STEM Camps

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Summer Biotechnology Boot Camps

Summer Biotechnology Boot Camps

July 11-13, 2017 for grades 6-8 Biotech Boot Camp: 
Students will learn how to use the tools of biotechnology, separate molecules, quantify proteins, and insert DNA into bacteria.
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July 18-20, 2017 for grades 9-10 Biotech Boot Camp: 
Students will make solutions, analyze DNA, purify proteins, separate molecules, transform bacteria, and clone DNA fragments.
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July 25-27, 2017 for grades 11-12 Biotech Boot Camp:
Students will produce reagents, amplify DNA by the Polymerase Chain Reaction, detect Genetically Modified DNA in corn chips, and analyze proteins by Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis.
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Summer Coding Camps

June 6-7, 2017 for grades 5-6
Kids can start programming in elementary school! Scratch, an object-oriented programming language is capable of doing all sorts of computer tasks, even designing or modifying classic video games!
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June 27- June 29, 2017 for grades 9-12
This summer, at the San Joaquin County Office of Education, high school students will learn how to program in Scratch and Python on a Raspberry Pi to make their own system and their own game.
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July 18-19, 2017 for grades 7-8
This Coding Camp will expose students in grades 6-8 to the basic computer programming/coding skills. They will also have the opportunity to work with NetLogo which is a multi-agent programmable modeling environment to create their own simulations.
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Engineering and Robotics

LEGO WeDo Challenge for Grades 2-5
This workshop will present building and coding challenges as students have fun learning to build and program LEGO We Do robotic devices. Engineering concepts and creating computer code will be explored to design and program robots.
Grades 2-5, 9:00 - 10:30, M - Th, July 24 - 27
(15) student maximum $90
This session is full but we are taking names for a waiting list. Please call 209.468.4880

Exploring Robotics with the LEGO EV3
This is a fun, introductory class using the powerful Mindstorms LEGO EV3 robotics system. Students will explore electrical and engineering concepts, build various robots with different sensors, and use the computer to program their robots to respond to sensors and perform desired tasks.
Grades 5-8, 9:00 - 12:00, M - Th, June 26 - 29
(15) student maximum $180
This session is full but we are taking names for a waiting list. Please call 209.468.4880

Coding for the Arduino
In this class, we will learn the basic concepts of writing code for the Arduino, an inexpensive, hobby microcontroller. We will have fun experimenting with wiring a breadboard and controlling LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes).
Grades 6-12, 9:00-12:00, Wed - Fri, July 7 - 9
(12) student maximum $135
This session is full but we are taking names for a waiting list. Please call 209.468.4880

To learn more about the Office of Science and STEM Integration/Innovation S²I ², visit www.sjcoescience.org.