June 7, 2006
The College for Youth (CFY) program at Morningside College still has spaces available in its summer 2006 Aerospace Education Classes and the Summer Institute. The programs are geared to students in elementary and middle schools.
Registration is full for the Level I Aerospace Education class, but there are still a limited number of openings for the “Space Cities” and Level II classes. The Summer Institute will continue to take registrations for three of its six two-week courses, “The Writer’s Experience: A Workshop,” “Examining the Evidence,” and “FUNdamentals of Physics” until June 30, 2006, or until registration is full. A limited number of need-based scholarships are still available for the Summer Institute.
Aerospace Education Classes, held on Morningside’s campus, are offered to students who have completed grades 1 through 6. “Space Cities,” designed for students who have completed first and second grades, is scheduled for Monday through Friday, July 17-21, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Students will participate in hands-on science experiments dealing with gravity, weightlessness, space mud, and astronaut foods. The cost per student is $75.
The Level II Aerospace Education class will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 10-14. This class is for students who have completed fourth, fifth, or sixth grades or the Level I class. The cost per student is $80.
Level II students will learn the ways that the space program has improved life on earth through rocketry satellites, space stations, and hydroponics. These students will also have the opportunity to interact with an educational specialist from the Johnson Space Center, study topics in geology involving the moon rocks, and utilize the Iowa Communications Network (ICN).
The Aerospace Education Classes are organized and taught by Connie Richardson Smith, a Sioux City educator and consultant, and Mary Richardson Tester, a computer specialist in preschool education from Pawleys Island, S.C. Kathy Christiansen, a Sioux City teacher, will assist with the “Space Cities” class. For more information or to register, please contact the Morningside College Education Department at 712-274-5106.
The Summer Institute, also held on Morningside’s campus, offers a selection of two-week courses for academically talented students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grades. The 2006 program will take place Monday through Friday during the weeks of July 31-Aug. 4 and Aug. 7-11. Courses begin each day at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., with a 25-minute lunch break that is followed by a 20-minute activity period.
Courses still open for registration include: “The Writer’s Experience: A Workshop,” in which students will publish an online magazine of their works; “Examining the Evidence,” in which students will recover evidence from a crime scene to determine the perpetrator; and “FUNdamentals of Physics,” which will allow students to use high-tech tools, ride a hovercraft, and design their own lab.
According to Pamla Hoadley, the Summer Institute’s coordinator, each student will take only one course during the session to allow for intense immersion in the subject area and extensive interaction among the students in the course. Each course is taught by teachers from colleges and public and private schools and is limited to 15 students.
Cost per student is $380, and a limited number of need-based scholarships are still available. Contact Hoadley at 712-274-5150 for information or to register.
For more information, please visit www.collegeforyouth.org.