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Winter Camps

Camp offers messy fun
Camp offers messy fun
What will you make in Winter Camp?
What will you make in Winter Camp?
Design a roller coaster at camp!
Design a roller coaster at camp!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for 2017 Winter Camps!

We had a great time and we hope to see you again next winter! During the winter break students in Grades 1–3 enjoy a variety of fun, educational, hands-on activities and Grades 4–8 can sharpen their computer science and technology skills. Sign up for a single day or enroll for multiple days! Topics vary each year, but check out the list below for previous topics.


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Science Camp: Grades 13

Topics

Expect the Unexpected

All science is methodical and predictable, right? Not in this program! Be wowed by science phenomena and how easily your senses can be tricked.

Try, Try, Try Again

Learn what it takes to be a scientist by testing, tweaking and retesting. Complete a variety of experiments, like a viscosity investigation and a shiny penny challenge, to see if you have what it takes!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Learn about optics and filming techniques. Create a mini video and a stop-motion video with friends.

Competition and Collaboration

Use teamwork to complete blind builds and collaborate with your group to develop a helmet crash test.

So You Think You Can Fly

The ingenuity of flight is remarkable. Join us as we learn the basics of flight and look to nature and other inspiration to pioneer your own flying devices.

Chain Reaction

Use natural forces and your own imagination to make something happen. Make a marble roller coaster, a Keva contraption and a Rube Goldberg device with your class!

 Toys in Motion

Open-ended challenges encourage curious minds! Make mechanical toys, like automatas, and learn basic programming skills to make a Pico Cricket robot.

Maker Mania

It all starts with an idea. Join the Maker movement! Craft, tinker and create your own incredible devices.

 

 

ThoughtSTEM Winter Camp

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Grades 48

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This winter the Fleet Science Center and ThoughtSTEM have come together to bring you the ultimate week of camp that brings computer science and coding to life. This winter break we’re excited about the new Star Wars movie, so we’ve created coding projects that help you explore new technologies while exploring a galaxy far, far away. Each day you will learn how to code a different project, each more exciting than the last. You do not have to take all of the courses, but taking more than one will put you on the way to becoming a true Tech Jedi!

For more information on ThoughtSTEM camps, visit: thoughtstem.com

Topics for 2017  

Minecraft Modding: Star Wars Blocks (4th–6th)

Learn how to mod your favorite video game! Design and code your own Star Wars themed blocks in Minecraft and then use them to craft your own landscape and structures!

Minecraft Modding: Star Wars Items (4th–6th)

Learn how to mod your favorite video game! Create custom Star Wars items like light sabers and blasters. Learn how to make new items “use the force” with code!

Minecraft Modding: Star Wars Force Powers (4th–6th)

Learn how to mod your favorite video game! Recreate classic Star Wars force powers or make up your own that you can try out on your friends (or your enemies…)

Minecraft Modding: Star Wars Droids (4th–8th)

Learn how to mod your favorite video game! Design and code your own Star Wars droids and see them in action in Minecraft. Beginning and advanced students welcome. Advanced students will be learning how to create droids in a more advanced programming language called Lua.

Build and Code Your Own Lightsaber (4th–6th)

Explore electronics and coding! Become a jedi engineer by designing your own lightsaber. Learn how to code a microcontroller to emit light and sound depending on your Jedi moves.

Build and Code Your Own Death Star (4th–6th)

Explore electronics and coding! Create your very own tiny death star. What planets are your tiny death star going to destroy? You decide.

Build and Code Your Own Droid (4th–8th)

Explore electronics and coding! Create your own loveable R2-D2. Program your droid to follow your every command! Beginning and advanced students welcome. Advanced students will be learning how to create droids in typed Javascript.

Build and Code Your Own Laser Tag Blaster (4th–6th)

Explore electronics and coding! Learn how to code your very own laser tag blaster to laser tag with your friends. Will you be part of the Rebellion or the Empire?