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Body WondersMississippi Bend AEA Kid UniversityBettendorf Middle School, 2030 Middle RoadBettendorfhttps://www.mbaea.org/media/cms/Kid_University_Course_Descriptions__B7B2314E0FC43.pdfJune 17 - 21Completed 2nd - 4th grade$75 one class, $100 two classes, $125 three classesStomach growling? Heart beating fast? Feel a pinch on your arm? Take a hands-on journey exploring the Digestive, Circulatory, and Nervous systems of the body to understand why your body lets you feel all those things. Learn how your body works!
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Creating with ComputersMississippi Bend AEA Kid UniversityBettendorf Middle School, 2030 Middle RoadBettendorfhttps://www.mbaea.org/media/cms/Kid_University_Course_Descriptions__B7B2314E0FC43.pdfJune 17 - 22Completed 2nd - 4th grade$75 one class, $100 two classes, $125 three classesStudents will explore new websites including websites with animation and graphics. Students will also create a project using images, fonts, and typing.
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Elementary Engineering: Bridges & StructuresMississippi Bend AEA Kid UniversityBettendorf Middle School, 2030 Middle RoadBettendorfhttps://www.mbaea.org/media/cms/Kid_University_Course_Descriptions__B7B2314E0FC43.pdfJune 17 - 23Completed 2nd - 4th grade$75 one class, $100 two classes, $125 three classesAn engineer? Yes, YOU! First, learn about bridge design by building a bridge you can crawl across. Then, form your own engineering company and design and build a structure to meet a specific engineering need.
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Fizz, Bubble & GooMississippi Bend AEA Kid UniversityBettendorf Middle School, 2030 Middle RoadBettendorfhttps://www.mbaea.org/media/cms/Kid_University_Course_Descriptions__B7B2314E0FC43.pdfJune 17 - 24Completed 2nd - 4th grade$75 one class, $100 two classes, $125 three classesGlurch, oobleck, slime, fizz, bubbles, and more! In this beginning chemistry class, you will create solutions and mixtures, see chemical reactions in action, and learn about the properties of common and not-so-common substances. Find out what a real chemistry lab is like!
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LEGO AdventuresMississippi Bend AEA Kid UniversityBettendorf Middle School, 2030 Middle RoadBettendorfhttps://www.mbaea.org/media/cms/Kid_University_Course_Descriptions__B7B2314E0FC43.pdfJune 17 - 25Completed 2nd - 4th grade$75 one class, $100 two classes, $125 three classesThis class is more than just building. Being LEGO smart is the ability to create, work in teams, solve problems, and generate solutions. In this class you will receive your own LEGO Mini Figure and go on an adventure to places like Lego City, Space, Star Wars, and participate in a Block Party. You will play, learn, cooperate, create, construct, and write with your LEGO Mini Figure.
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Professor H2OMississippi Bend AEA Kid UniversityBettendorf Middle School, 2030 Middle RoadBettendorfhttps://www.mbaea.org/media/cms/Kid_University_Course_Descriptions__B7B2314E0FC43.pdfJune 17 - 25Completed 2nd - 4th grade$75 one class, $100 two classes, $125 three classesEarth is a watery place. Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is water and humans are over 60% water. This wet and wild session will offer experiments and experiences focused on the water cycle, water as a habitat, and the physical and chemical properties of water
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Dinosaurs RockBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJuly 15 - 193 years$85.00How big is a T-Rex? What do they eat? Come explore all things dinosaur! Stomp, roar, and pretend you are a dinosaur. Science and art projects every day!
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Under the Sea Dance CampBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJune 17 - 213 years$50.00Crawl like a crab, leap like a dolphin, and explore life under the sea as we dive into this ocean themed week of dance! Dancers should wear tights or a leotard and ballet shoes or bare feet.
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Science ExplorersBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJuly 15 - 194 - 5 years$110.00Grab your lab coat and get ready to think like a scientist! Can you grow your own gummy bear? Tackle hands-on science experiments, make predictions, and work on problem solving skills.
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Mix and MakeBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJune 25 - 284 - 5 years$90.00Mix, mash, roll, pat, mold, sculpt, and more! This tactile adventure is for young scientists and artists who like to get their hands a little messy. Mix your own air-dry play dough for building, and discover what sticky slimes can be made from ingredients in your kitchen.
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Bubble FestivalBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfAugust 5 - 94 - 5 years$110.00Little ones will bubble over with excitement in this soapy science spectacular! We’ll explore surface tension, buoyancy, bubble shapes and sizes, and make bubble art. Clothes for messes are a must!
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Extreme STEAMBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfAugust 5 - 96 - 8 years$110.00Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Brush up on your science and problem solving skills before you head back to school. Marshmallow and toothpick geometry, construct catapults, and make gravity art!
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Kitchen ChemistryBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJuly 9 - 126 - 8 years$115.00Discover the science behind the cooking! Experiment with pancakes, ice cream, and more! *Due to the type and amount of food provided in this program, children with food allergies may want to refrain from this particular class.
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Glow in the Dark CampBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJuly 15 - 196 - 8 years$110.00Let’s dim the lights and get glowing! Create glow-art, get sticky with glow painting, explore the glowing constellations in outer space, and much more!
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Imagination Dollhouse!Bettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJune 24 - 286 - 8 years$110.00Create your very own cardboard dollhouse using all recyclable items! From furniture to wallpaper, get creative and make it your own!
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Mine Mania!Bettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJuly 23 - 266 - 8 years$90.00Is it real or is it Minecra? Go o-line and explore some of the real facts behind your favorite building game. Learn about geology, electric circuits, and have fun building structures. Knowledge of 4 Minecra helpful but not required. What will you create?
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Camp ThinkShopBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJuly 9 - 126 - 8 years$90.00Spend some exclusive time in the ThinkShop with Mr. Glenn! Saw, hammer, and learn new techniques to help create your recycled masterpiece! There will be an exhibition at the end of the week to see what everyone has invented!
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Zombie ScienceBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJuly 30 - August 27 - 10 years$90.00It Takes Braaaaiiinnnsss! Join us and take on the Zombie Hordes. Learn about the brain and why zombies act the way they do. Use science to survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Real science – pretend zombies!
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Enchanted EngineeringBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfAugust 6 - 97 - 10 years$90.00Use your STEM skills to fix fractured fairy tales. Which simple machines can rescue Rapunzel from her tower? Can you create a wolf-proof house for the Three Little Pigs? Campers will try to solve problems from a new fairy tale every day.
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All about SlimeBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJuly 16 - 197 - 10 years$90.00Let’s get messy! Learn how to make all kinds of slime with all kinds of ingredients! Use science and chemistry to figure out what makes slime so sticky! Dress to make a mess please!
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Learn to Draw: Cartoons, Comics and AnimationBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJune 18 - 217 - 10 years$135.00Try your hand at turning your drawings into stories. Mr. Glenn will instruct kids how to create pictures and story lines for beginning cartooning and animation. No previous drawing experience required.
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Learn to Draw: Cartoons, Comics and AnimationBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttp://familymuseum.org/documents/SummerCamp2019.pdfJuly 30 - August 27 - 10 years$135.00Try your hand at turning your drawings into stories. Mr. Glenn will instruct kids how to create pictures and story lines for beginning cartooning and animation. No previous drawing experience required.
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Astronomy: The Oldest & Best ScienceGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Astronomy is the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole. Study the solar system, stars, black holes, constellations, galaxies, and universe. Learn to use a telescope, and crawl into a portable planetarium to learn constellations and the diurnal and annual motion of the sky!
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Chemistry CountsGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Chemical reactions can be interesting and dramatic. Learn about chemistry including a historical perspective and glimpse into the future of the field. What careers require a working knowledge of chemistry and what do they do on a daily basis? Labs will be done to support the topics studied and students will be challenged to figure out how and why they work!
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Drone SystemsGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Unmanned Aircraft Systems are making big news as one of the fastest growing industries for civil and commercial applications as well as for hobby flyers. This course explores how they function and how they are safely, legally, and benevolently used. You will research drone careers, laws, and models. You will also receive flight training, aerial imaging training, and mission planning with various drone models.
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Engineering Structures with K'NexGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Engineers build the pathways to our future. Simple machines are tools we use every day to make our lives easier. Let’s combine the two with K’Nex and learn how to build structures to accomplish goals and challenges!
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Exploring BiotechnologyGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Ready, set, GLOW! Investigate the amazing world of biotechnology! Using hands-on labs and activities, study DNA, make microorganisms glow, and discover real-world applications of genetically modified organisms. Consider how these organisms should be used, or not used, by humans.
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Exploring GeometryGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00A review of middle- and high school geometry topics, with an emphasis on problem solving and exploration. Course topics, guided by Iowa Core standards, will include basic vocabulary, historical context, and major tenets such as logic, area and volume, polygons, and geometric transformations. Open-ended questions and daily hands-on activities show that geometry can be fun!
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Field BiologyGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00This course is a unique opportunity to investigate nearby Indian Creek in Cedar Rapids/Marion as field biologists. We will travel from Coe by bus most days to collect a wide variety of data at various locations on Indian Creek. Data collected will include water quality testing, identification of aquatic species, population of aquatic species found, depth of various pools, and levels of siltation. Please dress to be outside and plan to be in knee deep water. Water shoes will be beneficial.
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GeneticsGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Explore the basics of human genetics by learning about DNA, inheritance of traits, and discovering genetic diseases. We will use models and hands-on activities to understand concepts. The two weeks will conclude with a culminating project about diseases.
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Graphic DesignGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00This hands-on class is an opportunity to get creative with Photoshop and Illustrator software. Enhance your visual literacy by learning how to manipulate images and get professional results. Experience 2D and 3D design techniques and get a taste of what the career of a graphic designer is like!
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Introductory AlgebraGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Join us for an introduction to algebra. We will review the order of operations, positive and negative number operations, number properties, inverse operations and transformations. Learn to solve basic equations. Graphing equations will reinforce the algebra-geometry relationship.
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JavaScript GamesGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Learn basic programming using the JavaScript language, then use that to jump into some graphical 2D game programming using the Phaser framework. This is a challenging course, so you probably want a bit of prior programming experience (prior experience could be in any language).
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Kinesiology - The Science of MovementGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00You are moving ALL of the time. How does your body do that? This is the place to find out! Discover the anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology of your body, including bones, bony landmarks and major muscle groups. Be prepared to spend time in and out of the classroom learning and exploring various activities and sports! Let’s get moving!
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Math PowerGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Math Power...is it in you? Is Math one of your favorite subjects? Have you ever been frustrated because you really wanted to know WHY, not just HOW math works? This course will provide you with an opportunity to test and stretch your mathematical skills and understandings. We will do math competition problems, logic puzzles and riddles and discuss various topics from a wide range of mathematical fields-algebra, topology, number theory, probability, trigonometry and beyond. The emphasis will be on understanding new mathematical concepts and solving problems. Most topics go beyond middle and high school curriculum but can be understood by interested middle school students.
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Photoshop Imaging and EditingGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Enter the world of computer-enhanced imagery with Photoshop. Using the preferred software of design professionals, you can open amazing possibilities for new ideas to take shape. Learn to enhance, distort, and manipulate images for creative effects and visually stunning results.
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PhysicsGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Physics is all around us every day. Find out what makes objects move by learning the secrets of speed, momentum, force and energy. This hands-on course will involve the use of common objects and toys to analyze physics phenomenon. Students will have opportunities to design and build devices to solve given problems.
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Problem Solving Strategies in MathGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00In this class we will identify and practice a variety of problem solving strategies in math. Most of the topics we cover are not in the regular text books. These strategies are great tools for the student in the classroom. This class will provide students with techniques to solve problems instead of just "being stuck".
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Python ProgrammingGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Create a text based game in Python. Python is a great language for starting to learn text-based programming, but it is also a very powerful language. Apply fundamental programming concepts such as variables, loops, branches, and functions.
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Virtual 3D CreationsGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Design, animate, engineer, and texture your three dimensional creations in this handson, student-centered class. Students will be guiding their own learning using different applications including Blender, Sketch-up, and Tinkercad. This class accepts all different levels of experience since we set our own pace of learning.
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Web DesignGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Create simple webpages. Learn some basic coding in each of the three most fundamental web languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. HTML is for defining web content in a webpage. CSS defines styles of webpages that determine their look and feel. JavaScript is a programming language that allows websites to become interactive and respond to user input. Students will create a webpage about a topic of their choice and add features and content to it throughout the course.
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What's Up with Mother Nature?Grant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJune 17 - 28 OR July 8 - 19Completed 6th- 8th grade$255.00Deadly wildfires, blizzards, volcanoes, droughts, tornadoes, and heat waves. Are these weather events connected? Could they be part of climate change, one of the most pressing global issues of the 21st century? Engage in hands-on critical thinking activities to explore the scientific concepts surrounding climate change. Explore a topic in greater detail and investigate potential solutions through a problem-based learning activity.
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Dino DiscoverySummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018June 10 - 14PreK - K$120.00Join us for a colossal journey into the world of dinosaurs. Carnivores or herbivores? Let's find out! You'll learn about dinosaurs and even go on an archaeological dig just like a real palentologist.
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Infinity and Beyond CampSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018June 24 - 28PreK - K$120.005, 4, 3, 2, 1 blast off to a galaxy far, far away to learn about Earth and the amazing solar system. Discover all things galactic such as comets, planets, shooting stars, rockets and more. Learn about flight, the adventures of space travel and participate in a rocket launch.
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Welcome to the JungleSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 8 - 12PreK - K$120.00Grab your binoculars, kids! We are here to lean about and recreate the multiple layers of the jungle. Discover jungle animals and their habitats, and get a taste of different foods you may find if you visited the rainforest.
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Mini Mad ScientistsSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 15 - 19PreK - K$120.00Summoning all scientists! Join us in the lab as we experiment with colorful concoctions, messy mixes and cool chemical reactions. Launch balloon rockets, create slime, brew a batch of bubbles and more during this action-packed week!
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Adventures at SeaSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 29 - August 2PreK - K$120.00Let's set sail on an adventure into the world of ocean animals. Treasure hunts and ocean discoveries await out little pirates and mermaids. Explore the ocean and all its wonderful creatures as we learn through stories, music and more.
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Programming from ScratchSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018June 10 - 142nd - 3rd grade$160.00Learn the basics of programming using Scratch, an easy-to-use building-block-style coding platform. Students will animate cartoon characters, play music and tell stories using key constructs of programming like conditional logic, loops and user input.
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Crime Scene InvestigationSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018June 17 - 212nd - 3rd grade$160.00Students will examine and explore a crime scene and use the scientific process to solve the situation. From fingerprinting and shoe print analysis to swabs and crime tape, you are the detective. Students will use higher order thinking and work with others as a team to analyze clues, collect data and determine results.
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Coding FundamentalsSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 8 - 122nd - 3rd grade$160.00Build coding, problem solving, and creativity skills through engaging and hands-on activities!
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Engineer Your WorldSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 15 - 192nd - 3rd grade$160.00Can you walk on a dozen eggs without them breaking? Can you build a tower that can withstand a real earthquake? Students will learn the answers to these and many other questions through hands-on activities that provide them an opportunity to learn about how engineering has shaped their world.
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Junior Video Game CodersSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 22 - 262nd - 3rd grade$160.00Discover your inner video game coder during this hands-on class. We'll utilize MIT's Scratch program as we learn basic coding skills and combine commands to program our own characters and games.
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LEGO RoboticsSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018June 24 - 284th - 5th grade$120.00Design, build and program LEGO robots to accomplish challenges such as navigating a maze autonomously, retrieving objects and using sensors to determine a path or obstacles.
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Myth BustingSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 8 - 124th - 5th grade$120.00What happens when you mix Mentos and Diet Coke? Can a needle float on water? Can you unlock your car in an emergency with a car remote signal through your cell phone? Students will use the scientific method to test modern legends, rumors or myths.
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Space CampSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 15 - 194th - 5th grade$120.003, 2, 1 blast off to space fun! Explore all things space-related as we spend the week as astronauts. Students in this camp will experience the Digitial STARLAB planetarium! Explore rockets, galaxies and eat like an astronaut.
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Mini Shark TankSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 22 - 264th - 5th grade$120.00Do you love inventing things? Do you love working with a team and creating an amazing invention that will solve some of the world's most pressing problems? Come to mini shark tank and become an expert inventor. Brainstorm solutions, create them and pitch ideas before a panel of interested folks.
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Lights, Camera, Action: Video ProductionSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018June 10 - 146th - 8th grade$120.00Learn how to become a filmmaker by writing your own script, creating storyboards, shooting your own footage, and editing your final project.
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LEGO EngineeringSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018June 17 - 216th - 8th grade$120.00Gear up your engineering skills as we create with LEGO parts! Apply real-world concepts of STEM as we use teamwork to complete projects.
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Be Your Own Fashion DesignerSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018June 24 - 286th - 8th grade$120.00Are you ready to walk the runway? Design and make your own unique garmet. Your instructor will guide you through the process. Take the process from a sketch to ready to wear, with everything in between such as marketing and cost vs. revenue
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Web DesignSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 8 - 126th - 8th grade$120.00Create your own website with your topic of choice using Notepad++. You will write your own codes for a one page site, learn basic HTML and explore other text editors and potentially bring JavaScript into your sites.
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Mini Shark TankSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 15 - 196th - 8th grade$120.00Do you love inventing things? Do you love working with a team and creating an amazing invention that will solve some of the world's most pressing problems? Come to mini shark tank and become an expert inventor. Brainstorm solutions, create them and pitch ideas before a panel of interested folks.
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Computer GamingSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 22 - 266th - 8th grade$120.00Students will use GameMaker to design a variety of games, including box, pong and maze games. Students will then design a game of their choice with multiple rooms.
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Crack, Pop, Fizz!Summit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018June 17 - 21K - 2nd grade$120.00Grab your lab coat and get ready for a week of messy, fizzy fun! We'll experiment with basic kitchen ingredients as we learn about solids, liquids, reactions and more!
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Wacky WaterSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 8 - 121st - 3rd grade$120.00Ride the wave into this fun class! We'll explore water in its various forms, compare dry ice and cubes, brew up some bubbles, study surface tension, and more!
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Mind over MatterSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018June 24 - 281st - 3rd grade$120.00What's the matter? We'll find out during this hands-on, science-based camp. Experiment with solids, liquids, and gases as you learn more about the various states of matter. Activities will include homemade ice cream, dry ice fun, instapsnow, slime and more!
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Toys by YouSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2018July 22 - 261st - 3rd grade$120.00It's time to take toy making into your own hands! Forget the toys you play with day in and day out. Use your imagination - and a variety of materials - to bring toys to life that you have dreamed up and designed on your own.
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Slime CampSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2019June 10 - 143rd - 5th grade$120.00Oozy, gooey, squelchy, bumpy, lumpy SLIME! It's all the rage! It's time for the ultimate slime experience! Explore the science and creativity of creating and playing with slime.
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Fortnite CampSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2020July 15 - 193rd - 5th grade$120.00Join us for a week of fun and innovation! Engage in a variety of areas - engineering, survival, and community building - all in relation to Fortnite, without actually picking up a controller. Get in touch with your curiosity and creativity while you explore your interest in this popular game.
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We Scream for Ice CreamSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2021July 1 - 53rd - 5th grade$120.00Everyone loves ice cream in the summer. How is it made? Learn about three states of matter as we discover what ingredients are needed and where to find them.
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Wizard ScienceSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttp://summitschoolboard.wixsite.com/summit/copy-of-summer-programs-2022July 24 - 284th - 6th grade$120.00Cast spells alongside your favorite Harry Potter characters at your very own Hogwarts class! Join the wizarding fun as we perform magical science experiments and create literacy crafts.
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Algebra: Weapon of MathKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21August 5 - 711 - 14 years$110.00Get ahead in math during the school year! Learn about rational numbers, exponents, variable expressions, and so much more. Impress your teacher with your algebra skills through a class that teaches you the fundamentals, giving real-world examples and practice in many different ways.
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Bridging Your KnowledgeKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21June 27 - 2812 - 15 years$75.00Ever wondered why bridges are so effective? During this camp, we will learn about the characteristics and science behind bridges by engineering and testing our own.
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Bridging Your KnowledgeKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21August 5 - 68 - 11 years$75.00Ever wondered why bridges are so effective? During this camp, we will learn about the characteristics and science behind bridges by engineering and testing our own.
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Chemical Reactions: The Basics (And the Acids!)Kirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 8 - 912 - 15 years$75.00Explore acid and base chemistry using hands-on and interactive activities. Identify different acids/bases, understand their reactions and apply this to the environment. Create your own baking soda and vinegar volcano while learning about the chemistry behind the awesome reaction. On the second day of the course, use your newfound knowledge to act as a "professional problem solver" to real-life challenges that we face in the world today.
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Crime Scene InvestigatorsKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 29 - 318 -11 years$115.00Who done it? In this camp, you'll solve the crime! Learn to apply science to examine the surroundings and solve a mystery. Study a crime scene looking for clues, analyzing fingerprints, identifying mysterious substances, and using chromatography to narrow your search for the "perp".
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Crime Scene InvestigatorsKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 29 - 3112 - 15 years$115.00Who done it? In this camp, you'll solve the crime! Learn to apply science to examine the surroundings and solve a mystery. Study a crime scene looking for clues, analyzing fingerprints, identifying mysterious substances, and using chromatography to narrow your search for the "perp".
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Foundations of MathKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21June 17 - 19, August 5 - 78 - 10 years$110.00Focus on brushing up on your addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. Also, learn or remember how to perform operations with fractions and decimals. Be challenged with games, story problems, and brain teasers.
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Digital/8 BIT Cross-StitchKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 22 - 2411 - 15 years$110.00Come make your favorite pixelated character or image translated into cross-stitch. We will work with needle, thread, and cross-stitch fabric to create the perfect design! They can then be hung decoratively or sewn on to your favorite items as patches!
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Disaster InvestigatorsKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21June 17 - 208 - 15 years$149.00There are many natural disasters in the world, and we will explore the science behind volcanos, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Build and design houses/structures and test them against your knowledge and our own simulations replicating the powerful elements.
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Disaster InvestigatorsKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21August 5 - 88 - 11 years$149.00There are many natural disasters in the world, and we will explore the science behind volcanos, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Build and design houses/structures and test them against your knowledge and our own simulations replicating the powerful elements.
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Mental MathKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21August 5 - 710 - 14 years$115.00Imagine being able to do many calculations in your head without the use of a calculator. This course will teach you how to break down numbers to work with smaller numbers to help your brain be able to process numbers quicker than the speed of light.
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Nanoscience at Your Fingertips!Kirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 8 - 912 - 15 years$75.00Explore the field of nanoscience, a collection of unique chemical properties of materials at the nanoscale — very, very small! Activities will familiarize students with the nanometer as a unit of measurement and expose them to some of the most cutting-edge discoveries in nanotechnology, like waterproof materials, graphene circuits, and more, through hands-on activities.
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Outer SpaceKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21August 7 - 88 - 11 years$75.00Space is such a huge ... well, … space! In this camp learn about all of the planets, moons, creators, astronauts, and more through fun-filled activities.
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Myths Busted: The Art of ScienceKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21June 10 - 128 - 11 years$145.00Have you seen Discovery Channel’s popular television series “MythBusters”? They do some awesome stuff. In this camp you will have the opportunity to perform amazing experiments to see if the myths are true or busted!
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Myths Busted: The Art of ScienceKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21June 24 - 2612 - 15 years$145.00Have you seen Discovery Channel’s popular television series “MythBusters”? They do some awesome stuff. In this camp you will have the opportunity to perform amazing experiments to see if the myths are true or busted!
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It’s Puzzling!Kirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21June 10 - 1211 - 14 years$110.00Connect logic and critical-thinking skills to creativity while solving logic puzzles, Sudoku, crosswords, word searches, Rubik’s cubes, and other puzzles. Create puzzles and games.
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Kids Can BuildKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 22 - 2610 - 15 years$175.00In this workshop, you will learn basic carpentry skills and tool safety tips. Build a simple toolbox and then use your newly acquired skills to design and build a small community library. On the last day of camp, we will help place the libraries throughout the community for the public to share!
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Weather LabKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 8 - 1111 - 15 years$149.00A hands-on, experiment-driven learning experience about the weather. Topics include energy transfer, the greenhouse effect, weather observations, and weather data analysis. Additionally, students will work in teams to design and carry out their own weather-based experiment.
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Sweet ScienceKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21June 24 - 269 - 13 years$110.00Unwrap some science secrets in your own home. Discover the sweet (or sour) side to candy. Why does it fizz or bubble? Does it expand or fall apart? Discover the many properties of the candy you enjoy!
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Phenomenal Fun STEAM CampKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21June 10 - 12, July 8 - 108 - 10 years$115.00Join us for a week of fun-filled, hands-on STEAM activities! Show off your bottle-flipping and fidget spinner skills in a hands-on lab. Or, put your skills to the test designing the fastest marble run. You may even find a safe way for aliens to land on the planet Earth! Experience these activities and much, much more at this interactive and energetic camp.
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Rocket CampKirkwood Community College6300 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21June 13 - 14, June 20 - 21, August 5 - 89 - 15 years$75.00Three, two, one, blast off! Learn the fundamentals associated with rocketry while gaining and understanding of the principles of aerodynamic stability, rocket propulsion, and recovery. Design and build your own straw rocket and enter your design in our KICK straw rocket competition. Take your rocket to the next level by building, decorating, and flying your own powerful solid fuel rocket soaring to heights up to 1,000 feet! Lots of fun for everyone and guaranteed to stimulate a sense of accomplishment and improve self-esteem. Campers get to take home all of their rocket creations.
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The Ultimate RollercoasterKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21June 24 - 2612 - 15 years$115.00Rollercoasters are thrilling! What if you could build your own? During this camp, we will learn about the principles of energy and putting what we know into practice by making our own.
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Abra-CAD-abra! Designing with Computers!Kirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 22 - 2411 - 15 years$125.00You have the idea, now let the power of computers and 3D printers make it a reality! CAD, or computer-aided design, is when software works with other machines to create new things. Learn the basics of CAD software design to 3D print your own mousetrap car and other basic objects. You’ll assemble and race them with your peers!
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Build Your Own Computer! Kirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 8 - 10, July 29 - 318 - 11 years$145.00An exciting look into what makes your computer function and how it all works. Put together various computer parts and learn about them as you go. Take home your very own computer that you built by yourself.
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Build Your Own Computer! Kirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 15 - 17, July 22 - 2412 - 15 years$145.00An exciting look into what makes your computer function and how it all works. Put together various computer parts and learn about them as you go. Take home your very own computer that you built by yourself.
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“Mario Kart” MechanicsKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21June 10 -138 - 15 years$149.00What exactly goes into designing and racing cars? Why does each car act differently on the same track? During this camp, we will create our own “Mario Kart” by racing the game “Mario Kart” itself and then designing our own cars to race. Learn the science behind the race!
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Basic Video Game DesignKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 22 - 258 - 11 years$149.00Have you ever thought of an idea for a video game that does not exist? Now is the chance to find out how to turn your ideas into an actual game. Participants will use easy-to-learn software to discover the basics of video game design. Topics covered will include designing and developing game mechanics, characters, objects, levels, and elements of graphic design. After completion, you will understand how to create interactive games.
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Basic Video Game DesignKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21August 5 - 812 -15 years$149.00Have you ever thought of an idea for a video game that does not exist? Now is the chance to find out how to turn your ideas into an actual game. Participants will use easy-to-learn software to discover the basics of video game design. Topics covered will include designing and developing game mechanics, characters, objects, levels, and elements of graphic design. After completion, you will understand how to create interactive games.
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eSports Apprentice — YouTube Streamers and GamersKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://view.publitas.com/kirkwood-community-college/kick-2019-summer-brochure/page/21July 15 - 188 - 15 years$179.00Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster, this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, you will develop competitive gameplay skills in Black Rocket’s new eSports app, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly, practice online safety. Students will gain full access to the eSports app and a video of their class tournament with commentary. Videos will not be broadcast publicly, but they will be shared with all students in the class.
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