College for Kids Summer 2017

Enrichment classes Monday - Friday for students in grades K-8.
Lunch-time supervision available (bring lunch) $10 per week per student.
The cost of most sessions is $65 per child.
**Sessions with daily field trips are $75 to help defray transportation expenses.

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June 19 - 23

Morning Sessions  9 a.m. - noon.
K - 1st grade  I Spy Stimuli:  Use your 5 senses to explore, discover, and think like a scientist!
Grades 2-3  A Camping We Will Go:  Get ready to set your compass-heading and find yourself navigating to a special place where we will learn about bugs and birds and trees! 
Grades 4-5  Coding for Kids:  Start an adventure in computer programming with Scratch as we explore code, make computer games, and develop digital stories!
Grades 6-8  On the Road to Renewable Resources:   Explore the important world of renewable energy and design your own energy solution.  Daily field trips may include a working windmill, a solar powered home and greenhouse, a managed timber forest, and a hydroelectric plant. 

Afternoon Sessions  1 - 4 p.m.
K - 1st grade  LEGO WeDo 4 U!:  Storyline challenges will have you designing interactive LEGO creations that are programmable through simple computer code.
Grades 2 - 3   Space Explorers:  3, 2, 1…Blast off!!! Space explorers will build their own rocket ship, discover the 8 planets in the solar system, walk on the moon, and make their own constellation. 
Grades 4 - 5  Turtles and Toads:  Working in the field, students will discover where our amphibian friends are hanging out.  We’ll explore identification, habitats, adaptations, and life cycles while learning about amphibians.  Grab your mud boots and join us!
Grades 6 - 8  SPARK!:  Explore the fascinating world of electricity while building circuits and figuring out how this type of energy powers so much of our world today.

June 26 - June 30

Morning Sessions  9 a.m. - noon.
K - 1st grade Claws, Coats, and Camouflage:  Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!  Explore how these animals are masters of their domain through adaptations for living in the wild.
Grades 2 - 3  Robotic Adventures in LEGO City!:  Join us for this fantastic experience to learn the basics of EV3 Robotics programming in a fun and challenging setting.
Grades 4-5  Storm ChasersATTENTION: Extreme Weather Alert! - Explore tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, tsunamis, and severe rainfalls while learning how to be prepared.
Grades 6-8  Cardio RodeoHang on tight for a wild ride exploring life. Students will investigate the amazing cardiovascular system through dissecting hearts, lungs, and more while learning about these vital organs!

Afternoon Sessions  1 - 4 p.m.
K - 1st grade  LEGO WeDo 4 U!:  Storyline challenges will have you designing interactive LEGO creations that are programmable through simple computer code.
Grades 2 - 3  Phun Physics!:  Explore the world of physics using hands-on science to figure out things like magnets, forces, and motion!
Grades 4 - 5   Mad Scientists:  We've got the formula for some crazy fun! We're calling all mad scientists and chemists to help us mix, pour, bubble, and test cool solutions.
Grades 6 - 8   Advanced Turtles and Toads:  In addition to collecting and releasing, students will take a closer look at amphibian habitats, classification, and the environmental threats they face in a fun and hands-on experience.

July 10 - 14

Morning Sessions  9 a.m. - noon.
K - 1st grade  Rocky Road:  Come and explore the hot topic of magma, mineral crystallization, and new rocks forming.  Students will identify rock types and experience how geology is a fascinating science seen all around us. 
Grades 2 - 3  Robotic Adventures in LEGO City:  Join us for this fantastic experience to learn the basics of EV3 Robotics programming in a fun and challenging setting.
Grades 4 - 5  Cow-A-Nomics:  Explore the world of math, science, and money by making and marketing ice cream in a fun environment!  A trip to Jilbert’s Dairy is also part of this class.
Grades 6 - 8  Scratch That:  Discover and learn how to connect coding to our real world by applying technologies that code for animation and movement.

Afternoon Sessions  1 - 4 p.m.
K - 1st grade  Creatures of the Deep:  Some say the oceans are the last great frontier.  Take an exciting journey into the depths as we explore animals that call this place home!
Grades 2 - 3   LEGO We Do 4 U!Storyline challenges will have you designing interactive LEGO creations that are programmable through simple computer code.
Grades 4 - 5  The Secret Code of Life:  Come join our adventure in cracking the secret code of life! Explore the structure, function, and products of DNA through modeling structures, using microscopes, and enacting simulations.
Grades 6 - 8  Minecraft Pro:  Take your building to the next level, using math to multiply your results while exploring pro-techniques to improve your crafting.  Can you construct it?

July 17 - 21

Morning Sessions  9 a.m. - noon.
K - 1st grade  Graph-a-Thon:  Using real world physical activities, we will collect data to analyze -test both your strength and math skills as you go for your personal best at Seaborg’s first ever graph-a-thon!
Grades 2 - 3  Superhero Science:  Who’s your favorite superhero; Iron man, Batman, Storm, the Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman? Explore the science of super powers thru hands-on investigations of magnets, weather, technology, and more!
Grades 4 - 5  Little Bits, Big Inventions:  Engage with these unique electronic building blocks to create and invent.  From simple security buzzers, to machine powered bubble makers, to remote controlled cars - Anything is possible!
Grades 6 - 8  Contraptions in Action!  Come and learn some basic engineering concepts and put your LEGO building skills to work! We will toss, lift, pull, push, launch, roll and more! 

Afternoon Sessions  1 - 4 p.m.
K - 1st grade  Design with Disney and Fairytales:  Embrace the love of reading and creating, by helping our favorite storybook characters build and beat our engineering challenges!
Grades 2 - 3  One Inventor, Two Inventor, Old Inventor, New Inventor:  You could not, would not, want to miss this Seuss themed science class.  Learn the day away with Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, Horton, and many more Seussville characters while doing experiments, building, and more!  
Grades 4 - 5   Machine Mania:  Explore the amazing potential of machines in this hands-on class where students will build and use multiple simple machines throughout the week!
Grades 6 - 8   3D Printing Now!: - Learn the tools of 3D digital design by solving real world challenges and then 3D printing your ideas.

 The Seaborg Center accepts credit cards or make checks payable to Northern Michigan University.

Mailing address:
Seaborg Center, Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle
Marquette, MI  49855
For information, phone (906) 227-2002