Online Winter Camp > Origami Science: Winter Edition
In this exciting edition of Origami Science, students will get to broaden their science knowledge while learning about a Christmas icon: reindeer! Students will learn all about these amazing animals, starting with their habitat and diet, moving on to their unique adaptations for surviving the cold, and ending with learning about how they get the energy they need to power Santa’s sleigh on that all important night.
Along with the origami model book containing the pieces to construct their own reindeer, each student will also receive an amazing winter coursebook filled with trivia, fun facts, coloring pages, amazing pictures, and much more!
The course project kit will be delivered to each student. Each kit includes the materials needed in class to complete exciting projects.
Over the course of four lessons, students will explore varying aspects of reindeer anatomy, physiology and ecological importance, all while having fun making connections to the reindeer’s most important job: getting Santa around the world on Christmas Eve!
In the first lesson, students will dive right into learning about reindeer by first discussing where they live and what they eat. Did you know that reindeer are one of the few survivors of the last ice age? They’ve been around for millions of years. Woah!! Students will learn fun facts like this one as well as they get up close with these amazing creatures.
Why do reindeer make such good companions for Santa Claus? Well, they have many adaptations that help them. In this class, students will learn exactly what makes reindeer so well-suited for the harsh conditions of the North Pole. Students will round out this lesson by also learning about the life cycle of these animals.
Getting around the world on Christmas Eve so quickly certainly must take a lot of energy! So how do reindeer process their food to achieve this? In this class, students will learn exactly that. By making their own origami model of the reindeer digestive system, students will get a hands-on look at what makes these animals so special.
We’re not quite done yet! Reindeer are important to both the ecosystem and to humans. Did you know that they are the deer species to be domesticated? So not just Santa keeps them! But of course, our course wouldn’t be complete without learning all about reindeer’s place in history as Santa’s most valuable companions.
Short course*: Meets 1 time a week for 4 weeks
*This course is a special holiday-themed course that will occur during the month of December only.
Intermediate Level (Ages 7–12)
This course is offered in English only.
Wednesdays @ 19:00-19:50 JST
Dates: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21
Fridays @ 19:00-19:50 JST
Dates: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23
Deadline to sign up is 11/8.
Students who cancel their reservation before 11/8 will not be charged.