From engineering to video-game making, Macomb Community College offers fun learning opportunities for elementary-age children

– Monday, August 26, 2013 1:00AM

Looking for something for the kids to do on weekends throughout the fall?  Macomb Community College has added nine new courses, which provide engaging learning activities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) areas, to its College 4 Kids (C4K) program.  The C4K program offers a variety of courses for ages three and up.   New courses include: 

Junior Engineering I Grades 1-3:  Children use LEGO® component parts to make simple moving machines.

Collision Cars Grades 4-8:  Students use unique LEGO® kits to build a variety of battling machines.

Junior Vehicle Engineering Grades 1-3:  Students build and modify vehicles including concept cars and construction machines using LEGO® kits.

Vehicle Engineering Grades 4-8:  Using LEGO® kits, students build up to 13 different motorized vehicles.

Video Game Making Grades 4-8:  Students learn to design and modify their own arcade-style video games.

Video Game Making Ages 10 and up:  Through this online course, students use their home computers (Windows-based only) to make video games.

Environmental Science Exploration Ages 10 and up:  This class explores the interaction between water, land and air on earth, and the impact that humans have on the environment.

Wonder of Water Ages 8-9, 10 and up:  Students study the water cycle, sources of drinking water, water pollution and water conservation.

Science Magic in My Kingdom Grades K-3:  Students explore science of the Middle Ages.

To register for these and other C4K courses, go online to www.macomb.edu/continuinged.com or call 586.445.7225.

About Macomb Community College

 Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu)  is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan.  The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities. 

Media Contact: Tish Wirth, 586.445.7560, wirthp@macomb.edu

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