Elementary and Middle School Students – Week 3

July 12 – July 16

List of open programs:

Architecture and Engineering Challenges & Chemical Wizardry

This in-person course will be held in Ender Hall at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus NJ 07652

In this workshop, you’ll design a wide range of gadgets, and inventive machines.  Projects include: The Great Tower Challenge, Balsa Wood Bridge Engineering, and Structural Engineering Challenge, We’ll learn how to draw in scale and do Scratch coding challenges along with a host of other fun contests designed to bring out the engineer in you!  Also, Get ready for a “magical” laboratory experience Harry Potter-style as you mix chemicals to form Flubber, atomic worm polymers, Silly Putty, Super Hi- Bounce balls and much more! We’ll even make tye-dye shirts! All students will take home a mini- chemistry kit & recipe booklet. Please bring a 100% white cotton T- shirt to the second class. (For 3rd-5th grade students)

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Chemical Wizardry! 3rd-5th grade

Get ready for a fun-filled “magical” laboratory experience Harry Potter style… from the comfort of your own home! This class is an introduction to the science of chemistry. In addition to learning about atoms, bonding, and the periodic table, you will enjoy making Flubber, Silly Putty, Super Hi- Bounce balls, and more. Have fun making light inside of a glow bottle, play dough, Glowing Goo! We will create atomic worm polymers and lava lamp-like blobs. We will also demonstrate the Big Bang Cannon, diet Coke and Mentos Geyser, Magic Genie in the bottle, and more. (Simulations vary according to grade level – For 3rd-5th grade students)

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Chemical Wizardry! 6th-8th grade

Get ready for a fun-filled “magical” laboratory experience Harry Potter style… from the comfort of your own home! This class is an introduction to the science of chemistry. In addition to learning about atoms, bonding, and the periodic table, you will enjoy making Flubber, Silly Putty, Super Hi- Bounce balls, and more. Have fun making light inside of a glow bottle, play dough, and Glowing Goo! We will create atomic worm polymers and lava lamp-like blobs. We will also demonstrate the Big Bang Cannon, diet Coke and Mentos Geyser, Magic Genie in the bottle, and more. (Simulations vary according to grade level – For 6th-8th grade students)

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Lego Building, Motorized Machines & Robotic Fun

This in-person course will be held in Ender Hall at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus NJ 07652

LEGO enthusiasts: have fun building your favorite adventure from the many themes at the appropriate age level that Lego has to offer! We will offer projects from Lego Star Wars, City, Architecture, Friends, Creator, and many others. Construct models like cranes, remote controlled cars, and many more. Next, have fun building and a wide range of robot projects throughout the week, like Battle-Bots from our huge Robot modular collection, participating in our robot tug-o’ war, or the Mission to Mars Robot Challenge!  Learn engineering principles in a fun, hands-on atmosphere.   Students will use other types of robots like Sphero and Ozobot for fun robotic exploration and some coding. All students will take home a Hexbug robot or Lego Project. (For 1st-3rd grade students)

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Painting Styles

This in-person course will be held in Ender Hall at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus NJ 07652

Come explore the techniques used to create paintings in such art styles as surrealism, impressionism, pointillism, cubism, and pot-art. Learn different ways of finding ideas for your paintings, and then use those ideas to create your masterpieces using acrylic paint on canvas. (For 3rd-5th grade students)

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Playwriting Workshop

This in-person course will be held in Ender Hall at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus NJ 07652

Tap into your inner artist, learn the art of play writing, and create an original 5-10 minute play.  Learn about the elements of a plot and practice implementing repetition, exposition, subtext and logic as you imagine your words coming to life on a stage! Format your theatre script and make meaningful revisions based on criteria and feedback. Students will think critically as they write about relevant issues or topics for their age and life experiences. (For 6th-8th grade students)

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Reader's & Writer's Workshop

This in-person course will be held in Ender Hall at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus NJ 07652

Let's close the COVID Gap!  For many students, the dynamics of the pandemic have taken a toll on their literacy skills. This course endeavors to close this achievement gap with engaging lessons and activities including Reading Strategies like: comprehension, critical reading, critical thinking – and – Writing Skills like: paragraph development, proofreading/editing, and proper syntax & mechanics. (For 6th-8th grade students)

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Reading & Writing Strategies For Incoming 9th Graders

This 3-week course is designed to reinforce reading and writing skills that will be necessary for students as they transition into high school – plus associated strategies to help throughout the high school years. (For students who completed 8th grade and up)

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Young Entrepreneurs Boot Camp

This in-person course will be held in Ender Hall at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus NJ 07652

Learn how to research your business venture, create a business plan, design your product or service, market and sell your idea! You will learn various new computer skills as you embark on the journey of designing your own business! (For 6th-8th grade students)

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