STEM opportunities from Junior Tech

There are several upcoming STEM opportunities for students in grades 4 – 9 offered through Junior Tech:

Winter STEM Workshops

Sharks 101 – Intro to Shark Biology
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Sharks were present here on Earth before the dinosaurs. There are over 500 known species of sharks in the world, and they can be found in every ocean. What makes sharks unlike other animals? What characteristics do they have that enable to hunt so well? Swim so fast? Some live solitary lives, others live in groups. Learn about their biology and develop an understanding of their anatomy. Learn about sharks’ teeth, diet, feeding behaviors, reproduction, and more! Enjoy hands-on activities and dissect a spiny dogfish shark. (6 hrs instruction) Pack a lunch, drink & snack.
Grades: 4, 5, and 6
Price: $85
Location: Barnstable United School, 730 Osterville West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills
To enroll: http://juniortech.org/sharks-101-stem-workshop-2017/

Engineering and Technology on How to Follow Shark Movement
Saturday, February 11, 2017
It is only just recently that we have begun to discover the travel patterns of great white sharks in the Atlantic. Why is it that we know so little about an animal that has been around for so long? The reality is we needed the technology to be built, so we could learn more about this animal. You will learn about the current tags being used and how they allow us to track the movement of sharks. You will also learn about some of the challenges that are encountered with the current tag technology. Enjoy building your own shark tag and other hands-on activities while building an understanding of the technology and engineering behind tracking sharks! (6 hrs instruction) Pack a lunch, drink & snack.
Grades: 4, 5, and 6
Price: $85
Location: Barnstable United School, 730 Osterville West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills
To enroll: http://juniortech.org/shark-tracking-stem-workshop-2017/

February Vacation STEM Camps

Art and Computer-aided Graphics STEAM Camp
Tuesday – Friday, February 21 – February 24
Explore the arts as you develop your graphic design & software skills using the Adobe Creative Suite! Create a captivating digital portrait, make art from type, imagine new characters and then depict them in your own cartoon book, discover your knack for package and brand design, create greeting cards to give as gifts. Showcase your many masterpieces in your newly designed and created website! Featured design tools include Adobe’s Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Muse. Come and enjoy this creatively stimulating hands-on STEAM camp. (24 hrs instruction) Pack a lunch, drink & snack.
Grades: 6, 7, 8, and 9
Price: $235
Location: Barnstable United School, 730 Osterville West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills
To enroll:  http://juniortech.org/art-and-computer-aided-graphics-steam-camp-2017/

Game Developer
Tuesday – Friday, February 21 – February 24
Give your creative and technical side equal play time in this great 4-day computer camp. Using YoYo GameMaker software you will master the basic skills to create and build your very own games and multilevel game environments. Gaming software developers, artists, animators, and writers are in high demand — experience what it’s all about! (24 hrs instruction) Pack a lunch, drink & snack.
Grades: 6, 7, 8, and 9
Price: $295
Location: Upper Cape Cod Regional Tech, 220 Sandwich Road, Bourne
To enroll: http://juniortech.org/game-developer-stem-camp-2017/

Spring STEM Workshops

Fizz, Bang, BOOM! Fun with Chemistry
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Enjoy a wintery Saturday having fun with chemistry concoctions that fizz, bang, and boom! Enjoy hands-on activities with Gross Green Slime, Wacky Worms, Mysterious Chemistry Materials, Alka- Seltzer Rockets, and more! Get your hands dirty and make a mess while having fun with chemistry! (6 hrs instruction) Pack a lunch, drink & snack.
Grades: 4, 5, and 6
Price: $85
Location: Barnstable United School, 730 Osterville West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills
To enroll:  http://juniortech.org/fizz-bang-boom-fun-with-chemistry-stem-workshop-2017/

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