2016 Summer Science Academies
The UC Cooperative Extension in Merced County proudly presents the
2016 4-H Summer Science Academy
The 4-H Summer Science Academy will include three separate weeks of fun hands-on and heads-on programs. During each of the weeks there will be two different 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology session topics from which to choose.
The 4-H Summer Science Academy will be held from 8:30-12:00 Monday-Friday at the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension Classroom, 2145 Wardrobe Ave, Merced.
The academy is being offered to youth ages 7 and up.
Each session will cost $50.00 for the five mornings. Individuals may register for one session per week. Each week will include unique offerings so you may want to sign up for more than one week. New 4-H members will also have a 4-H insurance and enrollment fee of $19.00 to cover the academy. This fee can be used towards the annual 4-H membership of $38.00 if you decide to also participate in other 4-H activities, Clubs, or Camps.
Week 1 - July 11-15
Session A - Project Wild (ages 7 –9)
Session B - Junk Drawer Robotics - Mechatronics (ages 10+)
Week 2 - July 18 - 22
Session C - 4-H Building with LEGOs (ages 7-9)
Session D - 4-H It Came From Planted Earth (ages 10+)
Week 3 - July 25– 29
Session E - 4H YES Kitchen Science (ages 7-9)
Session F - MAKER Lab: What Time is it! (ages 10+)
About the Sessions: Academy activities will come from the follow 4-H based curriculum that are STEM inspired and highly participatory. (Complete modules will be offered, but not all modules will be offered this summer)
TechXcite provides activities across a wide range of technologies in order to offer opportunities for middle school students to explore aspects of engineering that are most exciting to them. Module topics for sessions will come from; biomedtech, wireless communication, solar energy, architecture, digital imaging, gis/gps, or transportation.
4-H Youth Experiences in Science
The 4-H YES Modules offers planned, thematically-linked science education experiences geared especially to the needs of children in the 7-9 year age. The 4-H YES curriculum incorporated inquiry-based activities with cooperative learning. It focuses on learning scientific thinking processes and features the learning cycle model of instruction. Module topics will come from Kitchen Science, Bubbles, Worms, Collections, Wee-cycle-o-urs, or othes.
The 4-H Science Experiences and Resources for Informal Educational Settings (SERIES) is committed to improving the opportunities for youth 9-12 years to explore and learn about their world through the problem-solving and thinking skills of science – what we call sciencing. The 4-H SERIES modules are designed on the principle that learning science can be interesting and fun. In 4-H SERIES, you will do more, think more, and learn more about science.
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