Poudre Elementary2019-05-28T13:44:09-06:00

Poudre Elementary

Dates:  June 3-7, 2019

Location:  Poudre High School,  201 N. Impala Drive, Fort Collins, CO

Time:  9:15am – 3:00pm

Who: Students entering 4th and 5th grades in the Fall of 2019 from any school, public, private or international. There is an application process and candidates need to have recommendations from a teacher (or parent for home-school students) and a non-parent adult.

How Much:  Full day STEM is $330 per week.  Half day STEM is $190 per week. Tuition includes lunch and course materials.

2019 Classes

Full Day Students – Select 2 Courses, 1 morning and 1 afternoon
Half Day Students – Select 1 morning OR 1 afternoon Course

Applicants will have the opportunity to pick classes once they have been accepted into the program.

Morning 9:15am – 11:45am

How airplanes fly inspires future aviators, astronauts, scientists, and leaders using the magic of flight. Discover through hands-on activities the forces and energy needed to achieve flight. This class motivates students to think like scientists to design their own aircraft using their new knowledge. Use your fascination for aviation and space to make connections to math and science you already know.  Continue exploring with your plane and rocket at home!

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in the world of Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Response? This STEM academy class takes you there. You will have the opportunity to interact with the men and women who provide emergency response to our community and hear about the varied career opportunities in the emergency services field. You will tour an ambulance and view a demonstration of basic lifesaving techniques presented by paramedics. You will hear from Poudre firefighters about emergency preparedness, fire prevention, and home safety audits and have the opportunity to discover the intricacies of a fire truck. In the law enforcement part of the class you will interact with K-9 police dogs, learn forensic fingerprint and DNA collection techniques, visit with SWAT officers, explore the “Bearcat”, and acquire community safety techniques. Join us for this fast paced, hand-on exploration of the world of emergency services.

Do you love science experiments? Do you love to eat? In Kitchen Magic we will do both! In this STEM Institutes class we will explore science and math through the world of cooking. We will investigate chemical reactions, properties of matter, measurement, and volume through experiments in the kitchen. We will be learning real-world applications of science and math as well as creating products that we can eat! No prior experience in the kitchen needed. Join us for a hands-on week of fun as we make connections between cooking, baking, science, and math.

Girl Power is a fitness class for girls, but fitness is our tool, not our end goal. The end goal is confidence that comes from courageously tackling challenges-discovering that we are far more capable than we ever dreamed-and understanding that comes from exploring the connections between nutrition, exercise and physical and emotional health.

What if I asked you to meet a movie star, a POW (prisoner of war) who won the Dicken Medal for Gallantry, a wild Alaskan wolf who befriended a Labrador Retriever, a co-pilot who flew missions with the Royal Air Force and received a Medal of Honor, a police officer, a guide, a comforter who travels the world and visits those who are hurting? And what if I told you all of them are canines? Come learn about one of the most amazing animals of our planet. Dogs and humans share a bond that is profound and irreplaceable. You will also learn how to care for our amazing friends by visiting top veterinarians in their fields and learn about the specialties of veterinary science. Come meet dogs of the past, and also see live dogs in action!

Should we build a bridge or wall? How about both? Students will use the engineering design process to design, build, test, and analyze both of these structures while exploring the principles of force, balance, and stability. In this class, we will create walls and bridges and then find out which ones are the strongest – by testing them to the breaking point, of course!

 Afternoon 12:30pm – 3:00pm

How airplanes fly inspires future aviators, astronauts, scientists, and leaders using the magic of flight. Discover through hands-on activities the forces and energy needed to achieve flight. This class motivates students to think like scientists to design their own aircraft using their new knowledge. Use your fascination for aviation and space to make connections to math and science you already know.  Continue exploring with your plane and rocket at home!

Let’s make some music together! No matter how much or how little music experience you have you’ll be able to compose, share and collaborate on a very musical level.  This class is about creating music through a variety of compositional techniques using various software programs and exploring sound. Bring your creativity, a tapping toe and a sense of fun!

Do you love science experiments? Do you love to eat? In Kitchen Magic we will do both! In this STEM Institutes class we will explore science and math through the world of cooking. We will investigate chemical reactions, properties of matter, measurement, and volume through experiments in the kitchen. We will be learning real-world applications of science and math as well as creating products that we can eat! No prior experience in the kitchen needed. Join us for a hands-on week of fun as we make connections between cooking, baking, science, and math.

In this class, you will meet Dr. Mat Aldredge, a researcher and biologist for the Apex predators of Colorado.  He will teach us about bears and mountain lions.  You will meet Kate from CSU’s Zoology and Shelter Animal program.  Did you know tigers and snakes can be clicker trained?
Did you know our shelters are working with homeless pets who have a hard time establishing eye contact with potential owners?  They are training this targeted group so we as humans understand what wonderful pets they can be.  You will see a wolf and understand the complexity and beauty of this amazing species.  Wolves have families and actually live in many ways similar to humans. You will ride therapy horses at the CSU Equestrian Center and learn how this magnificent animal shows compassion and gentleness.  You will meet a professional horse trainer and see her horses.  You will see birds of prey and learn about their majesty and how they live.  Did you know many species listen to the birds?  They learn their calls, watch them carefully, and respond to what they are saying, which includes an alert to predators, specific humans they may know (or not) in the area, all is okay, or time to go!  Dr. Mary Jean Currier will teach us about her life living with lions in Africa, and raising mountain lions for CSU.  This is just a sampling — we have much more!  You won’t see the world the same after this class.

Should we build a bridge or wall? How about both? Students will use the engineering design process to design, build, test, and analyze both of these structures while exploring the principles of force, balance, and stability. In this class, we will create walls and bridges and then find out which ones are the strongest – by testing them to the breaking point, of course!

Do you love coding, being creative, stories and adventure?  In Code your own Adventure you will be able to combine your love of coding with your creativity to design and code a choose your own adventure story.  We will use the Scratch programming language developed by MIT to practice coding skills such as design, testing, debugging, events, sequences, loops, conditionals and more.  You will be able to choose your own characters and backgrounds from the Scratch library or use your artistic talents to create your own.  When we add in various programming tricks and sounds, our stories will come to life.  Even if you are new to Scratch you are welcome in this class.  Join us for a fun filled week of adventure!

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