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Sign up for science Spring Break camps at UTSA

Spring Break engineering science camps now open for registration.

The University of Texas at San Antonio Engineering Interactive Technology Experience Center (ITEC) is now enrolling students for Spring Break engineering camps on Monday, March 11, 2013 – Friday, March 15, 2013. The camps run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

Kindergarten through eighth grade students can enroll in one or more robotics or science camps. The cost of a day camp is $65. The total cost for the entire week is $250.

Kindergarten – Second Grade Schedule

March 11 — Flying Wings: Learn about what it takes to soar in the sky. Campers will learn about the history of aviation, early aircrafts, principles of flight and lift including Bernoulli’s principle and aircraft design to build hot air balloons, kites, helicopters and rockets of their own.

March 12 — Messing with Mixtures: Campers will explore different chemical reactions and why they happen, while learning about the periodic table and chemical elements as well as making your own polymers.

March 13 – Grossology: Learn about the fascinating (and disgusting) way that the human body works with iTEC’s grossology and human biology day camp. Uncover the biology of organs systems, body functions such as digestion, and model the human body by making edible skin and blood.

March 14 — Wacky Weather: Become a meteorologist by making a wind vane, a rainbow and a cloud of your own. Campers will learn about types of clouds, weather systems, light and temperature and have fun doing activities focused on the environment around us.

March 15 — Magical Science: Explore the science behind some neat magic tricks using chemistry and physics concepts such as chemical reactions, Newtonian fluids and electricity.

Third – Fifth Grades Schedule

March 11 — The Flight Stuff: Get airborne learning about the history of aviation, early aircrafts, principles of flight and lift including Bernoulli’s principle and aircraft design. Campers also will gain hands-on experience with flying, practicing flight with simulation software and using a radio-controlled model helicopter.

March 12 — Chemistry Sparks! Discover the chemistry behind pyrotechnics such as the colors that common chemical compounds produce and different types of fireworks. Campers will enjoy making their own mini-fireworks such as black snakes and sparklers while learning about safety and chemistry.

March 13 — My-crobiobial Friend: Gain a better understanding of what we’re made of, or rather what we’re covered with at the iTEC microbiology day camp. Campers will learn about bacteria, viruses and parasites. Conduct fun experiments and feel like a scientist.

March 14 — What’s the Weather? Campers will learn about unusual and severe extreme weather conditions such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and thunder and lightning, while exploring what causes them such as temperature and pressure.

March 15 — Magical Science: Discover science concepts such as buoyancy, density, energy, pressure, electricity and chemical reactions by doing fascinating experiments that look like magic. Learn that what many might believe is “magic” can be explained with science.

Sixth – Eighth Grades Schedule

March 11-15 — Green City Challenge: The Green City is a beautiful and prosperous city with many ideas for creating a perfect environment for families and businesses. Years of hard work have gone into developing the Green City waste disposal system and sources of renewable energy to secure a sustainable future. The students’ mission will be to build and program a NXT robot that can collect as many of the dilithium crystals as possible and use them to energize the Green City.

To register for a camp, click HERE. For more information, call 210-458-5081.

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