STEM Kids Camp

Ignite or fuel your child's passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes by registering them for these fun, hands-on learning camps. Students in grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 are invited to the NDSU College of Engineering for a variety of summer kids camps focused on topics in STEM. Camps will be offered July 12-15 and July 19-22.

Once your child is officially registered for a camp, please read the Parent/Guardian Information section and complete a waiver form for each child. This information will also be emailed to you prior to the beginning of the week your child is registered for.

Your child's registration is not complete until we receive the waiver. You may email signed and completed forms to lauren.n.singelmann@ndsu.edu or mail it to:

NDSU College of Engineering
Attn: Summer Kids Camps
PO Box 6050 Dept 2450
Fargo, ND 58108-6050 

For more information contact Lauren Singelmann at: lauren.n.singelmann@ndsu.edu or 701-231-5798

Session 1: Monday, July 12 - Thursday, July 15

Morning: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

K-2

Storybook STEM

Students will work on STEM projects related to stories read in class. Some stories will be old favorites, and others will be new stories about kids that are making a difference in the world of STEM. Each day will start with story time and then the students will do an activity related to the book.

Creative Computer Coding

Students will be engaged and have fun learning to code with the Code.org program. This is a hands-on interactive class with immediate results on how to learn the basics behind computer coding with game-like formats. Instruction will be given and often be individualized throughout the camp to help each child feel confident and capable.

Rockin' Robots Jr.

All new kits and curriculum for 2021! Practice building and programming LEGO robots using WeDo 2.0 kits. Learn about motors, sensors, mechanical engineering, and computer science by creating a robot frog, truck, moon rover, and more!

3-5

Gear Heads

Build and explore engineering through basic machines and mechanisms. Using Lego Education kits, learn about gears, pulleys, levers, linkages, and pneumatics. Work in teams to build simple and motorized mechanisms to demonstrate concepts.

Junior Biologist

Let your Junior Biologist explore the exciting world of all things! We will help build scientific confidence by using skills such as critical thinking, journaling, and observations. Enjoy hands on experiences as we explore Plants, Invertebrates, Reptiles, Animal Habitats, Evolution and so much more!

6-8

Mission to Mars

Inspired by the recent NASA Perseverance mission, this interdisciplinary STEM camp examines the biology, geology, physics, chemistry, and engineering of exploring Mars. Selected topics include rocketry, soil geology, and searching for biosignatures.

Rockin’ Robots Advanced  

All new kits and curriculum for 2021! Design custom creations with the new LEGO Spike Robotics kits. Build and code robots with real-world applications like a motorized prosthetic hand.

Science of Food

Learn about the biology, chemistry, and physics behind the foods that we eat. Students will learn science concepts while completing hands-on activities related to food!

9-12

Exploring Engineering

Students will rotate through different labs in the NDSU College of Engineering to learn more about engineering as a career path and complete hands-on activities. Students will be introduced to a variety of engineering topics in an engaging and approachable way.

Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

K-2

Budding Biologist 

Let your little scientist explore the exciting world of all things living in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and inspires curiosity! We will help build critical thinking skills as we explore and observe Plants, Invertebrates, Mammals, Reptiles, Animal Habitats, Lifecycles and so much more!

Gear Heads Jr. 

Build and explore engineering through basic machines and mechanisms. Using Lego Education kits, learn about gears, levers, pulleys, and wheels and axles. Work in teams to build simple mechanisms to demonstrate concepts.

3-5

Environmental Engineering

Learn how weather works and how we work with it! In this class, students will learn about the water cycle, weather and climate patterns, and how people manage environmental situations. Activities will include observing and recording weather phenomena, labs on harnessing renewable resources, and discussing the importance of keeping our planet healthy.

Rockin’ Robots

All new kits and curriculum for 2021! Design custom creations with the new LEGO Spike Robotics kits. Build and code robots with real-world applications like a motorized prosthetic hand.

6-8

Statistics: Using a Few Numbers to Answer Big Questions

Statistics is everywhere! In this class, we will introduce different topics in Statistics and show where these concepts show up in the world. How can Statistics help you give Barbie the ultimate bungee jumping thrill without her bonking her head? Are the makers of M&Ms telling the truth about the color of their candies? Can the way you rank your interests and hobbies help determine a potential best friend? We'll answer these questions and many more!

Emerging Technologies

When we think of science, we often think about the facts we know. However, there are many things that scientists and engineers don't understand yet. Students will learn about the technologies that are leading to new discoveries and inventions like self-driving cars, using math and science to protect endangered species, and ways to predict the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. They will then get a chance to test out these technologies and create their own solutions to problems.

Science of Food

Learn about the biology, chemistry, and physics behind the foods that we eat. Students will learn science concepts while completing hands-on activities related to food!

Session 2: Monday, July 19 - Thursday, July 22

Morning: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

K-2

Budding Biologist

Let your little scientist explore the exciting world of all things living in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and inspires curiosity! We will help build critical thinking skills as we explore and observe Plants, Invertebrates, Mammals, Reptiles, Animal Habitats, Lifecycles and so much more!

Gear Heads Jr.

Build and explore engineering through basic machines and mechanisms. Using Lego Education kits, learn about gears, levers, pulleys, and wheels and axles. Work in teams to build simple mechanisms to demonstrate concepts.

Engineering Adventures

This course will allow students to explore the fundamentals of mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. How can we make the strongest structure? How do we turn on a light with a battery and some wire? This class will consist of many hands-on activities to help students learn more about engineering, building, and creating.

3-5

Gear Heads

Build and explore engineering through basic machines and mechanisms. Using Lego Education kits, learn about gears, pulleys, levers, linkages, and pneumatics. Work in teams to build simple and motorized mechanisms to demonstrate concepts.

Crime Scene Science

Help solve a crime by analyzing a crime scene and learning about forensic science techniques. Learn how to do fingerprint analysis, blood spatter analysis, blood typing, bite mark analysis, powder analysis, and more.

6-8

Mission to Mars

Inspired by the recent NASA Perseverance mission, this interdisciplinary STEM camp examines the biology, geology, physics, chemistry, and engineering of exploring Mars. Selected topics include rocketry, soil geology, and searching for biosignatures.

Rockin’ Robots Advanced

All new kits and curriculum for 2020! Design custom creations with the new LEGO Spike Robotics kits. Build and code robots with real-world applications like a motorized prosthetic hand.

Animal Anatomy

Did you know a cow has four stomachs? Learn more about different animals and their anatomy in this fun, hands-on course exploring the science of how animals’ bodies work.

Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

K-2

Creative Computer Coding  

Students will be engaged and have fun learning to code with the Code.org program. This is a hands-on interactive class with immediate results on how to learn the basics behind computer coding with game-like formats. Instruction will be given and often be individualized throughout the camp to help each child feel confident and capable.

Rockin' Robots Jr.

All new kits and curriculum for 2021! Practice building and programming LEGO robots using WeDo 2.0 kits. Learn about motors, sensors, mechanical engineering, and computer science by creating a robot frog, truck, moon rover, and more!

3-5

Coding and Music

Come learn about the science and math behind music while making music with code. Students will learn the basics of drag-and-drop coding and circuitry while creating music and musical instruments that make sound using code.

Junior Biologist

Let your Junior Biologist explore the exciting world of all things! We will help build scientific confidence by using skills such as critical thinking, journaling, and observations. Enjoy hands on experiences as we explore Plants, Invertebrates, Reptiles, Animal Habitats, Evolution and so much more!

Rockin’ Robots

All new kits and curriculum for 2021! Design custom creations with the new LEGO Spike Robotics kits. Build and code robots with real-world applications like a motorized prosthetic hand.

6-8

Statistics: Using a Few Numbers to Answer Big Questions

Statistics is everywhere! In this class, we will introduce different topics in Statistics and show where these concepts show up in the world. How can Statistics help you give Barbie the ultimate bungee jumping thrill without her bonking her head? Are the makers of M&Ms telling the truth about the color of their candies? Can the way you rank your interests and hobbies help determine a potential best friend? We'll answer these questions and many more!

Animal Anatomy

Did you know a cow has four stomachs? Learn more about different animals and their anatomy in this fun, hands-on course exploring the science of how animals’ bodies work. 

9-12

Exploring Engineering

Students will rotate through different labs in the NDSU College of Engineering to learn more about engineering as a career path and complete hands-on activities. Students will be introduced to a variety of engineering topics in an engaging and approachable way.

 

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