Inventors Workshop

June 8-12, 2020 | 10 am to Noon & 1-3 pm

This week is geared towards creative thinkers who want to learn how to focus their energy towards solving real-world problems. We will take field trips and talk to entrepreneurs from around the city, and learn the fundamentals of starting our own businesses. While we will keep in mind that we may have to start small, we will also learn how to dream big. The week will culminate in a "Shark Tank" style event where entrepreneurs will showcase their products and business plans to compete for "virtual" venture capital.

Supply List:

  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Markers/pens
  • Regular paper
  • Construction paper
  • Coffee stirrers
  • Straws
  • Popsicle sticks
  • String/twine
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper clips
  • Dry spaghetti
  • Marshmallows
  • 1 raw egg
  • Plastic water/soda bottles
  • 4 caps to water/soda bottles
  • Balloons

 Cost: $150
Ages: Students entering 5th and 6th grades in the fall of 2020

Instructor: Mike Knapp
Mike Knapp is a sixth-year English teacher at SHC. He is a Boston native who moved to San Francisco in 2010 to work for Facebook. Mr. Knapp always wanted to teach high school and earned a Master of Arts in teaching from the University of Southern California in 2013. Before arriving in San Francisco, Mr. Knapp majored in English (literary theory) at Dartmouth College and graduated in 2009. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and playing basketball.

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