Kids/McNeese Teens

Engineering Academy - Summer 2013 (Gr 11 - 12)
Instructor:McNeese Engineering Faculty

The 2013 Summer Engineering Academy is designed for high school students (entering 11th and 12th grades)interested in pursuing science and engineering careers. The Academy intends to give students a broad exposure to engineering disciplines (chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical) by getting them involved with hands-on projects dealing with real life engineering issues. Weather permitting participants will also have the opportunity to visit the STARLAB Portable Planetarium and use a variety of telescopes to observe the night sky.

The residential option includes room, board, transportation during the camp and lab supplies.

Location: Frasch 101
Date:July 15 - August 2
Time:8 am - 4 pm, local students

Residential available
Cost:$750 ($1000 residential)

 

Explore a Medical Career - Doctor, Nurse, Med Tech, Rad Tech ( Gr 6 - 8)-NEW
Instructor:Dr. Juliana Hinton

The human body is extremely complex, not only as a whole, but at the molecular level. When one enters a division of the health field, it is important to understand answers to many complex questions. Do you understand precisely why you: 1) need to be careful what you inhale,

2) need to drink a lot of water, 3) should avoid extreme noises, 4) have to wear sunscreen lotion, 5) look in both directions and back again before crossing the street, 6) do not like the same foods when you are young as when you are older, and 7) people cross their arms differently than others? As you learn answers to these questions, it is likely that you may realize more fully which branch of the health field most interests you. For example, if you are interested in the mouth: Would you enjoy: cleaning teeth, taking x-rays, whitening teeth and explaining oral hygiene to patients, curing mouth disorders; repairing teeth with fillings; or straightening teeth. Each one of these examples requires a different educational pathway and a different type of expertise. What direction will your take to use your talents?

Location: Frasch 233
Date:Monday - Friday
July 29 - August 2
Time:9 - 11 am
Cost:$150/$165 after July 15 (Limit 10)

 

Fun Summertime Cupcakes (Gr 2 - 4)
Instructor:Kelly Lowe

Location: Gayle 201
Date:Tuesday
July 23
Time:1 - 3 pm
Cost:$39/$45 after July 9

 

Getting Ready for First Grade - Math
Instructor:Aimee Fontenot

Help your little one get a jump start on their math skills this summer. Join us as we explore addition and subtraction using touch points, time and money using role play, and many other math skills using mini-lessons, games, and activities. Our small group setting will allow us to have some hands-on fun while learning.

Class limited to 10 students.

Location: St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 4020 Hodges
Date:Monday - Friday
July 22 - 26
Time:10:45 - 11:45 am
Cost:$75/$85 after Jul 8; Take both $125

 

Getting Ready for First Grade - Phonics
Instructor:Aimee Fontenot

Start your child on the road to reading this summer with our First Grade Phonics Clinic. We will review kindergarten skills, as well as introduce new first grade skills. Come explore consonants, blends, vowels, word families, and much more as we create games, flip cards, and story books that will build your child's fluency. Your child will be taught over 50 high frequency words and learn how to unlock many new words as we interact in our mini-lessons in a small group setting.

Class limited to 10 students.

Location: St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 4020 Hodges
Date:Monday - Friday
July 22 - 26
Time:9:30 - 10:30 am
Cost:$75/$85 after July 8; Take both $125

 

STAR Lab (Gr 1 - 2) - NEW
Instructor:Gary Kratzer

Students will learn about how and why we see things, study the movements of objects in the sky, and learn about shapes in the sky.

Note: The activities will be correlated to the New Generation Science Standards that were released in April, 2013.

NO GUM OR CANDY ALLOWED!!

SHOES WILL BE REMOVED BEFORE ENTERING PLANETARIUM!!

Location: Kirkman 204
Date:Monday/Wednesday/Friday
July 22,24,26
Time:8:45 - 9:15am
Cost:$25/$35 after July 8

 

STAR Lab (Gr 3 - 5) - NEW
Instructor:Gary Kratzer

Students will experiment with color and light, learn to find their way around the sky with a star map, find out how many stars are in the sky, and model moon phases and eclipses.

Note: The activities will be correlated to the New Generation Science Standards that were released in April, 2013.

NO GUM OR CANDY ALLOWED!!!

SHOES WILL BE REMOVED BEFORE ENTERING PLANETARIUM!!

Location: Kirkman 204
Date:Monday/Wednesday/Friday
July 22, 24, 26
Time:9:30 - 10:45 am
Cost:$45/$55 after July 8

 

STAR Lab (Gr 6 - 8) - NEW
Instructor:Gary Kratzer

Students will experiment with color and light, learn where the solar system is located in the Milky Way, model moon phases and eclipses, and learn the reasons for the seasons.

Note: The activities will be correlated to the New Generation Science Standards that were released in April, 2013.

NO GUM OR CANDY ALLOWED!!!

SHOES WILL BE REMOVED BEFORE ENTERING PLANETARIUM!!

Location: Kirkman 204
Date:Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Jul 22,24,26
Time:11am - 12:15 pm
Cost:$45/$55 after July 8

 

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