STEM Camp Two...Back for MORE FUN #Academic
Mrs. Kris, MBA
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.
US Grade 2 - 5
Welcome 4-5 minutes Discussion 18-22 minutes Experiment 15-25 minutes Summary and discussion 5-8 minutes *Slides will be shared during the lesson introducing topics applied in the lesson. Day One: Experiment We will start a two day project on osmosis. They have an opportunity to formulate a hypothesis, conduct and experiment, record their findings, and discuss if their hypothesis was correct. This experiment will allow students' potential to unfold. Students scientific reasoning will be...
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.
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 Paper/Pen 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 spoon 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.
Meet the teacher
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...
$60for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
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5-7 learners per class