There will be six after-school science and engineering classes held for grades 1-8 at Michigan Tech. The classes will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 through Dec. 7. There will be no sessions during Thanksgiving week.
These classes offer hands-on explorations taught by Michigan Tech science and engineering students in the GLRC.
Grades 1-2: “Forest Fun!” Wednesdays
Students will engineer seed get-aways, investigate animal tracks, play bird migration games, examine leaf characteristics and create leaf art, and discover the many ways that animals survive the winter.
Grades 3-5: “Wild About Michigan Wildlife!” Mondays
Explore bats and spiders, follow a salmon upstream, investigate the characteristics of wolves and discover what an owl eats by dissecting a little regurgitation.
Grades 6-8: “Investigating Chemistry” Tuesdays
Find out how chemistry affects our daily lives as you delve into food reactions, tie-dye fabrics, crime scene investigation and designing the best bubble solution to create the longest lasting bubble.
Cost is $75 per student. Register by Friday (Oct. 21). Payments can be made by credit card by calling 7-2247. Your space is not reserved until payment has been received.
A Houghton school bus will drop off students at the GLRC by 3:45 p.m.
Contact Joan Chadde at 7-3341 with questions.
By Joan Chadde.