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SUMMER SCIENCE CAMPS 2016
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510-790-6284;msn@msnucleus.org  
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 HALF DAY CAMPS(3 hours)
PRICE:  Half Day Camps, Full week (3 hours, M-F). Price includes all materials and snack:
$155 for member; $175 for non-member.
Sign up for  three or more classes and receive a FREE one-year family membership, plus member price.
  

Dates

Time

Age 

Location

Code

Camp Title

6/13-6/17

1:00-4:00

8-11

CNHM

M-01

Junior Geologist— Rocks, Minerals, Maps, Local Geology

6/13-6/17

9:30-12:30

5-7

Tule

T-01

Ladybugs and other insects—  Symmetry, life cycles, identification, art,  music and more

6/20-6/24

1:00-4:00

6-7

CNHM

M-02

 Rocks and Minerals—  a beginning look at how minerals make up rocks,  volcanoes, other environments of rocks

6/20-6/24

9:30-12:30

8-11

Tule

T-02

Butterflies and Moths—Compare the difference be groups, host plants, life cycle, and in depth look at Lepidoptera

6/27-7/1

1:00-4:00

8-11

CNHM

M-03

Jr. Doctor:  Organs, systems and how they work

6/27-7/1

9:30-12:30

6-7

Tule

T-03

Chemical Explorers: Elements, compounds, slime

7/6-7/8*
3 day

1:00-4:00

6-7

CNHM

M-04

Exploring the Microworld—beginning look at litte critters and things, beginning microscopes

7/6-7/8*
3 day

9:30-12:30

8-11

Tule

T-04

Microscopes and Microorganisms: Microscopes, plankton, slide preparation, microbes (larger microscopes)

7/11-7/15

1:00-4:00

6-7

CNHM

M-05

My Body-Inside and Out :  Organs and systems

7/18-7/22

9:00-4:00

5-7

CNHM

M-06

Space Camp -  Learn about the moon, planets, and stars. Universe, stars, make astronaut suit and blast off

7/18-7/22

9:30-12:30

8-11

Tule

T-06

Native Plants— Learn the local native plants,  plant press, trees, flowers, and how to grow them

7/25-7/29

1:00-4:00

8-11

CNHM

M-07

Physics—Learn the interactions that guide the science of physics; magnets, electricity, light, gravity

7/25-7/29

9:30-12:30

6-7

Tule

T-07

Frogs and Reptiles—learn about life history of local frogs and reptiles,  learn about their habitat, go tadpole fishing

8/1-8/5

1:00-4:00

6-7

CNHM

M-08

Physics of Toys— learn how gravity, magnetism, electricity, and light are used to make toys work

8/1-8/5

9:30-12:30

8-11

Tule

T-08

Junior Chemist—elements, molecules, chemical and physical reactions, probes, chemical analysis

8/8-8/12

9:30-12:30

8-11

CNHM

M-09

Fossil Hunters—learn about fossils through the ages, field trip to Sabercat Creek to hunt Ice Age fossils

8/8-8/12

1:00-4:00

5-7

CNHM

T-09

Water World— Chemistry of water, elements, solutions, bubbles

8/15-8/19

1:00-4:00

6th-8th grade

CNHM

M-10B

 Python Programming  (click here for more information)

8/22-8/26 1:00-4:00 6th-8th grade CNHM M-11B  Python Programming  (click here for more information)

 (M-01) Junior Geologist (8-11 yrs): Students will learn about rocks and minerals and how they are formed.  They will learn about the chemical families of minerals and start a collection.  Students will look into how rocks are formed on the crust of the earth.  They will learn how to read a geologic map.

(T-01) Ladybugs and other insects  (5-7 yrs)  Ladybugs are part of the beetle family. This group of organsims comprise a large group of insects.  Children will learn how to identify different groups, and search for them throughout Tule Ponds. They will play games while learning about insects.

(M-02) Rocks and Minerals (6-7 yrs) Students will learn the difference between gems and minerals, the 3 different type of rocks, and how fossils are made.  They will work in the Mineral and Rock Hall, as well as the Gordon Fossil Hall.  They will begin their own rock collection, as well as their own crystal garden. Art work helps explain the earth’s processes.

(T-02)  Butterflies and Moths (8-11): These beautiful insects are extremely complex.  Students will learn the difference between the 2 groups.  They will learn about their diet and habitat.  Also learn about the different insects that live at Tule Ponds.  Students will explore, investigate, and discover the natural world.   They will learn how to raise monarch butterflies at home from egg to butterfly and learn their requirements in nature.

(M-03) Jr. Doctor (8-11 yrs): This is an in depth look at how the organs and systems work together to create a healthy human body. Includes many experiments and hands-on activities including making a lung, putting skeletons together and compare to where the organs are.  Learn how to use a stethoscope.

(T-03) Chemical Explorers (6-7 yrs): Explore the world of elements and compounds while discovering chemical reactions. Students will learn how to use equipment while doing fun experiments. Experiments include making different types of slimes, carbon dioxide explosions, and more.

(M-04) Exploring the Microworld (6-7)- Looking at little things using a microscope from sand to critters.  Students will learn how to use different hand lenses and the science behind them.  They will be introduced to reflecting microscope.

(T-04) Microscopes and Microorganisms (8-11): Explore the microscopic world.  Learn how to use a reflecting and refracting microscope.  Collect and identify different microorganisms and learn about their environment.  Students will learn how to sample the environment from water to soil to find these hidden worlds.  They will learn how to make agar plates. They will also learn about microfossils at the Children’s Natural History Museum as they learn about radiolarians, foraminfers, and diatoms.

(M-05 ) My Body Inside and Out (6-7 yrs): A first look at the organs and systems of the human body and how they work together to form an amazing machine.   They will make a body mast; explore their skeleton, and learn the importance of organs.  Games, stories, and art will help them visualize the Human body

 (M-05B ) Electrical Wizard (8-11):  Learn about electricity circuits both parellel and series.  Learn what electricity is through the eyes of an electricial engineer (Ken Miller).  Main structure is Dorel Baca.

(M-06) Space Camp (5-7): Learn about the stars as students learn to identify constellations in the night time sky.  Students will learn about stars through song, art and dance.  Students will use the Miller planetarium and our new Star Disc.    They will learn use different telescopes. They will make a space suit and meet friendly space aliens.

(T-06) Native Plants (8-11):  Compare native and non-native plants. Students will learn about the parts of a flower and learn to dissect and identify the different parts. Explore how plants are modified to enhance desired traits. Compare seed variety and other adaptive strategies of plants. Extract DNA and learn how plant genetics respond to change and change over timee

(M-07) Physics (8-11 yrs): Discover the natural forces of electricity, magnetism, gravity, and light through experiments and hands-on fun.  They will make electrical circuits (series and parallel), kaleidoscopes, magnetic toys, and other activities that show how gravity influences life on Earth.

(T-07) Frogs and Reptiles (6-7)—Amphibians and reptiles are found everywhere, except they like to hide underground or only come out at night.  Learn about the difference and even go tadpole and frog hunting at Tule Ponds.

 (M-08) Physics of Toys (6-7yrs): This applied physics class introduces students to how toys use gravity, magnetism, electricity, and motion in order to work. Class includes experiments and activities, and lots of play.  They will make a series circuit, magnetic toys, and be able to compare how toys work.   There will also be a section on how energy is transferred through mechanics.  Play, stories, and art will help children discover the importance of physics.

(T-08) Jr. Chemist (8-11 yrs):  Students will take a closer look at some of the chemical reactions taking place at Tule Ponds. Students will learn about polymers and complex compounds in the natural world.  They will work in a lab with real chemical equipment.  They will explore pH and what is actually means.  They will extract chemicals from nature and explore the periodic table.  They will look for chemicals in nature. 

(M-09) Fossil Hunters of the East Bay (8-11):   Explore the fossils found in the Diablo Range of the East Bay. We begin with an introduction to rocks and fossils and then learn the local fossils (mammoths, horses, and short faced bears) housed in our museum. Students will learn how geologic processes preserve fossils. A field trip to Sabercat Creek Historic Park will look for fossils in the Irvington Gravels. Collection bags and tools provided for use.

 (T-09) Water World (5-7 yrs): They will learn why water, the molecule, is so important to life.  They will learn about solvents and solutes and how elements are dissolved in water.  They will learn how and why different solutions make better bubbles.   They will learn about surface tension and how object sink and float. Filtering water and how Tules help to clean water.

FULL DAY CAMPS WITH EXTENDED CARE  
These day long camps provide students a mix of environmental science, scientific gardening, integrated with math and history.  Students will be leveled by their ability (younger and older) and will rotate throughout the facility.  Physical education will also allow students a well rounded day.  Students must provide their own lunch and snacks. Not just day care, but a learning adventure.  At the California Nursery students may walk to downtown Niles to see some of the sites.
PRICE: Full day Camps (6 hours, M-F). Price includes all materials; children need to bring lunch and snacks: (6-11 years old)
$325 for member; $355 for non-member.
Extended Care:  $30 per week 8-9 am; $30 per week  4-5 pm ($5.00 extra for each 15 minutes over) pay week of class for extended care (pay first day of class)
Sign up for  two or more full day classes and receive a FREE one-year family membership, plus member price.
INCLUDING SCIENCE, MATH, HISTORY, GARDENING, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Dates

Time

Location

Code

 

7/11-15

9:00-4:00pm

California Nursery
Historical Park

DAY-05

Archaeology—Learn about human history through the artifacts they leave behind; will include world and local sites

8/15-8/19

9:00-4:00pm

Children’s Natural History Museum

DAY-10

Walking with Prehistoric Animals—Exploring, identification of fossils from  the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic

DAY-01 Forestry, Plants -  Photosynethesis, how we grow vegetables and fruit  Learn about trees and different types of forests, their importance and how to manage them.  Class includes a walk, play and various adventures  throughout the 20 acre California Nursery Historical Park which has examples of trees from throughout the world. Location: California Nursery Historical Park

DAY-05  Archaeology  Spend the week being a field archaeologist!  Students will learn the basics of scientific excavation including how to set up an excavation unit, best excavation techniques, how to record and photograph findings plus how to map ancient sites.   This camp helps the students not only learn about archaeology but use important skills in logic, math, statistics and mapping.  Ever wonder how archaeologists can tell what happened in the past?  In this hands-on class you will find out by getting to be real archaeologist! Students will learn scientific archaeology and including excavating an archaeological site and how to record and analyze what they find.

DAY-08 Environmental Science   Principles of biology, geology, and chemistry will allow students to explore how the environment is interrelated.   Learn about the animals at California Nursery including birds and mammals.  Search for different plants in this unique habitat in Fremont. 

DAY-10  Walking with Prehistoric Animals   Find out when, how, and where the dinosaurs lived, where they live.  Children will also explore Ice Age fossils as they explore the fossil halls of the Children’s Natural History Museum.  Fossils become alive through art, play, puppets, and the real fossils.

 

Cancellation Policy: Registration is required.  There is a $10 cancellation fee per class for all refund requests made before May 31June 1– June 15 the cancellation fee is $25.00 per class.  No refunds will be given after June 15.  However, if you can find a replacement, and that person pays you directly, there is no penalty.   If there is room in another class you may transfer to another class without a charge.  Any such changes must be made 2 weeks prior to the registered class.  If there are any questions regarding this policy or other class scheduling questions please email msn@msnucleus.org. Limited partial scholarships are available. 

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Classes:  __________________________________________________________
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Week Long Camps

$135 msmemb, $155non

Afternoon Camps  $27 MS Nucleus Members, $32 non-members

Ages 4-6

Ages 5-7

Ages 7-10

Ages 8-12

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 Space02

 Bones

 Phys01

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 T815

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Membership:     $35 for one year        

Amount enclosed: ___________________________________

 

Week Long Camps

$135 msmemb, $155non

Afternoon Camps  $27 MS Nucleus Members, $32 non-members

Ages 4-6

Ages 5-7

Ages 7-10

Ages 8-12

 Space01

 Space02

 Bones

 Phys01

 Earth

 Chem

 Map01

 Bugs01

 Curator1

 W621

 W816

 W628

 R629

 R713

 R720

 R727

 R810

 F818

 T822

 W823

 T620

 F707

 T711

 W712

 T718

 W719

 F721

 F728

 T801

 T808

 W809

 F811

 R622

 T627

 R706

 T725

 W726

 W802

 R803

 T815

 R817

 T824

Week Long Camps

$135 msmemb, $155non

Afternoon Camps  $27 MS Nucleus Members, $32 non-members

Ages 4-6

Ages 5-7

Ages 7-10

Ages 8-12

 Space01

 Space02

 Bones

 Phys01

 Earth

 Chem

 Map01

 Bugs01

 Curator1

 W621

 W816

 W628

 R629

 R713

 R720

 R727

 R810

 F818

 T822

 W823

 T620

 F707

 T711

 W712

 T718

 W719

 F721

 F728

 T801

 T808

 W809

 F811

 R622

 T627

 R706

 T725

 W726

 W802

 R803

 T815

 R817

 T824

Please make checks payable to: Math Science Nucleus.  If you wish to use a credit card please register online.

 

Week Long Camps

$135 msmemb, $155non

Afternoon Camps  $27 MS Nucleus Members, $32 non-members

Ages 4-6

Ages 5-7

Ages 7-10

Ages 8-12

 Space01

 Space02

 Bones

 Phys01

 Earth

 Chem

 Map01

 Bugs01

 Curator1

 W621

 W816

 W628

 R629

 R713

 R720

 R727

 R810

 F818

 T822

 W823

 T620

 F707

 T711

 W712

 T718

 W719

 F721

 F728

 T801

 T808

 W809

 F811

 R622

 T627

 R706

 T725

 W726

 W802

 R803

 T815

 R817

 T824

Math/Science Nucleus  Summer Camps at  three locations: These camps are not just science camps; they provide a scientific experience for children.  The Children’s Natural History Museum classrooms provide a visual stimulus throughout our 10,000 sq. feet learning center of exhibits and science equipment.  Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon is a 17 acre native wildlife sanctuary complete with butterfly meadows and an urban forest including a 5 acre lake and 3 tule ponds.  California Nursery Historical Park in Niles District is a new locations for camps. 21 acres of old trees and a history that tells the story of Fremont.  Students create many age appropriate art projects or models.  We have them do many constructions to help them visualize subjects.



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4074 Eggers Drive
FREMONT, CALIFORNIA 94536
For more information contact:
MSN Classes (510) 790-6284 Fax: (510) 790-6089 Email: msn@msnucleus.org

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partial scholarships available, please call and ask for Joyce Blueford
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 4 great locations in the heart of Fremont, California 
sponsored by Math Science Nucleus

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT               

MATH/SCIENCE NUCLEUS
4074 Eggers Drive
Fremont, California, 94536
VOICE: (510) 790-6284 FAX: (510) 790-6089
EMAIL: msn@msnucleus.org