SCIENCE MINORS CLUB

@Homewood Science Center

With the support of Museum of Science and Industry, Homewood Science Center is excited to offer Science Minors Camp!

Students can engage in fun, hands-on science activities that build curiosity and encourage teamwork. Topics range across all aspects of science and engineering and support learning that happens during the school day.- MSI

Science Minors Clubs offer early, hands-on exposure to science through partnerships with a network of schools and community organizations.

Monday-Friday

June 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

9am-11:30am

Grades 2-5

Max class: 20 students

Cost: $100*

*We are able to keep this cost low because of a subsidy from MSI

Instructors: Tracy Mis & Monique Lamb

Students should bring a peanut free snack

to enjoy during class.

<Summer of Code> 

Introductory coding classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays

@Homewood Science Center

Requirements:

Students need to bring their own laptop or iPad, laptops are preferable. Homewood Science Center is not responsible for loss, damage, or theft. Students assume responsibility for their devices.  

If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact edobrez@homewoodsciencecenter.org

Courses include... online curriculum as well as hands-on activities relating to computer science topics. Courses are aligned with common core and 21st century standards.

Using the Code.org curriculum... students will learn the basics of computer programming using Blockly, a visual programming language. Blockly provides students with an engaging introduction into text based programming while using familiar contexts such as Angry Birds, Minecraft, Frozen, and Star Wars.

<Web Wizards> 

Ages: 6-8 years old

5pm-6pm

$180/Child 

$290 Bring a Buddy


June: 11 | 13 | 18 | 20 | 25 | 27
July: 2 | 9 11 | 16

Description:

For beginners and beyond! Students create computer programs with loops and events and write algorithms for everyday tasks. Through this they learn to collaborate with others meaningfully, investigate different problem-solving techniques, persist in the face of difficult tasks, and learn about Internet safety. By the end of this course, students create their very own custom game or story that they can share.

  • Sequences

  • Loops and events

  • Meaningful collaboration with others

  • Problem-solving and perseverance techniques

  • Internet safety

<Cool Coders> 

Ages: 9-14 years old

6:30pm-8:00pm

$225/Child

$360/Bring a Buddy


June: 11 | 13 | 18 | 20 | 25 | 27
July: 2 | 9 11 | 16

Description:

For beginners and beyond! Students create programs with different kinds of loops, events, functions, and conditions and write algorithms for everyday tasks. Through this they will investigate different problem-solving techniques, discuss societal impacts of computing and the Internet, and learn about Internet transmission methods. By the end of this course, students create interactive stories and games they can share. 

  • Problem Decomposition

  • Functions

  • Nested loops and conditionals

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Internet transmission methods

Returning Digital Fix://

students welcome!

Digital Fix://

Monday-Thursday 1pm-3pm 

June 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27

Release Party on the last day of class! 

$160/student 

$260/Bring a Buddy

Max class: 20 kids

Instructor Mary Baker

Grades 5-8

 

Week 1: BUILD AN APP Work in teams to design a mobile app that can help solve a problem. Teams will come up with an original app idea and go hands on with MIT App Inventor to develop a prototype.

 

Week 2: GREEN SCREEN MOVIE SCENCE It all starts with an idea! Students will collaborate to bring visual stories to life. Throughout the design phases of pre-production, production, and post-production, we’ll cover techniques to produce photo and video content using green screen technology.

 

We look forward to the Release Party when teams will present their final digital products to the class and their families in the Michael Wexler Theater. 

Device Requirements
Students need to bring their own device, laptops are preferable. Homewood Science Center is not responsible for loss, damage, or theft. Students assume responsibility for their devices. If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact edobrez@homewoodsciencecenter.org.

Rube Goldberg

Inventor's Camp

@Homewood Science Center

Inspired by the famed engineer and cartoonist...this inventor’s camp challenges your child to brainstorm and build a complex contraption ala Rube Goldberg style!

Grades: 5-8
Time:  9:00-Noon  
Dates:  July 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20   
Class size: 15 

Cost: $175/child  | includes all supplies

Bring a Buddy: $280

Teacher: Tracey Mis


We’ll set a foundation and start with six basic simple machines: wheel & axle, wedge, lever, inclined plane, pulley, and screw. From there, kids will team up to design, construct, and test a Rube Goldberg-like device that completes a task. What kind of mechanisms, gizmos, or apparatuses can we create when simple machines are used together in a chain of energy transfers? We challenge young inventors to create a cool contraption at this week long camp. Children should bring a peanut free snack with them to camp.

Check out a Rube Goldberg inspired gadget in this video!

Examining the Evidence: A Forensic Science Camp

Grades: 5-8
Time:  9:00am-11:00am 
Dates:  July 15-19  
Class size: 15 

Cost: $175/child 

Bring a Buddy: $280

Teacher: Tracey Mis

Kids turn into forensic scientists at this "CSI" type camp! From identifying powders, liquids, and metals to testing the chromatography of ink, kids will examine evidence like a real forensic scientist!  Will students be able to uncover the truth in their final crime scene? Their crime solving skills will be put to the test during Examining the Evidence: A Forensic Science Camp at Homewood Science Center!

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