Summer STEM Classes
July - August 2022 

We are pleased to announce our 2022 Summer STEM Classes for children. We will be offering over ten multi-day courses this year on a variety of topics including robotics, astronomy, coding, Summer STEM Adventures and more. We are fortunate to have three wonderful returning teachers – Kelly Terrenzi, our summer program Director, Annie Haven, and Larry Brookhart. We also welcome Sue Linnell as we expand our course offerings to younger children. 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

 

Our STEM Program is underwritten by a generous grant from the Chatham Fund.

CMMC Registration Information

Registration is now open and continues on a "first-come-first-served" basis until a class is full.

 

For other information, contact us via email: MarconiClasses@ChathamMarconi.org

All classes meet at the Education Center on the CMMC campus at 831 Orleans Rd, North Chatham

2022 Summer STEM

Bot Building Bonanza

Teachers: Sue Linnell & Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades K-2

Dates: July 5 - July 7

Mornings: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Tuition: $150 ($125 for Supporting and above 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 their creations (Ozobot not included).

 

 

 

 

 

WeDo Lego Robotics

Teacher: Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades 2 - 5

Dates: July 5 - July 7

Afternoons: 12:30PM - 3:30PM

Tuition: $150 ($125 for Supporting and above 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 experience will ignite the curiosity of young engineers.

 

 

Crazy About Cars

Teachers: Sue Linnell & Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades 2 - 4

Dates: July 12 - July 14

Mornings: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Tuition: $150 ($125 for Supporting and above Members)

Let’s roll up our sleeves and get building! Interested in building your own toy car? In this class, we will create four different cars 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 all of their creations!

 

Summer STEM Adventure

Teachers: Sue Linnell & Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades K-2

Dates: July 19 - July 21

Mornings: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Tuition: $150 ($125 for Supporting and above Members)

Children will spend the course sessions learning through hands-on activities. They 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).

 

Coding with EV3 Robots

Teacher: Larry Brookhart

Students entering grades 5 - 9

Dates: July 18 - July 22

Mornings: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Tuition: $250 ($225 for Supporting and above 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 motor variations. 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, multistep problems with your robots. These missions will build your confidence and boost your brainpower!

 

 

WeDo Lego Robotics

Teacher: Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades 2 - 5

Dates: July 26 - July 28

Mornings: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Tuition: $150 ($125 for Supporting and above 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 experience will ignite the curiosity of young engineers. Students who attended the first session of WeDo Lego Robotics will build on their acquired knowledge and skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Astronomy

Teacher: Larry Brookhart

Students entering grades 4 - 7

Dates: August 1 - August 5

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

Tuition: $250 ($225 for Supporting and above 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. Be a part of our Astro-crew and 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.

            Students will engage in astronomical games, make handy astronomer's tools and use specialized equipment to examine sunspots. We will even have an evening Star Party where you will take a ride to the cosmos on a journey you'll never forget! Not to be outdone by the stars, we also have a Solar Scope. The double-stacked arrangement of the lens elements of this scope allows for viewing the solar landscape through different wavelengths of light. Certain solar features are only visible within narrow bands of the light spectrum, and this scope has that capability. Close-up views of the solar surface reveal a highly-detailed, active, violent environment scarred with agitated strong magnetic fields, tornadic "windstorms,” nuclear explosions and massive collisions between plasma and particle materials at vastly different temperatures. All this on an exponential scale not found on our Earth. This device safely opens the door to solar viewing and will allow the students to explore, observe, record and analyze the characteristics and events of solar mass ejections, solar storms, sunspot activity and the changing dynamics of extreme forces interacting on the sun's surface and its atmosphere.

 

Note: The evening Star Party will be held at the Harwich Observatory behind Harwich Elementary School.

 

Bot Building Bonanza

Teachers: Sue Linnell & Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades K-2

Dates: August 2 – August 4

Mornings: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Tuition: $150 ($125 for Supporting and above 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 their creations (Ozobot not included).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Adventure

Teachers: Sue Linnell & Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades 2 - 4

Dates: August 9 - August 11

Mornings: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Tuition: $150 ($125 for Supporting and above Members)

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

 

 

02/27/22