TMSC’s (Talcott Mountain Science Center) Summer of Science Adventures gives students in grades K-8 the chance to explore some (very) cool science, nature and technology — all on a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus!
Date(s): June 25, 2018 through August 17, 2018
Times: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Event Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Phone Number: (860) 677-8571
Check out our website and course catalog to view these and other classes!
Fledglings I (k-3)
Does smell help you taste? What makes an optical illusion work? Exciting activities will help children explore the mysteries of the senses. From bugs to birds, from raindrops to craters, we’ll find out how lots of cool things in nature happen!
Robotics: Mindstorms NXT (k-3)
The most used, flexible robotic building kit ever, LEGO Mindstorms has decades of robot contests under its belt. Youll build, program and compete in our “Research Roundup!” playing field, solvinf science problems for robotics bragging rights!
Future Engineers (k-3)
Are you an inventor? Like to tinker and take things apart or even build cool stuff? We have a take-apart lab, a maker lab, we’ll have design contests, speed building, LEGO prototyping, and new inventions from everyday objects. You can even earn a “Talcott Patent”. Bring your busted stuff from home or use ours!
Computers: Arduino (4-8)
Want to get under the hood of today’s electronics? Build circuits that can be used to power gadgets, games, prosthetics and robots? You’ll use an Arduino project board, LEDs, sensors, motors, and all the parts you need to create cool stuff. Additional purchase of a SparkFun Arduino kit ($49) at registration.
Wild Weather (4-8)
Want to forcast the weather? Use computers to access current information and images, look back at Earth from the GOES satellite and use live Doppler radar just like the experts! You’ll make green-screen weather forecast videos just like the pros, and use high-tech probes and monitors. You will build your own weather instruments, then take them home to watch the weather!
The Science of Magic (4-8)
Disover the science behind some great tricks and some cool science that can fool your friends! Use high tech and the web to learn some amazing illusions, plus free admission to our semi-annual Magic Show! Have a great time perfecting your magic tricks and science experiments. Conjur up wondrous illusions, eats of prestidigitation, and legerdemain.
Raspberry Pi (4-8)
Learn how to build, 3D Print a case for it, and program your own Raspberry Pi 3 computer. It runs “Raspbian” Linux, complete with a desktop interface, USB ports, HDMI to your big screen TV, java, Wolfram Mathematica, GIMP graphics software and Minecraft! Additional merchandise purchase ($35) at registration for the computer board.
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