A College Science Program for "Young Scientists" Entering Grade One through Grade Six next Fall
Do you love science? Do you wonder how the world works? Do you like to spend your free time exploring the mysteries of nature? Do you like creating, planning, testing, and fixing? Then WhizBang Science is for you!
WhizBang Science is a two-week morning summer science experience in July for elementary students who are interested in science and engineering.
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.
The 2013 Program Theme: Myth Busters!
Have you enjoyed Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel? Have you seen hot water freeze? A heated Jawbreaker candy explode? Electricity and magnetism perform the same amazing tasks? Do great minds really think alike? Discover through scientific investigation if "myths" like these are plausible, confirmed or BUSTED!
Registration for the 2013 WhizBang Science Summer Program is open!
Please note that we ask two questions to be answered by your young scientist(s) during the registration process. The questions are listed below so answers can be prepared and ready when parents/guardians begin the online registration.
- 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. Though we had some financial aid early in the registration process, all financial aid has been utilized for this year's program. We are unable to consider more registrants for financial aid at this time.
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 $190.00. Financial aid applicants may send partial tuition of $95.00 and may be requested to send more if our financial aid budget is not enough to fulfill all need. Remember - anyone may donate money directly to our finacial aid budget by simply making their tuition check out for more than the tuition. All extra tuition received will go directly to help families with deep financial need get their young scientists into this incredible program.
Attention Parents: The 2013 WhizBang Summer Program online Permission and Waiver Form can be completed by clicking here.
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!
If you wish to donate to the scholarship fund to support students in need, please contact the Education Department at 719-389-6330.
WhizBang Science Program Important Information
Dates: July 8 -July 19, 2013
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: $190 regular online price.
$200 for registrations after June 1. (No additional registration fees!)
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