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Galveston College
News Release
Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Galveston College is offering Kids Summer Enrichment Program

All of our classes utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts and 21st century educational skills of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Collaboration, Agility and Adaptability, Curiosity and Imagination.

ONLINE VIDEO GAME MAKING –recommended for grades 4th-8th

Learn how to design and modify your own exciting arcade style video games. You’ll learn how to control characters, objects and outcomes in your game, then increase the difficulty level and add more features. Graphics Design and Graphics Animation topics will also be covered. Learn how to design your own version of PacMan® and several others.

VEHICLE ENGINEERING- recommended for grades 4th- 8th

Students will build up to 13 different motorized vehicles capped off with a final project using our LEGO kits. Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more.

COLLISION CARS-recommended for grades 4th-8th

Students will use our unique LEGO® kits to build a variety of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, problem solving, and risk-taking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete.  Students will learn a variety of concepts throughout this class, including basic engineering principles, gearing and gear ratios, electric motors and energy, problem solving, and communication skills.

KRAZY SCIENCE-recommended for grades 1st-3rd

Students will make ooey-goeey slime, watch clear liquids magically change color, make their own eraser and super bouncy ball, invent their own carbonated drink, make a glowing blue concoction to examine why fireflies glow, make a dinosaur grow to many times its original size, and more fun lab experiments!

JUNIOR ENGINEERING 1- recommended for grades 1st-3rd

Great hands on learning and building! Students will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills using our unique LEGO® kits!


JUNIOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING- recommended for grades 1st- 3rd

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

Cost: $175 per camp

Dates: July 25-28 or August 1-4

Times: 9-12 or 1-4

Contact Galveston College Continuing Education Department or visit our website for more information: 409-944-1344

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