Archive for September, 2020

Virtual + hands-on at home STEM classes for girls ages 4-12

September 24, 2020 Leave a comment

Project Scientist invites girls ages 4 to 12 to register for STEM Club, a virtual learning program that includes online learning sessions and hands-on labs.

STEM Club participants have 90 minutes of live, online learning with an instructor each week. In addition, they’re shipped a lab kit each month that they use to explore that month’s scientific topic. (The themes for the next two sessions are elastic energy and sound.)

The classes are divided based by age — kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade, and 5th through 7th grade.

A two-month membership in STEM Club is $250. The registration deadline for the October session is Sept. 30, 2020.

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Online classes for grades 3-12 through Vanderbilt PTY

September 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Registration is now open for the Vanderbilt PTY Online Academy, month-long classes for students in grades 3 through 12. Students in the academy will meet together in an online classroom for around three hours per week, then complete assignments on their own.

Starting dates for class sessions are October 12, 2020; November 9, 2020; January 11, 2021; and February 8, 2021. Meeting days and times vary. (Pro tip: As you look at the schedule, bear in mind that all times listed are Central time, not Eastern.)

Course choices include law, debate, pop culture, psychology, ecology, film making, neuroscience, comedy, and many more.

Tuition is $250 per class. Need-based financial assistance may be available.

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This Wednesday: Learn about the animals of Georgia’s barrier islands

September 21, 2020 Leave a comment

Take a virtual tour of Georgia’s barrier islands with Dr. Tony Martin, a paleontologist and ichnologist (that means he studies the tracks and traces that animals leave behind; yes, I had to look it up). He’ll show examples of animal markings and talk about what we can learn from them.

The event will be this Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 12:15 p.m., on Facebook live (on the Tellus Museum Facebook page) and YouTube live (on Tellus Museum’s YouTube channel). It’s part of Tellus Museum’s ongoing “Lunch + Learn” series.

You’re invited to submit questions about fossils or tracks on the event page ahead of time.

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Emory Math Circle goes virtual this fall

September 8, 2020 Leave a comment

Emory Math Circle is a place for kids who think math is cool.

Students in grades 6 to 12 use games, puzzles and problems to look more deeply at how math works and discover fundamental advanced math concepts. Groups are taught by Ph.D. students from the Emory Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

This fall, Math Circle will meet on Saturdays — about twice a month — via Zoom.

Interested students have until September 16 to register. The program is free, although donations are appreciated.

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