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UD for Kids

UD for Kids is an enrichment opportunity beginning its 24th year for gifted and talented students in the tri-state area. Students demonstrating advanced abilities in the areas of academic, leadership, creativity, visual, and performing arts are NOMINATED TO ATTEND UD for Kids.


Summer 2015 dates are set!

Week 1 for students currently in grades 1-2...June 15-19

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  ALL CLASSES ARE FILLED!

Week 2 for students currently in grades 3-4...June 22-26 

Registration for Week 2 opens at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28th!

Week 3 for students currently in grades 5-6-7...July 6-10  

Registration for Week 3 opens at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 11th

 

NEW for registration 2015!  All payments are now processed online!  Families will receive an e-mail within 24 hours after registration. This e-mail will include directions and a link to process payment.  This final step is needed to complete registration!  The cost is $125, which includes a tee shirt, daily snack, and course supplies.  A light snack is served daily during the break at 2:05-2:25.


Pick Up Drop Off Instructions. These instructions will tell where and when your child may be dropped off and picked up.

Please direct questions to UD for Kids Coordinator Cheryl Werner at cwerner@dbq.edu

 

Summer 2015 Course Offerings 

Students in Grades 1 and 2 take two courses during Week 1.

Students in Grades 3 and 4 take two courses during Week 2. 

Students in Grades 5, 6, and 7 take one course during Week 3, unless otherwise scheduled.

Click here to begin Registration

Here is the list of this year's UD for Kids Classes



Week 1: Current 1st-2nd Graders

3-2-1 Lift Off
12:30:PM
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Discover the world of rocket science using math, science, and technology. We will build rockets and perform experiments to show how a rocket works. Come FLY with us!!!

Acting: On-Stage and Off
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

American Girl Dolls
12:30:PM
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Each day, enjoy a celebration of one of the American Girls. Take a trip with us through history to explore the clothing, food, schooling, games, and more of the original American Girl Dolls. Make new friends and create projects such as clothing, accessories, games and more!

Bleacher Business
12:30:PM
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Have you ever wondered why your favorite sports teams have half-time shows, cheerleaders, great food or popular music at their games? Why do some teams have sell-out crowds and others have empty seats? Wear your favorite jersey and learn about the 5 Ps and the 4 Cs of Sport Marketing. Let's fill those bleachers today!

Can You Build It?
12:30:PM
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I will challenge you to design and fabricate the tallest tower possible using nothing but a maximum of 50 drinking straws, paper clips, and masking tape! What is your strategy? Did you work as a team? How much weight will it hold? Will your tower be the strongest?  Every day will involve unique building experiences: different structures, new construction materials to master, exciting tasks to perform, and fun new challenges to meet! Have fun building while learning basic concepts of architecture and construction. CAN YOU BUILD IT?

Computer Creations
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Join the tech team at UD for Kids!  Design, create, and communicate in new ways using the computer.  We'll explore popplets, wordles, and animation just to name a few!  Let's meet today!

Cupcake Bake-off
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Learn how to make, bake, and frost cupcakes! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best cupcake creation to be judged by your special guests. May the best cupcake win!!

Fantasy Creatures
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Create a whimsical creature based on the Oaxaca wood carvings. Your “creature” will have an armature (base) made of newspaper and tape. It will be covered with paper mache and then painted.  You will learn about 3-D forms, armatures, and balance. You will use various materials to finish your creative works of art. During the week, you will be working at the Heritage Art Center and have a wonderful opportunity to view the UD computer graphics student’s show in the Bisignano Art Gallery.  Then, UD Kids' artwork will be on display during an opening reception in the art gallery on the last day of class. Come create with us!

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Math Mysteries
12:30:PM
Click to view Description
Remember, books aren't just about reading, science, and social studies.  They also can be springboards to mathematical challenges.  How many kids does it take to reach the moon?  What would happen if a foot wasn't always 12 inches?  Where can you locate a duodecagon?  How many chips are really in a Chips Ahoy cookie? Explore these and other fascinating questions as you investigate and solve mathematical mysteries!

Messin' with Mixtures
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

When you mix two sugars and water, do they just mix up when you stir? Come discover this answer and spend your week exploring the magic of mixing materials. Mix kitchen ingredients and see if they change or stay the same. Make paints, fizzy bubbles, and ooey gooey glop. Get ready for a week of mixing with your fingers and watching the magic found in your kitchen.

Movie Makers
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Get ready to become a star!   You will write, direct, edit, and act in your very own movie.  We will collaborate and create a class movie project.  Use a device to capture your video.  Edit using simple editing software.  Compose your soundtrack.  Put them all together and you have a first class movie making experience.  At the end of the week, you will have a copy of our final project.  Lights, camera, action!

Musical Times
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Share your talents and joy all while making new friends!  Jump, gallop, skip your way through merry melodies. Rock your rhythm skills using percussion instruments. Dance and twirl on your tippiest of toes to music from around the world. Musical Times is all about the wonders of being you! So, why not invite friends and family to your performance at the end of the week?

Paper Arts
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Come and experience the versatility of paper! Through various methods of manipulation, you will create a variety of masterpieces in the form of sculpture and even painting WITH paper. Then, use your new skills to create the perfect avant garde dress for your favorite doll!!

Ratatouille's French Café
12:30:PM
Click to view Description
The Bistro restaurants in Paris are quite charming and so is this class. Remy, the rat chef from the movie, Ratatouille, will help us play games, sing songs, and learn about food while learning to speak French.  We will learn about the French culture and language. On Friday, we will eat a wonderful French meal in a formal setting of Ratatouille's Café while using the French words we have learned.

Scratch
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

This course introduces the basics of Scratch, a computer programming language for kids.  You will learn how to move Sprites, add sounds, change colors, control actions with the mouse, and to design your own Sprites and backgrounds.  Sign up for this challenging course today!

Wacky and Wild Investigations
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Do you want to blast off a giant air cannon, learn the trick of the hanging nails, make raisins dance even if they don't want to, or even suck an egg into a milk bottle? Well then, this is the place for you! Conduct these experiments along with many more and learn the scientific principles behind them too! What a deal!

Wild Water Adventures
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Join UD for Kids and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for a week of hands-on learning. Discover what's living in the water of our wetland: frogs, dragonflies, and many more crazy looking creatures. Get your hands dirty with daily crafts and water experiments. Experience historic river and ocean going vessels by visiting our own William M. Black dredge boat and the new Titanic exhibit!!

(This class will travel daily to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.)

3-2-1 Lift Off
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Discover the world of rocket science using math, science, and technology. We will build rockets and perform experiments to show how a rocket works. Come FLY with us!!!

Acting: On-Stage and Off
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

American Girl Dolls
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Each day, enjoy a celebration of one of the American Girls. Take a trip with us through history to explore the clothing, food, schooling, games, and more of the original American Girl Dolls. Make new friends and create projects such as clothing, accessories, games and more!

Bleacher Business
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever wondered why your favorite sports teams have half-time shows, cheerleaders, great food or popular music at their games? Why do some teams have sell-out crowds and others have empty seats? Wear your favorite jersey and learn about the 5 Ps and the 4 Cs of Sport Marketing. Let's fill those bleachers today!

Can You Build It?
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

I will challenge you to design and fabricate the tallest tower possible using nothing but a maximum of 50 drinking straws, paper clips, and masking tape! What is your strategy? Did you work as a team? How much weight will it hold? Will your tower be the strongest? Every day will involve unique building experiences: different structures, new construction materials to master, exciting tasks to perform, and fun new challenges to meet! Have fun building while learning basic concepts of architecture and construction. CAN YOU BUILD IT?

Computer Creations
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Join the tech team at UD for Kids!  Design, create, and communicate in new ways using the computer.  We'll explore popplets, wordles, and animation just to name a few!  Let's meet today!

Cupcake Bake-off
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Learn how to make, bake, and frost cupcakes! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best cupcake creation to be judged by your special guests. May the best cupcake win!!

Fantasy Creatures
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Create a whimsical creature based on the Oaxaca wood carvings. Your “creature” will have an armature (base) made of newspaper and tape. It will be covered with paper mache and then painted.  You will learn about 3-D forms, armatures, and balance. You will use various materials to finish your creative works of art. During the week, you will be working at the Heritage Art Center and have a wonderful opportunity to view the UD computer graphics art show in the Bisignano Art Gallery.  Then, UD Kids' artwork will be on display during an opening reception in the art gallery on the last day of class. Come create with us!

Games of the World
02:30:PM
Click to view Description
We will discover the fun of ten games from six continents of the world. Some will challenge your mind, some will work your body, and all will be fun. We will learn about other cultures while playing new and interesting games.  On Friday, you will take home a bag full of games that you can play with your family for years to come. If you want to learn games that you can challenge your parents with, this is the class for you!

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Math Mysteries
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Remember, books aren't just about reading, science, and social studies.  They also can be springboards to mathematical challenges.  How many kids does it take to reach the moon?  What would happen if a foot wasn't always 12 inches?  Where can you locate a duodecagon?  How many chips are really in a Chips Ahoy cookie? Explore these and other fascinating questions as you investigate and solve mathematical mysteries!

Messin' with Mixtures
02:30:PM
Click to view Description
When you mix two sugars and water, do they just mix up when you stir? Come discover this answer and spend your week exploring the magic of mixing materials. Mix kitchen ingredients and see if they change or stay the same. Make paints, fizzy bubbles, and ooey gooey glop. Get ready for a week of mixing with your fingers and watching the magic found in your kitchen.

Movie Makers
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Get ready to become a star! You will write, direct, edit, and act in your very own movie. We will collaborate and create a class movie project. Use a device to capture your video. Edit using simple editing software. Compose your soundtrack. Put them all together and you have a first class movie making experience. At the end of the week, you will have a copy of our final project. Lights, camera, action!

Musical Times
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Share your talents and joy all while making new friends! Jump, gallop, skip your way through merry melodies. Rock your rhythm skills using percussion instruments. Dance and twirl on your tippiest of toes to music from around the world. Musical Times is all about the wonders of being you! So, why not invite friends and family to your performance at the end of the week?

Paper Arts
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Come and experience the versatility of paper! Through various methods of manipulation, you will create a variety of masterpieces in the form of sculpture and even painting WITH paper. Then, use your new skills to create the perfect avant garde dress for your favorite doll!!

Scratch
02:30:PM
Click to view Description
This course introduces the basics of Scratch, a computer programming language for kids.  You will learn how to move Sprites, add sounds, change colors, control actions with the mouse, and to design your own Sprites and backgrounds.  Sign up for this challenging course today!

Wacky and Wild Investigations
02:30:PM
Click to view Description
Do you want to blast off a giant air cannon, learn the trick of the hanging nails, make raisins dance even if they don't want to, or even suck an egg into a milk bottle? Well then, this is the place for you! Conduct these experiments along with many more and learn the scientific principles behind them too! What a deal!

Wild Water Adventures
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Join UD for Kids and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for a week of hands-on learning. Discover what's living in the water of our wetland: frogs, dragonflies, and many more crazy looking creatures. Get your hands dirty with daily crafts and water experiments. Experience historic river and ocean going vessels by visiting our own William M. Black dredge boat and the new Titanic exhibit!!

(This class will travel daily to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.)



Week 2: Current 3rd-4th Graders

Acting: On-Stage and Off
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

Alternate Energy and Solar Ovens
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Investigate solar energy while making solar powered cars and other objects using household items and Lego kits. Measure the temperature of different colored roofs and construct a simple solar oven to cook with during class. Be ready to build and bake solar style!

American Girl Dolls Continued
12:30:PM
Click to view Description
New Girls! New adventures! New years of US history! Learn about new American Girl Dolls and even act out a play based on the American Girls' lives! Each day, enjoy a celebration of one of the American Girls and learn about the history of women. Make new friends from around the region and create projects, accessories, and food based on the American Girl Dolls!

Be a Story Bird!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Do you love to write? Are you hoping to add pictures to your stories? Or do you have an idea that needs pictures to come alive? Then Story Bird is the class for you! You will use a fun, collaborative website that allows you to share, read, and print art-inspired stories. Stories can be shared with friends, family, and even people all over the world! Let your imagination soar with Story Bird!

Computer Creations
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Join the tech team at UD for Kids!  Design, create, and communicate in new ways using the computer.  We'll explore popplets, wordles, and animation just to name a few!  Let's meet today!

Cookie Crazy
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Learn how to make, bake and decorate cookies! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best work to be judged by your fellow students and may the best cookie win!!

Cool Chemistry
12:30:PM
Click to view Description
Taking things apart has always been an exciting activity, but can you take apart the colors that make up your Kool-aid? Can you take the iron out of your morning Wheaties? Can you take crystals of salt out of clear salt water? We will even find the colors that make up a green tree leaf! Skittles and M&Ms need to be nervous because we will discover their REAL colors! Let's do some testing!

CSI: UD Kids
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Embark on an adventure into the fascinating world of forensic sciences. Each and every day we'll solve a "crime of the day" using the powerful skills of fingerprint analysis, blood typing, hair and fiber analysis, liquid chromatography, and a variety of other techniques. Expect the unexpected in this class as we'll have guest speakers, computer simulations, and lots of fake blood. As forensic science is a very interdisciplinary field expect to learn about applications in the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science. So grab a microscope, fuming chamber, and fingerprint brush and come along for a ride that will show you how science can be applied to criminal law.

Floating Down the Muddy Mississippi
12:30:PM
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Come explore the amazing Mississippi River! Let's look at the health of the Muddy Mississippi and do fieldwork on the river itself. See how lucky we are to have this amazing natural wonder right outside our back door.

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Junior Engineering
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve.  Use everyday items and design an object or structure.  Work individually and then in teams throughout the experiments.  Achieve the longest flight.  Create the fastest rolling object.  Design the strongest structure.  Use your creativity, imagination, and test solutions. Whatever will float your boat!

Lobes of Fun
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever wondered how your body is able to see, smell, or hear? Why do foods taste differently when you have a cold? In Lobes of Fun, you will conduct experiments to learn more about your five senses and how they are connected to the brain. Spend the week seeing, smelling, tasting, touching, and hearing about the brain and its powerful functions. And yes, you will also see and touch a real brain!

Mini You Musical
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Join us for an up-beat collection of activities, dances, and songs celebrating your miniature self. It’s good to be you! Get energized while dancin’ to the beat and singin’ ‘til the cows come home! Plus, new friends are just a rhythm away…! Ta, ta, ti-ti, ta to an awesome performance at the end of the week!

Movie Makers
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Get ready to become a star! You will write, direct, edit, and act in your very own movie. We will collaborate and create a class movie project. Use a device to capture your video. Edit using simple editing software. Compose your soundtrack. Put them all together and you have a first class movie making experience. At the end of the week, you will have a copy of our final project. Lights, camera, action!

Oooh! That Looks Pinteresting!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Create a different Pinterest inspired wearable each day!  From refashioning t-shirts and shoes to repurposing magazines and newspapers into wearable art!  Bring your creative genius and prepare to take the drab to fab.  Come design with us!

Ratatouille's French Café
12:30:PM
Click to view Description
The Bistro restaurants in Paris are quite charming and so is this class. Remy, the rat chef from the movie, Ratatouille, will help us play games, sing songs, and learn about food while learning to speak French.  We will learn about the French culture and language. On Friday, we will eat a wonderful French meal in a formal setting of Ratatouille's Café while using the French words we have learned.

Science Olympiad
12:30:PM
Click to view Description
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Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Scratch
12:30:PM
Click to view Description
This course introduces the basics of Scratch, a computer programming language for kids. You will learn how to move Sprites, add sounds, change colors, control actions with the mouse, and to design your own Sprites and backgrounds. Sign up for this challenging course today!

Treehouse Design
12:30:PM
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Create your own fantastic model treehouse! You will begin by crafting your own tree out of wood, wire, and papier mache.  Then, you will work with its unique arrangement of branches to build a one-of–a-kind treehouse, just the right size for your favorite toy or figure.  You will have a great time constructing your models and gaining valuable three-dimensional design skills. This project will introduce you to the design process and help you better understand how the built environment is created. 

 

During the week you will be working at the Heritage Art Center and have a wonderful opportunity to view the UD computer graphics student’s show in the Bisignano Art Gallery.  We will finish off the week with an opening reception showcasing our designs in Heritage Center.

Vertebrate Animal Exploration
12:30:PM
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Discover the large and small, furry and feathered, scaled and skin-covered vertebrates of the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. Touch their skulls, feel their pelts, find out what they eat. Experience daily live animal experiences inside and outside the museum & aquarium. Do they have any special organs? What in the world is a swim bladder? Have you ever heard the saying; “it’s what’s on the inside that matters”? In the case of vertebrates, it is true. Throughout the week you will work to complete a model of a vertebrate of your choice, complete with the guts and insides that make mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds unique from one another. It is not just what is on the outside that makes these vertebrates different!

(This class travels daily to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium)

Xtreme Math
12:30:PM
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X-tremely fun, x-tremely challenging, x-tremely interactive!  X-perience success learning basic algebra.  Amaze your friends by solving puzzling problems like 2(2x + 1) = 3x + 8!  It rocks!

Acting: On-Stage and Off
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

Alternate Energy and Solar Ovens
02:30:PM
Click to view Description
Investigate solar energy while making solar powered cars and other objects using household items and Lego kits. Measure the temperature of different colored roofs and construct a simple solar oven to cook with during class. Be ready to build and bake solar style!

American Girl Dolls Continued
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

New Girls! New adventures! New years of US history! Learn about new American Girl Dolls and even act out a play based on the American Girls' lives! Each day, enjoy a celebration of one of the American Girls and learn about the history of women. Make new friends from around the region and create projects, accessories, and food based on the American Girl Dolls!

Be a Story Bird!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Do you love to write? Are you hoping to add pictures to your stories? Or do you have an idea that needs pictures to come alive? Then Story Bird is the class for you! You will use a fun, collaborative website that allows you to share, read, and print art-inspired stories. Stories can be shared with friends, family, and even people all over the world! Let your imagination soar with Story Bird!

Bleacher Business
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever wondered why your favorite sports teams have half-time shows, cheerleaders, great food or popular music at their games? Why do some teams have sell-out crowds and others have empty seats? Wear your favorite jersey and learn about the 5 Ps and the 4 Cs of Sport Marketing. Let's fill those bleachers today!

Cape Canaveral North
02:30:PM
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Rocket scientists are now needed to design and fly high performance rockets! Take a look at the aerodynamics of what makes rockets fly. We will build high performance rockets as we explore the stratosphere. Sign up today!

Computer Creations
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Join the tech team at UD for Kids!  Design, create, and communicate in new ways using the computer.  We'll explore popplets, wordles, and animation just to name a few!  Let's meet today!

Cookie Crazy
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Learn how to make, bake and decorate cookies! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best work to be judged by your fellow students and may the best cookie win!!

Cool Chemistry
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Taking things apart has always been an exciting activity, but can you take apart the colors that make up your Kool-aid? Can you take the iron out of your morning Wheaties?  Can you take crystals of salt out of clear salt water? We will even find the colors that make up a green tree leaf! Skittles and M&Ms need to be nervous because we will discover their REAL colors! Let's do some testing!

CSI: UD Kids
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Embark on an adventure into the fascinating world of forensic sciences. Each and every day we'll solve a "crime of the day" using the powerful skills of fingerprint analysis, blood typing, hair and fiber analysis, liquid chromatography, and a variety of other techniques. Expect the unexpected in this class as we'll have guest speakers, computer simulations, and lots of fake blood. As forensic science is a very interdisciplinary field expect to learn about applications in the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science. So grab a microscope, fuming chamber, and fingerprint brush and come along for a ride that will show you how science can be applied to criminal law.

Games of the World
02:30:PM
Click to view Description
We will discover the fun of ten games from five continents of the world. Some will challenge your mind, some will work your body, and all will be fun! We will learn about other cultures while playing new and interesting games. On Friday, you will take home a bag full of games that you can play with your family for years to come. If you want to learn games that you can challenge your parents and friends with, this is the class for you!

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description
If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Junior Engineering
02:30:PM
Click to view Description
Ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve. Use everyday items and design an object or structure. Work individually and then in teams throughout the experiments. Achieve the longest flight. Create the fastest rolling object. Design the strongest structure. Use your creativity, imagination, and test solutions. Whatever will float your boat!

Lobes of Fun
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever wondered how your body is able to see, smell, or hear? Why do foods taste differently when you have a cold? In Lobes of Fun, you will conduct experiments to learn more about your five senses and how they are connected to the brain. Spend the week seeing, smelling, tasting, touching, and hearing about the brain and its powerful functions. And yes, you will also see and touch a real brain!

Mini You Musical
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Join us for an up-beat collection of activities, dances, and songs celebrating your miniature self. It’s good to be you! Get energized while dancin’ to the beat and singin’ ‘til the cows come home! Plus, new friends are just a rhythm away…! Ta, ta, ti-ti, ta to an awesome performance at the end of the week!

Movie Makers
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Get ready to become a star! You will write, direct, edit, and act in your very own movie. We will collaborate and create a class movie project. Use a device to capture your video. Edit using simple editing software. Compose your soundtrack. Put them all together and you have a first class movie making experience. At the end of the week, you will have a copy of our final project. Lights, camera, action!

Oooh! That Looks Pinteresting!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Create a different Pinterest inspired wearable each day!  From refashioning t-shirts and shoes to repurposing magazines and newspapers into wearable art!  Bring your creative genius and prepare to take the drab to fab.  Come design with us!

Science Olympiad
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Scratch
02:30:PM
Click to view Description
This course introduces the basics of Scratch, a computer programming language for kids. You will learn how to move Sprites, add sounds, change colors, control actions with the mouse, and to design your own Sprites and backgrounds. Sign up for this challenging course today!

Treehouse Design
02:30:PM
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Create your own fantastic model treehouse! You will begin by crafting your own tree out of wood, wire, and papier mache.  Then, you will work with its unique arrangement of branches to build a one-of–a-kind treehouse, just the right size for your favorite toy or figure.  You will have a great time constructing your models and gaining valuable three-dimensional design skills. This project will introduce you to the design process and help you better understand how the built environment is created. 

 

During the week you will be working at the Heritage Art Center and have a wonderful opportunity to view the UD computer graphics student’s show in the Bisignano Art Gallery.  We will finish off the week with an opening reception showcasing our designs in Heritage Center.

 

 

 

 

Vertebrate Animal Exploration
02:30:PM
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Discover the large and small, furry and feathered, scaled and skin-covered vertebrates of the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. Touch their skulls, feel their pelts, find out what they eat. Experience daily live animal experiences inside and outside the museum & aquarium. Do they have any special organs? What in the world is a swim bladder? Have you ever heard the saying; “it’s what’s on the inside that matters”? In the case of vertebrates, it is true. Throughout the week you will work to complete a model of a vertebrate of your choice, complete with the guts and insides that make mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds unique from one another. It is not just what is on the outside that makes these vertebrates different!

(This class travels daily to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium)

Xtreme Math
02:30:PM
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X-tremely fun, x-tremely challenging, x-tremely interactive!  X-perience success learning basic algebra.  Amaze your friends by solving puzzling problems like 2(2x + 1) = 3x + 8!  It rocks!



Week 3: Current 5th-6th-7th Graders

1 course for the week

Acting: On-Stage and Off
12:30:PM
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Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

Aviation Week 1-Beginning Aviation for Grades 5-6-7 June 15-19
12:30:PM
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Experience "The World of Flight." Gain an insight into the thrill of flying as you learn about the depth of knowledge it takes to fly! Learn the skills of flying by flying in the UD flight simulator. An optional 30-minute orientation flight can be arranged during class time on Friday for an additional fee.

(Note: This class meets 12:00-4 at the UD Flight Operations Center at the Dubuque Airport for all five days the week of June 15-19 for students in Grades 5-6-7.)

Aviation Week 2-Advanced Aviation for Grades 5-6-7 June 22-26
12:30:PM
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(Students must have attended Beginning Aviation in order to sign up for this course.)

For those students who want to continue their aviation experience, sign up for Advanced Aviation. This course will include a review of the initial basic course, an introduction to the next level of pilot skills and knowledge, and an introduction to aeronautical information, procedures and simulated maneuvers. It will cover ground operations, basic flight maneuvers, classroom training, and the use of the UD Flight Simulator for "hands-on" practice. Another flight will be arranged during class time on Friday for an additional fee.

(Note: This class meets 12:00-4 at the UD Flight Operations Center at the Dubuque Airport for all five days June 22-26 for Grades 5-6-7.)

Aviation Week 3-Master of Aviation for Grades 5-6-7 July 6-10
12:30:PM
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If you have completed Beginning Aviation and Advanced Aviation, but wish to continue your aviation experience to the next level, then sign up for the Master of Aviation course.

This course includes a review of the material covered in the Beginning and Advanced courses. You will continue to improve your flight procedures and maneuvering skills. Learn more about instrument flying in the classroom and "Hands-on" training in the UD Flight Simulator to further improve these skills. An actual flight in a UD aircraft will be arranged during class time on Friday for an additional fee.

(Note: This class meets 12-4:00 PM at the UD Flight Operations Center at the Dubuque Airport for all five days during the week of July 6-10 for grades 5-6-7.)

Environmental Explorations
12:30:PM
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Come along as we jump into the muck of Catfish Creek, head over the river and through the woods in the Mines of Spain, and journey into the lab amidst the teeny-tiny world of DNA. Are you excited at the prospect of embarking on an adventure into the fascinating world of scientific research? The best way to learn science is to do science and one of the most important aspects of exploring science is by doing research. UD kids will be teamed with UD students doing summer research projects and will formulate a research questions, gather data, analyze the data, and present the results to the rest of the group. With your imagination leading the way who knows where your explorations might lead you?!?

PHOTOgraphy
12:30:PM
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Ready to put your digital camera to work? Then bring it! In this class, we'll practice not only what goes into taking GREAT photographs, but explore how your photographs can be completely transformed into new compositions using Photoshop. You'll leave this class with an online portfolio of amazing original photographs to share with your family and friends.

Programming Robots Option 1 June 15-19
12:30:PM
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Grades 5-6-7 only: You will work in pairs designing and programming robots using LEGO® Mindstorms" robotics kits.  Each pair will design and program solutions to problems presented on the FIRST® LEGO® League's Senior Solution field table.Essentially you will study the field table, which is a type of obstacle course, determine the best robot design, build the robot, and program the robot to complete various missions.   Then, using the scientific method, you will adjust the robot design and programming until your robot is able to complete as many missions as possible in 2.5 minutes.

Programming Robots Option 2 June 22-26
12:30:PM
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Grades 5-6-7 only: You will work in pairs designing and programming robots using LEGO® Mindstorms" robotics kits. Each pair will design and program solutions to problems presented on the FIRST® LEGO® League's Senior Solution field table.Essentially you will study the field table, which is a type of obstacle course, determine the best robot design, build the robot, and program the robot to complete various missions. Then, using the scientific method, you will adjust the robot design and programming until your robot is able to complete as many missions as possible in 2.5 minutes.

Programming Robots Option 3 July 6-10
12:30:PM
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Grades 5-6-7 only: You will work in pairs designing and programming robots using LEGO® Mindstorms" robotics kits.  Each pair will design and program solutions to problems presented on the FIRST® LEGO® League's Senior Solution field table.Essentially you will study the field table, which is a type of obstacle course, determine the best robot design, build the robot, and program the robot to complete various missions.   Then, using the scientific method, you will adjust the robot design and programming until your robot is able to complete as many missions as possible in 2.5 minutes.

Project Runway-Make it Work at UD!
12:30:PM
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Just like the hit TV show, you will receive the same challenge to complete a paper dress! You'll have time to sketch your ideas and then execute those plans into your own paper dress creation that you will wear on the runway in front of a panel of UD judges!! Let's "make it work!"

Science Olympiad
12:30:PM
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Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Showcase Stage
12:30:PM
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This is your venue…to explore and experience a variety of music styles. Dance and sing your heart out in “Dance Evolution,” that’s “Hound Dog” to “Hey Ya!” in less than five minutes! No kidding. Then cool off to some jazz sounds and, finally, pour your heart out in a smooth ballad. This is a mixed bag sort of showcase that’ll entertain your mind, heart and body. Don’t forget to send invites to the final show on Friday!

Solar Cars
12:30:PM
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Investigate how mechanical objects and solar electricity work together to run racecars. Design and construct a solar powered car using mostly household items. Be ready to race your car at the end of the week.

The Incredible Egg
12:30:PM
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Divide into teams to see how incredible it is! Your team will experiment in a professional kitchen to create a signature dish. Put a spin on something old or create an entirely new dish. Try different flavors, textures, and preparation techniques to come up with your best one. Take this creation and go head-to-head in a competition to see who is the best chef!

UD Kids Engineering Design Squad
12:30:PM
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Have a desire to experience the future of engineering in the summer of 2016?  Join the Design Squad of UD for Kids!  Come join us for one challenge after another in what President Kennedy called the greatest adventure of mankind.  Design crash structures to protect future astronauts on their journey to Mars.  Do you have the right stuff to land a Mars Lander safely on the surface of Mars?  Can you construct a multi-staged rocket model to make the journey to the Moon?  These are among the challenges you will face in real world engineering applications.  UD for Kids Design Squad awaits your decision.  Join us for some of the most challenging team-driven engineering experiences.

What a Relief! (Bas-Relief that is . . .)
12:30:PM
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Bas-relief, the sculpture technique of creating the illusion of depth by carving your subject slightly higher that its flat background, is very ancient. . . and very fun to do.  In this project, a bas-relief will be made, not with hard materials such as stone or bronze, but with paper! After carving into a soft balsa foam, paper cotton rag pulp are cast into the mold. A coat of metallic paint results in a finished product to rival those of the ancients! 

During the week you will be working at the Heritage Art Center and have a wonderful opportunity to view the UD computer graphics art show in the Bisignano Art Gallery.  We will finish off the week with an opening reception of UD for Kids' art work in Heritage Center.

What's the Verdict?
12:30:PM
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In a mock trial, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses as they prepare and present both sides of a hypothetical legal problem. If you love public speaking and can think on your feet, then this course is for you.

Learn about direct examinations, cross examinations, opening statements and closing arguments. You will be given a hands-on opportunity to examine the legal process and current legal issues.  It's a wonderful experience that you won't forget.  So, what are you waiting for - join mock trial!

Who Works the River?
12:30:PM
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What do river biologists do when they go to work? What about a state park naturalist? Join us as we take field trips to discover the job of a lock master and the life of a Coast Guard Officer as they manage the main channel markers of the river. We will do some of our own river work by intensely studying the chemical, physical, and biological life of our wetland and Ice Harbor. Also, we will travel back in time by visiting the new Titanic exhibit!! You will take home some powerful experiences and knowledge of people who work on the Mississippi River.

(This class meets daily at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.)