A Colorado College Science Program for "Young Scientists" Entering 1st through 10th Grades next Fall
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, middle- and high-school students who are interested in science and engineering.
2015 Program Theme: MAD Scientists!
Nikola Tesla was called a “MAD” scientist because of his wild behaviors when demonstrating his investigations with electricity. L. Ron Hubbard was “MAD” about science fiction. Much of what we use today came from scientists who were “MAD” about their interests in science.
What is “MAD” about robotics, the Hubble telescope, electricity, stinky vapor, zombie jelly, and fruit- propelled cars? Summer 2015 will introduce students to the WILD, MAD, & CRAZY fun of science, transforming laboratory science into exciting learning experiences.
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.
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 within one week of registration. We do apologize that we are not able to accept credit card payments for this program (not even if you call it in), so 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 prior to April 1st (early-bird registration) and $250.00 after that.
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 6 - 17, 2015
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 prior to April 1st - Early-bird Registration (no additional registration fees)
$250 for registrations received after April 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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