July 26-30 (Online registration closes July 22. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
Drop-Off Location: Fleming Building
This class will kick-off with an introduction to coding using the Python language. Python is a powerful and fast open-source programming language with numerous applications. We'll learn some basic principles of programming and then use the skills we've developed to program our Micro:Bit. Learn how to collect, study, and analyze data in the natural world using various tools and technologies within your own backyard or neighborhood! Using a Micro:Bit that we've coded, we'll build a soil moisture monitor to track water levels in soil and build an automatic plant waterer or any number of other projects. Let your imagination be your only limitation. This class gives students real-life experience developing tools to gather and analyze data and offers a glimpse into the world of a field scientist - a perfect meld of technology and natural science exploration!
Masks are required to be worn for all in-person programs. All participants will receive a short health screening and a thermal temperature check upon arrival to the check-in area for each class gathering.
What to Bring: Because this is an in-person class, participants are required to bring the following to each class:
- Backpack for carrying their personal items and any class materials they will be taking home. Note: In order to limit individual interactions, all participants will be required to keep their items together.
- A mask appropriately sized to cover the child's nose and mouth and any additional Personal Protective Equipment the child will be utilizing. Note: Wearing of masks will be required for all participants.
- Filled water bottle.
- 1-2 snacks, depending on the child's needs.
- All programs spend a portion of each day outside. Please send your child with clothing appropriate for the weather (jacket, sweatshirt and/or rain jacket.).
Grade Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine grade levels for all camps and classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified grade range for this program.
Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the program will incur a $35 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the program. In the event that a program is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of the program will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.