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Kids on Campus Summer 2018 Offerings: Technology Enrichment

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Technology Enrichment Middle School Program at Bethlehem Middle School
(for students entering grades 5-8).

The Technology Enrichment Program gives students a chance to discover their interests and talents through hands-on, activity-packed learning sessions. Students will be given the opportunity to explore several dynamic areas.

Campers will have a half-hour for lunch and are expected to bring their own lunch and beverage.

This program is comprised of four modules. Campers participate in all of these throughout the week.

Module 1: Modeling Motion
Put some STEAM into your summer fun! Learn about the different ways we can model motion. We'll use the laws of physics (SCIENCE) to design (ARTS) and build (ENGINEERING and MATH) creative models (TECHNOLOGY) to help us understand the variety of ways things can move. Making flip books will help to explain how videos and pictures can give us the illusion of motion. Projectile motion will be explored using rubber band cannons and computer simulations. Erratic but balanced motion will be modeled with "Jitterbugs" and "ScooterBots." Model planes and hovercrafts will model the forces needed to achieve flight. Join us and get ready to immerse yourself in motion!
Cheri White, Instructor

Module 2: Racing Into the Future
Cars as we once knew them are currently changing faster than the cars themselves. In this module, participants will construct a model car and use a variety of energy sources to power it down the racetrack. The electrical energy transferred to a small motor mounted on their model car may be created by a hydrogen fuel cell, a solar cell and by a lithium-ion battery. The advantages of each resource compared to today's gasoline powered vehicles will be discussed as well as some of their limitations.
Todd Tyler, Instructor

Module 3: Robotics and Engineering
Have you ever wondered how robots are programmed to perform various tasks? Here is your chance to find out! We will discover the basics of programming by stacking blocks, accurately positioning items and even playing Jenga with a Robix articulated arm robot. This course will allow students to complete hands on projects while learning programming essentials in a fun and engaging environment.
Andrew Cancio, Instructor

Module 4: Stop, Go, Stop (Stop Motion Movies)
Have you ever wanted to make clay figures come to life? Now you can! In the class, "Stop, Go, Stop" we will make short films using stop motion photography. Students will learn how to animate clay and other figures. We will take pictures, then edit them together to create a movie. During the movie making process, students will have the opportunity to write a script, make story boards, edit pictures, and do voiceovers.
Tim Connelly, Instructor

70096
$265
July 9 - 13, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Bethlehem Middle School is located at 332 Kenwood Avenue in Delmar.


Technology Enrichment Middle School Program at TEC-SMART in Malta
(for students entering grades 6-8)

The Technology Enrichment Program gives students a chance to discover their interests and talents through hands-on, activity-packed learning sessions. Students will be given the opportunity to explore several dynamic areas.

Campers will have a half-hour for lunch and are expected to bring their own lunch and beverage.

This program is comprised of six modules. Campers participate in all of these throughout the week.

Module 1: Arduino Uno Projects
Blending hands-on electronic project experimentation with computer programming and microcontrollers, Arduino Unos make for an exciting technological experience. Using a basic starter kit, we will be building various electronic projects composed of various inputs and outputs. To make the Arduinos work and react to their inputs, we will dive into some basic programing using Arduino's web-based "Integrated Development Environment."
Gregory Garrison, Instructor

Module 2: Battle Bots
In this module, you will build ROV Battle Bots that can navigate through an obstacle course and conquer your opponent in the Battle Bot arena.
Jeffrey Gargano, Instructor

Module 3: Mousetrap Missile Launcher
For this challenge, you will need to build a mousetrap-powered vehicle that can reach a point on the course and then fire its projectile at a target. Bring your engineering design skills and imagination!
Jeffrey Gargano, Instructor

Module 4: Stop Animation Video Production
Stop motion animation is a filmmaking technique that has been around for years. Discover the technique and some tricks of trade as you learn about set design, lighting techniques, photographing and producing your own short movie.
Jeffrey Gargano, Instructor

Module 5: Tower Engineering
After detailed design and construction, this project ends with an exciting crash! We'll do a destructive test to determine the strongest tower. Using only balsa wood, note cards, and glue you must come up with the strongest design that meets our top secret design criteria.
Gregory Garrison, Instructor

Module 6: Water Rocket
Blast off with a refreshing water rocket activity for those hot days of summer. Using recycled plastic bottles of various shapes and sizes as the rocket body, we will experiment with nose cone and fin design to achieve the very best performance! The activity will conclude with exciting outdoor launch competitions for accuracy and efficiency!
Gregory Garrison, Instructor

70383
$275
Aug. 6 - 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

TEC-SMART is located at 345 Hermes Road in Malta.


Technology Enrichment High School Program at TEC-SMART in Malta
(for students entering grades 9-11)

The Technology Enrichment Program gives students a chance to discover their interests and talents through hands-on, activity-packed learning sessions. Students will be given the opportunity to explore several dynamic areas.

Campers will have a half-hour for lunch and are expected to bring their own lunch and beverage.

This program is comprised of four modules. Campers participate in all of these throughout the week.

Module 1: Two-stage Solid Fuel Rockets
We will get a first look at the American Rocketry Challenge - a national contest for students in which they must deliver a payload to a determined altitude. We will try out our own skills, building and launching solid fuel rockets. Students can then take what they learn and compete in the American Rocketry Challenge this year!
Jeffrey Gargano, Instructor

Module 2: Crash Lab Impact Systems
Ever watch those Insurance Institute vehicle crash videos? You will become the engineer and design a crash impact system to protect your cargo. We'll then test our designs out to see whose object survives. Just think, people actually do this for a living!
Jeffrey Gargano, Instructor

Module 3: Large Scale Wind Turbines
Learn how real wind turbines work and then try out your skills by designing and building your own wind turbine. Wind turbines can be up to four feet and will prepare you for GE's Wind competition next year!
Jeffrey Gargano, Instructor

Module 4: Think Tank
Are you a problem solver? Can you work quickly with a team to accomplish a task? Do you like a good challenge? If so, Think Tank is for you. You will be given a fixed amount of time and materials to solve a secret task while competing against the other teams.
Jeffrey Gargano, Instructor

70659
$275
July 23 - 27, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

TEC-SMART is located at 345 Hermes Road in Malta.