Students head outside to get inspiration for their short stories.
Students explore sense of self as they create paper figures that embody their identities.
Students learn the value of clear communication as they instruct each other to build paper airplanes using coding language.
Students send robots to "Mars," using a video feed to navigate dangerous terrain and save their astronaut.
Entrepreneurs present their developed products and services to a panel of "sharks" ahead of their official pitches to CIC tomorrow.
Students question "The Joker" and analyze their findings.
Students work on brochures that detail trips to a variety of U.S. states.
Chemists experiment with calcium chloride, jelly crystals, and iron fillings to create hand warmers.
Students use microscopes to analyze tissue samples.
Students put on a "Trash-ion" show, turning discarded materials into fancy clothes.
Students choose how to spend their evening, heading to the Board Game Studio, Art Room, Coffeehouse, or Trivia Night.
Students create commercials for EXPLO merchandise.
Students continue to develop their business plans as they prepare for final pitches on Friday.
Students from Cupcake Challenges and Chemistry in Action collaborate on a particularly sweet experiment.
Students bring their digital room designs to life as they create conceptual paintings.
Students discuss the most common reasons people forget information.
Students discuss the qualities of a good leader and how to embody those traits.
Students assume the roles of director, actor, cinematographer, prop master, and extra as they produce a short film.
Students and staff members perform, play games, and cheer on their peers at our first Explosé showcase of the session!
Students assume the role of doctors, diagnosing the "injuries" of EXPLO staff members.
Students compete in a Halloween-themed Four Square tournament against the World Champion: Tiger Claw.
Students prepare to run Explosé by learning about lighting, sound design, and stage management.
Students participate in a "chalk talk" about biodiversity, evolution, and comparative anatomy.
Alongside Wellesley College's Athletic Trainers, students learn how to assess different types of knee injuries.
Students learn how to create optical illusions.
Working in teams, students craft rollercoasters for marbles out of paper, cardboard, and tape.
Students learn the importance of knife and fire safety before using these skills to craft the perfect s'more!
Startup Entrepreneurship students travel to Cambridge to visit Google's offices, where they tour the building and participate in a Q+A session with employees.
It's laundry day! Students use chemical reactions to remove chocolate "blood" stains from clothes.
Students combine baking soda and vinegar to fuel their homemade bottle rockets.
Students learn about communicating through images as they develop pictorial codes.
Students use their knowledge of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture to photograph in Wellesley College's Houghton Memorial Chapel.
Students work together to create an episode of EXPLO Update, a daily news show with important announcements that is shown to all students.
On their first day of class, singers play a variety of games to get their musical minds working!
-EXPLO Student in Personal Finance Workshop
After learning about the nature of gendered advertisements, students redesign toys to make them accessible to a wider audience.
Students begin developing fictional civilizations by designing a flag and deciding how they will implement social structures.
Students discuss the role of economics in their fictional apocalypse.
After reflecting on what it means to be a "monster," students develop creatures of their own, complete with backstories and weaknesses. They then dress up as their creations.
Students learn about EXPLO's core values, including optimism, compassion, and courage, as they collect costume items for a staff fashion show. Badges are awarded to students who display these values throughout the session.
Students pitch their respective countries as potential host sites for the 2026 Winter Olympics to a selection committee.
Focus students explore the Orbits iPad application, designed to provide three-dimensional models of the different body systems.
EXPLO Orthopedics + Sports Medicine students travel to Boston University's Human Adaptation Lab run by Dr. Cara Lewis.
Students construct water balloon launchers.
Students make advertisements and buttons to promote an upcoming evening event.
Focus students take a trip to Newton-Wellesley Hospital to meet with Dr. Timothy Foster, the hospital's Chair of Orthopedics!
Marketers create promotional materials for EXPLO-themed products.
Students discuss the role of social advocacy as they reflect on the causes that are important to them.
Students engineer a trap that can catch a blood clot (clementine segment) traveling through the EXPLO Blood Clot Apparatus.
Chefs prepare monkey bread and chocolate ganache.
After learning about knife safety, students carve branches to roast marshmallows!
Engineers pitch their rocket models to EXPLO-NASA representatives before demonstrating their launches!
While walking on campus, medical students confront an emergency simulation that requires diagnosis and decision-making with limited information and equipment.
Students interrogate witnesses as they attempt to solve a criminal case.
Student-spies decode shredded messages to solve a mystery about the motives of EXPLO secret agents!
Students use financial skills to advise their first clients: EXPLO staff!
Students participate in a variety of activities to explore the many parts of the brain.
Students experiment with acidic and basic substances to explore their properties.
Students participate in the EFL (EXPLO Football League) draft, attempting to build a winning roster.
Students work in teams to create the tallest skyscraper while also engineering safety mechanisms for earthquakes and wind gusts