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Class Ideas

Teachers may chose to teach a curriculum that is currently available, develop their own original idea, or chose a topic from the categories listed below and develop a curriculum. Teaching units and ideas are also available on Pinterest or Smithsonian Education.


Curriculum Available

Curriculum and/or lesson plans created by Bright Lights teachers are available for these classes. The year listed after the class title indicates when the class was most recently taught. Please contact the Bright Lights office to review existing lesson plans.

Half-Day Classes

  • Building & Constructing Gadgets, Toys & Machines
  • iMovie: Bring Your Book to Life
  • Lego® Robotics EV3
  • Natural Disasters (Completed Grades 3 - 4)
  • Small Engines
  • Transportation (Completed Grades K - 1)
  • Weather Warning (Completed Grades K - 1)

Full-Day Camps


New Class Ideas--No Curriculum Available

Art

  • Baking/Cooking
    • Cake Decorating
    • Junior Master Chef
  • Carpentry for Kids
  • Creative Arts
    • Acting
    • Improv
    • Music
  • Dazzling Drama/Puppets
  • Duct Tape Projects
  • Fashion Design/Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design/Decorating
  • Pottery Wheel

Math/Science/Technology

  • 3-D Printing
  • Build a Server
  • Catapults, Slingers and Trebuchets
    • Medieval machine sling shots and how these concepts are used today
  • Chemistry http://www.scientist.co.nz/lessonplans/chemistry.html
  • Composing on Computers
  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Mysteries
  • Create an App
  • Destination Mars - Solar System/Space Exploration
  • Electricity
  • Exploring Air and Flight
    • Kites, Hot Air Balloons and Gliders
  • Flight & Air http://www.scientist.co.nz/lessonplans.flight
  • How Things Work
  • How to Make a Video Game
  • Myth Busters (based on Discovery Channel Series
  • Magnet Magic
  • Optics & Lasers www.laserquest.com
  • VEX Robotics
  • Science Experiments ("Potentially Catastrophic" science book has many ideas)
  • Science of Speed
    • Pop can engines, balloon rockets, mouse-trap cars, elastic energy prop racer, air-powered racers to build and test, field trip to Museum of Speed
  • Simple Machines
  • STEM in the Gym
    • The science, technology, engineering and math in physical education
  • Stop Motion Video
  • Sustainable Energy
    • Wind turbines, Solar ovens, solar vehicles, potato batteries
  • Weather Forecasting (Completed Grades 3 - 5)
  • Website Creation & Design

Literature/Social Studies

  • Books:
    • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt - create costumes and play from story, investigate how crayons are made, write stories from others perspective (Jack and the Bean Stalk from the Giant's perspective)
    • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - newly released movied based on the book by J.K. Rowling
    • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - newly released movie based on the book by Ranson Riggs
    • My Weird School Series
    • National Treasure with Social Studies emphasis
    • The Underland Chronicles
    • Warriors, Seekers & Survivors Series
    • Wings of Fire Series by Tui T. Sutherland
  • Creative Writing/Poetry
  • Dragons
  • Ghost Busters - Investigate Supernatural Phenomena
  • History Mysteries 
  • Star Wars

Outdoor Education

  • Bee Keeping
  • Nebraska Ninja Warrior
  • Survivor
  • Tennis, Bocce Ball, Badminton and More
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