April 6, 2005
Morningside College will now offer its educational programs for youth in first through twelfth grades through its newly established College for Youth (CFY). Included in CFY are four programs: Aerospace Education Classes, formerly known as the Summer Science Institute; Home School Camps; Pathways to Higher Learning program; and the new Summer Institute.
Aerospace Education Classes are offered to students who have completed grades 1 through 5. “Space Cities,” for students who have completed grades 1 or 2, is scheduled for June 6-10, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Student will design a space station in cooperative groups using recycled materials and participate in hands-on science experiments dealing with gravity, weightlessness, space mud, and astronaut foods. Cost per student is $75.
“Aerospace Education,” Levels I and II, are scheduled for June 13-17, Monday through Friday. Level I, for students who have completed grades 3, 4, or the “Space Cities” class, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Level II, for students who have completed grades 4, 5, 6, or the Level I class, will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost per student for either level is $78.
Students will learn how the space program improves life on earth, and classes will include hands-on experiments in topics such as air transportation, rocketry, weather, layers of the atmosphere, and space suit technology as it relates to health care. Students in Level II will interact with an educational specialist from the Johnson Space Center.
The classes will be taught by Connie Richardson Smith, a Sioux City educator, and Mary Richardson Tester, an educator and computer specialist from Pawleys Island, S.C. Contact the Morningside College education department at 712-274-5106 to register or for more information.
Two residential camps and three day camps will be offered through the Home School Camps program. The first two day camps are scheduled for June 6-10, Monday through Friday. “Exploring Egypt Art Day Camp,” for students who have completed grades 1 through 5, will run from 9 a.m. to noon, and “Who Am I and Why Do I Do Art Day Camp,” for students who have completed grades 6 through 12, will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost for each of these camps is $130 per student.
“General Science Camp” and “Forensics Science Camp” are residential camps for students who have completed grades 6 through 12 and will run June 19-22, Sunday through Wednesday, and July 6-8, Wednesday through Friday, respectively. Cost per student per camp is $175.
“Science Day Camp” will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 1-5, Monday through Friday. Cost per student is $150.
Dr. Jim Stroh, associate professor of biology and chemistry at Morningside College, and LaVon Stroh are coordinators for the camp, and classes are taught by Morningside professors and area teachers. Contact the Strohs at 712-252-0059 to register or for more information about the Home School Camps.
Pathways to Higher Learning is a residential program for academically talented students who have completed grades 8 through 12. Pathways will run weekdays from July 5 to August 5. Students may complete one course for college credit for each week
they participate. Students will live in the residence halls and experience college life. Cost is $495 per student per week. One-week courses offered include: “Anatomy of a Big Mac,” “Building Your Home on the Web,” “Classical Probability,” “Digital Video Production,” “Forensics: Who Done It,” “All About Light,” and “Rocket Science.” Also offered will be the two-week course, “Astronomy.”
Morningside College professors will teach the courses. Contact Dr. Gary Turner, assistant professor in engineering and physics at Morningside College, at 712-274-5203, to register or for more information.
The Summer Institute, in its pilot year, will offer a selection of two-week courses for academically talented students who have completed grades 5 through 7. For this pilot year, enrollment is limited, and students who attend either a public or private school in Sioux City will receive first consideration. Students from other area school districts may attend as space permits. The program, which will run Mondays through Fridays, Aug. 1-12, is designed to allow each student to take one of the following courses: “Math Outside the Box,” “Examining the Evidence,” “Patterns, Fractals, and Chaos,” and “FUNdamentals of Physics.”
Classes begin each day at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch break that is followed by a 30-minute group activity period. Cost is $350 per student, and a limited number of need-based scholarships are available.
The program’s faculty includes area teachers and Morningside College professors.
Contact Pamla Hoadley, the Summer Institute coordinator,
at 712-274-5150 to register or for more information.
For information about all the CFY programs, visit the CFY Web site at www.collegeforyouth.org.