Flying is fun. Apply your scientific, mathematical, and
problem-solving skills to the fascinating field of airplane design and
rocketry. Learn about aerodynamics as you build gliders, planes
and rockets. A field trip to an airport will enrich what you
is worth a thousand words." Students will learn to use a digital
camera, scanner, and word processing to create a book of fiction,
poetry, newspaper articles, and pictures.
Highlights of the week will include a field trip to the newspaper
publishing plant and visits from a Webmaster and a published author.
LEGO COMPUTER DESIGN
take a hands-on approach to learning about the six simple machines.
Three different Lego Dacta kits will be used to build projects designed
to teach these concepts. Projects will utilize gears, pulleys, electric
motors and pneumatic pumps. Students will then get the opportunity to do
structured drawings on computers using computer assisted drawing and
design software (CADD). A field trip to see robotics in industry will
enrich what students have learned.
instruction in specific techniques and mediums will provide students an
opportunity to expand their artistic abilities.
experiment with a wide spectrum of artistic media including
pastel, watercolor and acrylics. Highlighting the week will be a
visit to an
architectural firm where the world of technology from process
parallels the Art of experience.
will gain a practical knowledge of everyday chemistry which will allow
them to make sound and logical decisions concerning the use of chemicals
in their environment. Utilizing the scientific method, students will
conduct many experiments in a lab setting.
in the exploration of historical events from the pre-colonial period
through the Civil War. A trip to an old graveyard, "hands-on"
experiences from the Revolutionary War, reenactments of Civil War
battles, and crafts of the era will be included in this class. A trip to
the Danville Fine Arts Museum will add "flavor" to learning
more about the years 1607-1865.
math as you've never seen it. Translate, rotate, and reflect your way
through shapes, algebraic equations and patterns. In this class you will
discover some of the mathematical secrets of M. C. Escher. Create
drawings of the impossible, optical illustrations, and tessellations.
Explore the art of mathematics!
Learn to think like a
detective as you examine and analyze data to solve simulated crimes.
This class will entail fingerprinting, blood typing, and DNA analysis.
Guest speakers from the field of criminology and field trips will
enrich the class.
Get to know your
environment as you investigate and learn to identify local rocks,
plants, trees and insects. Examine the heavens using telescopes.
Students will need to dress everyday for challenging outdoor activities.
Shoes appropriate for a rough terrain are a must.
creepy, crawly creatures. Using microscopes and the scientific method,
students will complete experiments and field studies to discover the
unseen world. Field trips and speakers will enrich the class.
be part of a team that will present a musical play for production. This
will be a collaborative process and all participants will get to act, sing
and dance on stage.
Anyone wishing to enroll in Drama MUST
At the audition, students must be prepared to sing a
song of their choice, read lines that will be supplied by the
instructors and follow directions given to them. Auditions will
be held at the Chatham High Auditorium in Chatham,
Virginia on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.
(Please arrive a few minutes early - will conclude by 12:30
Students who enroll in drama must attend BOTH WEEKS of Governor's
Learn to use Front
Page Express to design web pages. Students will incorporate
graphics, digital photography and text to create sites that reflect
their personalities and document their governor's school experience.