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20 October, 2019

DDC 2019 Winter Talented Youth Program at BSB Shunyi

DDC 2019 Winter Talented Youth Program at BSB Shunyi DDC is offering their Talented Youth Program at The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi from 22nd December to 28th December, 2019 (7 consecutive days). Please see details below.

DDC is offering their Talented Youth Program at The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi from 22nd December to 28th December, 2019 (7 consecutive days). Please see details below.

DDC 2019 Talented Youth Program


Solar Engineering

Geometry in Gallery


Problem Based Learning Math : Multiplication, Fractions & Decimals: Take Apart Math

World Geography

Reader's Theater


Art History Basics

Kinetic Sculpture



Fundamentals of Electronics

Algebra Mystery Maze



Academic Writing & Verbal


Upper SSAT I (Verbal & Writing)


Intro to Behavioral Finance



2019.12.22-2019.12.27(6 consecutive days)

No boarding is available for this session.Providing School Bus Service.


Solar Engineering (Grades 1-2)

     Solar Engineering

Students will take the first steps towards understanding what resources are renewable and non-renewable. How we use energy and what solar energy is. Students will spend the three weeks engaged in hands-on, minds-on activities. Students will also learn about the misunderstanding of the sun. At the same time, they will deeply learn the tools of the ancient timekeeping and make the sundial.

Students need to fully understand the effects of solar thermal energy and learn to predict temperature changes caused by solar thermal energy in the sun and shadows. They will also participate in the ice melting competition, using the knowledge of energy conversion to further learn the different methods of energy conversion and energy storage. Students will learn how to use solar energy for desalination, through which, the concepts of evaporation, condensation and so on would be obtained. Students will also learn how energy is converted from the sun to the photovoltaic panels and make their own solar cars. 


Problem Based Learning Math: Geometry in Gallery (Grades 1-2)

     Problem Based Learning Math Designing a Geometry Gallery

Geometry is essentially the study of the space we live in. Geometry also helps us learn more about other areas of mathematics such as number, algebra and measurement. Connections to science and art are easily made as students develop spatial sense by building shapes and designs. Throughout the programs students will be involved in creating a Shape Gallery for the children’s museum.

Learning Objectives:

• Interpret and describe the physical world with geometric ideas using corresponding vocabulary

• Use basic shapes and spatial reasoning to model objects in the physical environment

• Recognize, name, build, draw, and describe a variety of 2- and 3-dimensional shapes

• Compare and sort 2- and 3-dimensional shapes

• Compose and decompose 2- and 3-dimensional shapes from different perspectives and orientations

• Describe, name, and interpret direction and distance in navigating space

• Relate geometry ideas to number and measurement


Problem Based Learning Math : Multiplication, Fractions & Decimals: Take Apart Math (Grades 2-3)

Problem Based Learning Math  Multiplication Fractions  Decimals Take Apart Math     

This program requires students to use creativity, critical thinking, and logical reasoning to perform a variety of operations and practice skills that align with state and national math standards. The book covers real-life situations requiring math skills, such as distance, liquid measures, money, time, weight, sequencing, comparison, age, area, and percentages, along with operations such as fractions, exponents, algebra, place value, and number lines. Students will make hypotheses, organize information, draw conclusions, and use syllogistic thinking. Teachers can feel confident that they are providing challenges and reinforcing important skills in a format that students enjoy!


World GeographyGrades 2-3

World Geography

Does it really matter where we live?  How does physical environment (the location of water, mountains, heat and cold) affect the development of cultures?  Could China be China if it was located somewhere else?  In this course, students will explore the five core themes of geography, including location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region.  Students will learn about absolute and relative location. They will inquire as to the physical and human characteristics that lead to the development of cultures, including landforms, waterways, people, climate, languages, communication, and transportation.

As geographers, students will investigate the cause and effect of human interaction with the environment. In addition, students will explore the concept of movement. They will research how and why people move from one location to another. Students will uncover geographical questions of their own selection and engage in hands-on learning experiences rich with reading, writing, mathematics, and more.


Readers Theater (Grades 2-3

Readers Theater

Reader’s Theater is an effective way to make dramatic changes in students’ fluency, writing, listening, and social skills. In this course, students will learn a strategy for developing their reading fluency. It involves students in oral reading through reading parts in scripts. In using this strategy, they need to reread it several times, thus developing their fluency skills. It promotes fluency, helps readers learn to read aloud with expression and helps build reading confidence.

Students will choose a story that can be divided into parts, or character, and read their scripts orally for practice. Students will also learn to write the script with print that is easy to read, being encouraged to practice at home with their parents and read parts together. This course will also introduce the full four-level grammar analysis of parts of speech, parts of sentences, phrases, and clauses in a simple fashion from the classic grammar book of MCT to support students’ script writing.


Art History BasicsGrades 3-4

Art History Basis

If you had a passport to travel western art history, which period would you choose to explore?

-Will you go to the ancient Greek period to appreciate the sculpture art of the sacred Greek gods?

Or go to the Italian Renaissance to see Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece Mona Lisa with her dreamy and mysterious smile?

- or travel to the classical period of Austria and listen to Beethoven's inspiring music treasures?


Kinetics Sculpture (Grades 3-4)

Kinetic Sculpture

Must sculpture stand still? Famous kinetic sculptures inspire people with art and motion and unleash unlimited imagination. In this course, students will understand the relationship between art, science, and engineering. While learning to appreciate the works of artistic masters such as Calder, Duchamp and Gabo, students will apply the "MIT engineering design process” to create their own kinetic sculpture—works of original art that are not static, single, flat, but dynamic, multi-dimensional works, which will break the traditional school art. They will organically combine the scientific method and architectural art to form a dynamic artistic effect.

Students will understand and learn basic physical concepts such as balance, kinetic and potential energy, gear mechanisms and wind energy in the process of practicing how to transform artistic ideas into original products.


RocketryGrades 4-5


It’s time to blast off!  Design, build, and launch different kinds of rockets in this hands-on course!  students will build the balloon rocket to explore the law of air thermodynamics, use foam board to build rockets and continue to debug the design model to achieve optimal emission effect. Students will launch the rockets with egg contained and ensure its safe landing.  At the same time, students will learn to design and annotate their own "engineering notebook", record their rocket designs and launch progress, as well as a thinking map that shows the progression from the idea, to design, to model, and finally, to the launch pad. 

Another focus of the course is the technology involved in rocket separation, electronic circuits, photographic tracking, and delayed deployment of aerospace.

Meanwhile, students will work collaboratively to produce a wonderful video to record the complete process of rocket production, installation, launch and landing.


Fundamentals of Electronics (Grades 4-5)

Fundamentals of Electronics

Get a hands-on education in what goes on inside the world of electronics! In this course different sensor, logic and output “Doo-Bobs” will be used to explore electronics from input to output, and to interact with heat, light, sound and touch, among other things. Students will understand the fundamentals of circuit design and how they can be used in different ways to make circuits that do a variety of things. They will leave with the knowledge, parts, and skills to create their own electronic projects at home.

The “Fundamentals of Electronics” module features three doo-bobs, or circuit boards, that the students will assemble and use to create circuits. The three doo-bobs are the Driver Doo-Bob, the Sensor Doo-Bob, and the Brain Doo-Bob. Each doo-bob comes with its own challenges, and we have attempted to explain in detail how to overcome specific anticipated issues and how to correct specific misconceptions students may have. Students will be able to: solder, make a simple electronic circuit, create complex circuits using multiple circuit boards, use electronics to gather data about their environment, understand simple analog designs, understand simple digital designs, understand digital logic, create and complete a project of their own.


Algebra Mystery Maze (Grades 4-5)

Solving Algebra Chains within a Maze Competition. In cooperative groups, students take turns as Measurer, Designer, and Recorder to quickly and accurately solve series of algebraic equations and word problems, as well as navigate and design mazes to earn the most centimeter lengths for their team. Every activity in ALGEBRA MYSTERY MAZE encourages students to use higher-level thinking skills. Knowledge, application, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis are all needed to work through the various phases of this experience.

Students will:

  • Understand that letters represent numbers in equations.
  • Understand meaning and application of order of operations.
  • Understand meaning of equation, variable, transformations, and reciprocals.
  • Solve algebraic equations and simple algebra word problems.
  • Develop confidence to work algebra problems quickly and accurately.
  • Apply skills of measurement to navigate and design mazes.
  • Apply math communication skills to describe problem-solving strategies.
  • Work cooperatively as they rotate through the roles of Measurer, Designer, and Recorder.


Genetics (Grades 5-6)


Genetics is one of the "Top Ten Breakthrough Technologies in the World" (MIT, 2017), which will profoundly influence the future development of humankind. Students will learn the foundation that creates the structure of genetics, including atoms, molecules, elements, and compounds. Students will explore the internal structure and function of DNA and RNA using the LEGO tools designed by MIT, and they will also study the mechanism of gene mutation and how a gene mutation is repaired.

Do you want to know the working mechanism of zebrafish heart and blood flow under professional high magnification microscope? DDC teachers will use zebrafish, which is widely used in many fields such as genetics, immunity, and cancer, for students to observe how zebrafish grows from one fertilized egg into an adult fish during a week.


Academic Writing & Verbal (Grades 5-6)

Academic WritingVerbal

This course explicates the elements of the correct, formal essay—the essay expected for exams, research papers, critical responses, and other formal analyses of academic subjects. With the use of extensive examples and thorough explanation, children see that formal writing involves the correct use of words, sentences, paragraphs, punctuation, and other elements such as organized structure and unity.

The course has a journeying theme that takes readers around the world. Each chapter is followed by exercises, challenging questions, examples of good essays, and a discussion of the correct use of words. It reflects the current MLA guidelines, More than that, Students will go in-depth to the academic vocabulary learning, like roots, affixes, etc. 


Upper SSAT I Verbal & Writing(Grades 6-7)

Upper SSAT I Verbal  Writing

Qualified Experienced Teacher will help students to excel in the areas of the verbal and writing of upper level SSAT; In the verbal section, the objective is to enhance the students’ strength on the aspects of vocabulary, verbal reasoning, and ability to relate ideas logically; On the writing part, the teacher will focus on how to help student to prepare high quality creative writing and essay-type writing with limited time frame.

Students will experiment with imagery and language, tone and mood, and a variety of structures. In addition to daily readings, informal writing assignments, and regular workshops, students will complete several major writing projects. They will gain a clearer sense of the skills and practices of successful writers and greater knowledge of their own strengths as authors. In addition, they will leave the course with critical-reading skills that transcend disciplines and will help them in future coursework. This program is not just help student to achieve their goals on standardized tests, but also help them to acquire the academic skills that are necessary to excel in their future studies. 


Intro to Behavioral Finance (Grades 7-8)

Intro to Behavioral Finance

Behavioral finance, a sub-field of behavioral economics, proposes psychology-based theories to explain stock market anomalies, such as severe rises or falls in stock price. The purpose is to identify and understand why people make certain financial choices. Within behavioral finance, it is assumed the information structure, and the characteristics of market participants systematically influence individuals' investment decisions as well as market outcomes.

  • Behavioral finance proposes psychology-based theories to explain stock market anomalies, such as severe rises or falls in stock price.
  • Behavioral finance attempts to identify and understand why people make certain financial choices by studying their biases.
  • The self-attribution bias is the habit of attributing favorable outcomes to expertise and unfavorable outcomes to bad luck。
  • The herd instinct leads people to follow popular trends without any deep thought of their own.


AMC10 (Grades 6-9)


This is a preparation course for AMC10.


Class time: 9:00-16:00


  • Need a strong English academic ability
  • Love thinking, love science
  • Have spirits of teamwork and exploration
  • Each class has a maximum capacity of 8 students
Map Testing
No. Test Date Test Registration Closing
Location Time Subject
1 26-Oct 23-Oct BSB(Shunyi) 14:00-16:30 Mathematics,Reading(Only G1-G2)
General Science,Mathematics
Reading,Language Usage
2 2-Nov 30-Oct BSB(Shunyi) 9:00-11:30 Mathematics,Reading(Only G1-G2)
General Science,Mathematics
Reading,Language Usage
3 8-Dec 4-Dec BSB(Shunyi) 14:00-16:30 Mathematics,Reading(Only G1-G2)
General Science,Mathematics
Reading,Language Usage

DDC 2019 Winter Talented Youth Program Charging Policy

Tuition & Fee

  • Winter course fee: RMB 15,600/session
  • AMC10 course fee: USD 2200/session (No discount)


Discount A: 2019 Winter course - those who have registered and successfully paid before September 15, 2019 can enjoy the aerly bird rate (RMB 1500 off)

Discount B: DDC returning students can enjoy a discount of RMB1000 


  • The price above includes course fee, lunch, snack and insurance
  • School bus fee:  RMB1050 / 7 days / person. RMB 900 / 6 days / person. (School bus fee has no discount)

Refund Policy

> 31 Days

100% of your payment will be refunded

16-30 Days

80% of your payment will be refunded

8-15 Days

50% of your payment will be refunded

4-7 Days

20% of your payment will be refunded

< 3 Days

Not refundable for cancellation due to personal reasons


  • Please contact for appilication of course cancellation or change.
  • Registration will be closed 15 days  prior to the starting of the program.
  • DDC reserves the right to cancel the course with a enrollment less than 8 students by the last day for registration.

Contact us

TEL: 400 888 0382

Educational Consultant (in English): Maggie: 151 2115 3073

Educational Consultant (in Chinese): Aimee:185 1870 0745

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