Striving for Excellence in Gifted Education
Register for GAGE's annual Summer Exploration Program.
Here is an opportunity for your child(ren) to participate in one or two of our challenging courses designed for gifted and high achieving students.
Gifted certified teachers created and will be teaching the enrichment courses.
Dates: Tuesday - Monday, June 20 - 26, 2023
Times: 8:30 – 11:30 (Morning Session) 12:30 – 3:30 (Afternoon Session)
Location: Simonton Elementary School
275 Simonton Rd SE, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Registration Fee: GAGE members: $150 per class – Morning or Afternoon session; Both Sessions: $300
Non-GAGE members: $175 per class – Morning or Afternoon session; Both Sessions: $350
Title: Book Character SURPRISE
Description: Have you ever read a book and wished you were one of the characters so you could make changes to part or some events of the story? Well, this is your chance to get into full character by selecting a book character you want to be and become the junior author and editor to make some surprising changes.
Dress up like the old or new character as you present your amazing junior edition of a book of your choice.
Title: Roller Coaster Physics
Sessions: Morning & Afternoon
Description: Did you know that roller coasters are carefully designed using the science of physics? Learn how physics makes a roller coaster ride fun by understanding the laws of motion, force, energy, gravity, friction and speed.
Through a series of experiments and hands-on activities, you will be able to design your very own roller coaster. By the end of the course, you would have built a marble coaster that works.
Title: The Solar Trappers
Session: Morning & Afternoon
Description: This class will explore how to use the sun’s energy to make a solar oven to make smores. This lesson will explore the sun as a heat source and how various weather conditions would affect the results of this experiment.
Students will be excited to learn that a simple pizza box and the sun’s energy can make them something they love to eat.
Title: Thrill Builder: Design Your Ultimate Theme Park
Description: Get ready to unleash your creativity and imagination with this Thrill Builder project! Here is an exciting opportunity to create your own dream theme park, that’s filled with amazing rides and super cool attractions.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to show off your creativity and skills all while also sharpening your problem-solving, communication, and presentation skills!
Just think, maybe one day your ultimate theme park can become a reality!
Title: Who Did It!
Description: Join us and find out WHO DID IT! The crime scene investigators are trying to solve the top-secret mystery of the Bunny Brainteaser. Every day students will walk into a crime scene investigative class and put on their detective hats to solve the mystery of Amy Capone the rabbit!
Students will be asked to use critical thinking and investigating skills to interview witnesses, examine the crime scene forensics by finding invisible fingerprints, analyzing the ink and connecting it to the perpetrator.
Students will also tap into their creative and artistic ability to photograph the scene to make future inferences and sketch out WHO DID IT!
Come help us solve this mystery!
Title: Build a Landform
Description: Have you ever wondered how landforms are formed? Here is your chance to research, design and build a 2D or 3D landform. That could include a Delta, Mountain, Earthquake, Volcano and more.
Bring your landform to life and identify if it is caused by a constructive or destructive force. Get a preview or review of 5th grade standards changes in Earth surface.
Interested? Then this is the course for you.
Title: STEAM It Up
Description: Join the STEAM TEAM! Students will be immersed in a collaboration of arts, science, technology, mathematics and engineering for a full hands-on day of learning through doing.
Students have spent all year putting the pencil to the paper, now it is time to enrich their minds with activities such as lightening in a jar, rainbows in a bag, egg drops and so much more!
Come join the STEAM train!
Title: Who Run’s This City/Town?
Session: Morning & Afternoon
Description: Have you ever wondered why a city or town is located where it is? Maybe you’ve thought about why Target is on the left-hand side of the road and the city hall building is down the block.
Come to “Who Run’s This City/Town” to become your own mayor and create the layout, jobs/careers, wildlife, and even the weather for the place you create in this session.
You will have the opportunity to create your city/town using objects and technology of your dreams!