Summer Science Classes

July - August 2020

 

 

The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center is pleased to announce our 2020 Summer Science classes for children. We are offering over fifteen classes this year on a variety of topics including robotics, astronomy, coding, Minecraft and whales. We are fortunate to have wonderful returning teachers – Kelly Terrenzi, our summer program Director, Annie Haven, Larry Brookhart, Mary Hemeon, Kathy Ware and Jeff Morgan. The courses are held at the STEM Education Center 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

Executive Director for Education

 

Our STEM Program is underwritten by generous grants from the Roessner Family Foundation and the Cape Cod Foundation.

CMMC Registration Information

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

 

Print out the registration form. Read the refund policy on registration form. Fill in form, indicating your method of payment. Mail the completed form to:

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

Attention: STEM course

P.O. Box 421
North Chatham, MA 02650

 

For other information, contact us via email: marconiclasses@gmail.com

All classes meet at the Education Center on the CMMC campus.

 

 

2020 Summer Science

 

 

 

WeDo Lego Robotics

Teacher: Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades 2 - 5

Date: June 30 – July 2

Mornings 9:00AM – 12:00PM

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!

 

 

 

Minecraft Mini Session 1

Teachers: Andrew Whittle, Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades 4 - 7

Date: June 30 – July 2

Afternoons 12:30PM - 3:30PM

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

            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!

 

 

Miss Mary’s Budding STEMs Session 1

Teacher: Mary Hemeon

Preschool students ages 4 & 5

Dates:  July 7 - 9

Mornings 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

**Each session will feature three new activities!**

**Small class size capped at 6 students!**         

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

      

Young children are curious and creative.  We should nurture these natural instincts by offering them fun STEM challenges at a young age when they learn best through play and exploration. Each class will begin with Story Time, where we will read a picture book that highlights the theme of the day, followed by playful STEM activities that will be explored with a hands-on approach.  Each day will include outdoor play time and lunch. Please send your child with a drink and lunch marked clearly with their name.

 

 

Kid in a Candy Store

Teacher: Annie Haven

Students entering grades 4 - 7

Dates: July 7- 9

Mornings: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Cost $150 / Session

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

 

 

 

Coding with EV3 Robots

Teachers: Larry Brookhart, Andrew Whittle

Students entering grades 5 - 9

Date: July 6 - 10

Afternoons 12:30PM - 3:30PM

Cost $200 / Session (or $175 / 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, multistep problems with your robots. These missions will build your confidence and boost your brainpower!

 

 

 

Coding and Robotics

Teacher: Kathy Ware

Students entering grades K - 2

Date: July 13 - 17

Mornings 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Cost $200 / Session (or $175 / Session for CMMC Members)

​            Children will spend the course sessions learning about coding through hands on activities, and learning about robotics with Ozobots. Using 21st Century skills, students will be introduced to JavaScript and Python coding language through coding unplugged activities. They will also craft their names in binary, create a light-up circuit board, discover how robots work by creating a Bristlebot and a Color-bot and more!  Then they will learn how robots are programmed by combining these skills to program their Ozobot. At the end of each day, the children will get to take home what they create.

 

 

 

 

Animation Mini

Teacher: Larry Brookhart

Students entering grades 4 - 7

Date: July 14 & 15

Afternoons 12:30AM – 3:30PM

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

            Learn the art of animation! Bring your ideas and art to life with this animation class!

 

 

Amazing Astronomy

Teacher: Larry Brookhart

Students entering grades 4 - 7

Date: July 20 - 24

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

Cost $200 / Session (or $175 / 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! 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 sun spots. 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 (see below for address).

 

 

 

Minecraft Mini Session 2

Teachers: Andrew Whittle, Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades 4 - 7

Date: July 28 – July 30

Mornings 9:00AM – 12:00PM

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

            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!

 

 

 

WeDo Lego Robotics Session 2

Teacher: Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades 2 - 5

Date: July 28 – 30

Afternoons 12:30AM – 3:30PM

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!

 

 

 

Elements of Summer

Teacher: Annie Haven

Students entering grades 3-7

Date: Aug 4 - 6

Mornings: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

A chemistry workshop based on labs related to the periodic table of the elements. Have you ever wondered why hydrogen burns, oxygen supports burning, but H2O puts out fires? To answer this question and others, students will participate in such activities as decomposing water, building compounds, testing hydrogen fuel cell cars, and using glow sticks to learn about chemical reaction rates. Students will also make slime and crystal creations to take home!

 

 

 

Miss Mary’s Budding STEMs Session 2

Teacher: Mary Hemeon

Preschool students ages 4 & 5

Dates:  Aug 4 - 6

Mornings 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

**Each session will feature three new activities!**

**Small class size capped at 6 students!**         

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

      

Young children are curious and creative.  We should nurture these natural instincts by offering them fun STEM challenges at a young age when they learn best through play and exploration. Each class will begin with Story Time, where we will read a picture book that highlights the theme of the day, followed by playful STEM activities that will be explored with a hands-on approach.  Each day will include outdoor play time and lunch. Please send your child with a drink and lunch marked clearly with their name.

 

 

OPAK’s Jr. Ocean Detectives

Dates/Times: Monday Aug 10, 9:00AM – 2:30PM

Location: Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

Ages: Students entering grades 4-8

Price: $65

Registration is through OPAK http://opakedu.org/summer-2020/

Learn how to be an oceanographer this summer when you join us for an afternoon of ocean discovery! OPAK Jr. Ocean Detectives will participate in a hands-on ocean scavenger hunt at a local estuary that includes numerous ocean chemistry experiments, microscopes, various nets and a horseshoe crab lesson. Upon returning to the Marconi Center, students will get the opportunity to create their very own ocean masterpieces reflecting their time at the waterfront and record their findings in an international water quality database. Upon registration you will also need to fill out CMMC's registration forms on their website. 

 

 

 

OPAK’s A Seal’s Life

Dates/Times: Tuesday Aug 11 9:00AM – 2:30PM

Location: Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

Ages: Students entering grades 4-8

Price: $75

Registration is through OPAK http://opakedu.org/summer-2020/

Seals are so much more than Shark Food. This workshop will uncover the mystery behind our furry friends. Learn how to distinguish pinnipeds (seal’s family) from each other while investigating their molting patterns, habitat, diet and population size all through a series of interactive games and activities. The day will include a local boat trip to a seal haul out with a seal expert to examine these fascinating animals up close. To wrap things up we will get a lesson on landscape art and how to use it to promote ocean advocacy. Upon registration you will also need to fill out CMMC's registration forms on their website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPAK’s A Whale of a Time

Dates/Times: Wed Aug 12 & Fri Aug 14 9AM-2:30PM; Thurs Aug 13 9AM-5PM

Location: Chatham Marconi Maritime Museum

Ages: Students entering grades 4-8

Price: $185

Registration is through OPAK http://opakedu.org/summer-2020/

Music is everywhere. Even in the sea! This interactive 3-day workshop explores the connection between music and nature both on land and in the sea. Students will participate in a scientific study of whales, their diets and how they communicate! We will even get out on the ocean for a real whale watch field trip! After becoming whale experts, using inspiration from musicians of the past and present, students will create a music project of their very own! Some other activities during the 3 days include: making whale blubber (aka slime), using microscopes to look at whale food and creating 3D whale migration maps. Upon registration you will also need to fill out CMMC's registration forms on their website.

 

 

 

Engineering Design Challenge

Teacher: Kelly Terrenzi

Students entering grades 4 - 7

Date: August 10 - 14

Mornings 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Cost $200 / Session (or $175 / Session for CMMC Members)

          Calling all engineers and inventors! This week long hands-on class will consist of daily engineering challenges! Students will work in teams to design, build, and test their inventions created to meet some need and solve a problem.  A real-world design class where students learn perseverance and problem solving skills while having a blast!

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