After-School Sessions available for 2007-08 school year:
For Grades 1-2 (or Gr. 1-3)
Ø Under Our Feet: erosion, rocks v. minerals, mining & recycling, sand/soil, and fossils.
Ø Amazing Animals: wiggly worm experiments, animal adaptations, insect investigations
Ø Insect Friends: explore body parts, major insect groups, adaptations and ecology.
Ø Science Explorers I: characteristics of objects, sound, forces, flight, simple machines
For Grades 3-4
Ø Outdoor Investigations: explore trees, wildlife, insects, and ecological relationships outdoors (fall/spring)
Ø Science Explorers II: electricity, air pressure, physical/chemical properties of water, simple machines
Ø Fractions Are Fun I: explore how fractions represent a portion of a whole, use equivalent fractions, compare and order fractions, and add and subtract fractions
For Grades 5-6 (or Gr. 4-6)
Ø Chemistry for Kids: explore chemical reaction all around us and properties of common chemicals. Use chemistry to solve crimes and to make ice cream and silly putty.
Ø Alternative Energy LEGOS: design and build vehicles powered by solar, water & wind energy
Ø Engineering Challenges: construct bridges, towers, tunnels, and other structures.
Ø Microscopic Exploration: use microscopes to investigate good and bad bacteria, and microbiology in our lives.
Ø Fractions Are Fun II: explore how fraction are used in games of chance, convert fractions to decimals, multiply and divide fractions, and express fraction as percents.
Ø Human Body: explore your senses, make models, and investigate the systems in the body.
Session Dates: Oct. 22-Dec. 7, 2007 Jan. 28-March 7, 2008
Class Logistics: Students typically have supervised play on the playground after school, then eat a snack (either provided by school or student), and attend after-school classes from 3:30-5:00 PM.
Schools are asked to:
Ø Manage student registration for After-School Classes and report numbers.
Ø In-school supervisor for MTU student to report student problems.
Ø Provide after-school snacks for students
The Western UP Center provides registration flyer and all activity materials.
Grade 1-6 After-School Science Classes
~ 2007-08 School Request Form ~
Please provide the information requested below. Check all of the programs and session dates that will work for your school. Return form to Joan Chadde by Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 via FAX to: 906-487-1620.
School Contact ________________________________________ Email ______________
School Name _________________________________________ Phone ______________
School Address ___________________________________________________________
1. Check all program session dates that you’re interested in:
___ Session #1: Oct. 22-Dec. 7, 2007 ___ Session #2: Jan. 28-March 7, 2008
2. Circle all days of the week that will work.
Cross out days that WILL NOT work for conducting
the After-School Classes at your school:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3. Check all programs and age groups* that you’re interested in having.
a. TOTAL number of Grades 1-2 (or Gr. 1-3) classes requested for Fall ‘07: _______ for Fall ‘08: _______.
_____ Amazing Animals _____ Science Explorers I
_____ Under Your Feet _____ Insect Friends
b. TOTAL number of Grades 3-4 classes requested for Fall ‘07: _______ for Fall ‘08: _______.
_____ Science Explorers II _____ Outdoor Investigations
c. TOTAL number of Grades 5-6 (or Gr. 4-6) classes requested: ______ for Fall ‘07: ______ for Fall ‘08: ____.
_____ Chemistry for Kids _____ Alternative Energy LEGOs
_____ Microscopic Explorations _____ Engineering Challenges
_____ Fractions Are Fun II _____ The Human Body
4. Can your school provide someone to assist with Gr. 1-2 classes? YES NO
Who will this person be: ____________________ Circle: parent aide teacher
5. Who will the onsite MTU-student supervisor be at your school?
Tel: ______________________________ Email: __________________________________
FAX to Joan Chadde at 906-487-1620