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Science Center Summer Program Preview June 14, 2013

Posted by Sean Musselman in Science Center.
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The Burlington Science Center’s first ever summer program is not far away! We wanted to give students and their parents a warm welcome and quick introduction to what sorts of projects we’ll be exploring during the final two weeks of July. Please share the introductory video below with your enrolled students. In the video you will hear a call for recyclable supplies that will play important roles in researching, planning and constructing some of our personally designed technology. We hope that everyone can come with most of the listed items (not the end of the world if you can’t, but it would help us cut down on our environmental footprint!)

Ms. Marsh and Mrs. Sheppard from the Fox Hill Elementary School have been kind enough to join us during our engineering adventures this summer. They both have tremendous experience with “STEM” centered learning, and will be fabulous mentors to our program participants. In addition to these teachers we  have two high school volunteers who will be supporting classroom activities as assistants to the teachers. We are still looking for one more high school volunteer so if your child has an older sibling who might be interested in such volunteer work please have them contact the Science Center immediately!

A field trip has been planned to the Mill Pond Reservoir and its water treatment facility to give students an opportunity to experience how real-world water filtration techniques are applied to the reservoir water to make it safe and drinkable. A field trip form will be required to be completed beforehand, the likes of which can be downloaded and printed here. Please print and bring on the first day of summer school. If you can not print the form we will have some forms on hand at the school for you to complete after initial registration and check in.

One additional heads up: the classrooms sent out for each student in the original letters home have been revised. On the first day of the program second graders will report to Mrs. Sheppard, third graders to Ms. Marsh, and fourth graders to Mr. Musselman. We will rearrange and hand out the official classroom assignments from there.

Please contact the Science Center at 781-270-1835 and ask for Mr. Musselman if you have any additional questions. We look forward to a fantastic two weeks of planning, designing, building, and improving with our students!


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