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*Scroll down for Summer Spartan Academy STEAM Camp 2019 information!

Winter/Spring Spartan Academy STEM Programming at Marian Catholic High School


Do you know a 4th to 8th-grade student interested in science and engineering? Bring them to Tinker Tuesdays!!

Join us select Tuesday evenings throughout the months of February to May to explore the world of STEM in our engineering lab! Each week brings a unique problem or challenge designed to make learning science and engineering fun!
 
 
 

Session time choices: 5:00-6:30 or 6:30-8:00

Dates/Topics

2/19/19 Week 1: Rubber Band Racers & Learning 3D Printing - Car Logos
2/26/19 Week 2: Completing & Testing Rubber Band Racers
3/5/19 Week 1: The Physics of Theme Parks - Roller Coasters & The Basics of Laser Cutting
3/12/19 Week 2: The Physics of Theme Parks - Roller Coasters
3/19/19 Engineering Challenge: Can you build an unsinkable boat? & Using 3D Printer Pens to Add Details to Designs
4/2/19 Extreme Trampolines & 3D Printing - Modify a Monster
4/9/19 Earth Day 2019 - Recycling Project (Using all of our technical skills to educate our community about the do's & don'ts of recycling)
4/16/19 Earth Day Recycling Project (Continued)
4/23/19 No Class (Easter)
4/30/19 Build a Cargo-Bot
5/7/19 Engineering Challenge: Ping Pong Ball Zipline (Shhh... Use technology to create a surprise Mother's Day gift!)
5/14/19 Complete Ziplines & Last Class of the School Year Celebration!
 
Read below about the importance of STEM afterschool programs!
 

STEM in Afterschool - What’s all the fuss?

“Why is STEM important for my child?
 
Many afterschool programs that focus on STEM report an increase in student interest in STEM subjects and careers, with many going on to earn college degrees and build careers in the STEM field. Students with access to high-quality STEM learning become more confident in these areas of study – areas that can take them far professionally in today’s world.”
 
 

12 Reasons Why Afterschool STEM Learning is Important

“80% of future jobs will require STEM literacy. Yet, students spend less than 20% of their waking hours inside a school-day classroom. A number of studies show that STEM learning during the school day is necessary but not sufficient for lifelong STEM literacy. (Afterschool Alliance)”

“Students need to see the relevance of STEM to their personal goals and daily lives, especially in the middle school years and beyond, ... Students’ lack of ability to see the relevance of what they are learning in school to their personal lives impacts the degree to which they apply themselves in school, and the degree to which they stay in school. (Gates Foundation 2006)”

Read more at http://www.centralvalleyafterschool.org/12-reasons-why-afterschool-stem-learning-is-important/
 

 

Summer Spartan Academy STEM Programming

at Marian Catholic High School

 
To register, go to

 

Spartan Academy STEAM Camp Information: Week-by-Week

(6/10-6/14) Week 1: Food Science, Chemistry and Engineering
As populations around the world grow, feeding people safely and efficiently becomes increasingly important. Knowledge of food chemistry, biotechnology, food safety and engineering is needed to meet these challenges. During this week, from pasta making to candy making to testing "The 5 Second Rule", students will investigate various aspects of science and engineering related to food. Fun and learning for grades 1st through 8th will include hands on activities, outdoor activities, demonstrations, speakers, and a culminating field trip!
Sports Offerings Week 1
(Boys Basketball TBA)
   
Girls:
Basketball - Grades 1-4,5-8
Soccer - Grades 5-8
Softball - Grades 5-8
Boys:
Football - Grades 4-8
Soccer - Grades 5-8
 
 
(6/17-6/21) Week 2: Sports Science, Technology and Engineering
Do science, technology and sports have much in common? Your student will spend the week investigating this concept by examining the cutting edge technology being used to develop and further a variety of sports from soccer to volleyball to basketball. Using this knowledge, your student will create a new sport or technology to assist a current sport of their choosing! Fun and learning for grades 1st through 8th will include hands on activities, outdoor activities, demonstrations, speakers, and a culminating field trip!
Sports Offerings Week 2
(Boys Basketball TBA)
   
Girls:
Tennis - Grades 4-8
Boys:
Tennis - Grades 4-8
 
 
(6/24-6/28) Week 3: Forensic Science
Everyone loves a good mystery, right? Problem solving and collaboration will be highlighted this week as students use these skills along with forensic science techniques to solve various mysteries. Learn how real forensic scientists investigate and solve crimes! Fun and learning for grades 1st through 8th will include hands on activities, outdoor activities, demonstrations, speakers, and a culminating field trip!
Sports Offerings Week 3
(Boys Basketball TBA)
   
Girls:
Golf - Grades 6-8
Boys:
Golf - Grades 6-8
 
 
(7/8-7/12) Week 4: Space Science and Engineering
The future may be closer than we think! Give your young astronaut a boost ahead and journey with us as we explore the possibilities of traveling to and living on Mars. Students will research and determine what is needed for a journey to Mars and brainstorm and collaborate to create a workable vision for their own Mars colony. Fun and learning for grades 1st through 8th will include hands on activities, outdoor activities, demonstrations, speakers, and a culminating field trip!
Sports Offerings Week 4
(Boys Basketball TBA)
   
Girls:
Cheerleading - Grades 2-8
Fencing I - Grades 6-8
Volleyball - Grades 4-6, 7-8
Boys:
Fencing I - Grades 6-8
 
 
(7/15-7/19) Week 5: Environmental Science and Engineering
What is your effect on the world? What do environmental engineers do to affect the world? Students will delve into current environmental issues such as pollution and recycling and how they can make a difference. The latest technologies will be examined and evaluated to assist students in becoming environmental engineers and inventing new technologies to save the Earth! Fun and learning for grades 1st through 8th will include hands on activities, outdoor activities, demonstrations, speakers, and a culminating field trip!
Sports Offerings Week 5
(Boys Basketball TBA)
   
Girls:
Fencing II - Grades 6-8
Lacrosse - Grades 6-8
Boys:
Fencing II - Grades 6-8
Lacrosse - Grades 6-8
 
 
(7/22-7/26) Week 6: IoT- The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the interconnections via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. Students will explore the design principles and technologies of 'smart buildings' and how associated technologies affect their lives. The opportunity will be provided for research and development of their own quality of life enhancing app, incorporating coding and app development skills. Fun and learning for grades 1st through 8th will include hands on activities, outdoor activities, demonstrations, speakers, and a culminating field trip!
 
Enjoy this short video for more information on IoT: https://youtu.be/Q3ur8wzzhBU
Sports Offerings Week 6
(Boys Basketball TBA)
   
Girls:
Soccer - Grades 1-4,5-8
Boys:
Soccer - Grades 1-4, 5-8
 

For more information:

Becky Bosco
Director of STEM Programming
708-996-4636
bbosco@marianchs.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpartanSTEMAcademy/