BRAIN CHASE ELECTIVES

Elective Overview


The possibilities are endless!

Learning is what we do at Brain Chase, but you get to drive! Want to learn Swahili? Go for it. More interested in brushing up on math or typing? No problem. Maybe you need to work on those creativity skills? We’ve got electives for that, too. No matter your educational goals, Brain Chase can help. Electives during the Escape Room programs are optional, but required for the Treasure Hunt. These electives can be done by kids, adults, or families!

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BRAIN CHASE ELECTIVES

  • Brain Chase Math with Khan Academy

    • Earn points for the week
  • Leo Labs Engineering (Ideal for ages 8-14)

    • Engineering 1: Pasta Towers, Biomimicry, and Eggs & Vinegar
    • Engineering 2: Rube Goldberg Machine, Oooblech, and the Science of Flight
    • Engineering 3: Catapult, Magic Milk, and Mars Colony
  • Edible Education Cooking

    • Cooking 1: Homemade Pasta, Apple Parfaits, and Chicken Bites
    • Cooking 2: Chocolate Truffles, Cauliflower Pizza Bites, and Veggie Quesadillas
    • Cooking 3: Mac & Trees, Stuffed French Toast, and Nice Cream
  • Photography 

    • We suggest doing these courses sequentially
    • Photography 1: Composition, Lighting, and Warm & Cool Colors
    • Photography 2: Portrait, Wildlife, and Still Life
    • Photography 3: Photo Editing 1, Photo Editing 2, and Putting it All Together
  • Thorpe Studio Art 

    • Art 1: Air Painting, Tin Foil Structures, and Collage
    • Art 2: Crayon Stained Glass, Perspective (Drawing), and Soap Sculptures
    • Art 3: Potato Lithography, Eggs & Dimension, and Your Masterpiece
  • Google Books Reading

    • Escape Rooms: 30 minutes per week; Treasure Hunts: 60 minute per week
  • YogaMeDo Yoga 

    • Yoga 1: Breathing, Flexibility, and Balance
    • Yoga 2: Upper-Body Strength, Lower-Body, and Core Strength
    • Yoga 3: Breathing, Mindfulness and Mediation, and Putting it All Together
  • Power Park Fitness 

    • Fitness 1: Warming Up, Planks, and Lunges
    • Fitness 2: Mindful Eating, Intervals, and Sugar
    • Fitness 3: Warming Up, Flexibility, and Balance
  • Writing

    • We suggest doing Prose and Poetry sequentially
    • Creative Writing: Creating Interesting Characters, Creating Conflict, and Creating a Short Story
    • Prose 1: Narrative Writing, Persuasive Writing, and Expository Writing
    • Prose 2: Intro Paragraph, Body Paragraphs, Conclusion Paragraph
    • Poetry 1: Poetry, Haiku, and Limericks
    • Poetry 2: Cinquain, Sonnet, and Visual Poem
  • Household Chores 

    • Complete chores around your house; submit before and after photos
  • Music Practicing

    • 150 minutes per week (30 minutes per day/ 5 days a week)
  • MobileServe Service 

    • Service 1: Family, Neighbors, and Community
    • Service 2: Homeless, Other Kids, and Troops
    • Service 3: Animals/Pets, Elderly, and Planet
  • Study Hall

    • Earn time for learning done outside the program
  • Acton Academy Entrepreneurship

    • These courses should be done sequentially
    • Entrepreneurship 1: Business Plan, Refining Your Plan, and Market Testing
    • Entrepreneurship 2: Building Product, Product Marketing, and Business Launch
  • Home Organization

    • Decluttering, Nagging Tasks, and Digital Clutter
    • ESCAPE ROOM ONLY
  • Improving Habits

    • Improving Habits 1: Commit to Change, Emotional Triggers, and Environmental Changes and Substitutions.
    • Improving Habits 2: Tracking Progress, Establishing Rewards, and Accountability
    • ESCAPE ROOM ONLY
  • Family Finance

    • Establishing Goals, Budgeting, and Reducing Expenses
    • ESCAPE ROOM ONLY
  • Family Relationships

    • Family Relationships 1: Safety and Trust, Respect, and Openness
    • Family Relationships 2: Nurturing, Generosity, and Emotional Safety
    • ESCAPE ROOM ONLY
  • Team Debate

    • School Uniforms, Smartphones for Kids, and Dogs or Cats
  • Team Sports

    • Capture the Flag, Ultimate Frisbee, and Kickball
  • Team Theater

    • Improv, Comedy, and Drama
  • Brain Chase Book Club

    • Choose from four novels. Read required pages and answer prompts. TREASURE HUNT ONLY
  • Rosetta Stone Foreign Language

    • Choose from 30 languages. TREASURE HUNT ONLY
  • Code Combat Coding

    • Learn basic to intermediate coding skills. TREASURE HUNT ONLY
  • Typing Club Typing

    • Work on typing skills. TREASURE HUNT ONLY
  • Bonus and Escape Challenges

    • Required for both Escape Rooms and Treasure Hunts

HOW MANY ELECTIVES DO I SELECT?

You can choose up to three electives for the Escape Room programs (mix and match and change it up!). To keep things even, we require all Treasure Hunt participants to select three.

DO I HAVE ACCESS TO ALL OF THE ELECTIVES?

In the Escape Room programs you have access to all Escape Room electives (no coding, typing, language, or book club). Depending on the tier you purchase for the Treasure Hunt, different electives will be available to you. You can purchase electives from a higher tier a la carte.

DO CERTAIN ELECTIVES OR TIERS GIVE ME AN ADVANTAGE IN THE TREASURE HUNT?

NO!! Every participant receives the exact same clues and goes on the exact same hunt, regardless of the tier or electives chosen.

WHAT IF I WANT TO CHANGE MY ELECTIVES?

Go for it! You can do so from your parent dashboard. (But please no switching to different languages within Rosetta Stone or to different books within Book Club. Thank you!).

 

Ideas for additional electives? Please send us a note at info@brainchase.com.

 

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