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July 2014

Design a "Smart" Houseboat

Create a high-tech dream houseboat of the future. Using handheld computers and recycled materials, build and design a mini houseboat. Add light and sound, and sail your boat in the meandering stream in the Big Back Yard before you bring your boat home.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 21, Jul 22, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNHSB0721
Fee: $236, $225 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Calling All Marine Biologists

Through hands-on activities, look at the adaptations of ocean animals, from dolphins to fish to the octopus. Dissect a squid and make a coral reef model.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 21, Jul 22, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXMNE7211
Fee: $163, $155 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Calling All Marine Biologists

Through hands-on activities, look at the adaptations of ocean animals, from dolphins to fish to the octopus. Dissect a squid and make a coral reef model.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 22, Jul 21, Jul 24, Jul 25
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXMNE7212
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Preschool Science: Busy Bugs

Discover the fascinating world of bugs through movement and play. Go on a bug hunt, make bug art and eat bug snacks.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Tue & Thu, Jul 22, Jul 24
Time: 10:30am-12:15pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRBUG0722
Fee: $43, $41 Members

Camp Curie: A Science Camp for Girls

Scope out the wide world of science topics, from biology to physics. Explore new areas every summer. Develop and perform experiments, and unearth ancient mysteries. Meet and work with women scientists and learn about the history of women in science. Discover the meaning of STEM with the Camp Curie team!
Age(s): 6-9
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 1, Jul 31, Jul 30, Jul 29, Jul 28
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: Blake School in Hopkins
Course Code: YDCUR0728
Fee: $352, $335 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Minecraft Camp

Bring the world of Minecraft to life. Construct imaginative costumes and wonderful objects. Pick up some real rock knowledge. Use Scratch software to create your own 2D adventure computer game inspired by Minecraft. Note: We will not play the Minecraft game in the camp.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 1, Jul 31, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDMIN0728
Fee: $362, $345 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Preschool Science: Math Mania

This week will focus on math experiences recommended for preschoolers by the National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics. Math games and hands-on activities such as measuring and cooking will be featured.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Mon, Wed & Fri, Jul 30, Jul 28, Aug 1
Time: 9-10am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: TPMTH0728
Fee: $33, $31 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Sugar-Coated Science

Investigate the sources of sweetness. Explore the history of candy and its ingredients. Mix up some tangy treats and calculate probability using your favorite flavors of Skittles. Design, construct, and market a candy bar creation of your own. Not recommended for children with food allergies.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Aug 1, Jul 31
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXSUG7281
Fee: $163, $155 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Sugar-Coated Science

Investigate the sources of sweetness. Explore the history of candy and its ingredients. Mix up some tangy treats and calculate probability using your favorite flavors of Skittles. Design, construct, and market a candy bar creation of your own. Not recommended for children with food allergies.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXSUG7282
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Jewlery-Maker's Workshop

Work with materials and tools to design and make your own necklaces and other jewelry. Examine different gemstones and find out where they come from. Learn how many cultures have decorated themselves throughout time.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNJWL0728
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Carpentry for Kids: Furniture

Use the lingo of the carpenter and the tools of the trade. Build a pine and plywood table to use in a fort or bedroom.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXFUR0728
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Digital Flix

Become director and producer of your own films! Record short movies using a video camera then use software to edit, add sound and special effects. Post it online to share with your friends.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNFLX0728
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Minifigure Movie Stars

Make a LEGO minifigure into the star of your animated film adventure. Learn new animation tricks every day. Build LEGO sets. Edit the video and add sound and credits. Watch your film online.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 31, Jul 30, Jul 29, Jul 28, Aug 1
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXMFM0728
Fee: $205, $195 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Preschool Science: Math Mania

This week will focus on math experiences recommended for preschoolers by the National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics. Math games and hands-on activities such as measuring and cooking will be featured.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Mon, Wed & Fri, Jul 28, Jul 30, Aug 1
Time: 10:30am-12:15pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRMTH0728
Fee: $66, $62 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


3D Design

Merge design and engineering when you use SketchUp, a free 3D software. Learn about the materials, then translate ideas they inspire into three-dimensional designs for furniture. Week one, design your project on the computer and construct a scale model. Week two, head to the carpentry workshop and use your plans to build your project life-sized. Add the final details and take it home. Two-week class: you must register for both weeks.
Age(s): 10-14
Date: Two weeks, Mon-Fri, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 5, Aug 4, Aug 1, Jul 31, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNDGN0728
Fee: $422, $402 Members

Hi Low Tech: Paper Circuits

Based on work at the MIT Media Lab, create a light up postcard. Learn to make the light flash and fade using a programmable microcontroller. Take your creation home at the end of the week to share with friends and family.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNHLT0728
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Math in a Muffin

From mini to giant muffins, explore quantity, weight, volume, and classification. Read a recipe, estimate the number of chocolate chips, and bake tessellations. Mmmaximize fun in this tasty camp. Not recommended for children with food allergies.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 1, Jul 31, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXMFN0728
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Game Pad

Design your own adventure game using Scratch software. Write a story, design an environment, create characters and add sound effects. Build your own game controller to play your game.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 1, Jul 31, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNPAD0728
Fee: $205, $195 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Spy Masters

Hone your powers of observation and problem solving. Learn some basic secret codes and build some simple alarms and spy equipment to use in your room.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 30, Aug 1, Jul 31, Jul 29, Jul 28
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXSPY0728
Fee: $163, $155 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Jewelry-Maker's Workshop

Work with materials and tools to design and make your own necklaces and other jewelry. Examine different gemstones and find out where they come from. Learn how many cultures have decorated themselves throughout time.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 1, Jul 31, Jul 30, Jul 29, Jul 28
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXJWL0728
Fee: $163, $155 Members