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Summer STEM Classes

July - August 2024

The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center is pleased to announce our 2024 Summer STEM classes for children. We will be offering over twelve multi-day courses this year on a variety of topics with new offerings including Weather, Rocket League, Kid in a Candy Store, Minecraft, Robots for Girls, Digital Photography and Radio Theater to name a few.  Our core classes in robotics, astronomy, Bot Building, Summer STEM Adventures and more are also offered. We are fortunate to have three fantastic 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 check out the schedule and sign up early!

 

Sincerely,

Mary Taylor

Executive Director

Summer STEM Class Lineup

Sign-Up Early for a 10% Discount

(Discount applied at check-out)

WeDo Lego Robotics Mini

Students entering grades 2 - 5

Dates: July 2 - July 3

Mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost $120 / Session (or $100 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

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! This is a 2 day course.

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Rocket League

Students entering grades 4 - 7

Dates: July 2 - July 3

Afternoons 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost $120 / Session (or $100 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

Rocket League

Bot Building Bonanza

Students entering grades 2-4

Dates: July 9 - July 11

Mornings 9 AM - 12 PM

Cost $180 / Session (or $150 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

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). This is a 3 day course

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Weather Station Cape Cod

Students entering grades 3-5

Dates: July 9 - July 11

Afternoons 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost $180 / Session (or $150 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

This introduction to all things weather will be interesting whether your young ones like rain or sun! We will explore the different types of clouds, weather disruptions such as tornados and hurricanes, and even build our own thermometer. There will be a take-home craft every day along with some laying on the grass and observing the clouds!  This is a 3-day course.

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Radio Theater

Students entering grades 3-7

Dates: July 15 - 16

Afternoons 1 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost $120 / Session (or $100 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

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.

This is a 2 day course

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Summer STEM Adventure Session 1 - Ocean Theme

Students entering grades K-2

Dates: July 16 - July 18

Mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost $180 / Session (or $150 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

​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).

This is a 3 day course.

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Animation Mini

Students entering grades 3-7

Dates: July 17 - 18

Afternoons 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost $120 / Session (or $100 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

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!

Students will take home a zoetrope to continue their animation exploration.

This is a 2 day course.

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Coding with EV3 Robots

Students entering grades 5-9

Dates: July 22 - July 26

Mornings 9 AM - 12 PM

Cost $300 / Session (or $250 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

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! This is a 5 day course.

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Minecraft Challenge

Students entering grades 3-5

Dates: July 23 - July 25

Afternoons 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost $180 / Session (or $150 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

Do you love to play Minecraft? If so, join us for three days of gameplay with a focus on collaboration and problem-solving as you work through various challenges in the game. Creative and critical thinkers will love this class. This is a 3-day course.

Minecraft Challenge

WeDo Lego Robotics

Students entering grades 2-5

Dates: July 30 - August 1

Mornings 9 AM - 12 PM

Cost $180 / Session (or $150 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)


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. This is a 3 day course.

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Intro to Rocket League

Students entering grades 2-5

Dates: July 30 - August 1

Mornings 9 AM - 12 PM

Cost $180 / Session (or $150 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)


Robot Building for Girls

Students entering grades 4-8

Dates: July 30 - August 1

Afternoons 12:30 PM  - 3:30 PM

Cost $180 / Session (or $150 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)


What is a Znap? A fierce (yet cute) autonomous monster that is really fun to build and code. Join us in this class where girls become robot engineers using Lego Mindstorms EV2 kits. In the process, participants build confidence and problem-solving skills while creating some awesome robots. This is a 3-day course.

Robot Building for Girls

Crazy About Cars

Students entering grades 3-5

Dates: August 6 - August 8

Afternoons 9 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost $180 / Session (or $150 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

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! This is a 3 day course.

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Digital Phone Photography

Students entering grades 5-7

Dates: August 6 - 7

Afternoons 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM

Cost $120 / Session (or $100 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

Get creative and explore how to use the camera on your mobile phone. You will learn the basics of photography, the variety of camera settings, and some cool editing techniques. Students will bring a phone with a camera and will take home their creations. This is a 2-day course.

Kid in a Candy Store

Students entering grades 5-7

Dates: August 8 - 9

Afternoons 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM

Cost $120 / Session (or $100 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

Did you know that hard candies are actually a glass? Students will study chemical engineering of various sweet favorites including rock candy, gum, and frozen treats. Students will learn about solutes, solvents, solutions, and mixtures in this tasty physical science course designed with the summer scientist in mind. This is a 2-day course.

Amazing Astronomy

Students entering grades 4-7

Dates: August 12 - August 16

Mornings 9 AM - 12 PM plus one Evening Star Party

Cost $300 / Session (or $250 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

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. This is a 5-day course.

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Summer STEM Adventure Session 2 - Dinosaur Theme 

Students entering grades K-2

Dates: August 13 - August 15

Mornings  9 AM - 12 PM

Cost $180 / Session (or $150 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

​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). This is a 3-day course.

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Engineering Adventure 

Students entering grades 3-5 

Dates: August 13 - August 15

Mornings 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost $180 / Session (or $150 / Chatham Marconi Supporting Members or above)

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. Students will take home their creations. This is a 3-day course.

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