What can I teach?

Our answer to this question is usually "Anything!" And that is the short answer. There are a handful of exceptions to our "teach anything" policy, but for the most part, we encourage teachers to be as creative as possible. Many people have a hard time coming up with ideas for classes off the top of their heads. This page aims to fix that. What you'll find below is a summary of all the materials we have or can acquire easily for you, as well as a bunch of classes that have been suggested by past Splash and Spark students.

Materials we have or can get (details)

  • Arts and crafts: popsicle sticks, fabric, glitter, etc.
  • Paint (and rollers, brushes, trays, masks, etc.)
  • Supplies to make dreamcatchers, henna, and plaster masks
  • All the fixings for tie-dye, except the dye
  • Balloons, helium regulator, water balloons
  • Oscilloscope and function generator
  • Sports equipment (frisbees, soccer balls, etc.)
  • Large wooden compasses (for e.g. drawing large circles)
  • Materials for speaker construction
  • Axis and Allies (3 sets)
  • Over 60 pairs of poi (made from pantyhose and tennis balls)
  • Over 20 Rubik's cubes
  • See our full inventory

Classes suggested by past students

  • Archaeology
  • Astronomy for non-physicists
  • Beginner or advanced knitting
  • Introduction to some exotic language (many, MANY students suggest language classes)
  • Bubble tea-making
  • Chess
  • Programming in your language of choice
  • Conversational sign language
  • Ballroom dance
  • Psychology, sociology, and/or criminology
  • Comparative religion
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • NaNoWriMo workshop
  • Anatomy and/or dissection
  • Checking out past catalogs is also a great way to get ideas.




Last modified on Sept. 13, 2017 at 07:35 p.m.