STEM Camp Two...Back for MORE FUN #Academic

Mrs. Kris, MBA
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(262)
Students will complete 7 STEM projects and learn about chemistry, engineering, atoms, buoyancy, density, osmosis, surface area, the properties of water, even make our own lava lamp.

Class Experience

US Grade 2 - 5
Students will discuss and experiment. Learn problem solving, STEM, reasoning skills, engineering skills, creativity, setting goals meeting objectives, and construction. 

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. STEM projects help reinforce important life skills and help to potentially spark a lifetime interests in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. 
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.
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Day One:  
Experiment One: 20 Gummy bears (for experimentation and comparison…and maybe an extra pack for snacking)-any brand any color
A small glass/plastic cup for each water/solution-7 in total - fill halfway with water
Baking soda 1 tablespoon
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Salt 1 tablespoon
Soda-half of a plastic cup, any variety
Vinegar - half of a plastic cup, any variety
Milk - half of a plastic cup, any variety
Water - half of a plastic cup, bottled or tap
Paper towels
Spoon or fork to remove gummy bears on day two

Experiment Two - 100 small jelly beans and 100 toothpicks

Day Two: 1 container to test the buoyance of fruit/vegetables. Containers can be plastic cups, large measuring cups, or a bucket to fit the following fruit: whole apple, whole orange, single grape, single baby carrot, single cherry or Roma tomato, and one other of your choice-for example cherry, strawberry, pear, lemon...
Container need to be filled half to 3/4 filled with water-we will do this in class.
I will post a student packet in the classroom prior to class containing activities and an observation sheet-please print.
Crayons, pencil, markers to record findings please
Probably want a towel or paper towel on hand for wet hand or possible spills or splashes. 

Day Three: 1 gallon sized zipping plastic storage bag filled 1/3 of way with water
5-7 newly sharpened wooden, not mechanical pencils
water beads
bowl of water
ruler with mm
4-6 mason jars - we will fill with water
two bamboo skewers or metal spoons
Food coloring
Dish soap
1/2 tsp of black pepper
shallow round baking dish or bowl
pitcher of water to use for experiments

Day Four: small cookie sheet (a large piece of cardboard can work as a substitute)
three or four containers of playdough - homemade is okay, yet store bought tends to be more firm
five to six marbles
eight paper cups
masking tape and scissors to cut tape
craft sticks, like popsicle sticks can be used for additional support, can help with possible frustration

Day Five: 
Experiment One - colored mini-marshmallows
chocolate chips
*If any allergies or trouble getting the items, you need three different colored items. Could be candies, raisins, M&M's, peanuts, blueberries and more.
**Quantity of items based on atom the students choose to represent

Experiment Two - 3 large wine glasses OR 3 medium size mason jars
cooking oil, about 1/2 cup for each of the three glasses or jars
water about 1/3 cup for 
food coloring - three different colors
3 effervescent antacid tablets
paper towels

A student packet will be posted on the classroom portal a day of two prior to the class start date.
We are using some items that can be a safety risk, and will discuss safe usage during the class.
Students will use scissors, skewers, effervescent tablets, and vinegar parental oversight is recommended. 
Suggested substitute items are recommended in the case of allergies. 

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(262)
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... 
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for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 7-12
5-7 learners per class

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