Got this in today from Pace University about their third season of Science Saturdays. Here’s the jargon-free version:
Pace University’s School of Education is entering its third year of Science Saturdays for participating students in grades 4-8 in Croton, White Plains and Briarcliff schools. Sessions began in early October 2013 and will continue through late April.
Each monthly session lasts for three hours. Sstudents learn about a science concept from a Pace University professor and then complete their own experiments. The program expands this year from four sessions to six, and planned topics include computers, microbiology and ecology.
The following workshops will take place at the Croton Harmon High School science labs from 9 a.m. to noon:
• November 23 – “Making Computers Talk, Part 1” with Dr. Gerald Ardito
• December 14 – “Making Computers Talk, Part 2” with Dr. Gerald Ardito
• February 8, 2014 – “Reducing Our Impact On the Environment” with Professor Angelo Spillo
• March 8, 2014 – “Ecology: Change Right Under Our Noses” with Profs. Carl and Charlene Hoegler
• May 10, 2014 – “Investigating Microscopic Critters” with Professor Andrew Weir
The following two-hour workshops for White Plains students, as part of the “Making Computers Talk” series with Dr. Gerald Ardito, will take place in the fall and spring:
• October 26 and January 25, 2014 – Making Computers Talk, Session #1: The Basics of Scratch
• November 16 and February 22 – Making Computers Talk, Session #2: Beyond the Basics of Scratch
• December 21 and March 29 – Making Computers Talk, Session #3: Connecting Scratch to the Outside World-Sensors and Motors