Shepardson Early Elementary STEM Institutes 2018-04-23T10:01:35+00:00

Shepardson Early Elementary STEM Institutes

Shepardson Early Elementary STEM Institutes

Dates:  June 4-8, 2018

Location:  Shepardson Elementary School,  1501 Springwood Dr. Fort Collins, CO

Time:  9:00am – 11:30am

Who: Students going into 1st – 3rd grades in the Fall of 2018 from any school, public, private or international. There is an application process and candidates need to have recommendations from a teacher (or parent for home-schoolers) and a non-parent adult. STEM students will need to have the ability to focus on a topic for a whole morning. Teachers will be experienced working with elementary-aged students and going deep with topics requires the ability to stay engaged.

How Much:  Half-day is $150. Tuition includes snacks and course materials.

2018 Courses Coming Soon

We are launching a new early elementary program this summer.  Please check back frequently for updated classes.    Applicants will have the opportunity to pick a class once they have been accepted into the program.

Morning Classes – 9:00am-11:30am

We are finding alternatives to fossil fuels for our vehicles. The revolution in automotive power plants is just beginning! Electric cars are becoming more commonplace and we even have an electric roadster on its way to circle the sun. Students in this class will experiment in a variety of ways to make vehicles go! Go Car Go!…it will a great car party.

Can you help your new robot friend find an escape from the MAZE?! Yes, you can when you apply the programming skills to help the robot think on its own and find a way out! This class will combine coding and robotics to create a WAY OUT!

If you are looking for an adventure, then join our scientific safari team as we investigate animals, their habitats, how they find food, and how they protect themselves from predators. We will be gathering details about all shapes and sizes of animals in order to become expert animal researchers!

Shapes, graphs, and patterns, oh my!  Math surrounds us and is a foundation for all STEM activities. While developing new ways of engaging with our world, students in this class will lead open, creative and visual math challenges. These captivating adventures will allow students to succeed at cultivating a growth mindset, building confidence as mathematicians and developing curiosity for the wonders of numbers.

Did you know that your brain has a creative side and a smart-thinking side and that when you do music and STEM the two sides connect? Get ready for an awesome, “STEMusical” week of discovery as we explore the relationship between wavelengths and sound, use technology to write original compositions, build instruments and have so much fun with rhythm, meter and time that we won’t even notice the MATH involved! Come design and compose and create and pretend, connecting your brain using MUSIC and STEM!

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