Grades K-2: Instructor: Lori Snyder

Monday, July 16: Dino Day

We will be making our own dinosaur terrariums, dinosaur sun catchers and students will be creating their own giant dinosaur weaving mat.  We will have a dinosaur excavation and build our own dinosaur using paper rolls. You'll work up a Dino-sized appetite as we make dinosaur fossil cookies, and dinosaur egg rice krispy treats.

Tuesday, July 17: Buggy Fun

After making our Bug Jars we will head outside and observe and collect insects.   We will record our finding in our bug journals. Students will be making Butterfly mobiles and bug fossils in play dough.   Students will love making Buggy slime and enjoy making some tasty bug snacks.

Wednesday, July 18: Solar System Savvy

Students will be making their own planetary mobiles and enjoy space ice cream.  We will design our own space necklaces and design a space ship.  After creating our space shuttle gliders we will go outside to fly them into space.

Thursday, July 19: Nature Day

After exploring outside, and collecting leaves and flowers, students will enjoy making pressed foliage flower pots.  We will use our treasures from outside to make botanical clay necklaces.  Students will love using the Sun Sensitive paper to make their own nature print.   We will be making one of a kind portraits using our treasures from outside.  Students will enjoy making dirt cups with worms for a tasty snack.

Friday, July 20: Adventure Day!

Students will spend the day at Two Mile Run, participating in a  variety of fun lessons and activities (courtesy of the Venango County Conservation District)! Lunch will be provided, and drop off/pick up time/location will not change.

Grades 3-5: Instructor: Cory Bontrager

Monday, July 16: SCIENTIST FOR THE DAY

Magnetic Slime Students will begin the week as a scientist. First, they will learn about magnetism and how it is all around us!! We will then make slime that will move when a magnet is in contact with it. Students can take their slime home with them.

Elephant Toothpaste Part of a scientist's job is to mix things together and see what happens.  Here we will mix things together to form foam that will go everywhere!

Bouncy Balls Using everyday household items, students will explore polymers by creating bouncy balls in a variety of colors.

Lava Lamps Students will learn why oil and water do not mix, and then put that knowledge to use when they make their own lava lamps!

Science of Snacks Chemistry is everywhere, including in the kitchen.  Students will watch various fruits explode under pressure and have to opportunity to make their own healthy snack.  Please make us aware of any food allergies that your child may have.

Free Choice Explore electricity, currents, simple machines, and more.  Participants will use a variety of materials and/or ready-made kits to complete science and craft projects on their own.  Each student will be able to choose their own project at this time.

Tuesday, July 17: CRIME FIGHTER FOR THE DAY

Fruit Has DNA Students will assume the role of a crime fighter.  They will begin the day by seeing how even fruit has DNA by extracting it from a strawberry.

Build Your Own DNA Students will learn about human DNA, and end by creating their own DNA model.  Students can take their DNA models home with them.

Teeth Impressions Criminals can often be identified by their dental records.  Students will put this to the test, and after they found out who did it, they can eat the 'evidence'. Please make us aware of any food allergies that your child may have.

Fingerprinting Students will learn about how fingerprinting is used by real crime fighters.  Each student will have the opportunity to be fingerprinted for themselves!

Solve the Crime Students will go around campus and use what they learned today to figure out who committed the crime, and how the crime was committed.

Wednesday, July 18: ENGINEER FOR THE DAY

You're a Rocket Scientist Students will be engineers, and will begin the day as a rocket scientist, well sort of... students will learn about Newton's laws, and then design and build a rocket using balloons.

Free Choice Explore electricity, currents, simple machines, and more.  Participants will use a variety of materials and/or ready-made kits to complete science and craft projects on their own.  Each student will be able to choose their own project at this time.

Operation Egg Drop Just as an engineer does, students will rely on the laws of physics to construct a devise that will stop an egg from breaking as it falls from two stories above.

Bombs Away Students will learn how levers can be used to make catapults. They will work together to construct a catapult and compete for best catapult.

Thursday, July 19: GEOLOGIST FOR THE DAY

Supermarket Botany Students will get to be geologists and explore the outdoors.  First, we will go around campus and explore the plants and animals around campus.  We will then see how much of what we eat comes from plants, including roots, stems, seeds, leaves, flowers, and fruits.  Please make us aware of any food allergies that your child may have.

Out on the Lake Students will learn about how a boat floats, and various styles of boats.  Their boats will be tested on the lake later in the day.

Out on the Lake—Continued Students will have the opportunity to test their boat on the water. Students will learn about the scientific method, and be able to fix their boat if necessary.

Build your Own Volcano Students will end their day by learning about different types of volcanos, as well as the dangers associated the volcanos, and the science behind an eruption.  Then students will get to build their own volcano and make them erupt!!

Friday, July 20: Adventure Day!

Students will spend the day at Two Mile Run, participating in a  variety of fun lessons and activities (courtesy of the Venango County Conservation District)! Lunch will be provided, and drop off/pick up time/location will not change.

 Grades 6-8 Instructor: Evan Basham

 

Monday July 16:

Chromatography Students will investigate how to write with colors in a unique way by separating molecules and elements.

Electric Circuit Boards Students will enjoy creating their own circuit boards by understanding different levels of electricity.

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs Students will experiment with EGGS. In this session, students will learn how to fold an egg, make egg geodes, and even walk on eggs!

Engineering Students will build robots using Lego Mindstorms EV3. Students will learn how to operate and control their robots by programming using state of the art software.

Tuesday July 17:

Solar S'mores Students will learn how to cook s'mores by making their own solar oven. We will then test our construction by having a tasty treat.

Mailing Pringles Students will learn about the postal service by mailing a Pringle without getting the chip to break. Students are required to engineer a design that would solve this challenge.

Brew and Chew Students will make their own Root Beer Company. Students will brew their own substance and create labels for their bottles. After completing the Root Beer, students will then test their knowledge by designing and making their own bubble gum. They will learn the history of bubble gum and how to flavor it. Students will test different brands of gum to determine the best flavors.

Engineering Students will build robots using Lego Mindstorm EV3. Students will learn how to operate and control their robots by programming using state of the art software.

Wednesday, July 18:

Giant Smoke Rings Students will learn how to launch giant smoke rings. They will design a method of knocking down many times of towns and test what is the best method.

Soda, Soda... or Pop? Students will complete five different experiments using soda.

Bernoulli's Principle Students will learn about what this scientist discovered. They will use that information to construct a tower out of CO2.

Dry Ice Canisters Students will use dry ice to learn about sublimation and explode rockets using CO2.

Thursday, July 19:

Farmers and Babies Students will learn how closely related farmers and babies actually are.

Using polymers students will convert different changes of matter

Non Newtonian fluids Students will learn about non Newtonian fluids.  They will create their own glacier slime as well as walking on fluids

Moon Phases Students will use polymers, fluids, and solids to learn and discover the phases of the moon.

Engineering Students will build robots using Lego Mindstorm EV3. Students will learn how to operate and control their robots by programming using state of the art software.

Friday, July 20: Adventure Day!

Students will spend the day at Two Mile Run, participating in a  variety of fun lessons and activities (courtesy of the Venango County Conservation District)! Lunch will be provided, and drop off/pick up time/location will not change.

KIDS IN COLLEGE
July 16 - 20, 2018

Schedule will be available April 2018

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Week-long packages for $200 per week or individual classes priced separately.
All students receive a T-shirt.

Daily Schedule
Sign-in 8:45 a.m.
Supervised half-hour lunch break each day. Students bring their lunches. A drink is provided.
Dismissal: 4:00 p.m.

Printable Registration Form

Application for Kids in College Financial aid

Drop-off and Pick-up
We provide a secure drop-off and pick-up for children's safety. The drop-off and pick-up location is in the room assigned to each age group. Once you register, we will send you a confirmation that will list your child's assigned room number.

Cancellation Policy
If, for any reason, a parent must cancel a child's registration for a course or program, the cancellation must be received in writing by the Continuing Education coordinator no later than July 6. The cancellation is then processed by Venango College of Clarion University and a refund will be available to the parent in approximately four weeks. If a cancellation is requested during the course, a refund cannot be issued.

 

Questions?

Kyle Vickers
Coordinator, Academic Resource Center
kvickers@clarion.edu
+1 814 393 1344

Clarion University - Venango
1801 West First Street
319 Montgomery Hall
Oil City, PA 16301
814 676 6591, ext. 1344
814 676 1348 (fax)

 

 

Last Updated 6/14/18