The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center is accepting registrations for its Fall Weekend College for Kids programs. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon and cost $10 each. To register, call 227-2002. The schedule is as follows:

            Saturday, Oct. 1:

“Fall Trees” for kindergarteners. Identify parts of trees and compare trees for similarities and differences.

“Observing Weather” for students in 1st and 2nd grade. Create and use different weather instruments to monitor and record weather conditions and identify types of clouds.

“How Sound Travels” for 3rd and 4th grades.  Compare how sound travels through different mediums and explore how sound can become louder, softer, travel farther and change pitch.

“Reaching Saturation” for 5th-7th graders.  Investigate the behavior of solid materials in water and compare the solubility of materials in water.


Saturday, Oct. 22:

“Fall Leaves” for kindergarteners. Observe, compare and communicate the similarities and differences in the size, shape, texture and colors of tree leaves.

“Solids and Liquids” for 1st and 2nd graders. Explore, describe and recognize solids as different from other states of matter; observe and investigate the nature of liquids. 

“Rubbings and Carbon Printing” for 3rd and 4th graders. Use rubbing techniques to observe things not easily seen and use carbon printing to make fine textures visible.

“Concentration” for 5th-7th graders.  Investigate and determine the relative concentrations of solutions.


Saturday, Nov. 12:

“Winter Trees” for kindergarteners. Investigate trees that remain green in winter and what happens to those that don’t.

“Bits and Pieces” for 1st and 2nd graders. Observe the behavior of small solids in various settings; compare and separate solid materials of different particle sizes.

“Color Writing and Reflecting” for 3rd and 4th graders. Solve a mystery using chromatography to observe things not easily seen; use mirrors to manipulate light and images.

“Fizz Quiz” for 5th-7th graders. Investigate properties of chemical reactions and separate to identify the products of reactions.

Prepared By
Becky Kratz