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June 21 - July 15, 2022

Ridgecrest Block #1 - STEM Fundamentals (Woodward); Marine Science (Wood); The Genius Hour (Garcia); Digital Journalism (Blosser)

Ridgecrest Intermediate School • 28915 Northbay Road Rancho Palos VerdesCA  90275 Organized by Peninsula Education Foundation - Summer PEP $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.
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STEM Fundamentals: This dynamic foundation to engineering class is divided into the four fundamentals of STEM: Coding, Gaming, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and Virtual Robotics. Students will learn JavaScript and Python through platforms like Code Combat, Make Code, and more. Create your favorite platform, maze, and scrolling games with the “Game Salad” program. Learn to design like an architect with the awesome 3D modeling software called “Sketchup”. Operate virtual robots as you program them to navigate through a variety of mazes and challenges with “VexCode”. All these awesome programs are web-based. No Downloading Necessary! Some Login credentials will be required. Marine Science: Discover the wonders of the Ocean, it covers over 70% of our planet!! Find out how the Ocean provides us with so many things we use every day, how the animals "breathe" underwater, and why the miraculous substance of water is "the stuff of life". Learn some geography, why sharks are not really scary and how we can be better stewards of our planet. The Genius Hour: An Inquiry-based, student-directed learning passion project. Students are challenged to explore topics that meet their own unique interests. This research is intended to spark curiosity and encourage life-long learning, imagination, perseverance, self-awareness, and adaptability. The product, end result, or other compelling artifacts can be shared or published. Digital Journalism: In Digital Journalism, we will practice valuable writing skills, learn to gather credible information, and create different forms of digital news media such as blogs, feature stories, podcasts, and short videos.


June 21 - July 15, 2022

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Ridgecrest Intermediate School

28915 Northbay Road Rancho Palos VerdesCA  90275

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