Your child will embark on an exploration of the working world around them as they dive into projects involving art, building, and more. This year-long class will encourage critical thinking and creativity in your child as they learn to think outside the box. Open-ended, process-based experimentation such as magic potion testing, Rube Goldberg machines, mystery dyes, and basic robotics will draw your little thinker in. By the completion of the class, students will have gained great confidence in their critical and creative thinking skills.
|Section||Tinker Lab I (L’Anse)||Tinker Lab II (L’Anse)||Tinker Lab (Hancock)|
|Time||Wed 12:00-1:00||Wed 1:15-2:15||Mon 2:00-3:00|
|Virtual Elective Option||Nature
|Instructor||Christy Wilson||Christy Wilson||Zack Osborn|
Christy is an instructor at Kaleidoscope L’Anse. She teaches Art and Tinker Lab. She has worked with kids all of her life! When she was 20, she starting working with Youth Programs in the Air Force. She worked in the Youth Programs for over 15 years , working with children ages between 5 and 18. She has 3 children and has been married for over 20 years. She has wanted to teach and work with kids since she was a kid herself! Christy has been going to college on and off for years and hopes to finish her degree soon. Until then, she’ll stay creative and have fun teaching kids for as long as she’s allowed!
Zack Osborn has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He’s spent time working at biotech companies and with the Center for Sustainable Science and Planning at UCSD, where he also ran a farm and garden program (both at the University and at Elementary schools across San Diego). He also currently works with the Center for Science and Outreach part of Michigan Tech University doing environmental science field trips with schools across the U.P.