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There will be six sessions of after school science and engineering classes for grades 1-8 from Jan. 23 to March 3, 2017. The sessions will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 104 of the Great Lakes Research Center.
These sessions offer hands-on explorations taught by Michigan Tech science and engineering students.
Gr. 1-2 Transportation and Engineering: Mondays
Students will design candy cars, a bridge to hold the most weight, a boat that floats, a brain helmet that survives a crash, planes, trains and more.
Gr. 3-5 Geology Playgrounds: Wednesdays
Beaches, waterfalls, lakes, sledding hills — discover how some of these favorite places to play were formed. Each week, we will explore different geologic activities which have created cool features and shaped our home — the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Gr. 6-8 Fascinating Plants: Thursday
Explore the amazing world of plants — visit a research greenhouse, conduct experiments on effects of road salt and acid rain, design a water treatment system using plants, try to make sugar like a plant, meet a botanist and find out how forest plant materials can replace plastics and provide medicine and food.
Cost is $75 per student. Register by Friday, Jan. 20. Pay by credit card by calling the Michigan Tech Cashier at 7-2247. Your space is not reserved until payment has been received.
Questions? Call 7-3341 or email Joan Chadde.
Note: Houghton school bus will drop off students at Michigan Tech by 3:50 p.m.
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