NDSU Offers Summer STEM Kids Camps
Posted on May, 07 2013
NDSU Offers Summer STEM Kids Camps
North Dakota State University Distance and Continuing Education will hold a series of four Summer Kids Camp sessions beginning June 10, 2013 on the NDSU Campus. Summer STEM Kids Camps are designed for students in grades three through five and six through eight. Fuel your child’s passion for science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) by registering them for one of our hands-on, interactive camps.
The following camps are offered through the 2013 Summer STEM Kids Camps. Many of these camps are offered several dates throughout the summer.
Spend time in a digital planetarium and learn about the solar system, our Earth, Moon, Sun, and planets. Explore other worlds and extrasolar systems along with constellations and other galaxies. IPads will be used during this camp.
After an overview of the construction process and materials used in the industry, students design a house plan, select materials they would use to build their house, build models of their houses, and spend a day in the lab mixing concrete and running material tests. Register your child for this class and give them free reign to design a dream home for your family.
Let your child’s imagination come alive in this class when they learn to create interactive stories, a web page, games, music and art using Scratch, RPG maker and other software.
Get a sneak peek into the NDSU Geology Laboratory and investigate a variety of Earth materials. Learn to identify minerals and rocks using common tools. Look for fossils with microscopes, go on a dig for “fossils”, and make a fossil to take home.
Using the Lego Mindstorms platform, your child will learn the basic engineering concepts of design and programming while working in teams to build a robot. Students will engineer a robot to perform tasks, overcome challenges, and maneuver through obstacles culminating in an exciting competition!
If your child has taken an interest in caring for people and animals, let them discover science with a purpose. Students will learn about science in health careers through fun, hands-on activities with real health care providers.
Come build and explore engineering through basic machines and mechanisms. Using Lego Education kits, students will learn about gears, pulleys, levers, linkages, and pneumatics. Students work in teams to build simple and motorized mechanisms to demonstrate concepts.
Is your child interested in exploring the vast world of engineering? Students in this camp will learn how to apply math and science principles to solve real-world problems. Students will engage in a variety of hands-on activities to illustrate engineering concepts.
Students will participate in a project-based environment where they will use a problem solving strategy to investigate STEM-related topics. They will use a 21st century approach.
Has your child wondered how crimes are solved? Well, it’s time to be the detective. Join us for a week full of activities that span the different scientific fields while we do experiments in fingerprint and bite mark identification, study splatter patterns, powder analysis, chromatography, and even DNA extraction. Grab your detective gear and your magnifying glasses and join in the fun!
The 2013 Summer STEM Kids Camps are open to all area students entering grades three through five and six through eight this fall. Each camp is $89 but discounts are offered for students taking more than one camp or if more than one child from a family attends a camp. Scholarships are also offered through FM Metro Youth Partnership. To apply for a scholarship go to http://ndsu.me/mypscholarship2013. To view more information or to register for the 2013 Summer STEM Kids Camps go to http://ndsu.me/dcem1304.