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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 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 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 4-8 Coding Learn the skills needed to create a piece of software from design, algorithms, implementation and analysis, and
debugging in procedural and object-oriented programming. Code in ALICE using 3-D objects and JAVA platforms. Along the
way students can integrate their skills from science, math and logic to make games, graphics and more!
Grades 4-8 Computers: Game Making Explore the world of computer gaming by building your own! Work on one of several platforms
and game tools to create original characters, stories and worlds. You’ll end up with your own game to play and share with
your friends. Yours could be the next Mario!
Grades 4-8 Geocaching – Treasure Hunt! There are hidden treasures waiting to be found in the mountains, forests, waterways, deserts,
cities, or parks near you! High-tech hide-and-seek, a modern scavenger hunt. Around the world, teams have hidden “caches”
of items, and it is your job to find them! Learn GPS, and create and find caches. This game makes you the search engine!
Grades 4-8 Girls Rock! Girls rock – not just in geology, but in lots of other neat sciences too! Fun and engaging activities stress discovery
skills, from rock/mineral/fossil ID to biology and chemistry labs, and a dissection! Plenty of hands-on STEM can build
confidence in young female scientists.
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
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