Things That Go Boom!


*This course is intended for lower elementary students


Class Schedule

July 15th-July 19th


August 12th- August 16th

4:00-4:50 pm PST

*Note: This is a weeklong course meeting each day from Monday-Friday


Note: Classes are listed in PST, click below to convert time to your time zone.

Course Overview

You may know that when you drop a mento in a bottle of coke an explosion happens, but why? In this course, we’ll practice the scientific method to design an experiment, develop a hypothesis, and then record our observations of an experiment that involves some kind of explosion. We’ll explore chemical and physical properties connected to exploding experiments. This course will be strictly observational, but will provide the experiment and steps post course if the student wants to try them at home (with an adult!). Let’s explore some explosions, and the science behind them!

Student Outcomes: 

  • Learn to develop a hypothesis
  • Follow the steps of the scientific method
  • Explore the science behind different explosion experiments
  • Compare and contrast different explosions with physical and chemical properties

Student Experience


Design Thinker



Your Teacher: Lindsey Roberts

Lindsey Roberts has worked as a teacher in California for over 8 years. She has a Bachelor’s in Zoology from Colorado State University, a background in marine biology, and a Masters of Arts in Education from the University of San Francisco. Her experience spans from working with animals, conducting scientific research, and classroom teaching at a public charter school in grades k-8. She has a passion for science, math, and fostering curiosity.  She has taught a wide range of ability levels including gifted students. Lindsey enjoys creating project based learning units connecting multiple subject matters in a way for students to better understand. In addition to working at Cresconova, she currently operates Rooted in STEM Education, ( a private tutoring business. Her clients are both international and domestic and many of her current students identify as gifted. They respond to her high level of engagement and deep content knowledge. She is thrilled to share her passions of animals, science, and math with Cresconova students!