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Summer Science Camp

2017 Mandarin Immersion Summer Science Camp

The Sum­mer Sci­ence Camp aims to help chil­dren devel­op a sense of curios­i­ty and explo­ration as well as increase their abil­i­ty to under­stand Chi­nese through inter­ac­tive lessons and activ­i­ties. Your child will get the chance to use their hands to explore sci­ence projects from every day house­hold items. Our goal is to pro­vide a safe, edu­ca­tion­al, and fun envi­ron­ment where chil­dren can learn about sci­ence and also appre­ci­ate Chi­nese cul­ture with­out leav­ing Amer­i­ca.

Learn­ing Chi­nese lan­guage and cul­ture has become increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar and it has much to share.  Chi­nese cul­ture is one of the longest stand­ing soci­eties in the world and also one of the old­est civ­i­liza­tions that has a rich and ancient his­to­ry. Chi­nese phi­los­o­phy, art, and sci­ence great­ly affect­ed the devel­op­ment of the west­ern world; and it con­tin­ues to be an influ­en­tial pow­er even today. Though our chil­dren live half a world away, they have every rea­son to learn about their cul­tur­al her­itage, to be proud of their roots, and to be inspired by the many Chi­nese tra­di­tions and help keep them alive.

We have 9 dif­fer­ent camp weeks avail­able.

Ses­sion 1: June 19 – 23 : Mov­ing on Land
Explore the sci­ence behind cars, wheels, gears, and motors
Ses­sion 2: June 26 – 30 : “Cal­lig­ra­phy in Motion” (with Build­ing Build­ings)
                         Spe­cial Cul­ture Ses­sion (see blog post)
Com­bine Chi­ne­se art/crafts & cal­lig­ra­phy in the morn­ings with kung-fu in after­noon.
Ses­sion 3: July 3 – 7 : Liv­ing Things
Explore prop­er­ties of microor­gan­isms, plants, and bugs
Ses­sion 4: July 10 – 14 : Pow­er of Ener­gy
Explore ways to trans­form ener­gy
Ses­sion 5: July 17 – 21 : Air and Sky (ten­ta­tive­ly can­celled)
Explore air­planes, aero­dy­nam­ics, and dif­fer­ent prop­er­ties of air
Ses­sion 6: July 31 – August 4 : Ocean and Water
Explore boats, buoy­an­cy, and dif­fer­ent prop­er­ties of water
Ses­sion 7: August 7 – 11 : Stars and Solar Sys­tem
Explore fast mov­ing pro­jec­tiles, rock­et build­ing, and propul­sion
Ses­sion 8: August 14 – 18 : Wiz­ardry and Reac­tions
Dis­cov­er the “mag­ic” of invis­i­ble forces and opti­cal illu­sions 
Ses­sion 9: August 21 – 25 : Lights, Cam­era, Action
Learn about prop­er­ties of light and make your own movie