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Summer of STEM Adventures July 12-16

July 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - July 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Talcott Mountain Science Center Avon Connecticut

There is something for everyone during TMSC’s Summer of STEM Adventures July 12-16! REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Students in grades K-8 get the chance to explore some (very) cool science, nature and technology – all on a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus! 

As an advocate for ‘STEAM’ (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Talcott Mountain Science Center’s (TMSC) curriculum weaves together all aspects of education into an integrated hands-on learning experience.  Inspirational lessons, state-of-the-art technology and real world applications are taught by a passionate and dedicated staff.  The campus is made up of a series of buildings that take advantage of solar exposure to supplement our energy needs and are equipped with hands-on laboratories and the latest technologies, allowing us to teach with the very things we teach about.  Learn about the facilities!

Grades K-3 Fledglings I, Newton’s World Tinker with simple machines, pendulums, waves, spinning things, tops, airplanes & rockets!
Actions, reactions, motion, momentum and roller coasters!
Grades K-3 LEGO Science From cars to catapults, from motors to Mars rovers, you can explore science and technology with LEGO®.
Compete in engineering challenges, build skyscrapers, crazy contraptions and dream machines!
Grades 4-8 Lights, Camera, Action! (Week 2 of 2) Ever dream of being a TV producer, director, or star of your own production? Now’s
your chance! Explore the video medium and produce your masterpiece using our campus and gear. iPads and iMacs allow
you to have your own editing suite so you can edit, add effects, and take your movies home!
Grades 4-8 Robotics: Mindstorms EV3 Create & code custom robots with LEGO Mindstorms EV3. You’ll work in teams to design,
program, test and solve contests and challenges designed to test your skill using one of our FIRST LEGO League playing
fields. Our bots, your brains!
Grades 4-8 Computers: Arduino Want to get under the hood of today’s electronics? Build circuits that can be used to power gadgets,
games, prosthetics and robots? You’ll use an Arduino project board, LEDs, sensors, motors and all the parts you need to
create cool stuff. Additional purchase of a SparkFun Arduino kit ($49) at registration.
Grades 4-8 Bioengineering Learn about the chemistry and physics that keeps you being you, find out how bones, muscles and prosthetics
work, 3D print skeleton parts, experiment with foods and exercise, and use some cool tech to check out your heart, lungs and
Grades 4-8 Genetics & Genomics Learn about what makes you, YOU! We will do DNA themed games and crafts, fruit DNA extractions,
practice transcription/translation of gene sequences, Punnett squares for dragons, and even use our very own PCR and Gel
Electrophoresis equipment to solve a “who-done-it” genetic mystery. Explore the courses being offered during the 2021 Summer season now https://www.tmsc.org/content/summer-catalog.  Select the dates and grade levels that interest you.

Once capacity has been reached in a program, the course will be listed as WAITLIST ONLY so don’t wait! By adding yourself to the waitlist, you have the opportunity to get into the course when there is a cancellation. Waitlist is first come, first serve.

For a printable copy of TMSC’s summer catalog, CLICK HERE


July 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am
July 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy
324 Montevideo Road
Avon, CT, CT 06001 United States
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