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Kids Applied Science and Engineering Club

Calling all psyched about science kids in grades 3-5! Need something fantastic to do on your Saturdays from 1pm - 4pm? This is the place for you! Learn about science, engineering, and technology in a super fun environment for boys and girls in grades 3-5. Instructors will lead you through several exciting sessions of hands-on projects that will leave you craving more science! Participants will get a chance to explore the University of Calgary, take part in a self directed community project and meet professionals working in the fields of science and engineering!!

Early Minds

Begin to discover the wonders of science! This camp gives students entering Grades 1 and 2 in the Fall an early start to science and engineering. Spend a week exploring through hands-on activities that includes performing an owl pellet dissection, learning about chemical reactions, building simple machines and electrical circuits, and traveling back in time to learn about dinosaurs and fossils. Early Minds in Motion campers will have the opportunity to explore science and engineering through games, stories and experiments. Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories and be taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Get on your lab coats and get ready for some fun!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall. Both Early Minds A and B are the same camp.

Energy Engineering

How can you power a city’s homes and vehicles using only renewable energy? This fun filled week will have you investigating different forms of renewable energy such as, hydro, wind, thermal and solar power in order to design and build an energy efficient metropolis. Campers will work in teams to learn about electricity and circuitry to design their own innovative and energy efficient city that generates its own power to light up houses and transport vehicles. Campers will also have the opportunity to experiment with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics. Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories and be taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Energy Engineering Camps are for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Come join us and get excited about engineering as a future career! Get those circuits firing as you build, design and power a metropolis!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Engineering 101

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an engineer? Come join Engineering 101 and be an engineer for a week! Spend a week learning about the exciting opportunities in engineering and experiencing what engineers do at the University of Calgary. This camp will explore many fascinating topics including the engineering design process, forming innovative solutions and experimentation with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics. Campers will learn to work in teams and use creativity in exploring and solving problems that can make a difference in the world. Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories and be taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Engineering 101 campers will also have the opportunity to meet and be mentored by Engineers working in the Engineering Departments at the University of Calgary. Engineering 101 camps are for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Come join us and get excited about engineering as a future career! Get your thinking cap out and become a scientific mind in engineering!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Girls Applied Science and Engineering

Calling all girls! Come put your scientific mind in motion! From the elements below us to the world above, all-girls camps delve deep into the exciting fields of science, engineering and technology. Get a chance to combine your creativity with technical skills in this jam packed week of investigating scientific concepts and applying the engineering design process through exciting hands-on activities and challenges. Campers will also have the opportunity to experiment with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics and perform a dissection. Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories and be taught by female instructors in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Girls Applied Science and Engineering camps are for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Come join us and get excited about engineering as a future career! Get on your lab coats and get ready for some fun!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Natural Sciences

Investigate the world around you through an exploration of the natural sciences. This fun-filled week will have you looking at the world in a whole new way through hands-on activities and group challenges to foster and enrich inquisitive minds. Learn about chemical reactions, perform a dissection, extract DNA, and unravel the mystery beyond the lens of a microscope. Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories and be taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Natural Sciences camps are for students interested in biology, chemistry and earth sciences entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Get on your lab coats and get ready for some fun!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Sky Science

Come open your mind to the world above us. Fire off rockets, voyage into space, design flying machines and observe gravitational forces through exciting, hands-on activities and challenges. Campers will also have the opportunity to experiment with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics. From aviation to outer space, sky science will take you on an expedition from the ground up. Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories and be taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Sky Science camps are for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. 3, 2, 1 Blast off!!!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Technology

Just can't get enough tech? Spend a week learning about computer engineering and electronics through inventive solutions and exploration of computer software programs, circuit designs, robotics and application to real-life scenarios. Improve your problem solving skills in this super-fun environment full of hands-on activities and challenges!  Campers will also have the opportunity to experiment with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics. Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories and be taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Technology camps are for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Get ready to plug-in for a quest into the world of tech and gadgets that will leave you charged-up for more!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.