The Ultimate Experience: Build and take home the Jungle Robot, an advanced-level robot. Also, put your imagination and skills to the test and work in small groups to build different robotic creatures. Test them for speed, strength and endurance. The robots built in this section are not taken home, but parts are reused to build yet another robotic creation. Test your creations in Sumo battles, tugs of war and vehicle distance timings.
Have fun making fast treats to take along for a hike or to the pool. Learn to make cookies in a funnel, brownies with a punch, and mini cupcakes to decorate and share with others. Let the teacher know at the first class if you have any allergies. (Additional forms required.) Participants must wear closed-toe shoes.
A hands-on beginning electronics class for Lego® fanatics! Use raw components to assemble circuits, light LED’s, electrify motors and integrate microcontrollers to bring Lego® bricks to life! Design and build electrified creations to take home. Perfect for young makers who want to take building with bricks to a whole new level! In conjunction with FutureMakers.
Drill, cut, and modify plastic bricks to create customized Lego® take-home projects. Novice and experienced builders are coached to use tools safely, experiment with materials, expand design skills and creativity. All materials provided! Perfect for plastic brick builders who are looking for unique and personalized design challenges! In conjunction with FutureMakers.
THIS OFFERING IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (SAIC). This exciting summer camp will engage elementary children in the engineering design process. The Engineering Adventures (EA) curriculum was designed by the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) team within the Museum of Science, Boston. Children entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades will learn the EA unit, "Bubble Bonanza: Designing Bubble Makers", which explore how bubbles behave and investigate properties of materials they can use to create bubble makers. Camp participants in this session will not only engage in the EA unit, ultimately creating a solution to the design challenge that they can take home, but will also take home two related trade books to extend their science/engineering learning at home. Students will also get the opportunity to meet real engineers working in the field and gain a better understanding of what it is to be an engineer.
30 different projects and experiments are built with your own electronic kit to keep in this hands-on workshop. The Science Electronics Lab will stimulate kids’ minds by using easy to understand experiments to increase their knowledge of electronics. Science project ideas will come alive as they build the 30 projects while working with Electronic Circuits. The electronics kit is reusable. Have fun designing your own projects once you’ve built all 30. Kids can proceed at their own pace. Each participant will keep: an 80 page manual, 1 solderless circuit board, 12 resistors, 2 capacitors, 2 light-emitting diodes, 2 transistors, 1 battery snap, 1 diode, 1 speaker, 1 timer, 1 photocell, 1 rectifier, 1 potentiometer, and 1 switch. Learn the ins and outs of how they work. Kids will be grouped by age. Ages 7 - 12
Course Fee: $129
Mon. - Fri.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bel Air Hall, Rm. 235
Hover Craft- Design Your Own Vehicle- Egg Drop Car
Do you want to design and build things that you create, not just a model you purchase? Well this is the place for you. Build and keep an air powered Hover Craft. You make it defy gravity. Once it's up and moving, then using your creativity, control its direction. You will also get to build and take home your own super car powered by more than one source of energy. This can be one crazy looking vehicle. We provide you with many materials for that dynamic vehicle that you will build. Finally, you will also get to build an Egg Drop Car. The purpose is to build a gravity vehicle that can cushion a raw egg as the car holding the egg is dropped from a high height. We provide you with the material to cushion the fall. You have to be creative. In these three challenges in one workshop, you will learn about Laws of Motion, Energy, Air Pressure, Friction, Lift, Speed, and Acceleration. You are never too young to learn and have fun in a Sciensational hands-on way.
Enjoy cooking? Why not make it even more fun?! Make animal-shaped salads , mac and cheese- hero style, breakfast with a flare and more! Let the teacher know at the first class if you have any allergies. (Additional forms required.) Participants must wear closed-toe shoes.
Want to make dinner just a little more interesting? In this class, aspiring chefs will learn to make meals with pizazz! This is a family affair so bring an adult to amaze with your flair for cooking. What a great way to bring the family together at the table! This class is for one adult and one student, ages 7-12.
Learn how to make snacks that are different and taste amazing! Stuffed apples, apple “sammies”, Gorp, chunks of cereal treats, healthy trail mix, etc. These snacks are for anytime of day, but really crush those late night cravings! Let the teacher know at the first class if you have any allergies. (Additional forms required.) Participants must wear closed-toe shoes.
Learn how to plan, budget, organize shopping, and then prepare food for yourself and your friends. We will make layered club “sammies”, one-sided burgers, salad with a flare, and much more! Let the teacher know at the first class if you have any allergies. (Additional forms required.) Participants must wear closed-toe shoes.
So, you love animals, but do you love them enough to devote your life to helping them? If so, this camp is for you! Learn how you could go the extra mile by becoming a veterinarian or vet technician. In addition to this wonderful learning experience, you will receive your Animal First Aid and CPR certification as part of this camp! You will also have the opportunity to explore animal massage therapy with your very own dog. You can bring a socialized dog--no cats, please--for one day TBD for the practice of massage. (All dogs must be licensed, have current rabies immunization, and be kept on a lead at all times. Please bring a blanket and a water bottle for your dog. Additional paperwork is required, including proof of immunizations.)
Welcome to HCC's pirate cove where all the pirates will gather for a brand new adventure. Pirates aboard our ship will make their very own volcano, discover the many places pirates explored or searched for buried treasure, make a compass rose, and telescope! Perhaps you can even make your very own loyal parrot to join in our adventure. Be prepared for the culmination of our festivities with a pirate ship race! Yo Ho, Ho... It's a Pirate Camp for you! (Every pirate should bring a nut-free snack daily.)
Cook up savory dishes and desserts from scratch that are fun, fresh, and flavorful. This cooking class is highly recommended for teens with culinary interest. Learn a variety of cooking methods including sauteing, pan-searing, and braising, to name a few. Topics include kitchen safety, basic knife skills, nutrition, menu plan, selecting ingredients, and measurement.