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Poudre High School 6/6-6/10

Poudre High School 6/6-6/10

If you are a CURRENT or PREVIOUS PSD parent, you can use your ParentVUE credentials to register your student(s) for Summer STEM-X. If you are a NEW parent to PSD, you can create your own account by clicking on the “Create a New Account” button.

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Early Elementary Offerings (Incoming 1-3 Graders)

AM SESSION

Scratch Jr Coding: Is a program for young children (ages 5-7) to program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they will learn how to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively.

Price: $150

Students will explore the wonderful world of physics and motion through Carnival Rides and Games! They will choose a type of motion and/or force to design their very own carnival game or ride to contribute to a Classroom Carnival! Popcorn and cotton candy will be provided. Oh! And did we mention there will be a field trip to Fort Fun?! For research of course.

Price: $150

Unleash your inner artist! In this class, kids will use their creativity to imagine, design, create art with new themes each day. Kids can look forward to incorporating beads, paper creations, drawings, weaving, found items and much more into their projects.

Price: $150

Explore the wonders of the nature that’s all around us! From bird watching to macroinvertebrate searching, this camp will be all about exploring nature with all of our senses. We will learn about ecology and the natural cycles that occur around us by exploring what’s in our neighborhood!

Price: $150

PM SESSION

If creepy crawlers fascinate your child, then this summer’s Bugging Around is an ideal summer activity. Campers will learn about insect natural history and biodiversity through a series of fun projects and activities. We will visit the Bug Zoo at CSU. We will have visits from a local bee-keeper and wildlife biologist.

Price: $150

Scratch Jr Coding: Is a program for young children (ages 5-7) to program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they will learn how to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively.

Price: $150

Students will explore the wonderful world of physics and motion through Carnival Rides and Games! They will choose a type of motion and/or force to design their very own carnival game or ride to contribute to a Classroom Carnival! Popcorn and cotton candy will be provided. Oh! And did we mention there will be a field trip to Fort Fun?! For research of course.

Price: $150

Calling all Madame Curies & Isaac Newtons.  Kids become junior scientists for the week. There will be a variety of scientific activities with new topics each day. Kids might find themselves creating slime, doing food experiments, exploring force and motion and so much more.

Price: $150

Elementary Offerings (Incoming 4-5 Graders)

AM

Do you love science experiments? Do you love to eat? In Kitchen Magic we will do both! In this STEM-X class we will explore science and math through the world of cooking. 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. Sample topics include: kitchen safety and basic skills, kitchen math, solutions, acid/bases, leavening agents, etc.

Price: $150

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 amazing coding projects.  We will use the Scratch programming language developed by MIT and Sphero robotics to practice coding skills such as design, testing, debugging, events, sequences, loops, conditionals and more.   Even if you are new to coding you are welcome in this class.  Join us for a fun-filled week of adventure!

Price: $150

What does a recording studio look like? How do singers record their voices? Can I make beats? What goes into creating music and sound effects for movies? Join us at Poudre High School in Week 1 of Stem-X to learn more about the interaction of creating and recording sound with computers!

Price: $150

What do landmarks and legos have in common?! This class! Students will each research a famous landmark, use the measurements of the actual landmark and scale factor to make a model and then they will then build their landmarks! At the end of the week, there will be a Lego Landmark Challenge, in which their model will be judged on accuracy and aesthetics.

Price: $150

Students will learn how a piece of paper can transform into different shapes, creatures and objects and explore various scientific and mathematical questions such as how many times can a piece of paper be folded or how can a paper airplane fly the farthest. They will also learn some Japanese culture, language and art elements in this class.

Price: $150

Are you ready to design, think, and invent like an engineer?  Machines are used to solve many problems, big and small.  This week you will use your creative skills and engineering mind to design and build a machine that solves a problem.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Price: $150

PM

Do you love science experiments? Do you love to eat? In Kitchen Magic we will do both! In this STEM-X class we will explore science and math through the world of cooking. 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. Sample topics include: kitchen safety and basic skills, kitchen math, solutions, acid/bases, leavening agents, etc.

Price: $150

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 amazing coding projects.  We will use the Scratch programming language developed by MIT and Sphero robotics to practice coding skills such as design, testing, debugging, events, sequences, loops, conditionals and more.   Even if you are new to coding you are welcome in this class.  Join us for a fun-filled week of adventure!

Price: $150

What does a recording studio look like? How do singers record their voices? Can I make beats? What goes into creating music and sound effects for movies? Join us at Poudre High School in Week 1 of Stem-X to learn more about the interaction of creating and recording sound with computers!

Price: $150

What do landmarks and legos have in common?! This class! Students will each research a famous landmark, use the measurements of the actual landmark and scale factor to make a model and then they will then build their landmarks! At the end of the week, there will be a Lego Landmark Challenge, in which their model will be judged on accuracy and aesthetics.

Price: $150

Students will learn animation vocabulary, concepts, storyboarding, and design thinking as they plan and work collaboratively to create a short stop-motion animated film using Stop Motion Studio or other approved animation software.

Price: $150

Learn all about energy and how it makes things GO! Students will build race tracks, launch a catapult and much much more.

Price: $150

Are you ready to design, think, and invent like an engineer?  Machines are used to solve many problems, big and small.  This week you will use your creative skills and engineering mind to design and build a machine that solves a problem.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Price: $150

Middle School Offerings (Incoming 6-9 Graders)

AM

Have you ever dreamed of being at the controls of your own airplane, soaring like a bird, flying an airplane right in your own backyard in Northern Colorado?  If you have, then STEM-X Flight Simulator Class is definitely for you!  Students will learn to fly a simulated Cessna 172 out of the Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL) focusing on take-offs, landings, and gradually working up to flying cross-country flights to other airports in the area.  Once basic mastery of single-engine aircraft is achieved, students may choose to try flying more advanced, technical aircraft such as jet-powered aircraft.  This fast moving, challenging, experiential class goes beyond just the basics of flying and gives students a “hands-on” training experience the same way professional pilots are trained in today’s dynamic aviation industry. A field trip to the local airport is planned.

Price: $165

Do you like to escape into strange, futuristic worlds that bend your mind and make you wonder what is real and what is fiction? If so, this class is for you! In this class, students will create a science fiction world and story. The more creative, the better! Students can make a graphic novel, a short story or book or a short film. We will cover the basics of the science fiction genre, plot arcs, character development and storytelling. Also, for those who choose the short film option, we will cover techniques such as filming and editing. We will also be going on a field trip to a local comic book store!

Price: $165

The drone industry is a growing industry with huge workforce needs and new uses being found each year. Students will learn and demonstrate maneuvers, procedures, and best practices for safe Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) platforms. Learners will put these new skills into practice while competing in a drone obstacle course competition on the last day!

Price: $165

Learn the basics for developing Virtual Reality (VR) games and experiences in this instructor-led workshop. Explore VR design concepts and video game development tools for creating virtual environments. Participants create room scale VR experiences using the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Walk away with the knowledge to begin creating VR content!

Price: $165

Are you interested in becoming a Rocket Scientist? Would you like to work for NASA, United Launch Alliance (ULA), Scaled Composites, Sierra Nevada, or SpaceX? Do you just love building really, really fast things? This workshop is for you! Come learn how to build and launch your own rocket! Gain knowledge from visiting rocketeers and learn about different opportunities to fly and compete. Rocket launch weather permitting. All activities are guided by NAR Safety Code.

Price: $165

This course’s focus is learning physics, physically. Every day, there will be a variety of hands-on activities to understand one element of physics. Many of these activities can be recreated at home to continue learning! Students will practice a wide range of scientific and academic skills, learning the scientific process, arithmetic operations like averaging, simple research, and scientific communication.

Price: $165

Learn how to code mobile apps for your phone!

Price: $165

Students will learn animation vocabulary, concepts, storyboarding, and design thinking as they plan and work collaboratively to create a short stop-motion animated film using Stop Motion Studio or other approved animation software.

Price: $165

PM

Have you ever dreamed of being at the controls of your own airplane, soaring like a bird, flying an airplane right in your own backyard in Northern Colorado?  If you have, then STEM-X Flight Simulator Class is definitely for you!  Students will learn to fly a simulated Cessna 172 out of the Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL) focusing on take-offs, landings, and gradually working up to flying cross-country flights to other airports in the area.  Once basic mastery of single-engine aircraft is achieved, students may choose to try flying more advanced, technical aircraft such as jet-powered aircraft.  This fast moving, challenging, experiential class goes beyond just the basics of flying and gives students a “hands-on” training experience the same way professional pilots are trained in today’s dynamic aviation industry. A field trip to the local airport is planned.

Price: $165

The drone industry is a growing industry with huge workforce needs and new uses being found each year. Students will learn and demonstrate maneuvers, procedures, and best practices for safe Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) platforms. Learners will put these new skills into practice while competing in a drone obstacle course competition on the last day!

Price: $165

Learn the basics for developing Virtual Reality (VR) games and experiences in this instructor-led workshop. Explore VR design concepts and video game development tools for creating virtual environments. Participants create room scale VR experiences using the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Walk away with the knowledge to begin creating VR content!

Price: $165

Are you interested in becoming a Rocket Scientist? Would you like to work for NASA, United Launch Alliance (ULA), Scaled Composites, Sierra Nevada, or SpaceX? Do you just love building really, really fast things? This workshop is for you! Come learn how to build and launch your own rocket! Gain knowledge from visiting rocketeers and learn about different opportunities to fly and compete. Rocket launch weather permitting. All activities are guided by NAR Safety Code.

Price: $165

Do you like to work with your hands? Do you like to build things? Then this is the class for you! This course will progress from basic hand tool skills to more advanced woodworking tools and techniques.

Price: $165

Students will learn how a piece of paper can transform into different shapes, creatures and objects and explore various scientific and mathematical questions such as how many times can a piece of paper be folded or how can a paper airplane fly the farthest. They will also learn some Japanese culture, language and art elements in this class.

Price: $165

Full Day (Incoming 6-9 Graders)

We will quickly learn safety and sanitation in the kitchen to prepare students to run a food truck by the end of the week! Students will get to choose a menu and prepare specific foods to serve to families within the community! We will practice experimenting with new recipes and ingredients, making sweet treats to bring home to the family! Students will learn new skills that will help them in home and at school, all while having a great time in the kitchen! (No previous kitchen experience is necessary, just be ready to have fun!)

Price: $330