2015 LOCKs Preschool Camp
Intended for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based, hands-on camps explore science and include STEM elements. Camps are held on the third Saturday of the month. View the LOCKs Preschool flyer here.
These 90-minute camps - led by Lowell educators - are offered at three times: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m, or 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Parents are able to explore topics in physics and astronomy with their children. Each child will receive a notebook for recording activities, which include science investigations, games, story time, music, engineering, art, and more!
|Jan 17||Force and Motion: Newton's 3rd Law||Children will build rockets to demonstrate Newton's 3rd Law.|
|Feb 21||Constellations: The Changing Sky||Children will participate in activities to learn about changes in the night sky.|
|Mar 21||Matter: Density||Children will construct a density tester.|
|Apr 18||Earth: Seasons||Children will perform investigations to understand seasonal changes.|
|May 16||Thermodynamics: Conduction, Convection and Radiation||Children will demonstrate different methods of heat transfer through experiments.|
|Jun 20||Sun: Life as a Star||Children will learn about our closest star, the Sun and view safely through a solar telescope.|
|July 18||Electricity and Magnetism: Simple Circuits||Children will construct simple circuits and observe how they work.|
|Aug 15||Moon: Phases of the Moon||Children will create a model to determine why the moon goes through phases.|
|Sep 19||Light and Optics: Telescopes||Children will build and operate telescopes.|
|Oct 17||Planets: The Planets Part III||Children will perform various experiments to learn about conditions on other planets.|
|Nov 21||Other Solar System Objects: Moons||Children will investigate the many natural satellites in our solar system.|
|Dec 19||Space Travel: Titan and Europa||Children will build a rover and simulate travel to other worlds.|