Elementary Education “STEM” Summer Camp
Rising 3rd-5th grade students are invited to join the excitement! The camp will promote summer learning success with hands-on discovery activities and technology-rich experiences. STEM is the interdisciplinary and applied approach of science, technology, engineering, and math within a curriculum-based framework which engages students in authentic, meaningful learning environments. Literacy, language arts, and social science skills and strategies will be integrated into this framework to address the holistic world in which we live. Students will have a blast as they conduct experiments, explore their creativity, and challenge their critical thinking skills. Participants may register for all 3 weeks or for individual weeks. Students will research the topics below:
WEEK 1: JUNE 11-15 ROBOTICS
Students will explore the impact of robotics in our society. All students will use various coding and robotic elements: such as Ozobots, Dot and Dash, and Osmo. Students will create a moving object and explore elements of robotics (3rd grade), build robotic hands using hydraulics (4th grade), and build hydraulic machines and fly drones (5th grade).
WEEK 2: JUNE 18-22 STRUCTURES
Students will investigate how design influences the building of structures. Students will design and build houses (3rd grade), towers (4th grade), and bridges (5th grade). All students will develop a hypothesis and test their designs against common weather elements.
WEEK 3: JUNE 25-29 FORCE & MOTION
Students will explore how force and motion show up in our everyday lives. They will use their knowledge of Newton’s Laws to build cars (3rd grade), amusement park rides (4th grade), and rockets (5th grade).
On Friday, families will be invited to attend a Celebration of Learning where students will share what they have learned and created during the STEM camp.
Times and Dates
- 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Monday through Friday
- June 11 through June 29, 2018
- Haley Center Classrooms
- Registration Fee: $10
- Tuition for THREE WEEKS: $325
- Tuition for ONE WEEK: $125
- as space is available
Meals and Snacks
- Your child should eat breakfast before arriving.
- Please send your child with a healthy snack.
- Lunch is at home.