July Session 3 - Summer Of Makers 2017

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July Session 3 - Summer Of Makers 2017

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Join The Maker Mill for our Summer of Makers workshop program.  Each week is packed with a variety of STEM enrichment and Maker activities that are hands-on, fun and educational. 

Each day kids will participate in a variety of workshops to develop their STEM & Maker skills. 

Session 3 (July 24th - 28th)

Workshops:

  • K-3rd Grade Classes -  Life Science Experience
  • 3rd - 6th Grade Classes - Circuits & "Tear-In-Down" Experience
  • 4th - 8th Grade Classes - Forensics, Lock Picking & Science Experience
  • Middle School + - NOT RUNNING THIS WEEK
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How it Works

Summer of Makers is structured as half-day, full-day and full-week workshops. 

Full-Day and Full-Week participants can bring a peanut free lunch and snacks. We will be hosting fun lunchtime and afternoon activities.

To create a focused and fun learning experience, summer workshops are limited to a maximum of 10 children per session with 1 instructor and 1 mentor. 

Workshop Descriptions

Life Science Experience(K-3rd):  Enter the fun world of Life science and learning about the world around us. The children will be introduced to The Scientific Method while conducting hands on experiments to learn about the life cycle of the butterfly, dissecting Owl pellets, exploring DNA in Minecraft, observing plants, Etc. Skills learned in this workshop are observing, predicting, measuring, and comparing. Some projects are throughout the week but a new concept will be introduced each day so feel free to join anytime.

Circuits & “Tear-It-Down” (3rd-6th):  Let’s take things apart and see what’s inside during this week-long Hackathon. We invite kids to explore how things are made, identify components that make things work by tearing them apart. We'll put those old or broken electronics and toys to good use as we explore the insides and outsides to create something new. We make no guarantees what you make will work...but it will be fun trying!!! Learn and explore different types of circuits. Using Snap Circuits, squishy circuits, little bits and more we will go from learning how a circuit works to creating your own. If you have an old component or toys at home, bring them in and we will help take it apart.  We start a new project every day so feel free to jump in any day of the week.

Forensics, Lock Picking & Science Experience (4th-8th): Do you love mysteries? Have you ever wanted to learn the tips and tricks to solving a crime? Finger printing, Chromatography experiments, hair analysis and analyzing a crime scene.  Then jump on-board this is the class for you.  We will also be concentrating on science and conducting many experiments during the week.  Tuesday & Thursday morning we will be working on the art of lock picking. We start a new project every day so feel free to jump in any day of the week. 

Pricing

  • Half Day Sessions (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm): $60
  • Half Day Sessions All Week (Mon-Fri either 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm): $275
  • Full Day Session (8:30am-5pm): $110
  • Full Week (8:30am-5pm): $500

Registration Process

Step 1: Review the complete list of workshops for your preferred week and be sure there are workshops available for your child's interests and age group. The Age Category is listed next to each workshop.   Scroll down to see full descriptions of each workshop.  You can enroll in many workshops for a single day, but some workshops build upon the prior days skills.  Please read the full descriptions of each class or call if you have questions.   Middle School + categories do not run every week so please look take a look at the schedule before choosing this option.

We understand that some students may be more advanced in certain areas of technology.  Please feel free to choose outside of the age range if you feel your child has already mastered a skill in a certain area of interest.

Please contact us at hollie@themakermill.com or 978-258-0883 with any questions.

Please review our Refund & Make-up Session Policy prior to signing up for class.