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