- Category: Upcoming Programs & Events
- Published: May 18, 2015
Three Saturdays filled with discovery and challenges!
Two locations: MSiC Campus or Manchester Middle School
Choose one class to meet on three consecutive Saturdays: May 6, 13, and 20, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
The Discoverers 4-5 Program allows students to take a more in-depth look at science, technology, and mathematics topics. Fourth and fifth grade students select the course that piques their interest and attend this course for three consecutive Saturdays. All courses include inquiry-based “hands-on, minds-on” problem solving. In addition, courses often have guest speakers, field trips, and/or design-and-build stations built into students’ experiences. Students will experiment, explore and discover how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fit into the world around them! The one thing common is that all the courses are fun!
Flyer with Mail-In Registration and General Information for Students
Register online or complete the mail-in registration form found on the program flyer. Account creation instructions
$45 registration fee per student.
MSiC Campus Class Descriptions:
Note to Students: Select and register for one class. Your class will meet on the following Saturdays, May 6, 13, and 20, 2017.
Block by Block (Minecraft®)The world of Minecraft is a fun & exciting place to learn and explore. Experience the world as an engineer as you manipulate the constantly changing Minecraft® environment. Develop survival strategies by making your own shelter and tools. Then share these strategies with your classmates as your creativity and imagination lead you to your own unique product. Then you industrialize and run your Minecraft® World with power. See how this all translates to the real world as we take Minecraft® concepts into the lab.
Codes, Ciphers, and Secret MessageLearn code breaking skills and discover the history and science behind the many encoding methods used by organizations and government "spies". Develop your own "book of secrets" or treasure map and explore the world of cryptography from Ottendorf ciphers to invisible inks to microdots. You will use special equipment, including microscopes, GPS and metal detectors, to follow clues and unearth the Secret of the Center. This class includes an off campus field trip.
Engineering for the FutureCan we make it to Mars? What does it take to get there? Using a design-and-build framework, you will make rockets and Martian rovers, experience what astronauts eat in space, and see how close we are to getting to Mars. This class has everything a young engineer needs to help explore The Great Beyond in the 21st century!
Exploring the JamesSee the James River in a whole new way. Daily trips in and around the river allow you to seek and find a variety of critters living in and around the ecosystem of the longest river in a single state. Test the water quality from different locations then see how water is being cleaned as part of an effort to protect the river. Create your own mini ecosystem to bring it all together. Mud and wetness included.
Image Your World
LEGO: Building to Explore
Odd Pets: Down and Dirty
Snap, Crackle, Pop!
The Sky's the Limit
Win, Lose, or Design NEW
Manchester Middle School Class Descriptions:
Note to Students: Select and register for one class. Your class will meet on the following Saturdays,May 6, 13, and 20, 2017.
Power of Pokemon
MathScience Innovation Center
Manchester Middle School