm $335/$502


uild up to 13 different motorized vehicles including concept cars,


construction machines and everyday vehicles! The final project utilizes LEGO® kits which are shared during the class. Young engineers are introduced to basic engineering skills, science and math concepts along with problem solving and communication skills. Grade:


4th - 8th grade m/M:


Location: Lincoln Center Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Class #


Date Day Time 12/22 $R/NR


211074-01 10/18 - 11/8 TU 3:00 - 5:00 pm $99/$149 Collision Cars


4th - 8th grade m/M: Day Time 12/16


Location: Lincoln Center Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Class #


Date


Use unique LEGO™ kits to build a variety of battling machines. Young engineers explore problem solving and creative thinking while learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete. Grade:


$R/NR


211075-01 10/18 - 11/8 TU 5:15 - 7:15 pm $99/$149 Forensic Investigation


New!


Learn about the fascinating and sometimes slimy world of chemistry as you create lots of gooey concoctions and other cool stuff! You might make super-mega bouncy balls, jiggly flubber, sticky-icky goo and more. You will also take some additional experiments and supplemental information with you so your fun can continue at home! Age:


Fun With Chemistry


Location: Lincoln Center Class #


8 - 12 years Date


211076-01 9/24 m/M: Instructor: Day Time SA 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Checkmate Chess! 8/20 Cool Science!


$R/NR $35/$52


This fascinating, hands-on class will familiarize you with the science of crime scene investigation and forensics as you try to solve a hard- to-crack crime! Using actual methods and tools used by professional forensic investigators, you will conduct experiments on the evidence you'll gather at a “crime scene.” This evidence may include eyewitness accounts, fingerprints, hair and fingernail samples, "blood" analysis and writing samples. Times running out. The police department needs your help to crack the case! Age:


Location: Lincoln Center Class #


8 - 12 years Date


211063-01 10/12 m/M: Instructor: Day Time 8/20


Cool Science! $R/NR


W 4:00 - 6:00 pm $35/$52 16 l Autumn 2011 l www.dgparks.org l 630.963.1300


Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation, concentration, focus, social skills and creativity. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class consists of fun, interactive teaching and guided practice time. Both beginners and experienced players are welcome and can get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes! Age:


Location: Lincoln Center Class #


5 - 12 years Date


m/M:


Instructor: Time


5/20


Chess Scholars $R/NR


211017-01 9/19 - 10/24 M 6:30 - 7:30 pm $90/$135 211017-02 11/7 - 12/12 M 6:30 - 7:30 pm $90/$135


m/M Age 14/25 14/25


6 - 8 years 8 - 10 years


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