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BEGINNING GAME CODING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

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BEGINNING GAME CODING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE Grades: 9th-12th

  • Workshop Lead: Kunal Mishra, Student (UC Berkeley, Public Health/Computer Science —11 Year SSC alumni, Team Science Mentorship participant)
  • Workshop Description: Computer Science (CS) is really all about teaching you how to be very good at being very bossy and about getting what you want. As a programmer, your job is to give orders to the computer through the use of a “language” that the computer understands. In this workshop you will learn how games and apps are made and you will learn this by coding a game called Hog.
  • Prerequisite: Strong in mathematics and science or completion of Algebra 1.

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Kids to the Rescue

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KIDS TO THE RESCUE Grades: 4th-6th

  • Workshop Leads: Jyoti Vyas Registered Nurse
  • Workshop Description: In this workshop students will learn basic human physiology, healthcare roles, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and basic first aid skills. The class uses hands-on experience as you will work with stethoscopes, CPR mannequins, bandages, splints, “blood,” and more. The class is perfect if you’re interested in a career in health science or just learning invaluable, lifesaving skills. .
  • Subjects covered: Basic Human anatomy/physiology, health sciences, chemistry, physics, and life-saving skills.

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It’s All About Me

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  • Grades: K

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME Grade: K

  • Workshop Lead: Chelsea Pawlowski (student Cal Baptist,Team Science Mentorship participant)
  • Workshop Description: Students will have lots of fun learning about themselves and their bodies. Through games and crafts, they will be exposed to “the
  • senses” and our basic human body systems: Circulatory, digestive, etc.

 


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Science for the First Time

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SCIENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME GRADE: 1

  • Workshop Lead: Lauren Gregory (11 year SSC Alumni, Team Science Mentorship participant, Student – University of La Verne-Business Admin.)
  • Workshop Description: Have you ever seen a bracelet change colors? What about a rainbow in a bowl? Come have fun with us all day long! You’ll love our fun approach to science with hands-on experiments as we become “scientists” in the classroom.
  • Subjects covered: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Physics, and Botany

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Early Morning Math

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EARLY MORNING MATH Grades: 2nd-4th

  • These are a special set of workshops which run before our regular workshop schedule. Early Morning Math is a free additional service at Summer Science Camp for anyone from 2nd to 4th grade. Each Grade level will focus on the needs for the coming school year as well as reflect on the past year’s subject matter. We strongly encourage your child to join these Early Morning Math workshops, sign him or her up early because space gets filled very quickly.
  • Instructors: Various Volunteers

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Fire & Smoke: Rocks from Volcanoes

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Grades: 2nd – 3rd

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FIRE & SMOKE: ROCKS FROM VOLCANOES Grades: 2nd – 3rd

  • Workshop Lead: Tyler Pawlowski, Teacher (Claremont Unified School District, 3 year SSC Alumni)
  • Co Lead: Sean Runyard, Senior UC Irvine, Informatics Major, 10 year SSC Volunteer
  • Workshop Description: In this workshop, you will build and erupt a volcano. We’ll learn about the Earth’s forces which form amazing sedimentary and igneous rocks. We’ll make mold and cast fossils. You will start your own rock and mineral collection and will make crystals. We’ll play games, eat popcorn, and become true scientists!
  • Subjects covered: Geology and Chemistry

 


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Plant Pals

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Grades: 2nd – 3rd

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PLANT PALS Grades: 2nd – 3rd

  • Workshop Lead: Sabrina Mguyen (High School Student)
  • Workshop Description: Through science experiments, gardening, games, role-playing, crafts, and other activities, we will explore the Plant Kingdom.
  • We will have fun learning about the characteristics and life processes of plants as well as how the plants interact with each other and their environment.
  • Depending on the degree of allergic reactions, children who have allergies to plants, pollens, peanuts, and/or bees may not want to participate in this workshop.
  • Subjects covered: Botany, Environmental Science, and Food Science

 


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Discovering Our Natural World

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Grades: 3rd – 5th

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DISCOVERING OUR NATURAL WORLD Grades: 3rd – 5th

  • Workshop Lead: Erlinda Cortez, Teacher (Poly High School in Long Beach —10 Year SSC Volunteer)
  • Workshop Description: Satisfy your curiosity about your natural surroundings as we explore our different ecosystems, the oceans, the different kinds of forests, and the animal inhabitants in each ecosystem. Students investigate the stars and heavens and use maps to learn navigational skills. We will learn about wilderness safety so you can safely enjoy your outdoor experiences. The activities are fun and hands-on and will engage you to want to learn more about our natural world!
  • Subjects covered: Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, and Marine Sciene

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Environmental Approach to Chemistry & Biology

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Grades: 4th – 6th

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ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH TO CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY Grades: 4th – 6th

  • Workshop Lead: Eric Eichinger, Engineer (The Boeing Company-25 year SSC Volunteer)
  • Workshop Description: During this workshop you will grow plants and microbes, perform chemical reactions, and construct ecospheres to learn how interdependent we all are with our natural surroundings.
  • Subjects covered: Chemistry, Botany, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geology, Physiology, and Food Science.

 


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Kids on Mars

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Grades: 4th – 6th

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KIDS ON MARS Grades: 4th – 6th

  • Workshop Leads: Ria Mishra, Student (5 year SSC Alumni)
  • Workshop Description: In this exciting workshop, students will learn about Mars while planning a Mars mission. The students will build a spacecraft, robots, a Mars colony, and small water rockets. Student projects will be performed in small teams and as individuals. Emphasis will be on fun, learning, team building, the use of some math, and some more fun.
  • Subjects covered: Aeronautics, Mechanics, and Physics.

 


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Magnets & Electricity

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Grades: 4th – 5th

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MAGNETS & ELECTRICITY Grades: 4th – 5th

  • Workshop Lead: Michael Keating, Engineer (The Boeing Company—7 year SSC Volunteer)
  • Workshop Description: How does a magnet work? Why does a compass point north? Why can we turn on lights buy just flipping a switch? What is a circuit? Through hands-on experiments discover the answers to these questions and more! This workshop introduces students to the basic concepts of magnetism, static electricity, current electricity, and circuit components ranging from the resistor to the DC motor.
  • Subjects covered: Electronics and Physics.

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Astronomy

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Grades: 4th – 5th

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ASTRONOMY Grades: 4th – 5th

  • Workshop Lead: Rob Carter ( Retired Engineer Boeing 10 year Camp Alumni)
  • Workshop Description: Ever wonder what is up in the sky? Find out how the universe works in this workshop as you learn to enjoy the visual splendors of the universe. Learn about the Sun, planets, moons, stars, star clusters, nebula, galaxies, asteroids, and comets. This workshop includes hands-on projects to learn about constellations, telescopes, why we have seasons and eclipses, how big the solar system is and how far apart are objects in the sky, crater formation and much more.
  • Subjects covered: Astronomy, Engineering, Physical Science.

 


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Energy is a Blast

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Grades: 5th – 6th

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ENERGY IS A BLAST Grades: 5th – 6th

  • Workshop Leads: May Lew, Engineer (Southern California Gas—10 year SSC Volunteer) Ivan Zelada, Engineer, (Southern California Gas—8 year SSC Volunteer) Claire Becker-Castle, Engineer (Southern California Gas—8 year SSC Volunteer)
  • Workshop Description: What is energy and how do we use it? Students learn about alternative energy sources and understand how to use energy wisely through the use of innovative hands-on activities. Activities expose students to water power, wind, gas, solar power, hydrogen, food power and energy conservation
  • Subjects covered: Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Food Science, and Mechanics.

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Rocks & Mr. Newton

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Grades: 5th – 6th

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ROCKS AND MR. NEWTON Grades: 5th – 6th

  • Workshop Lead: Mike Fergus, Engineer (The Boeing Company—22 year SSC Volunteer)
  • Workshop Description: In this workshop students learn about, collect, identify, and categorize rocks and minerals. We will even examine and prepare fossils. During the second part of the workshop, we’ll explore Newton’s laws using rockets, bridge building, miniature roller coasters, egg drops, and toys to demonstrate concepts such as inertia and momentum, force and motion, collisions, energy and levers.
  • Subjects covered: Geology and Physics.

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Electronics

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Grades: 7th – 8th

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ELECTRONICS Grades: 7th – 8th

  • Workshop Lead: Oscar Ceron ( Boeing Engineer 5 year SSC Alumni), Jose Araneta (The Gas Company Engineer), Justin Lopez (The Gas Company Engineer)
  • Workshop Description: Students have fun while being introduced to electricity and basic circuits! Students learn to use a soldering iron by making clip-heads. Next, they construct a 9V power supply to learn about Ohm’s law. Projects include parallel resistors, dual LED blinkers, irritators, time delay circuits, SCR alarms, etc.
  • Subjects covered: Electronics and Mechanics.

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How to Trap the Road Runner

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Grades: 6th – 8th

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HOW TO TRAP THE ROADRUNNER Grades: 6th – 8th

  • Workshop Leads: Peter Le, Engineer (The Gas Company—8 Year SSC Volunteer)
  • Workshop Description: Students explore ‘how things work’ through discussion and hands-on activities using common household items. Students perform experiments demonstrating various aspects of the Law of Conservation of Energy, including transfer of kinetic energy, conservation of kinetic energy and momentum in collisions, and work and potential energy. Students will uses the concepts to trap the Road Runner.
  • Subjects covered: Mechanics and Physics.

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Forensics

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Grades: 7th – 12th

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FORENSICS Grades: 7th-12th

  • Workshop Leads: To be Determined.
  • Workshop Description: Everybody loves a mystery! Here you will learn about forensics, the science of solving mysteries. Students will be exposed to the importance of physics and biology in Forensic Science. Students learn and practice observation, measurement, inductive/deductive reasoning, and analysis. Simple microscopic work, finger printing, and fiber analysis techniques will be studied. Detective teams evaluate foot prints, identify unknown substances, and learn about blood spatter evidence. Your team will then investigate a crime scene where you will put these forensic tools to use to catch a criminal and reveal their motive!
  • Subjects covered: Forensics, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanics, and Physiology.

 


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FUNdamentals of Flight

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Grades: 7th – 9th

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FUNDAMENTALS OF FLIGHT Grades: 7th-8th

  • Workshop Leads: Kanu Vyas, Engineer (The Boeing Company—19 year SSC Volunteer) Van Richardson, Engineer (The Boeing Company—9 year SSC Volunteer)
  • Workshop Description: With an emphasis on FUN: students enjoy performing many simple experiments that demonstrate the fundamental principles involved with both lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air flight. We will build and fly a Rogallo-wing hang glider, as well as paper and balsa-wood airplanes, while learning about control surfaces and their functions by performing wind tunnel tests on wing sections you make yourself. You will also make water bottle rockets and hand-launched helicopters.
  • Subjects covered: Mechanics and Physics.

 


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Energy, Today and Tomorrow

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ENERGY TODAY AND TOMORROW Grades: 9th-12th

  • Workshop Leads Carlos Gaeta, Engineer (Southern California Gas Company-6 year SSC volunteer) Daniel Hernandez Rivera, Engineer (Southern California Gas Company 5 year SSC volunteer)
  • Workshop Description: In this workshop students will learn about different energy sources and how they are being used to power cars, cook food, launch projectiles, and heat our homes. Students will evaluate the performance of renewable energies including wind, solar, and bio gas energy. The course will include Food Science and the chemistry of cooking. Students will build a garbage digester, launch rockets, and receive a demonstration on properties of natural gas, propane, and electricity. Lessons will include discussions on environmental impacts, viability, and what we can do Today to evolve how we energize the world Tomorrow.
  • Subjects covered: Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Food Science, and Mechanics.

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Vex Robots

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VEX ROBOTCS Grades: 9th-12th

  • Workshop Leads Julio Guzman, Teacher (Bellflower High School -19 year SSC volunteer) Greg Schultz, Teacher (Centennial High School- 18 year SSC volunteer)
  • Workshop Description: VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology and more.
  • Subjects covered: Robotics, Electronics, and Mechanics.

 


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