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STEM Camp for 5 to 9 Year Olds #Academic

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Mrs. Kris, MBA
Average rating:
4.9
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(269)
Students will complete 8 STEM projects and learn about chemistry, patterns, gravity, cleaning up oil spills, the water cycle, states of matter, construction and coding.

Class Experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 3
  • Students will discuss and experiment. Learn problem solving, STEM, reasoning skills, engineering skills, creativity, setting goals meeting objectives, and construction. A great hands on activity to observe and try to correct impacts of an oil spill in waterways. Students will engage in discussion and record their observations and ideas for corrective measures. STEM projects help reinforce important life skills and help to potentially spark a lifetime interests in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Students will develop and reinforce counting, patterning, color identification, and reasoning skills. Encouraging the use of patterns, art, and STEM! The project also incorporates fine motor skills and discussion. Students will learn about gravity and the process of capillary action. Students observe reactions as the properties of various items mix. Students will develop theories, test their predictions, and discuss their findings as well as use an observation sheet to record and draw parts of the experiment. Students review the water cycle in the environment and discuss states of matter. STEM projects help reinforce important life skills and help to potentially spark a lifetime interests in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Next we discuss the three states of matter as well as vocabulary: matter, mass, volume, melting, freezing, evaporation and condensation.
I served the Director of Ancillary Services tasked with planning and executing summer and winter camps at a PK-12 school. I hold a degree in Psychology and an MBA, a 150-hour master teacher certificate for teaching English as a second language courses and have served as a college counselor for almost 5 years advising students and families on the college acceptance process. I have taught middle school-math, reading and experimental science, have been an academic administrator in a Pre-K 12 school and was a founding director of a Learning Center.
Day One: One box regular spaghetti (not thin or angel hair), bag of mini-marshmallows, plain paper and a pencil. 

Day Two: A tray or dish a few inches deep, at least 6 x 8 inches, 3 cups of water, 1/4 cup cooking oil, food coloring, craft feathers, small rocks, feel free to use small, plastic animal toys, straws, cotton balls, one generic sponge we can cut into cubes, pencil
observation packet will be posted to the classroom to print prior to the class. Second project: 1 large white plate-edges slightly raised-slope to the center, 2 packs of plain M&Ms, Measuring cup (at least 1/4 cup in size). Will get warm water from tap-amount will vary based on plate size-adding a little bit at a time just to cover bottom of the plate

Day Three:  Please have 6 clear cups/glasses about the same size, water-about a pitcherful to fill each cup/glass, red, blue, green, and yellow food coloring, a roll of high absorbent paper towels, a spoon, pen or pencil. A day or two prior to the class please print the observation sheet to accompany the discussion and experiment. 

Day Four: Please have 1 large balloon, empty plastic water bottle, white vinegar, 2-3 spoonfuls of baking soda, small funnel, spoon, pen or pencil. Full fat milk -about 1 cup, Full cup skim milk -about 1 cup, Two wide, flat bottomed bowl or baking dish, Two different food coloring-child's choice. Dish soap-about a tablespoon, Cotton swabs-4 or 6. Also need A jar with lid. about 1/3 cup hot water, ice, aerosol hairspray, for experiment number two. 

Day Five: Jewelry beads-about 100. Pipe cleaners-about 6-8. Students can pick colors

Please have pencil. An observation packet will be posted to the classroom to print prior to the camp.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Joined April, 2020
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Hi, great to meet you, we're going to have a fabulous time. My family lives in the southeastern part of the United States. My years of teaching experience has helped me develop a philosophy which best helps students be active learners in a... 
Group Class

$60

for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
55 min

Completed by 40 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 5-9
5-7 learners per class

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