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Mini Courses

Coming up:

Creative Building using LEGO®:

Thursdays May 23, 30 & June 6 12:30 -2:30pm OR 3:30 -5:30pm
In this three-week mini-course, participants are given basic challenges and are encouraged to build creatively in a hands on environment during each session. The instructor uses a variety of methods to guide students through the problem solving process ensuring the students learn and have fun at the same time.

Bridges: Learn about the strength of shapes and the differences between triangles and rectangles.

Towers: Learn about structures and how to build something very tall.

Racers: Race custom cars down a ramp while learning basic principles of gravity, friction and motion.

This course is for children ages 5-9.

This Mini-Course was created by and will be run by Brickapalooza owner and founder Eric Kingsley.

Cost: $80 per participant, ($70 for SEE members)

Print Registration Form Here.
Please call and register by phone at 669-0400 or email form to becky@see-sciencecenter.org.

Coming this Summer:

Movie Making Camp

Using Stop Motion Animation and LEGO® bricks & Minifigures.

July 29 - Aug 2 9:30am -2:00pm Campers complete an "Invention and Discovery" film using LEGO® bricks and minifigures. Working in groups of 3 or 4 campers begin by discovering the techniques of stop-motion animation and film making while they brainstorm and choose a film subject. They then work on story boarding, set design and construction and mini-figure casting. The final 3 days are for filming, sound recording and editing.

During filming, each student will have a turn to act as the director, computer operator, movement coordinator and to work with sound effects. Campers will also have the opportunity to create an intro and final credits. A film premiere concludes the camp. Afterward, movies will be posted to YouTube for students to share with family and friends and copies are provided to campers.

On average each group creates about three minutes of film using a 10‐15 frame per second playback rate. Visit the SEE Science Center's YouTube page to watch films from previous camps.

This camp was created by and will be run by Brickapalooza owner and founder Eric Kingsley.

This camp is for kids age 8 to 12

The cost is $ 250 per child ($230 for SEE members)

Print Registration Form Here.
Please call and register by phone at 669-0400 or email form to becky@see-sciencecenter.org.

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Mini-Courses and workshops are classes with one or more sessions which allow students an opportunity to learn about one particular topic in more depth. Mini-courses and workshops always include hands-on activities. Mini-Courses are especially popular with home-school students. Please sign up for email newsletters on our home page to get advance notice of future programs.


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Past topics include:
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Chemistry
Nanotechnology
Forensic Science
Slimy Science
LEGO® Gravity Racers
LEGO® Zip Line
LEGO® Simple and motorized machines
LEGO® Bridges
LEGO® Stop Motion Animation
LEGO® Towers
LEGO® Bricktionary
LEGO® Simple Machines to Remote Control
Pump it up: Cardiology for Kids
Brain Storm: Discover the mysteries of the Human Brain