Hancock Offers Summer Science Classes for Kids

Classes offered in Santa Maria and at VAFB

JUNE 10, 2013 -- Allan Hancock College Community Education will offer science classes for kids this summer at its Santa Maria campus and at Vandenberg AFB.  Classes begin as early as June 15.

In Santa Maria, a class in Math/Engineering/Computer Science is offered Monday through Thursday, June 17-27, from 9 a.m. to noon for students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grades in the fall.  Students explore various areas of math, engineering and science not normally taught in the K-12 classroom.  Kids also design and build their own solar-powered vehicle, program a computer game and learn the ancient Egyptian system of mathematics.  Fees apply.

Also offered on the Santa Maria campus is a new class – Inside the Human Body – in which students explore the human body’s systems, including how we breathe and how the heart works.  The class meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16 and 17, from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 12-15, and on July 23 and 24 for ages 9-11.  Fees apply.

At the Vandenberg AFB Endeavor Center, classes in Rocketry introduce students to NASA’s space programs and missions.  Students will learn about gravity and atmosphere and how to apply the laws of motion to space flight.  They will also build and launch their own model rocket.  Classes meet on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 8-11, and on June 22 for ages 12-15.  Fees apply.

In Astronomy & Telescopes, students learn about the cosmos, planets and asteroids; how to use different types of telescopes; and even build their own refractor telescope.  Classesmeet on Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 8-11, and on July 20 for ages 12-15 at the Endeavor Center.  Fees apply.

These classes were developed with the support of a Hispanic Serving Institution STEM & Articulation program from the U.S. Department of Education.

Register in person at Community Education (bldg. S) on the Santa Maria campus.  For complete class information and fees, go online to www.hancockcollege.edu and click Class Search, select the Summer 2013 term, then Community Service/Fee-Based.  Print copies of the summer 2013 Spectrum schedule of Community Education classes are also available at all campus locations.  Questions?  Call (805) 922-6966 ext. 3209.

- AHC -

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Last Modified Nov 21, 2014