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  • Focus Academy (Gr 3-8)

    REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT TAKEN ON THIS SITE. Please see details after class descriptions below. Focus Academy  - Week of August 5-9 Focus Academy is excited to announce a partnership with Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development (CTD). Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development is a non-profit center within the School of Education and Social Policy. It has been serving gifted students and their families for over 35 years. Their unique, research-driven summer programs provide challenging and enriching courses for academically talented students grade 3 through grade 8. Predators in our Ecosystems: From Gruesome to UsefulHow might having one of the dirtiest mouths in the animal kingdom help the Komodo dragon survive? Our planet's predators are fearsome, fascinating, and full of the unexpected. In this zoological exploration, students study predators across multiple phylum, from the well-known to the weirdly wonderful. Through readings, videos, research, and hands-on activities, analyze the factors that make Earth's predators successful and important to their ecosystems, and identify possible solutions to keeping our endangered carnivores on the hunt. Crisis Averted: Engineering Our Environment     Gr 5-6 Human beings impact the natural world around them in many ways. In this collaborative, project-based class, students explore the positive and negative impacts of human activity on our complex ecosystems. From using electric cars to rebuilding reefs from recycled oyster shells, students research what engineers and environmentalists are already doing, and use their newfound knowledge to engineer their own solutions to real environmental issues.  Forensic Science     Gr 7-8 Forensic Scientists use skills and techniques that come from a variety of disciplines--logic, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and technology--to solve mysteries.  Utilizing mini-lectures, in-class discussion and hands-on activities, students collect, preserve and analyze crime scene evidence. Experiments and fieldwork provide perfect venues for learning scientific methods, lab procedures and techniques.  Labs may include trace analysis of hair, fiber, stain, epithelial cells, fingerprints and DNA. Focus Academy Details  YOU CAN NOT REGISTER ON THIS SITE. Class titles are links for each course. (It may take a while to load.)  Cost is $495/class.  There is no early bird discount for these classes. Register based on the grade your child will enter in the fall (2019-2020). Time: 9 am - 4 pm with an hour break for lunch from 12-1 pm. Breakfast: supervised, free, 8:45-9 am. Lunch: supervised, free,12-1 pm.  Location: Robbinsdale Middle School, 3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale 55422   (note: this is a change from the location listed in the catalog) Transportation: Students may ride the Summer Academy bus in the morning but will need to be picked up at Robbinsdale Middle School at the end of the day. Register for transportation at ced.rdale.org/transportation no later than July 8. Questions?  Call 763-504-6990 weekdays 8 am - 4 pm
  • Junior Robotics at Zachary Lane

    21st Century Robotics Enrichment using LEGO® bricks. Each {YEL!} Junior Robotics class follows four basic components: •Teach It!… Each class students are taught the basic STEM engineering concepts behind each project; •Build It!… Students use LEGO® bricks to build an walking giant, ferocious lion, terrible pterodactyl and more. •Program It!…Then they program that project to walk, roar, flap its wings and more using drag and drop icon-based software. •Play It!…Finally they play with their project, modify it, create extensions and have fun working with it.Visit our website for more information: YELKids.comLEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.

               Summer Fun Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education is bringing the summer fun to you. Join us for THRIVE - a STEM based youth enrichment program located at a school near you.Area schools will be hosting grade school and middle school youth for fun games and engaging projects. Community Ed staff will lead activities like building shelters, making noise makers, and perfecting a slime recipe. You don't need to attend any of these schools during the school year, to participate in this program.Move your bodies, stretch your minds, make new friends, and have a lot of FUN! June 10 - August 22 (No THRIVE the week of July 4th) The fee to attend Thrive is $10 for EACH location. The fee to attend at ALL locations is $40. Time: 1-2:30 PM Days and locations: Mondays         FAIR at Pilgrim LaneTuesdays        Neill ElementaryWednesdays   Lakeview ElementaryThursdays       Forest ElementaryQUESTIONS? Call us at 763-504-6990.