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Story Quest: Space Expedition | Camp Galileo Anywhere - Online Classes
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Story Quest: Space Expedition

Age: 1st grade (in 2020-21 school year)

Duration: 1 hour 20 min, Mon–Fri

Price: $125

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""This was one of the most engaging sessions my daughter has done online. She loved this class and told us about the stories and characters in great detail every night. She was super sad today when it ended. I was so impressed with the instructor—I highly recommend the Story Quest class. "
-Heather Ladov, Oakland, CA

What You'll Do

Take off on a weeklong outer-space adventure in an epic story you help bring to life. Listen along to an original tale about an intrepid alien searching for a missing pal, creating imaginative illustrations of story elements and constructing three-dimensional inventions to help your hero along the way.

Start by making your own book to record the week’s journey. Learn basic drawing techniques and BE VISIONARY as you imagine an alien hero named Enu, an extraterrestrial abode, a pair of fantastical planets and more, illustrating each element and embellishing with inventive details. BE DETERMINED to learn new paper printing and construction skills, using them to build a tall tower to help Enu search, a sled to navigate a snowy planet, a wearable clue to Enu’s friend’s whereabouts and a squiggly alien creature. Conclude the week’s quest with an exciting discovery on a water-covered planet, a book full of original illustrations and a collection of out-of-this-world inventions.

Note: This weeklong class is more than just innovation-igniting projects—it’s an immersive experience full of delightful details, including interactive games, silly traditions, snacks (see Additional Prep, below) and dress-up days designed to build community, bolster confidence and deliver loads of camp-away-from-camp fun.

What You'll Need

Materials

For the week:

  • Scissors
  • 1 glue stick (not liquid glue)
  • Tape (clear preferred)
  • 1 set of drawing tools (washable markers, colored pencils, crayons)
  • 15 sheets standard-size paper (any color; at least 4 white)

Additional materials by day:

  • Tuesday: 1 piece of 9 x 12″ cardboard (any thickness)
  • Wednesday: See below
  • Thursday: 1 piece of 9 x 12″ cardboard (shipping box thickness preferred); 5 books (all at least 1″ thick)
  • Friday: 1 toilet paper tube (or paper towel tube)

Additional materials for Wednesday’s printing project:

  • 1 ink pad (any size or color)
  • 1 pencil with eraser head
  • 1 rubber band (medium size and thickness)
Technology
  • Computer or tablet with speaker and camera
  • Internet access
  • Zoom application installed
    • Signed in with your child’s name
    • Unmuted (the instructor will manage class muting/unmuting)
Additional Prep

Please have a snack and drink ready for your child approximately one hour into class.

What You'll Take Away arrow

  • Drawing, printing and paper construction techniques
  • The skills to be visionary and turn ideas into reality
  • The skills to be determined and persevere until you reach your goal
  • A book of original, imaginative illustrations
  • A collection of out-of-this-world 3D inventions

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The last step in the Galileo Innovator’s Process is SHARE. Great learning can come from sharing successes and failures—to solidify your own experience as an innovator and to inspire others.

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