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Summer STEM Classes

July - August 2023

The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center is pleased to announce our 2023 Summer STEM classes for children. We will be offering over twelve multi-day courses this year on a variety of topics including robotics, astronomy, Bot Building, Summer STEM Adventures and more. We are fortunate to have three wonderful returning teachers – Kelly Terrenzi, our summer program Director, Larry Brookhart, and Sue Linnell. The courses are held at the STEM Education facility at the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center.

 

We are excited about this wonderful opportunity to engage curious youngsters during the summer and hope you'll be able to take advantage of our courses. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early!

 

Sincerely,

Charles Bartlett

Education Director

Summer STEM Class Lineup

Bot Building Mini

Students entering grades 1-3

Dates: July 5 - 6

Mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost $100 / Session (or $80 / Session for CMMC Members)

This introduction to robotics and coding will have your little ones getting crafty and creative! We will roll up our sleeves and learn about circuits, motors, and coding! Activities will include building a bristlebot that will scurry across the floor, creating a colorbot that will make abstract art, coding an Ozobot with magic markers, and more!  Children will learn as they explore, play, and build! This is a hands-on class and students will take home all of their creations (Ozobot not included).

WeDo Lego Robotics

Students entering grades 2 - 5

Dates: July 11 - July 13

Mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost $150 / Session (or $120 / Session for CMMC Members)

Meet Milo, the newest Lego robot for early engineers! Solve problems like how to rescue a panda from an earthquake, navigate uneven terrain, and help a bee find pollen. This robot set will ignite the curiosity of young engineers!

Summer STEM Adventure

Students entering grades K-2

Dates: July 18 - July 20

Mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost $150 / Session (or $120 / Session for CMMC Members)

​Children will spend the course sessions learning through hands-on activities. Children will learn how to program Ozobots with color codes and use their skills to create their own Ozobot games! They will also craft their names in binary, create a light-up circuit board, play coding games on the lawn, make a scribble bot, and more! At the end of each day, the children will get to take home what they create (Ozobot not included).

Radio Theater Mini

Students entering grades 3 - 7

Dates: July 17 - 18

Afternoons 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost $100 / Session (or $80 / Session for CMMC Members)

Step into our studio and create stories with sound effects, funny noises, and silly props.  We’ll explore how to embellish a script with aural enhancements in the tradition of Radio Theater.  Along the way, we’ll have an opportunity to play with sound effects libraries, acoustic and electric devices, microphones, recording equipment, and much more.  Join our radio theater troupe and play some noisy games along the way.

Animation Mini

Students entering grades 3 - 7

Dates: July 19 - 20

Afternoons 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost $100 / Session (or $80 / Session for CMMC Members)

Would you like to create art that moves?  This is the class for you to develop animation skills using classic animation devices and computer software.  It’s fun when you can imagine it, draw it, then set it in motion!

Coding with EV3 Robots

Students entering grades 5 - 9

Dates: July 24 - July 28

Mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost $250 / Session (or $200 / Session for CMMC Members)

Do you want to work with the newest Lego robot system? EV3 is the newest development in Lego Mindstorms with new parts, new sensors, and two variations of motors! Build complex machines like robotic vehicles and arms with the next-generation EV3. You have learned the basics; now it's time to deeply engage your critical thinking skills and solve complex, multi-step problems with your robots. These missions will build your confidence and boost your brainpower!

Bot Building Bonanza

Students entering grades 1-3

Dates: July 25 - July 27

Mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost $150 / Session (or $120 / Session for CMMC Members)

This introduction to robotics and coding will have your little ones getting crafty and creative! We will roll up our sleeves and learn about circuits, motors, and coding! Activities will include building a bristlebot that will scurry across the floor, creating a colorbot that will make abstract art, coding an Ozobot with magic markers, and more!  Children will learn as they explore, play, and build! This is a hands-on class and students will take home all of their creations (Ozobot not included).

WeDo Lego Robotics

Students entering grades 2 - 5

Dates: August 1 - August 3

Mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost $150 / Session (or $120 / Session for CMMC Members)


Meet Milo, the newest Lego robot for early engineers! Solve problems like how to rescue a panda from an earthquake, navigate uneven terrain, and help a bee find pollen. This robot set will ignite the curiosity of young engineers! Students who took the first session of WeDo Lego Robotics will build on their already acquired knowledge and skills.

Crazy About Cars

Students entering grades 2 - 5

Dates: August 1 - August 3

Afternoons 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost $150 / Session (or $120 / Session for CMMC Members)

Let’s roll up our sleeves and get building! Are you interested in building your own toy car? In this class, we will create four different vehicles and learn about different ways to power them. Something as simple as a ramp, a balloon, or a rubber band can create the energy needed to make the car go! This is a hands-on class and students will take home their creations!

Amazing Astronomy

Students entering grades 4 - 7

Dates: August 7 - August 11

Mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM plus one Evening Star Party

Cost $250 / Session (or $200 / Session for CMMC Members)

Search the skies and learn how to navigate and locate the many cosmic wonders above us! Students will have the opportunity to operate powerful optical instruments that will deliver exhilarating views of the heavens! Participants will discover the workings of a real observatory- the computer-controlled telescopes, sky-mapping software, networking with other observatories around the globe and viewing videos sent to us from the international space station. The evening Star Party will be held at the Harwich Observatory behind Harwich Elementary School.

Engineering Adventure 

Students entering grades 2 - 4 

Dates: August 8 - August 10

Mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost $150 / Session (or $120 / Session for CMMC Members)

Children will learn about engineering in this fun hands-on workshop. We will make smores in a homemade solar oven, create marshmallow shooters, design and test windmills, and much more. Each day will include a craft and outdoor play.

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