Think Like a Genius

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Available Spring & Summer 2024!
See schedules at bottom of page.

Grades: 6-8

Think Like a Genius is a first-of-its-kind workshop that exposes students to eye-opening insights about how great geniuses conceived their ideas.

Led by Dr. Adam Richter, who has received numerous academic awards and been published in prominent academic journals, this unique program retraces the thoughts of some of the greatest scientific minds in history.

  • In Lesson 1, students will learn all about how Sir Isaac Newton threw light on the laws of physics, and they will even perform three of Newton’s own demonstrations (including his famous prism experiments)!
  • In Lesson 2, students will learn about how Albert Einstein came up with his mind-bending theory of relativity, which makes it (theoretically) possible for us to change time itself!
  • In Lesson 3, students will learn about Ibn al-Haytham (medieval mathematician and physicist) and Leonardo da Vinci, even building models of some of the latter’s machines!
  • In Lesson 4, students will learn about the amazing work of Katherine Johnson (NASA mathematician) and Mary Jackson (NASA engineer)!

After completing this program, students will understand the value of thinking differently and be able to demonstrate their worldliness by speaking with authority about some of history’s greatest scientists and their world-changing theories!


Dr. Adam Richter earned a Specialized Honours bachelor degree in History from Glendon College of York University. After completing a Master’s degree at Dalhousie University, he earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Adam’s research focuses on the history of science in seventeenth-century England, particularly the relationship between science and religion in that period. He has received numerous academic awards, including the prestigious Nathan Reingold Prize, which is awarded by the History of Science Society for the best essay by a graduate student. As a teacher, Adam strives to create a stimulating, humorous, and accepting classroom environment for all students. He is particularly passionate about encouraging students to become stronger writers and speakers.

THINK LIKE A GENIUS – Schedule

Classes are held in the given timeframes, excluding scheduled holidays.

Spring 2024
1 -4 lessons (Vaughan)

Lesson 1 (Newton): Tue., Mar. 12, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Lesson 2 (Einstein): Tue., Mar. 12, 12:30-2:30 pm*
* You must take the early workshop to take the late one.

OR

Lesson 3 (al-Haytham & da Vinci): Wed., Mar. 13, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Lesson 4 (Johnson & Jackson): Wed., Mar. 13, 12:30-2:30 pm*
* You must take the early workshop to take the late one.

Summer 2024
4 Lessons (1x per week, July OR Aug.)

Tue., July 9-30 / Aug. 6-27, 7:15-9:15 (Vaughan)

Email info@brainpower.ca with your child’s/children’s age(s) and area(s) or interests, and we will help get you registered!

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