Grades K to Five - Summer Ste[+a]m

 

Demand for STEM careers shows no signs of slowing down. For students to become tomorrow’s STEM leaders, they need to experience STEM first. At the core of each of STEMscope’sTM STEM solutions is hands-on, inquiry-based investigation that helps students become tomorrow’s STEM leaders and innovators by letting them experience science. As students dive into the investigations found in each scope, they develop their own contexts and meanings for the scientific concepts they are learning, retain more knowledge, and develop deeper understandings of the world around them. Each STEMscopeTM module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that spark a lifelong love of learning and build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. In addition, each module empowers students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition!  Come for one week, or all five weeks this summer!Each week students in the Summer Steam Academy will take three classes combining the STEMscopesTM curriculum in either physical science, life science, or earth and space science with arts, robotics, coding, and math.

Tuition:

  • $165 per week ½ day 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., or combine with afternoon camp from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.  
  • $315 per week FULL DAY Registration Fee: $50 (per student) after April 15, 2017  Register Early!

STEMscopesTM Entering Kst-2nd grade and 3th-5th grade

Students in STEMscopesTM will engage each week in a series of activities that build upon each other, students are challenged to become confident in trying new things, to learn from mistakes, and to apply what they know to find solutions. STEMScopesTM is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts, and other national and state standards. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition!  Come for one week, or all five weeks this summer!

OFFERINGS VARY BY WEEK:

LEGO ROBOTICS Entering K-2nd grade and 3th-5th grade Become the next generation of robotics engineers and explore the universe. Learn about robotics in a hands-on course for students interested in engineering. Autonomous robots with a programming component and remote controlled robots will be constructed and used.  Classes are separated by grade level.

CREATIVE WRITING WITH MICROSCOPES Entering 3th-5th grade Students will use microscopes and other tools as they explore the natural world around them.  They’ll use insights gain to express themselves in a creative and unique way

 

BRAINY GAMES Entering K – 2nd grade Math, science, and language arts can be such a drag during the school year. Not this class! Students will continue to develop their core academic skills by playing a variety of different and interesting games. The class will utilize age appropriate board games and physical activities to teach strong academic development while having a blast in the process!

BUTTERFLY GARDEN Entering 3th-5th grade Students will explore the best way to create a Monarch butterfly habitat.  In addition, they’ll learn the skills needed to maintain a garden while providing butterflies a good home for life, including a good place to hangout while engaged in metamorphosis.

 

INTRODUCTION TO CODING Entering K-2nd grade and 3th-5th grade Learn sequential thinking, logical reasoning and coding concepts all while playing games and having fun with an Ozobot! Ozobot takes kids on a fun and mesmerizing experience introducing coding through creative drawing, problem solving and group challenges by coloring code commands in the form of basic color combinations.

MATH MANIA Entering K – 2nd grade Give your child a head start in math this summer as they explore the world of numbers. Students will explore addition and subtraction, and play games related to time, money, number sequence and fractions.

CALLING ALL STAR WARS FANS Entering K-2nd grade and 3th-5th Have fun learning with some of your favorite Star Wars characters.  Princess Lea Math, Darth Vader Slime, Force Awakens coding, and more.

ART AROUND THE WORLD Entering K – 2nd grade Introduction to art from different times and places. Students create Persian miniatures, Japanese prints, Native American Kachina masks, and Byzantine mosaics, exploring how people from different cultures incorporate art into their lives. Students also learn to draw basic shapes, patterns, faces, and landscapes using tempera paint, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and collage materials.

YOUR AMAZING BODY Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th Grade Learn all about how your body works in this exciting and interactive class that explores how your body moves, learns, and grows!

THE ARTIST’S VISION Entering K – 2nd grade Learn how artists use their art to reflect themselves and their ideas about the world. As they make portraits with clay, oil pastels, collage paper, and finger paint, students master the techniques of drawing facial proportions and express their views of themselves.

MODERN ART Entering 3rd – 5th Grade Learn about artists who use abstraction to emphasize the importance of feelings and ideas, rather than trying to capture a realistic scene. Students draw abstract animals, sculpt wire into action figures, and stencil organic shapes while exploring the work of modern artists.

FRACTION ACTION Entering 3rd – 5th grade Fractions are everywhere and this class will not only find them, but also focus on understanding the underlying concepts that must be mastered before working with fractions.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER KEYBOARDING Entering 3rd – 5th grade (Chatsworth Campus only) Computer keyboarding focuses on the fundamental skills of touch-typing. Emphasis is on correct technique as well as the development of accuracy and speed. This course will assist all students in developing their touch-type skills.

YOGA Entering K – 2nd and 3th – 5th grade Yoga teaches meditation which is vital in developing self-confidence, inner peace, strength and flexibility. Experience the healthy benefits of yoga and physical activity in a non-competitive, stress-free environment. Yoga is an ancient practice that can help modern kids achieve calm and balanced minds, while they build strong and flexible bodies.