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 III, Life! Discover the things that live in the fires, the soil, garden and backyard, ponds, puddles and streams!
Explore the lives of plants, bugs, slithering things, birds, critters and more!
Grades K-3 Future Engineers Are you an inventor? Like to tinker? Take things apart? Build cool stuff? We’ll have design contests,
speed building, LEGO® prototyping, and new inventions from everyday objects. You can even earn a “Talcott Patent”. Bring
your busted stuff from home or use ours!
Grades K-3 Robotics: Mindstorms NXT The most popular, flexible robot building kit ever, LEGO® Mindstorms™ has decades of robot
contests under its belt. You’ll build, program and compete on our “Research Roundup!” playing field, solving science
problems for robotics bragging rights!
Grades 4-8 Wild Weather Want to forecast the weather? Use computers and our weather station to access data and images, look back at
Earth from the GOES satellites and use Doppler radar just like the experts. You’ll make green-screen weather forecast videos
just like the pros!
Grades 4-8 Lights, Camera, Action! (Week 1 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 Raspberry Pi Learn how to assemble and program your own Raspberry Pi 3 computer. It runs “Raspbian” Linux, complete
with a desktop GUI, USB ports, HDMI to your big screen TV, Java, Wolfram Mathematica, GIMP graphics software and
Minecraft! *Additional hardware purchase of a RaspberryPi 3 B single-board computer ($35) at registration.
Grades 4-8 3D Printing 3-D printers have opened up a world of do-it-yourself design and manufacturing, from game pieces to prosthetic
arms. Using tools including Sculptris, SketchUp, MakerWare and DaVinci, you’ll be able to design, build and print your
gadgets and 3-D models!
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