July 20, 2012
Weeklong program taught math, science, technology and leadership
Blinn College hosted its final Kids College session of the summer this week. This week’s theme was “Where are the Wild Things?” The program taught students math, science, technology and leadership.
Blinn College’s Schulenburg campus completed its second and final Kids College session of the summer today.
This week’s program was built around a “Where are the Wild Things?” theme inspired by Maurice Sendak’s children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are.” Students met at the Blinn campus for hands-on learning in the areas of math, science, technology and leadership.
Thirty-eight students from seven different schools participated in the session. Students got to create their own videos of the book, learned about the various parts of the brain and the senses and emotions they control, made kaleidoscopes and participated in leadership activities with SWIFT AmeriCorps students. Students also got to build their very own “Wild Things” and constructed land boats from recycled materials.
The June session of Kids College included an Olympics 2012 theme. In the math portion of the program, students learned about estimating distance, weight and volume using the metric system. Students also learned about energy and electricity, and the SWIFT AmeriCorps team guided the students through various leadership exercises.
In the science segment, the students created Rube Goldberg projects, building complex machines from household items to perform simple tasks. On the final day of the program, family members were invited to join the students for lunch in the Student Center and view a video review of the week’s events.