A Colorado College Science Program for "Young Scientists" Entering Grade One through Grade Six next Fall
The 2014 Whiz Bang Science Summer Program Online Registration is closed except to those who wish to be placed on our waitlist. Please know any registrations we receive from this point forward will automatically be placed on our wait list. Our finanacial aid budget has been fully utilized at this time.
If your children love science, wonder how the world works, like to spend their free time exploring the mysteries of nature, and enjoy creating, planning, testing, and fixing, then Whiz Bang Science is for them!
Whiz Bang Science is a two-week morning summer science experience in July for elementary students who are interested in science and engineering.
Click here to register online for the 2014 Whiz Bang Science Summer Program! (Remember that registering at this time automatically places your young scientist on our waitlist. Our rosters are full for those requesting financial aid, as well).
This program features hands-on, exploratory, experienced-based activities that focus on a particular theme each year. Students are given the opportunity to develop creative, critical thinking process skills through a variety of scientific and enginneering investigations. The staff consists of experienced classroom teachers from local schools who are experts in science education. They will mentor the elementary Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) students at Colorado College in planning lessons and instructing small groups of children. The pupil-to-teacher ratio is intentionally kept low, encouraging individual exploration and small group interaction.
2014 Program Theme:
Planet Earth from the Core to the Atmosphere! Join us this summer to create lava flows, experiment with rocketry, gain understanding about the mesosphere and the atmosphere, discover geodes, and discover the pull of plate techtonics!
Attention students! Answer the following questions (with your parents/guardians assistance in the online registration) to help us determine the direction and theme for future Whiz Bang Science Programs!
- When you think about science, what do you wonder most about?
- What do you hope to learn about science in the WhizBang Science Program?
Remember to submit a separate registration for each young scientist wishing to attend this summer's program.
Your student will be fully registered ONLY when the online registration is completed and tuition is received. Please mail tuition at the time of registration to:
The Colorado College
Education Dept. / ATTN: WBS
14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Please make checks payable to "Colorado College." Full tuition is $200.00.
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollment is limited! Classes generally fill by mid-April, so hurry to reserve your "young scientist's" spot! When registration is full we will disable the online registration link, so as long as you can access the link, registering for the program is still open.
Whiz Bang Science Program Important Information
Dates: July 7 - 18, 2014
Time: 9:00 to 11:30 AM, Monday through Friday (Parent drop-off is at 8:45 AM; Classes end at 11:20 AM in time for parent pick up at 11:30 AM)
Location: Palmer Hall, Colorado College
Tuition: $200 (no additional registration fees)
$215 for registrations received after June 1st.
Can your child use financial aid to attend?
It is possible for parents to request a half-tuition scholarship (e.g. $100 tuition) on behalf of their child, via the financial aid section of the online registration. It is important to note, however, if WBS receives more requests for half-scholarships than it has the budget to fulfill, parents that have requested a half scholarship may be asked to send additional funds (usually $10-$20/registration when necessary).
Remember - anyone may donate money directly to our finacial aid budget by simply making their tuition check out for more than the full tuition. All extra tuition received will go directly to help families with deep financial need get their young scientists into this incredible program.
If you wish to donate to the scholarship fund to support students in need, but have additional questions, please contact the Education Department at 719-389-6330.
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