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Preston Middle School 6/13-6/17

Preston Middle School 6/13-6/17

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.

Classes marked FULL no longer have seats available.

Early Elementary Offerings (Incoming 1-3 Graders)

AM

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

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

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

PM

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

Search for evidence and gather clues to discover how science helps to solve a mystery!  Sharpen your observation skills, analyze fingerprints, shoe prints, ink prints, and more!  In this class we will also hear from a real-life detective.  Let’s investigate together!

Price: $150

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: $150

Origami Science: 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

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

Price: $150

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: $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

Search for evidence and gather clues to discover how science helps to solve a mystery!  Sharpen your observation skills, analyze fingerprints, shoe prints, ink prints, and more!  In this class we will also hear from a real-life detective.  Let’s investigate together!

Price: $150

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: $150

Origami Science: 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

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

Do you enjoy cooking and learning about other cultures? Explore the world by cooking your way around it in this course! No prior experience in the kitchen needed. Topics will include kitchen safety, knife skills, and how to prepare traditional foods from cultures around the world.

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

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

CSI is a class for those with a curiosity for how science and technology are applied to crime solving techniques. We look at fingerprinting, eyewitness testimony, impressions, DNA fingerprinting, Chromatography, timelines, photography and other topics. The highlight of our week together is a visit from Fort Collins Police Services.

Price: $165

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

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

Levitation? Bezoars? Quidditch? Illumination with the flick of a wand? Could there be such things? Learn about potions, charms, care of magical creatures, herbology, astronomy, and more in the Science of Harry Potter: Part One, The Sorcerer’s Science. Hurry and sign up before it dis-apparates!

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

Learn how to code mobile apps for your phone!

Price: $165

PM

Do you enjoy cooking and learning about other cultures? Explore the world by cooking your way around it in this course! No prior experience in the kitchen needed. Topics will include kitchen safety, knife skills, and how to prepare traditional foods from cultures around the world.

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

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

CSI is a class for those with a curiosity for how science and technology are applied to crime solving techniques. We look at fingerprinting, eyewitness testimony, impressions, DNA fingerprinting, Chromatography, timelines, photography and other topics. The highlight of our week together is a visit from Fort Collins Police Services.

Price: $165

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

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

Levitation? Bezoars? Quidditch? Illumination with the flick of a wand? Could there be such things? Learn about potions, charms, care of magical creatures, herbology, astronomy, and more in the Science of Harry Potter: Part One, The Sorcerer’s Science. Hurry and sign up before it dis-apparates!

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