AM and PM Schedule

Each year our curriculum changes with new technology and hands-on learning activities. 

Campers are grouped by age and ability and work with teachers in a 12:1 ratio and a science leaders in a 4:1 ratio.

Grades 3-6

Drone and Flight Missions

CAD Design and 3D Printing

CAD Design and 3D Printing

We begin with safety, flight training and navigation commands such as take-off, landing, ascent and decent. As we master the foundations, we program Tello EDU to conduct missions. For example, a team may code their drone for a 'Space Station Fly Over Mission,' a 'Medicine Delivery Challenge' or a 'Search and Rescue.' 

CAD Design and 3D Printing

CAD Design and 3D Printing

CAD Design and 3D Printing

CAD Design for 3D Printing adds engineering and design components to our drone missions. Students design and print tools that complement the drone challenges. For example, a student may design medicine packaging for their delivery, adhere it to size specifications, and test its payload in flight.

NOSL ASTRO CAMP®

CAD Design and 3D Printing

NOSL ASTRO CAMP®

The NASA Out of School Learning Network (NOSL) is a proven NASA model with evidence-based strategies to implement a quality STEM education. We present these nationally aligned math and science principles through fun, hands-on activities. 

Grades 1-2: STEM C.O.R.E.

My IDEAS have VALUE

Challenge, Organization, Resourcefulness, & Efficiency (C.O.R.E.)

Our C.O.R.E. curriculum targets to our younger campers, grades 1-2. We begin their STEM learning with principles of planning, teamwork and collaboration. Below are example lessons in our C.O.R.E. program.

STEMs Toy Company

Mechanical engineers often need to understand how devices work to fix or improve them. Campers will work for a toy company that wants to create fabulous new wind-up toys. Their assignment will be to figure out how your company’s current wind-up toys work.

Banana Box

Campers will create a lunch container that can open and close and that protects a banana from bruising. They will design, build and then roll out their projects with team presentations.

Happily Hidden Camouflage

Students will sing about habitats, find hidden animals in National Geographic photos and then create a habitat and a creature that is camouflaged from view. 

The Floating Carrot

This is discovery science at its finest! Campers will float a carrot on a water solution and then present their findings to the class.

Bug Bots

Campers will build a mini robot using principles of engineering and circuits.

LightSabre Lasers

Industry uses lasers are concentrated beams of light that can cut through glass, metal, and plastics.   

Campers will see how mirrors reflect light and can redirect light at different angles. To bounce a laser light off three mirrors, strategically changing their angles to target your drawing.

Grades 1-2: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF COOKING

"I can even BRING my IDEA to MARKET and BUILD a BUSINESS around it!"

About

 Each day we will do edible experiments and look at the science behind how it all works. At camp we will examine chemical, biochemical, biological, microbiological, and physics principles of recipes. Food topics include guacamole and salsa, cookies - death by chocolate, pancakes, molecular gastronomy, pasta and meatballs and ice cream.

Our Inspiration

Christine Marsden combines her B.S. in Biochemistry, her Le Grand Diplome from the French Culinary Institute, and her M. Ed. in Education to teach the fundamentals of science and French cooking.

GEM: Girls Engineering Magnificence

JULY 20-23, 2020

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GEM: Girls Engineering Magnificence

She is a Future Leader...

Her boundaries are limitless!

  • Our curriculum empowers emerging leaders today, with the skills girls need to conquer the world tomorrow.  We teach girls how to think, lead and achieve.  We let our girls make decisions and give them opportunities. They work through difficult choices and build decision-making skills to define her limitless future. 

What is her opinion?

  • Girls utilize critical thinking skills and project based learning. Her thoughts and opinion really do matter! We encourage girls to engineer and build what she creates and believes in to motivate her team to deliver their goals.  

Learn More

Our GEMs STEM camp explores innovation, engineering and technology while empowering girls to be charismatic leaders of tomorrow. 

GEM CURRICULUM - AM

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Tello EDU Drones

We begin with safety, flight training and navigation commands such as take-off, landing, ascent and decent. As we discover the foundational commands we  program Tello EDU drones to conduct challenging missions. For example, a team may code their drone for a 'Space Station Fly Over Mission,' a 'Medicine Delivery Challenge' or a 'Search and Rescue.' 

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CAD Design and 3-D Printing

This module incorporates  engineering to our drone missions. Students design and print tools that complement the drone challenges. For example, a student may design medicine packaging for their delivery, adhere it to size specifications, and test its payload in flight.

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NOSL Astro Camp

 Our AM and PM camp schedule includes curriculum from The NASA Out of School Learning Network (NOSL). It is a proven NASA model with evidence-based strategies to implement a quality STEM education. We present these nationally aligned math and science principles through fun, hands-on activities. 

GEM CURRICULUM - PM

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Engineering Smart Homes

 STEMists think big as they build mini homes filled with tech gadgets. We will dream up and design a home that does what we program it to do, like save energy and do chores. We will cover the basics of CAD design and 3-D print unique furniture. We will harvest blackberries to build a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) and measure its electrical characteristics. At STEM Stars, our STEMists will take engineering, physics and chemistry from the abstract into the everyday world!   

NASA STEM ENGAGEMENT

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NOSL Astro Camp®

Our camp schedule includes curriculum from The NASA Out of School Learning Network. It is a proven STEM engagement model with evidence-based strategies to implement a quality STEM education. STEM Stars, LLC camp presents NASA and these nationally aligned math and science principles through fun, hands-on activities.

NOSL Astro Camp® Curriculum

Aeronautics

Solar System and Beyond

Aeronautics

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Ring Wing Glider - Students will use engineering design principles to turn a piece of paper into a experimental wing for a new type of aircraft designed to be more economical and efficient than today’s airliners.

Technology

Solar System and Beyond

Aeronautics

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I Want to Hold Your Hand - NASA uses robotic explorers to collect information about places where humans cannot travel. This team activity leads students to build and test a robotic-like hand.

Solar System and Beyond

Solar System and Beyond

Solar System and Beyond

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Life Cycle Of a Massive Star - The NASA/James Webb Space Telescope Life Cycle bookmark will model the life cycle of a massive star using beads to represent a star’s development.

Earth Right Now

International Space Station

Solar System and Beyond

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Cleaning Water - This lesson will help students answer the question: What can I do to make clean water?

International Space Station

International Space Station

International Space Station

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Bag of Bones - Students will investigate bone loss and the effects that it may have on astronauts in space.

Journey to Mars

International Space Station

International Space Station

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Mystery Planet - Students step into the shoes of a planetary scientist and explore crustal samples from a “Mystery Planet”