3:25 pm - Monday December 18, 2017

STEM Summer Science Camp at OJC for K-8

LA JUNTA — Otero Junior College will be offering a series of classes during the month of July for K-8 students that relate to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). A series of 15 classes and workshops will make up the STEM Summer Science Camp offerings. In addition, a two-day workshop for students and the general public will be held on August 25 and August 1 on Monarch Butterfly Tagging.


STEM Summer Science Camp is being sponsored by Otero Junior College’s STEM grant office, under the leadership of Lisa Gallegos, director of the OJC STEM Grant. Students can register for the courses by calling the STEM office at 719-384-6951 or 719-384-6972. Participants may also pick up a registration form in the OJC Instructional Services office in Macdonald Hall, room 110. Fees for most of the individual courses range from $3.00 to $15.00.


STEM Summer Science Camp Courses

July 9- 13, 2012

Ko’s Journey—Learn or reinforce practical mathematics through game-based learning design, where the learning of mathematics is self-paced and fun.

Time: 8:00-11:30 a.m. Monday – Friday, Grades:  5th-8th, Price:  $15.00, Limited to 20 students.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Nature’s Water In Our World—Discover Nature’s Water in our world in a morning full of fun science activities all about that magic stuff we call Water.

Time:  8:00-11:00 a.m., Grades: 3rd-8th, Price:  $5.00, Limited to 50 students.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Solar Car Sprint—Learn how by constructing a working solar powered model car and examine the topics of photovoltaic cells, gear ratios, and electronics.

Time: 8:00-9:45 a.m., Grades:  4th-8th, Price:  $3.00.


Drawdio—Use high tech tools to construct a circuit that turns an ordinary pencil into a cool electronic musical instrument. Make a pencil that lets you draw music.

Time: 8:00-9:45 a.m., Grades:  6th-8th, Price:  $3.00.


Cryptography—Learn about the math, science and linguistics behind creating and breaking codes and ciphers.

Time: 10:00-11:45 a.m., Grades:  1st-5th, Price:  $3.00.


SolidWorks—Student will use a 3D software program to create drawings of 3D objects on the computer screen.

Time: 10:00-11:45 a.m., Grades:  1st-5th, Price:  $3.00.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lego Robotics—Build and program a LEGO Mindstorm robot to perform certain tasks and move on a playing field.

Time: 8:00-9:45 a.m., Grades:  3rd-5th, Price:  $3.00.


Math Powered Art—Students will create their own unique art using fractals, Fibonacci sequences, and Pascal’s triangle.

Time: 8:00-9:45 a.m., Grades:  1st-5th, Price:  $3.00.


Physics of Filmmaking—Make a short movie trailer that uses digital special effects.  Explore the physics of how special effects work and shoot your own footage.

Time: 10:00-11:45 a.m., Grades:  4th-8th, Price:  $3.00.


Astronomy—Join this workshop to learn about stars, planets, and our solar system using high tech tools of astronomy.

Time: 10:00-11:45 a.m., Grades:  1st-8th, Price:  $3.00.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

GPS and Geocaching—Join this workshop to learn how to use GPS technology and mathematics to find hidden treasure on a geocaching course.

Time: 8:00-9:45 a.m., Grades:  4th—8th, Price:  $3.00.


Indoor Flyers—Join this workshop that explores the mechanics of flight by building your own ultra-light rubber band powered airplane that really flies.

Time: 8:00-9:45 a.m., Grades:  1st—5th, Price:  $3.00.


Robotic Arms—Construct miniature versions of modern machinery using water as hydraulic fluid.

Time: 10:00-11:45 a.m., Grades:  1st-8th, Price:  $3.00.


Snap Circuits—Make your own circuits and find out what all those electronic gadgets do.

Time: 10:00-11:45 a.m., Grades:  1st-8th, Price:  $3.00.


July 30 – August 1, 2012

Wildlife Adventure Camp—Monday – Nature Day: nature walk and wildlife games. Tuesday – Fish Day: tour hatchery, discover pond life. Wednesday – Bird Day: go bird watching and see live raptors.

Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m., each day, Grades: 3rd—8th, Price:  $15.00, Limited to 25 students


August 25 and Sept. 1, 2012

Monarch Butterfly Tagging for all ages— Catch, tag, and release Monarch Butterflies while learning how to determine a butterflies gender, learn about migration patterns, what they eat and talk about building a butterfly garden.

Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. each day. For All ages. Price:  $3.00 each day, Limited to 40 people each day. Location:  Meet at Bent’s Old Fort parking lot on Hwy 194 (transportation will not be provided)





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