Kids' College: 2013 Classes

YOUNG SCIENTISTS
Ages 8-10

June 17-20 • 9 a.m. - Noon
Registration deadline: June 10
Class fee: $55

Come and explore the magic and illusion of science. In this class, you will find out that science is FUN and EXCITING! Come try some cool experiments where all (or most of) the ingredients come from your kitchen or the nearby grocery store. You will then be able to amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge from these easy, hands-on experiments. You will see raisins dance...you can play with “Moon Sand”... you can create creatures out of flubber, plus many, many more experiments. You are allowed to get dirty (but not too dirty), and you will get to use your imagination. 

Instructor:
Heidi Fox, B.A., M.Ed. The Ohio State University.

LEGO® JR. VEHICLE ENGINEERING
Ages 7-9

June 17-20 • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: June 10
Class fee: $65

Students will creatively build and modify different vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines, and more using our unique LEGO® kits.

PLEASE NOTEStudents will not be allowed to take home any of the LEGO® projects they create.

 

 

HOME GROWN ARTISTS:
Ohio's Connections with Art
Ages 9-12

June 17-20 • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: June 10
Class fee: $60

Learn about the rich artistic history Ohio provides the world by studying artists who were born or worked within Ohio’s borders. As you study these amazing people, be inspired to create your own Ohio legacy with drawings, paintings, and sculptures.

Instructor:
Anne Quilter, B.A., The Ohio State University; M.A., Art Therapy, McGregor at Antioch University; Art teacher, Marion City Schools.
 

PSYCHOLOGY FOR KIDS
Feelings, Friends, Family, Future, & Fun
Ages 8-12

June 24-27 • 9 a.m. - Noon
Registration deadline: June 17
Class fee: $55

Have you ever thought about what super power you would want to have? Find out how your answer to this question might help you choose a career. We will explore this and more in many creative ways using games and crafts and having plenty of fun! This class will give you a chance to explore your inner self. You will learn that feelings and families come in all shapes and sizes. You will not only have a chance to make some new friends, but you will learn what kind of a friend you really are.

Instructor:
Elizabeth Claborn, LISW, MSW; B.S. Psychology, Westmont College; MSW San Jose State University; Elementary Guidance Counselor, Marion City Schools.

GETTING TO KNOW BIRDS OF OHIO
Ages 9-12

June 24-27 • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration deadline: June 17
Class fee: $55

Expect a variety of fun activities as we learn about birds. Topics include bird anatomy, songs, habitats, adaptations, life cycle, and migration. Have fun trying to build a nest, viewing feathers under the microscope, and conducting science experiments to better understand bird flight. The class will walk around the prairie and pond areas on the campus looking for birds. Students will create a notebook worth keeping that will always help them identify several common birds of Ohio.

Instructors: 
Heidi Slagle, B.S.Ed., Bowling Green State University; M.Ed. Administration, The College of William and Mary; Certified Master Naturalist, The Ohio State University.

Lauren Slagle Hughes, B.S.Ed., Kent State University; sixth grade science teacher.

LEGO® VEHICLE ENGINEERING
Ages 10-12

June 24-27 • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration deadline: June 17
Class fee: $65

Students will build 1 or 2 different motorized vehicles per day, capped off with a final project, all using our unique LEGO® kits. Projects include everyday vehicles, construction machines, and more. Students will learn a variety of concepts throughout this class, including basic engineering principles, gearing and gear ratios, electric motors and energy, integrated problem solving, forces in motion, and communication skills. 

PLEASE NOTE: Students will not be allowed to take home any of the LEGO® projects they create.

 

AMAZING ADVENTURES
Ages 9-12

July 8-11 • 9 a.m. - Noon 
Registration deadline: July 1
Class fee: $55

In this class, students will be off on an “amazing race” around the world. We will explore the customs, food, music, art, and games of many fascinating countries in a fun, hands-on way. Students will have “passports” to record what they learn along the way and will bring home “souvenirs” (crafts) from some of the countries we visit. Students will enjoy finding out what it’s like to live in another country and culture.

Instructor: 
Cindy Brenneman, B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene University; Fifth grade teacher, Hamiliton Intermediate, Columbus, Ohio.

FASTEST SPORT ON TWO FEET... LACROSSE!
Ages 9-11

July 8-11 • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration deadline: July 1
Class fee: $60

Lacrosse is currently the fastest growing sport in Ohio! In this beginner’s camp, students will have fun learning the basics of the game, including positions, ball handling, shooting, and defense strategies. Part of each day will be spent scrimmaging and practicing sportsmanship. (Sticks and balls will be provided for camp use, or bring your own equipment if available.)

Instructor: 
Leslie Beary, M.S.W., The University of Pittsburgh; named to the All-Pennsylvania State college lacrosse team; mental health counselor at The Ohio State University at Marion.

CSI...MARION
Ages 9-12

July 8-11 • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration deadline: July 1
Class fee: $65

Learn the forensics that will help you become a crime scene investigator and learn how to solve a crime! Investigators-in-training will be intrigued by the scenarios that introduce an unsolved mystery each day. You will develop into a well-trained observer who is called to the scene of a crime to collect as much evidence as possible. Oftentimes, you will help detectives interpret the evidence you have collected. By stepping into the role of a crime scene investigator, you can learn numerous scientific strategies and skills. As you are challenged by these activities, you learn to take science techniques seriously, allowing yourself to think like a successful crime scene investigator.

Instructors:
Terry Botdorf, Bachelor of Criminal Justice, Tiffin University; retired instructor of Criminal Justice, Public Safety Program, Tri-Rivers Career Center; instructor, Basic Peace Officers Training Academy, Marion Technical College.

Major Jeff Cline, B.S., Bowling Green State University; Major, Marion County Sheriff’s Office; instructor, Marion Police Academy; instructor, Tri-Rivers Private Security Academy.

 

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