UD for Kids

UD for Kids is an enrichment opportunity going into its 25th 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.

 

Classes will be updated weekly. Please check back each Monday for any new additions to the class list.   



Week 1:  June 20-24 (Current 1st and 2nd graders).  

     Week 1 registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 12

 

Week 2:  June 27-July 1  (Current 3rd and 4th graders).  

     Week 2 registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19

 

Week 3:  July 11-15  (Current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders).  

     Week 3 registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19
 


Feel free to call or e-mail with any questions.

Thanks and I look forward to having you join us this summer.

Chad Biermeier
563.589.3590
cbiermeier@dbq.edu


Please direct questions to UD for Kids Assistant Rhonda Dyer at rdyer@dbq.edu 


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!!!

American Girl Dolls
12:30: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!

An Apple a Day......Computer Graphics Version.
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Students will see how University of Dubuque Computer Graphics students illustrate common proverbs and then have a chance to create their own 'picture' of a proverb.

Proverb examples:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Blood is thicker than water

Actions speak louder than words

What goes around comes around

A dog is man's best friend

It never rains but it pours

Can You Build It?
12:30: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?

Cartoon Creations
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

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!!

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

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.  

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!"

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?

Mystifying Math Puzzles
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!

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
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.  More information to come soon.   

 

 

 


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

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!

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!!!

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!

An Apple a Day......Computer Graphics Version.
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Students will see how University of Dubuque Computer Graphics students illustrate common proverbs and then have a chance to create their own 'picture' of a proverb.

Proverb examples:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Blood is thicker than water

Actions speak louder than words

What goes around comes around

A dog is man's best friend

It never rains but it pours

 

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?

Cartoon Creations
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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!!

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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.  

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!"

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?

Mystifying Math Puzzles
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!

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
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.    More information to come soon.   

 

 

 


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

 

 

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!


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!

An Apple a Day......Computer Graphics Version.
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Students will see how University of Dubuque Computer Graphics students illustrate common proverbs and then have a chance to create their own 'picture' of a proverb.

Proverb examples:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Blood is thicker than water

Actions speak louder than words

What goes around comes around

A dog is man's best friend

It never rains but it pours

 

Cape Canaveral North
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.

Cartoon Creations
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

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!!

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.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Fantastic Food Frenzy
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Come explore and experiment with the different food groups and your body!  Tell me what's better than getting your just desserts?  Nothing you say.  What about Meaty Muscles exploding or a world full of cheese!  We will learn about the greatness of foods with each of our 5 senses!  Does anyone really know, is the tomato a fruit or vegetable?  You will FINALLY get the answer during this fun food filled week.

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!

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!

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
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.    More information to come soon.   

 

 

 


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

 

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
Click to view Description

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. 

Xtreme Math
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

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!

An Apple a Day......Computer Graphics Version.
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Students will see how University of Dubuque Computer Graphics students illustrate common proverbs and then have a chance to create their own 'picture' of a proverb.

Proverb examples:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Blood is thicker than water

Actions speak louder than words

What goes around comes around

A dog is man's best friend

It never rains but it pours

 

Cape Canaveral North
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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!

Cartoon Creations
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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!!

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.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Fantastic Food Frenzy
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Come explore and experiment with the different food groups and your body!  Tell me what's better than getting your just desserts?  Nothing you say.  What about Meaty Muscles exploding or a world full of cheese!  We will learn about the greatness of foods with each of our 5 senses!  Does anyone really know, is the tomato a fruit or vegetable?  You will FINALLY get the answer during this fun food filled week.

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!

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!

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

More information to come soon.  

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

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
Click to view Description

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xtreme Math
02:30:PM
Click to view Description
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
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!

An Apple a Day......Computer Graphics Version.
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Students will see how University of Dubuque Computer Graphics students illustrate common proverbs and then have a chance to create their own 'picture' of a proverb.

Proverb examples:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Blood is thicker than water

Actions speak louder than words

What goes around comes around

A dog is man's best friend

It never rains but it pours

 

Aviation Week 1-Beginning Aviation for Grades 5-6-7 June 20-24
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 20-24 for students in Grades 5-6-7.)

Aviation Week 2-Advanced Aviation for Grades 5-6-7 June 27-July 1
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 27-July 1 for Grades 5-6-7.)

Aviation Week 3-Master of Aviation for Grades 5-6-7 July 11-15
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 11-15 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?!?

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
12:30:PM
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National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
12:30:PM
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More information to come soon. 

 


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

Pasta Perfection
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!

Programming Robots Option 3 July 11-15
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.

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 Theatre
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.

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.

Up-Cycling Made Better
12:30:PM
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So many things, so little time!  Use everyday things, along with your own unique style and creativity.  Students will design one of a kind treasures.  Business savvy is a must for any entrepreneur who discovers the next 'must have'!  You will learn all you need to know ot unlock your inter-trendiness as well as how to market your items to make sure that everybody can have the best Up-Cycling there is.  

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.