Check out our Genius Day course offerings:
Session Title & Location
Fun Fitness Activities
Cougar Leaders will have the opportunities to participate in Fitness stations. Stations will include exercises in cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility.
Focus will be toward students who want to get their workout on!
Teach students different basic methods of wilderness survival and survival preparedness.
Geometric Sculpture Construction
Using polygons, construct your own polyhedron. You are only limited by your imagination.
Do you enjoy sports? Do you want a career in sports other than being an athlete? A sports career is big business with lots of challenging and exciting opportunities with professional sports franchises. Whether it's marketing or operations, the business side of sports can be a very rewarding.
Parabolic Curve Art
One of the most basic and versatile configurations is the Parabolic Curve line design. The basic principle of this design is the creation of curved shapes from the intersection of straight lines.
Mini lesson on mindfulness and self awareness through the creation of glitter jars.
We will do a variety of word puzzles to get our brain going.
Learning to Play Role Playing Games
Students will learn to play and run a simple role playing game. This game will take students on adventures, let them play fun characters and learn to problem solve social simulations.
Custom Workout Plan
Students will identify a specific muscle group and create a custom workout plan for them to use.
LittleBits and M&Ms
Station 1: littleBits Electronics
Explore circuits through littleBits electronics by approaching 7 design challenges.
Station 2: M&M Statistics
Adventure through the scientific method of testing your hypothesis to determine which color M&M appears the most in a bag of M&Ms.
You choose. You ask. You just may receive.
Let's get some stuff for school...FOR REAL...Think outside the box. What do you want? Why?
Introduction to Barre Exercise
Would you like to learn how ballet, pilates and yoga inspired movements can give you an extremely efficient workout? Would you like to participate in a low impact exercise that will raise your heart rate, increase strength, and improve mind-body concentration? If so, please sign up for Introduction to Barre Exercise with Ms Edwards. All fitness levels can participate. No materials required, just wear comfy clothes. If you have a yoga or exercise mat, please bring it too!
Students will create replica fossils using plaster and molds. Students can paint the fossils when dry.
Theatre - Informed Improv Performance!
Create and perform a short scene using bits of script, improvisation and images! Every scene will be unique as it is created, on site, by the students. This will be a zany, fun and high energy event! =)
"Dead Fish" Story Beginnings
I hate Dead Fish Handshakes. It’s that thing when you offer a handshake and the other person returns a grip that is more like a lifeless fish flopping in your hand. But I hate “dead fish” beginnings even more. You know, when you’re bored to tears by the first few pages of a book? Not anymore. Bring a story to work on, or be ready to write a new one!
Have you ever seen those awesome signs or posters written in beautiful calligraphy? You can learn to write calligraphy, too! Take this class to create your very own handmade calligraphy poster with a special phrase or quote.
Yoga for Beginners
Mastering your mind and body can have significant positive effects on your life at home and at school. Come learn the basics of yoga and meditation so you can find that peaceful self-control. Also beneficial for building core strength in athletes. Wear comfortable clothing and bring yoga mat if you have one.
Train Like A Roman Gladiator
Students will view an introductory video of ancient Roman gladiators training and competing. Challenge: Train like a gladiator. Students will work through a basic Camp Gladiator workout. http://campgladiator.com/
Great American Entrepreneurs
This class will discuss some of the most relevant entrepreneurs in American history and how they helped to shape the world and change history.
In this class you will have the opportunity to build your very own application and see what taking Computer Science 1 is all about!
How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse
This lesson asks students to think about the nature of fear and teaches them about the different types of zombies they may encounter. Students will also learn some basic survival skills, estimate spread of potential zombie causing agents in NC, and how to use geography and nature to increase their survival chances.
Creating MATH cartoons
This project will allow students to create a comic strip that demonstrates or explains a mathematical technique or concept.
Make a Rainbow in a glass!
Using our knowledge of density, we will make a beautiful rainbow in the lab!
Students will learn about logistics involved with planning an event and evaluating cost/benefit analysis, using systems of equations.
Sports in American History
Students will connect the growth of sports in American culture and how many sports events, teams, and players have shaped our nation's history.
Operation Gratitude - Write a letter to a Soldier
Operation Gratitude is a Non-Profit who sends care packages to military service members overseas. They ask for teachers to have students write personal handwritten letters to include in the packages to show our gratitude for their service.
Are you interested in circuits and electricity? Have you ever used a soldering gun before? No? That is okay you can learn today! We will be making LED circuit and a battery tester that you can take home.
Interactive Logic Puzzles
Logic Problems come in a variety of forms, and have been fascinating mankind for countless centuries. The three basic forms include classic logic problems, visual logic puzzles, and the newest and most difficult of the triad, lateral thinking.
Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology
Explore a brief history of forensic chemistry and toxicology and take part in hands-on fingerprinting and DNA extraction activities.
Assembly Line and Mass Production
Build a product to be sold using mass production that incorporates the assembly line. At the end of the period each student should be able to take home a finished product.
Real Care Babies
Have you ever spent extra time trying to figure out why a baby would not stop crying? How about those times when you had to feed the baby? Spend time today understanding basic child care.
Music Appreciation with Mr. Turner
Have your musical horizons expanded by exploring music in all of its many varieties! Find something new you might love!
Learn how to use critical thinking skills to play checkers.
Students will play music games to heighten student's aural perceptions of the characteristic sounds produced by many familiar musical instruments. Students will also play motivational games to sharpen and focus listening skills while recognizing and identifying the basic components of melody.
Introduction to Fiber Art
SPECIAL NOTE: If you choose this class, you must attend all day!
Learn the basics of working in Fiber Art! Students will experiment with basic techniques of hand stitching, embroidery, fabric dyeing, screen printing, and digital fabric design. When the day is done, you will walk away with a unique fabric collage that you designed yourself!
Introduction to modern dance
Interested in expressing yourself through movement? Come for a basic introduction to modern dance. We will explore dance history, technique, flexibility and strength exercises, and share opportunities for continuing dance education in the Raleigh area.
Plan Your Dream International Vacation
Come join us in planning your dream international vacation! Where will you go? How much will it cost? Do you need a passport? What immunizations will you need? Answer these questions and a whole lot more as you plan and prepare the vacation of your dreams!
Play an instrument?!? Let's come together and learn fun songs for the Carroll Community Band!
Owl Pellet Dissection Lab
Are you a fan of wildlife? Would you like hands on experience with animal identification? If so, this is the lab experience for you! Come join me as we explore the inner workings of owls...
Come join us for an exploration of movie plots. We will be examining different movie genres and developing a plot for our own movie.
The situations in these starters should be fairly easy for beginning improvisers to put themselves into. Each character has a motivation, what that person wants in the scene. The actors should decide the "why" behind their desire before they start the scene. This will help them to keep focused during the improvisation. The specifics of the scenes can either be determined ahead of time, or they could be made up during the improv.
Songwriting & Audio/Visual Production
Are you the next songwriter? Do you love music? Do you get in trouble for drumming all the time? Explore your love of music! Sign up for Audio/Visual Production!
Comic Strip Creation
You will be creating comic strips using a toondoo template or other cartoon application to create a comic strip to demonstrate who you are, what your interests are or step by step instructions explaining how to do something you are really good at.
Chinese Brush Painting / Calligraphy
Come learn how to create Chinese brush painting/calligraphy.
5 Tips for Filming Interviews
This lesson will teach students how to properly set up an interview on camera and ensure the best results. It will highlight concepts such as depth of field, the rule of thirds, and using light sources.