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2014 Science Exploration Day Registration

This event is free and open to all students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Registration is required and the deadline to register is March 25, 2014.

Reminder: Students will need to bring a packed lunch as well as paper and writing utensil.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Students are able to choose their curriculum topics for the day. Assignment of topics will be based on child’s preference and class availability.

Please designate your choice below.

 
 Cryptology - Making and Breaking Secret codes - Do you and your friends have secret signs or hand signals that convery messages among you? Learn how to use numbers, symbols and patterns to make your own secret codes.
 Robotics - Utilizing the Lego Mindstorms platform, learn to build and program a working robot.
 Programming Animations with Snap! – Did you ever wonder how computer programmers create those computer animations in your favorite games? Find out in this class in which you will create your own animations. Starting with just a few building-block commands, learn how to combine them into programs that trace the path of spiraling computer-turtles. You will also learn how to steer a spaceship around the screen and even draw a fractal tree.
 Exploring the frontiers of Bug Biology - Have you ever wondered why bees have queens or what makes caterpillars turn into butterflies? We will discuss the evolution and regulation of insect growth. Participants will get a chance to hold giant cockroaches and moths as a part of the discussion and experimentation.
 
 Forensic Anthropology – In this class, students will learn how to gather information from a human skeleton about the deceased person’s age at death, sex estimation, how tall the person was, and the person’s overall health. Students will also learn about how to recognize if the person was killed by an injury or trauma to the body.
 Robotics - Utilizing the Lego Mindstorms platform, learn to build and program a working robot.
 Geology – Uncovering Earth’s Hidden Treasures - Learn more about the wonders of geology and discover the stories we learn from the heart of the earth.
 Fun with Physics - Learn more about electromagnetism with experiments in Cathode Ray Tubes and electric current.
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