Kid and Teen Academy

Fall 2018 Community Education Courses

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For a printable PDF of the FallWorkforce Development and Community Education course book, please click here.

STEM Scholarship for Kids/Teen

This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) 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 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.

If you are interested in applying for the STEM scholarship for your child, please contact Maria C. Kotary at (518) 595-1101, ext. 4 or kotarymc@sunysccc.edu with any questions or concerns. This scholarship is only for students wishing to take STEM courses.

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



Kid and Teen Academy

INTRODUCTION TO HORSEBACK RIDING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
CRN# 91131
CFP 335-51
September 20 – October 25
Thursdays
4-5 p.m.

Fee: $185
This course will be taught at the New Horizons Stables, located at 586 Pearse Road, Schenectady, N.Y., 12309.
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. Don’t miss this opportunity – class size is limited. Click here to register.

VOICE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
CRN# 91092
CFP 306-51
September 10 – December 3
By Appointment

Fee: $225
Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Students should be 6-17 years of age. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

PIANO LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
CRN# 90867
CFP 300-51
September 10 – December 3
By Appointment

Fee: $225
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 ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Rebecca Schmid, who has taught at Brown School of Music and currently teaches at Joyful Noise School of Music. Click here to register.

GUITAR LESSONS FOR KIDS
CRN# 91091
CFP 305-01
September 10 – December 3
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 ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. 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.

LEGO® BRIXOLOGY - BOATS
CRN# 91388
CFP 978-51
Tuesday, October 2
6-7 p.m.

Fee: $35
Students (grades K-5) will create a sea-worthy vessel as they learn about nautical engineering. They will build and test a boat powered by potential and kinetic energy and then try changing specific variables to improve speed, buoyancy and stability. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

NASA – SPACE TECHNOLOGY
CRN# 91819
CFP 950-01
Tuesday, October 16
6-7 p.m.

Fee: $35
Students will explore space-related technologies used on Earth. They will steer a laser beam through a laser maze, find hidden mountains using the principles of radar technology and discover the technological advances that improve our exploration of the universe. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

RADICAL ROBOTS
CRN# 91816
CFP 927-51
Tuesday, November 6
6-7 p.m.

Fee: $35
In this course students will become wrapped up in the world of robotics. They will control an automaton through sound and make a soccer robot score a goal. They will also build their own robot hand – a human-like end effector. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

DETECTIVE SCIENCE
CRN# 91817
CFP 928-51
Tuesday, November 20
6-7 p.m.

Fee: $35
In this course students will discover how science is used to solve real crimes. They will watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this exciting exploration of the fundamentals of forensics. Students will take home their very own Child Identification Kit. 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) to offer the following STEM courses.
The courses will be taught at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, N.Y., 12308.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

TOYS! THE INSIDE STORY
CRN# 91822
CFP 932-01
Grades K-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $75
Tinker with toys, gizmos and gadgets. Students will create their own toys to take home. They will explore the science of toy chemistry though slime. They will also discover what wacky reactions happen when you mix substances together. Click here to register.

TOYS! THE INSIDE STORY
CRN# 91823
CFP 932-02
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $75
Tinker with toys, gizmos and gadgets. Students will create their own toys to take home. They will explore the science of toy chemistry though slime. They will also discover what wacky reactions happen when you mix substances together. Click here to register.


Thursday, December 27, 2018

ALL ABOUT TRAINS
CRN# 91383
CFP 973-01
Grades K-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $75
Be a train conductor at miSci. Students will investigate steam, electrical, and maglev trains. They will experiment with trains in their holiday train exhibit. Click here to register.

SPACE ACADEMY – EXPLORATION MARS
CRN# 91375
CFP 951-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $90
Students will become part of a science team that is working to launch a mission to Mars. As they become part of an elite team of “engineers and astronauts” students will work together to conduct a variety of experiments to learn about the surface of Mars and its atmosphere. This class is all hands-on. Click here to register.


Friday, December 28, 2018

SPACE ACADEMY – LUNAR BLAST OFF
CRN# 91820
CFP 998-01
Grades K-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $90
Blast off on a journey of a lifetime. Students will work as a specialized crew to design an experiment that will help them understand their mission. They will travel aboard the International Space Station onto a Space Craft where they will conduct scientific experiments like NASA astronauts. This class is all hands-on! Click here to register.

SPACE EXPLORERS
CRN# 91818
CFP 930-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $75
Dr. Valerie Rapson of the Dudley Observatory at miSci will help students learn about the sun and planets in our solar system through kinesthetic activities and the construction of scale models. Click here to register.

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

CREATE IT!
CRN# 11749
Grades K-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $75
What’s the difference between an invention and a discovery? In this one-day class students will learn about the important inventions of the past and test their engineering skills. Students will get to submit an invention of their own to the miSci’s Invention Convention. Click here to register.

INVENTION LAB
CRN#91386
CFP 976-51
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $275
Do you have a great idea? What’s the difference between a patent and a trademark? Students in this innovative workshop will learn about the history of inventions. They will design and create their own prototype model of their own invention and submit it to the miSci’s Invention Convention. Click here to register.