Kid and Teen Academy

Fall 2017 Community Education Courses

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Kid and Teen Academy
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For a printable PDF of the FallWorkforce Development and Community Education course book, please click here.
For the online list of Community Educations courses and their locations, click here.

STEM Scholarship for Kids/Teen

This STEM scholarship was established in 2017 by SIM (Society for Information Management) Albany.  As part of its efforts to give back to the local community, SIM looks for opportunities to collaborate and work with academic institutions and non-profit organizations that promote STEM through their programs.

The STEM scholarship will be awarded to students interested in attending classes through the SUNY SCCC Workforce Development and Community Education’s Kid and Teen Academy. The intention of the scholarship is to make it possible for economically disadvantaged students to take STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classes by funding some or all of the cost of a class. The number of awards and award amount may vary based on the number of applicants and the type of class they are pursuing. Please contact Maria C. Kotary at (518) 595-1101, ext. 4 or kotarymc@sunysccc.edu with any questions or concerns.

Please click here for the STEM Scholarship for Kids/Teens Application.



Kid and Teen Academy


DRIVER EDUCATION
CRN# 91402   
CFP 303-51
Tuesdays, September 12 – January 2    
6:30-8 p.m.

Fee: $495
The NYS Driver Education Program provides 24 hours of classroom time, 6 hours of actual driving experience and 18 hours of in-car observation. Students must be at least 16 years of age and must have a valid NYS Learner’s permit or a NYS Driver’s License. Students must attend all scheduled classes in order to successfully complete the course and be eligible to receive the MV285 certificate (the Blue Card). Students who complete this course will be eligible for the “Class D” driver’s license when they are 17. Driving time will be scheduled individually with the student. The classroom portion of this course will be taught by John Ferrucci, who has taught Driver’s Education for 10+ years. The in-car instruction will be taught by Bell’s Driving School. Click here to register.

VOICE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
CRN# 91092
CFP 306-51
September 18 – December 4
By Appointment

Fee: $115
Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Students should be 6-17 years of age. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Peter Waite, an alumnus of the SUNY SCCC School of Music. Mr. Waite is the Choral Director at Mekeel Christian Academy and Piano/Voice/Composition Instructor at the Performance School of the Arts. He has an active private lesson studio instructing on composition, music theory and vocal/piano instruction to students of all ages. Click here to register.

PIANO LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
CRN# 90867   
CFP 300-51    
September 18 – December 4    
By Appointment   

Fee: $215
This course, designed especially for beginners ages 6-17, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

GUITAR LESSONS FOR KIDS
CRN# 91091
CFP 305-01
September 18 – December 4    
By Appointment

Fee: $275
This course, designed especially for beginners ages 6-17, will include fundamental instruction in reading notes, strumming chords to songs, and technical development. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own guitars. This course is taught by Paul Quigley, Adjunct in the SUNY SCCC School of Music. Click here to register.

INTRODUCTION TO HORSEBACK RIDING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
CRN# 91131   
CFP 335-01   
Thursdays, September 28 – November 2    
4-5 p.m.

Fee: $185
Students, ages 6-13 years, will have an opportunity to take introductory level riding lessons that allow them to bond with their horse and focus on proper technique and safety. Riders are grouped according to riding ability with no experience necessary. Students are asked to wear boots or shoes with a heel, appropriate riding attire such as jeans or comfortable pants and no loose clothing. Riding helmets will be provided to all students, but students are also welcome to bring their own. Students will ride in one of the Capital District’s largest indoor arenas - the New Horizons Stables, located at 586 Pearse Road in Schenectady. Don’t miss this opportunity – class size is limited. Click here to register.

WONDER LEAGUE ROBOTICS
CRN# 91447   
CFP 984-51   
Wednesdays, October 4 – November 1    
6-7 p.m.    

Fee: $55
Learn to code. These educational robots walk students (grades 2-5) through coding using fun interactive games where students build and test their skills in math and help them to think further to solve their interactive games. This course is taught by Club Scientific. Click here to register.

LEGO BRIXOLOGY - VEHICLES
CRN# 91388   
CFP 978-51   
Wednesday, October 4
6-7 p.m.    

Fee: $35
Get in gear as an automotive engineer. Students (grades K-5) will build a motorized vehicle and learn how to optimize it. They will use wheels, axles and gears to reduce friction and make it work better. Students will shift things into a higher gear to get a hands-on understanding of transmissions and gear rations. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

NASA – LIVING IN SPACE
CRN# 91349   
CFP 979-51   
Wednesday, October 11    
6-7 p.m.    

Fee: $35
Students (grades K-5) will set out on a mission to experience life in space. They will investigate astronaut training, mobility and life
support and form a ground control and a space mission team to make space station repairs. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

MOVIE EFFECTS
CRN# 91350   
CFP 980-51 
Wednesday, October 18     
6-7 p.m.  
 
Fee: $35
Grab your popcorn but don’t sit back. Students (grades K-5) will learn firsthand how advances in science and technology make our favorite special effects possible. It’s Einstein meets Spielberg in a class of 3…2…1…Action! This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

SCIENCE OF MAGIC
CRN# 91351   
CFP 981-51  
Wednesday, October 25   
6-7 p.m.  
 
Fee: $35
Students (grades K-5) will learn about the science behind magicians. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

THE OREGON TRAIL
CRN# 91353   
CFP 983-01  
Wednesday, November 22    
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  

Fee: $65
Students (grades K-5) will be introduced to the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal and muscular systems. In this course, students will learn about some of the body’s most important parts: the heart, lungs, stomach, brain and more. They will listen to their hearts, build models of their lungs and muscles, and observe the life-like replicas of real organs. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
CRN# 91352   
CFP 982-01   
Wednesday, November 22   
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.    

Fee: $65
Students (grades K-5) will learn about observation and its importance as part of the scientific method. A mock crime scene will be examined, with information presented in many formats. Students will have the challenge of sorting and sifting through the data in an effort to “solve” the crime. Several forensic techniques will be taught and employed by the students. At the end of the day, students will recap the information they learned and the methods they used to ascertain what really happened. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.


FALL COURSES WITH miSCI

SUNY SCCC is partnering with the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) in order to offer the following STEM courses. The courses will be taught at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, N.Y., 12308.

Friday, December 22, 2017 – Use the Force Day

MAGIC OF THE FORCE
CRN# 91405   
CFP 366-01
Grades K-2   
9 a.m.-12 p.m.    

Fee: $40
Soar into the science of Star Wars movies. Will the force be with you? Learn how forces act on the Earth and in outer space. Investigate the magic of invisibility and the power of lights and lasers. Click here to register.

LIGHTS AND LASERS
CRN# 91403   
CFP 352-51 
Grades K-2  
1-4 p.m.    

Fee: $40
What are lasers used for? Discover how to split a laser beam and investigate the properties of light and color. Students will also make a spectroscope.

PHYSICS OF THE FORCE
CRN# 91407   
CFP 368-01 
Grades 3-5  
9 a.m.-12 p.m.    

Fee: $40
Calling all Jedi. Students will determine if the science in the Star Wars movies is real. They will investigate the laws of physics and light properties to determine if light sabers, holograms and levitating vehicles could really exist. Click here to register.

LIGHTS AND LASERS
CRN# 91404   
CFP 352-52
Grades 3-5 
1-4 p.m.    

Fee: $40
What are lasers used for? Discover how to split a laser beam and investigate the properties of light and color. Students will also make a spectroscope. Click here to register.


Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - Chemistry Day

KOOKY CHEMISTRY
CRN# 91381   
CFP 972-51  
Grades K-2
1-4 p.m.  

Fee: $40
Create exciting experiments in our classroom lab. Students will learn about the tools and techniques chemists use to mix ingredients and chemicals to create mind blowing reactions. Explore physical and chemical reactions, chromatography and polymers. Click here to register.

KOOKY CHEMISTRY
CRN# 91382   
CFP 972-52 
Grades 3-5 
1-4 p.m.   

Fee: $40
Create exciting experiments in our classroom lab. Students will learn about the tools and techniques chemists use to mix ingredients and chemicals to create mind blowing reactions. Explore physical and chemical reactions, chromatography and polymers.  Click here to register.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - Bots and Astronomy Day

TWINKLING STARS
CRN# 91406   
CFP 367-01 
Grades K-2     
9 a.m.-12 p.m.    

Fee: $40
Star light, star bright, what are stars made out of? Students will investigate outer space, identify constellations, and explore the planets in our solar system. Click here to register.
 
ROBOTS @ WORK
CRN# 91408   
CFP 389-51   
Grades K-2
1-4 p.m.    

Fee: $40
What is a robot? Students will compare robots in science fiction movies, cartoons, and in the real science world. They will experiment with robot hands and build their own simple robots that move. Click here to register.        

SPACE ACADEMY: EXPLORATION STATION
CRN# 91375   
CFP 954-01   
Grades 3-5   
9 a.m.-12 p.m.   

Fee: $45
“Space Station, this is Mission Control we are testing the communication link.” Imagine you are a science team that is working to launch a probe into a comet. Students will be part of an elite team of engineers and astronauts that will use a variety of experiments to learn more about how NASA personnel need to work together to have a successful mission experience. This is an all hands-on class.

EXPLODING SUPERNOVA
CRN# 91380   
CFP 966-51   
Grades 3-5   
1-4 p.m.   

Fee: $40
The biggest stars in the galaxy end their lives as supernova explosions. Students will learn about how the largest stars die in supernova explosions and which stars in the sky are next to go. They will also make a pulsar to take home. Click here to register.


Thursday, December 28, 2017 - Invention and Engineering Day

ALL ABOARD TRAINS
CRN# 91383   
CFP 973-01
Grades K-2      
9 a.m.-12 p.m.   

Fee: $40
Students will become conductors and make their own conductor hats. They will investigate steam, electrical and maglev trains. Students will also experiment with the trains in our holiday train exhibit. Click here to register.

BE AN INVENTOR
CRN# 91384   
CFP 974-51
Grades K-2      
1-4 p.m.   

Fee: $40
Did you know that Silly Putty was invented by an engineer from General Electric? Students will create their own silly putty, discover inventions from the past, and explore some silly inventions. Students can submit an invention of their own to miSci’s Invention Convention. Click here to register.

TRAIN TECHNOLOGY
CRN# 91385   
CFP 975-01 
Grades 3-5 
9 a.m.-12 p.m.   

Fee: $40
How fast can trains travel? How can trains turn around corners? Discover the science behind steam engines, electrical trains and maglev trains. Students will investigate the engineering of how trains turn as well as explore the trains in the Holiday Train exhibit. Click here to register.

INVENTION WORKSHOP
CRN# 91386   
CFP 976-51   
Grades 3-5   
1-4 p.m.

Fee: $40
What’s the difference between an invention and a discovery? Students will learn about important inventions of the past and test their engineering skills to design a hovercraft toy. Students can submit an invention of their own to miSci’s Invention Convention. Click here to register.

INNOVATION AND INVENTION
CRN# 91387
CFP 977-51
Grades 6-8   
1-4 p.m.

Fee: $40
Do you have a great idea? What’s the difference between a patent and a trademark?
Students in this class will learn about the history of inventions and design/create their own prototype model of their invention. Students can submit an invention of their own to miSci’s Invention Convention. Click here to register.

Friday, December 29, 2017 - Radio and the Force Day

SPACE ACADEMY: COSMIC KIDS
CRN# 91374   
CFP 953-01   
Grades 1-2
9 a.m.-12 p.m.    

Fee: $45
Students will travel aboard the International Space Station onto a Space Craft where they will conduct scientific experiments like NASA astronauts. This is an all hands-on class. Click here to register.

MAGIC OF THE FORCE
CRN# 91409   
CFP 366-51 
Grades K-2 
1-4 p.m.   
 
Fee: $40
Soar into the science of Star Wars movies. Will the force be with you? Learn how forces act on the Earth and in outer space. Investigate the magic of invisibility and the power of lights and lasers. Click here to register.

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
CRN# 91376  
CFP 961-01   
Grades 3-5   
9 a.m.-12 p.m.   

Fee: $40
Students will learn about how we use radio waves to talk to people far away. They will also build their own crystal radio. Click here to register.

PHYSICS OF THE FORCE
CRN# 91410   
CFP 368-51   
Grades 3-5
1-4 p.m.    

Fee: $40
Calling all Jedi. Students will determine if the science in the Star Wars movies is real. They will investigate the laws of physics and light properties to determine if light sabers, holograms and levitating vehicles could really exist. Click here to register.

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
CRN# 91377  
CFP 961-02  
Grades 6-8     
9 a.m.-12 p.m.   

Fee: $40
Students will learn about how we use radio waves to talk to people far way. They will also build their own crystal radio. Click here to register.

PHYSICS OF THE FORCE
CRN# 91411   
CFP 368-52  
Grades 6-8
1-4 p.m.    

Fee: $40
Calling all Jedi. Students will determine if the science in the Star Wars movies is real. They will investigate the laws of physics and light properties to determine if light sabers, holograms and levitating vehicles could really exist. Click here to register.