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Science Learning Institute

Middle School STEM Summer Camp 2019

Sessions Start June 17, 2019

Join us at Foothill College for a summer of fun, exploring scientific concepts through hands-on projects! Our STEM summer camp is open to middle school and high school students.

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Download the Middle School STEM Summer Camp Schedule

Select from four weeks of sessions

  • Week 1: June 17-21
  • Week 2: June 24-28
  • Week 3: July 8-12
  • Week 4: July 15-19

Session Times

  • Mornings: 9 a.m.-noon (Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Afternoons: 1-4 p.m.

Cost

  • $250 per session
  • $500 for full day

Lunch is NOT included.

PHOTO/VIDEO DISCLAIMER: Publicity photographs/videos may be taken during camp.  Foothill-De Anza Community College District (District) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at this camp without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.  By taking part in this camp, the District shall have full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include, but is not limited to, the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.  If you do not wish to be photographed or videoed, please inform the SLI Director.

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Explore Middle School STEM Summer Camp Descriptions

Animation

Description: Students will learn how to bring computer graphics 3D characters to life. Using techniques employed by animators in major studios students will discover the fundamental principles of animation and how to apply them in their own creative work. With the guidance of the instructor, students will be able to take home their animations at the end of the week to share with friends and family.

Instructor: Adrian Phillips

Sessions:

  • July 8-12, 9am-noon
  • July 8-12, 1 pm-4pm
  • July 15-19, 9am-noon
  • July 15-19, 1pm-4pm

(Introduction to) Arduino Robotics

 Description: How do robots move and interact in the outside world? We'll start by building circuits that interact with light, motion and distance sensors using the Arduino microcontroller hardware and its programming language C. Then we'll bring our robots to life using our new skills, good engineering principles and design creativity so they can move, race or dance.

Instructor: Carol Johnson

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 9am-noon

Instructor: Konstantin Kalaitzidis

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 1pm-4pm
  • July 8-12, 9am-noon
  • July 15-19, 1pm-4pm

Astro Blast!

Description: Join Astronomy Professor Geoff Mathews this summer in exploring our amazing universe.  Use light to see what things are made of, find out what the constellations look like from other solar systems, and hunt for planets.  

Instructor: Geoff Mathews

Sessions:

  • June 24-28, 9am-noon

Design Thinking through Physical Computing

Description: Introducing and teaching Tech skills like physical computing, 3D modelling tools also encapsulates modules to teach STEM skills like team building, problem solving, design thinking, prototyping and public speaking alongside. The combination of materials and activities chosen has been tried and tested to be successful in the past.

Instructor: Sumi Sukumar

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 9am-noon

ECOAdventures

Description: Calling all animal lovers!  Learn what real-world ecologists do when studying animals, their interactions with each other and their environment.  Join Science from Scientists for a fun-filled week packed with games and outdoor activities using the beautiful Foothill College campus as our laboratory. We will explore a variety of eco topics including animal communication, predator/prey relationships, food webs, evolution, and sustainability.  

Instructor: Science from Scientists faculty

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 9am-4pm with lunch break from noon-1pm
  • June 24-48, 9am-4pm with lunch break from noon-1pm

Forensic Science


Description: Are you the next Sherlock Holmes? If solving crimes is your cup of tea, if CSI is your favorite show on TV, or even if you are only mildly interested in science, then this is the class where you need to be. Students will: (1) Explore how forensic science is used in criminal investigations, with examples of forensic technology that are currently used in a crime lab; (2) Apply the principles of forensic science to a hypothetical crime; and (3) Use the scientific process to solve a fictional crime.

Instructor: Niloofar Salehi

Sessions:

  • July 8-12, 9am-noon
  • July 8-12, 1pm-4pm

Little Medical School


Description: Discover the fascinating science of the human body with Little Medical School! Through hands-on crafts, games and role playing, participants will learn STEM concepts in a fun and unique way! From broken bones, to stitches, there's something for every future healthcare provider and science lover. Each student will receive a working stethoscope.

Instructor: Little Medical School staff

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 9am-noon
  • June 24-28, 1pm-4pm
  • July 8-12, 9am-noon
  • July 15-19, 1pm-4pm

Little Veterinarian School


Description: Join Little Veterinarian School for interactive role playing, crafts and games to learn about dog care and veterinary science! STEM concepts are introduced in a fun way, inspiring future veterinarians and animal lovers. Topics include basic veterinary care, tick removal, understanding dog behavior, and more.

Instructor: Little Medical School Staff

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 1pm-4pm
  • June 24-28, 9am-noon
  • July 8-12, 1pm-4pm
  • July 15-19, 9am-noon

Python Programming

 Description: Middle school students will learn Python programming fundamentals such as data types, input, output, iterative, conditional, and modules.

Instructor: Allie Xiong

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 1pm-4pm
  • June 24-28, 1pm-4pm

Science of Human Movement

Description: We will have fun exploring all scientific aspects related to human movements. This includes examining the important roles gravity and Newton’s Law play for our earthbound movement, hands-on assembly of human skeleton from model bones, looking all possible skeletal movements in human body, discovering the musculature that connects bones and joints, and how the muscles work together to generate movements. We will also look at the anatomy and physiology of bone and muscle tissues and learn how they work together with the nervous system to create movements.

Instructor: Jiin Liang

Sessions:

  • July 8-12, 9am-noon
  • July 15-19, 9am-noon

Science of Roller Coasters

Description: What do riders at an amusement park feel and where are they when they feel it? And why do they feel those sensations? Learn the science behind the experiences you have when riding roller coasters and other attractions at a theme park. Build a model roller coaster using the principles learned at camp this week and sharpen up your science.

Instructor: Clarence Bakken

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 1pm-4pm
  • June 24-28, 9am-noon

STEM Explorers


Description: When you grow up, do you want to be a…

  • Rocket scientist & space explorer
  • Forensic detective & crime-solver
  • Codebreaker & computer programmer
  • Ecologist & wildlife explorer


If you answered YES to any or all of the above options, you belong at our STEM Explorer summer program! Throughout the week, Science from Scientists will lead a variety of STEM activities, from building & testing model Mars Rover Landers to forensic lab analysis to ecosystem observations to codebreaking! Our program is packed full of hands-on challenges, experiments, and activities to excite every young scientist!

Instructor: Science from Scientists faculty

Sessions:

  • July 8-12, 9am-4pm with lunch break from noon-1pm

STEM Explorers for GIRLS

Description: Q: When you grow up, do you want to be a…

  • Rocket scientist & space explorer
  • Forensic detective & crime-solver
  • Codebreaker & computer programmer
  • Ecologist & wildlife explorer


If you answered YES to any or all of the above options, you belong at our STEM Explorer summer program! Throughout the week, Science from Scientists will lead a variety of STEM activities, from building & testing model Mars Rover Landers to forensic lab analysis to ecosystem observations to codebreaking! Our program is packed full of hands-on challenges, experiments, and activities to excite every young scientist!

Instructor: Science from Scientists faculty

Sessions:

  • July 15-19, 9am-4pm with lunch break from noon-1pm
Note: Session offerings subject to change. Webpage last updated June 4, 2019.

 

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Questions?

Lori Silverman, Ph.D.
Director, SLI

650.949.7455


SilvermanLori@fhda.edu


Building 4100 Room 4120

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