FALL WEEKEND COLLEGE FOR KIDS OFFERED

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – The Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University is offering Fall Weekend College for Kids. There are three sessions, beginning Saturday, Sept. 21, and each costs $8 per person. Registration began Sept. 9, and people can sign up by calling the Seaborg Center at 227-2002.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The first session of the college will be held Sept. 21. Children in kindergarten and first grade can participate in “Patterns, Patterns Everywhere” 9:30-11:30 a.m. in West Science room 2806 at NMU. They will be identifying patterns and creating designs. Second, third and fourth graders can attend “The Odds Are …” from 9 a.m. to noon in West Science room 3616. They will explore probability using dice, spinners, and challenging games. Fifth, sixth, and seventh graders, who must be accompanied by an adult, can attend “Forest Detectives” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting in West Science room 3617, and explore the forest and study wildlife, stream organisms and plants. Sturdy footwear and appropriate dress for weather is required.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The second session will be held Saturday, Oct. 19. Kindergarteners and first graders can attend “Circles, Square and More” and make art from everyday shapes 9:30-11:30 a.m. in West Science room 2806. Children in grades two through four can attend “Is it Geometric Art or Artistic Geometry?” and design with tessellations, tangrams, pattern blocks and fractals from 9 a.m. to noon in West Science room 3616. Children in fifth through seventh grade can attend “Wilderness Navigation for Beginners,” and must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will learn orienteering using maps, compasses and GPS receivers, and a list of recommended clothing and gear will be sent to them prior to the session. This session will meet 9-11:30 a.m. in West Science room 3617 and the outdoor portion will be 12:30-3:30 p.m.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The third session will be held Saturday, Nov. 16. Children in kindergarten and first grade can attend “How Many, How Much?” and learn to weigh, measure and estimate to understand quantity. This will be held 9:30-11:30 a.m. in West Science room 2806. Children in second through fourth grade can attend “Tessellation Station” and tessellate with blocks, vegetables and magnets from 9 a.m. to noon in West Science room 3616. Children in fifth through seventh grade can attend “Loco-motion” and trace their movements electronically. This will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in West Science room 3617.



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Jessica Holman
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