Are you familiar with the basics of Lego Mindstorms? Then this class is for you! Working in teams, students will move up to more elaborate robots and programming while learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the robotics context.
Fun, exciting, and challenging activities await you as you are introduced
to a variety of relevant technologies. Student will build circuits as well as building and programming robotic devices. Use a Global Positioning System to play a high-tech game of hide and seek. Practice skills such as orienteering, treasure hunting, and waymarking--better known as Geocaching. Discover the FUNdamentals of technology.
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.
Sure, you know how to use your computer, but do you know how it works? What is an I/O port? What is a motherboard? How does the memory work with the hard drive? You’ll take a working computer apart, examine the pieces, and put it back together! Will it still work? That’s up to you! Find out why those disks are called “floppies” when they are hard. Also explore the evolution of personal computing and what tomorrow may hold for technology.
This exciting hands-on engineering class uses Lego Education building materials. Teams will learn the basics of engineering and simple machines. Students will be introduced to the concepts of pulleys, levers, gears, and more. From this foundation students move on to compound machines, motorized vehicles, and robotic creations. Students also get a chance to put their new knowledge to work creating their own mechanized designs. Teams will creatively solve challenges using concepts learned in class. Last, but not least, you will get the chance to become inventors. Light and sound sensors, pulleys, wheels, levers, and gears are all at your command.
Engineering technology is a great way to introduce a budding young scientific mind to the future of a high-technology world! In this class teams will work together and become technology experts. Instructors will reinforce concepts of force, measurement, construction, design and much more. Students will be challenged to create unique machines using their knowledge of technology and design. Come learn how to do some amazing things with technology.
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 7-12 years old.
Interested in Veterinary Sciences? Love animals? This is a great opportunity to explore the many career opportunities that would allow you to pursue your passion! Explore the rewarding and sometimes WILD world of working with animals. This class will investigate exotic animals, wildlife rehabilitation, Pet First Aid and CPR and animal massage. Students will even get a behind the scenes hospital tour of an Animal Emergency Hospital and Plumpton Park Zoo! This is just the beginning of all the fun things we have planned!! Join us for a great week AND maybe even a new career path! Students will be required to fill out additional materials for field trips, etc.
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 compass rose, telescope, and their very own parrot. We will discover the many places pirates explored and make a treasure map like that of a true pirate explorer. Be prepared for the culmination of our festivities with face painting and an exciting treasure hunt with unforeseen riches as your reward. Yo Ho, Ho…it’s a pirate camp for you!
Welcome to HCC’s pirate cove where all the pirates will gather for a brand new adventure. We will play some piratey games, learn some piratey songs, and make some awesome piratey art, including your very own treasure map. Be prepared for the culmination of our festivities with face painting and an exciting treasure hunt with unforeseen riches as your reward. Yo Ho, Ho……it’s a Pirate Camp for you!
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Step into this magical world as you discover the meanings behind character names, design trading cards, create a textbook for the care and feeding of outrageous animals, and invent dishes for a holiday banquet. These are just a few of the activities that you will use to learn about these popular books. Make sure you have read the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, before attending the first class.
Electronics are an integral part of our daily life, but do you know what is inside of them? In this beginning class on electricity and electric circuits we will explore just that. In this solder free class, we will explore a multitude of different circuits using lights, sounds, sensors, radio waves, and Boolean logic. Students will learn to use volt meters, read and write electrical diagrams, and build a working AM/FM radio they can take home with them!
Do you know what a robot is capable of doing? Get ready to take control! You will build robots, program them to accomplish tasks, respond to external stimuli, and overcome challenges. Using the NXT brick from Lego(TM), you will control the robot using NXT programming language and software programming techniques. Experience the challenges of navigation, avoiding and climbing over obstacles, and moving objects.
What a great combination! Working in small teams, learn how to write a step-by-step program to make thing programs to follow mazes, react to motion and build simple Lego robots. Build and explore machines and mechanisms, discover motor design differences, and study gearing mechanisms. Then, using some of the concepts learned, design your own rockets that you can test and take home, but not before we have our own launch party (weather permitting)!
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 planning, selecting ingredients, and measurement.