Great Science Academy
Great Science Academy is our immersive science program for grades 6 - 9. Designed as a hands-on, fun and challenging learning experience, Great Science Academy brings students together twice a month on Saturdays to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Focusing on "Our Great Lakes," scholars focus on understanding the structure and function of ecosystems, planning a city on a Great Lake, learning the aquaculture of Lake Erie, investigating current environmental challenges to our water quality and more!
Focusing on space and aeronautics, scholars move “out of this world” by working on rocketry, space flight and planetary colonization all year. Our goal is to end up with the skills, abilities and aptitudes that will keep us alive – and healthy – in our own life-sized simulation of a Martian settlement!
Focusing on biomedical technology, scholars explore such processes as brain function, body movement, limb replacement and computer-controlled life-support systems – as well as the assistive potential of robots!
Focusing on design and innovation, scholars learn the processes and technologies used for designing, prototyping and making a product from start to finish, including laser cutters and 3-D printers.