Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – The Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University is offering Winter Weekend College for Kids – educational programs for children in grades K-7. All classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon, and will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, Saturday, March 19, and Saturday, April 2.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  On February 12, kindergarteners can learn “All About Wood,” investigating different kinds of wood and how they interact with water. At “All About Air,” children in grades 1 and 2 can explore air and construct and test parachutes. Children in grades 3 and 4 can attend “The First Straw and Weight Watching” to learn about setting standards for size and mass, and practicing with measurements. At “Hum Dingers,” those in grades 5-7 can construct a device by the same name, which hums when its string is pulled and dings when the string is released.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  On March 19, children in kindergarten can investigate different kinds of paper and how it interacts with water at “All About Paper.” Grades 1 and 2 can attend “Making Air Work,” which will teach them about compressed air and how to propel a balloon-rocket system. Third and fourth graders can investigate vibration, length and tension of pitch, and compare how sound travels through solids, liquids and gasses at “Good, Good, Good Vibrations.” In “Plane Sense,” children in grades 5-7 can design, build and test model planes.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  On April 2, the kindergarten class is “Construction with Wood and Paper.” Students will investigate and construct paper boxes, paper weaving, and wood and paper sculptures. Grades 1 and 2 can build devices to learn about wind speed and direction in “Wind and its Work.” At “Take Me to Your Liter and the Third Degree,” children in grades 3 and 4 can learn to define a liter and discover measuring capacity, as well as how to measure temperature. Children in grades 5-7 can attend “Go Carts” and design, build and test free-rolling and self-propelled go carts.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Each session is $8 per student. Credit card payment is available. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24. To register or for more information, call the Seaborg Center at 906-227-2002.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman