The Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University will sponsor “Weekend College for Kids” programs for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

            They will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on two Saturdays: Oct. 4 and Nov. 8. Detailed program listings are as follows:

Saturday, Oct. 4:

Grades K-1 — Liquid Explorations: Observe and experiment with various liquids to learn about important qualities of liquids.

Grades 2 and 3 — Fun with Physics: Construct and test traditional toys to begin understanding how things work.

Grades 4-5 — Ocean Currents: Experiment to investigate dynamic ocean circulation.

Grades 6 -8 — Betwixt and Between: Investigate the very different boundaries where types of materials meet.


Saturday, Nov. 8:


Grades K-1— Treasure Boxes: Observe, compare, describe, organize, communicate, record and draw conclusions about collections of interesting objects.

Grades 2 & 3 — Bats are Incredible: Investigate bats as incredible mammals with extraordinary skills and ecological importance.

Grades 4 & 5 — Under Pressure and Tension: Experiment with objects made useful when used under pressure and with tension.

Grades 6 -8 – Dealing with Density, Tension and Buoyancy: Investigate relative density of solids and liquids and how they relate to buoyancy.


            The cost is $10 per child, but this semester there is a two-for-one offer, in which two siblings, cousins or friends can sign up for $5 apiece. For more information or to register, call the Seaborg Center at (906) 227-2002.

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