IU8 to hold STEM Summer Camp
Appalachia Intermediate Unit is helping students in the Altoona and Johnstown areas keep all that creativity flowing with the STEM Summer Camp.
IU8’s STEM Summer Camp provides students entering grades three to eight with a variety of fun and educational opportunities to continue learning over summer break through courses focused on robotics, coding and design.
Students entering grades three to five can enroll in “Dash and Dot,” which combines robotics and coding. Students entering grades three to eight can enroll in “Exploring Circuits with Makey-Makey and littleBits” (Johnstown session) or “Life Hacks with littleBits” (Altoona session), where they will learn about conductors, insulators, and circuits. Students entering grades six to eight can enroll in “Fabulous Food Science” to merge science and food through a series of edible kitchen activities. Students entering grades six to eight can enroll in “Lego Mindstroms,” for the opportunity to build, program and test a robot using the EV3 Robot Kit. Students may only enroll in one course per camp.
Four courses are offered twice throughout the summer. The first session will take place at the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, from June 27 through 29.
The second session will take place at Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, 4500 Sixth Ave., Altoona, from July 25 through 27.
The second session of “Lego Mindstorms” will take place July 25 through 27 at Educational Development Center, 580 Foot of Ten Road, Duncansville. Both sessions run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day; snacks and lunch are provided.
Registration is open through May 26. For more information and to register, visit www.smore.com/k05ms. Cost per session is $110 per student.