FUN WITH STEAM

Pre-registration 9/11/17 - 9/21/17 *

 $80 for 6 week class

Wednesdays 3 - 4 PM

September 27 - November 1

 

1st - 3rd Grade Class
  • Fun and interactive activities provide an introduction to the concepts of 3D printing, coding and circuits.  Each week students will explore a new activity.  Class content is the same as last year.
  • Taught by Mrs. Boayes
  • Class size is limited to 20
  • Meets in Room 11
           
4th - 6th Grade Class
  • Uses LittleBits to expose students to design thinking, engineering, prototyping and circuits. Students will design and build one project to present to other students.
  • Taught by Mrs. Franz and Ms. Diaz
  • Class size is limited to 15
  • Meets in Room 13



*Participants will be chosen by lottery with priority given to those who are on the wait list. Students who are admitted to the class will receive an email by 9/22/17 with payment instructions.  Students who have not paid prior to September 27th start date will forfeit their spot in the class.

Registration is now closed.  

Contact Jamie Do or Tiffany Petroc if you have questions: futurecoders@lcepta.org.

 

 


 


Our friends over at PCY's STEAM Program have graciously opened many of their STEAM activities up to LCE students and families. PCY’s STEAM Program aims to highlight the practical, tangible side of science. Science doesn’t just exist in a textbook – there are real life applications to what students learn in school. Students learn best – and their curiosity is piqued – when they see science in action. Below are this year’s offerings. The events are either uniquely tailored for our group (i.e. not available to the general public) or offered to us at a discounted rate. You are encouraged to participate in as many as your schedule will allow. Siblings are always welcome regardless of whether they attend LCE. 


Science Night Out

Through our Science Night Out series, we host speakers from our community to present on the
role science plays in their professional lives. Previous speakers have included a CSI, firefighters, an orthopedic
surgeon, and professionals in the 3D printing and augmented reality spaces.  Science Night Out begins at 5:30pm in front of the PCY MPR with pizza and a mini engineering challenge to warm those sharp little brains up. At 6pm, we move to the MPR for a speaker (40-45 minutes, including Q&A), and we often end with a hands-on experience. It’s dinner and a show – and it’s educational. All programs are free, and no RSVP is necessary. Mark your calendars now for:

 

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017: The Future is Bright: Harnessing the Sun’s Energy, featuring Joe Cannon. As solar panels become less expensive and capable of generating more power, solar energy is becoming a more commercially viable alternative source of electricity. During this talk, you will learn more about the solar energy, how we capture sunlight and convert it into electricity, and what the future of solar power may hold.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017: Disaster Master! How Technology is Used in Disaster Relief, featuring Rashmi Menon and Kristin Blomstrom from Parsons in Pasadena. Natural disasters sometimes happen. Science and technology have been driving forces in disaster relief efforts – come learn how STEM can help save lives, homes, and communities, and gain valuable insights for your own disaster preparedness plan!
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018: All the Good Chemistry Stories Argon: Science in Mystery Writing, featuring a brilliant panel of mystery writers: Anne Louise Bannon, Paula Bernstein, and Sheila Lowe. Mystery writers want to be scientifically and medically accurate even in their fictional works. Sometimes this means drawing upon their background as doctors, scientists, or forensic handwriting experts – and this sometimes requires them to do some research. Join us to learn how writers use science in their fictional works!
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018: Sleep with the (Zebra) Fishes, featuring Caltech professor David Prober, The Godfather of Sleep Research, on what we know about the body’s mysterious need for – and inability to avoid – sleep. Dr. Prober will discuss how we know when fish are sleeping (they can’t close their eyes!), his lab’s discoveries, using the zebrafish as a model, and the implications of those discoveries in humans.

 

STEAM Activity Nights

Because kids learn by doing, our STEAM Activity Nights offer meaningful opportunities for students to get hands-on science. Past themes have included the science of sound, experimenting with physics by building roller coasters, and a sampling of engineering disciplines. We are thrilled that PCY alumna and current LCHS student Caroline Higa will return to PCY on Thursday, January 18, 2018 with a new set of experiments and STEM stations to captivate all of our young engineers. And, for our STEAM Activity Night on Thursday, March 15, 2018, PCY parent Martha Kirouac has put together a series of stations that is almost as brilliant as she is. (Almost.) Join us for pizza at 5:30pm and STEAM Activity Nights from 6-7pm in the PCY MPR. All programs are free, and no RSVP is necessary.

 

Extracurricular Science & Arts Field Trips

Textbook and classroom learning is enhanced through outside experiences.  In addition to our evening Science Night Out speaker events and hands-on STEAM Activity Nights, we have curated group events designed to bring science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math to the forefront. Join us for:

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 8pm (Caltech): The Alley Cats, a comical doo-wop a capella group that offers a fun musical experience (heavy on music from the 50s and 60s) for the entire family, present their holiday program, Jingle Bell Rock. $37 adults, $10 children. Purchase tickets by Thursday, September 28th by placing a check made payable to "Nina Ries" (with "STEAM Field Trips" written in the notes section) in the STEAM box in the front office. 
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 11am (Disney Concert Hall): The LA Philharmonic’s Symphonies for Youth concerts offer the experience of the LA Phil with the fantasy of theater to introduce kids to classical music. This event features Stravinsky’s breakthrough piece, The Firebird. The concert is preceded by a choice of workshops. $21 per person (regularly $31). The registration deadline has passed for this event.  
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 10am (Los Angeles Police Museum): Learn about the history of crime solving and how technology has brought changes to police work as a retired police officer leads us on a tour of the LA Police Museum! Adults and teens $10, 0-12 free.  Purchase tickets by Monday, December 18th by placing a check made payable to "Nina Ries" (with "STEAM Field Trips" written in the notes section) in the STEAM box in the front office. 
  • Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 3pm (Gamble House in Pasadena): Architecture is a perfect marriage of engineering and art. Hear more about this from our exclusive speaker, and tour the Gamble House with a knowledgeable docent. $10 per person.  Purchase tickets by Thursday, February 15th by placing a check made payable to "Nina Ries" (with "STEAM Field Trips" written in the notes section) in the STEAM box in the front office. 
  • Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 7:30pm (USC): The USC Thornton Symphony and USC Thornton Choral Artists join forces to perform one of the great masterworks of late Classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, including a full chorus singing “Ode to Joy.” Free. RSVP directly using this link.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 8pm (Caltech): The Capitol Steps is political satire at its best! Enjoy musically- inclined staffers mocking every policy and politicians from both sides of the aisle. This event consistently sells out, so buy your tickets soon! Adults $40, youth $10. Purchase tickets by Thursday, September 28th by placing a check made payable to "Nina Ries" (with "STEAM Field Trips" written in the notes section) in the STEAM box in the front office. 
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 10am (Pasadena Museum of History): tour of and talk by exhibit curator about the museum’s STEAM exhibit, Dreaming the Universe, which explores the history of science fiction in Southern California from 1930 to 1980, and how it interacted with the advances of science, the changes in technology, and shifts in American society. $5 per person. Purchase tickets by Tuesday, April 10th by placing a check made payable to "Nina Ries" (with "STEAM Field Trips" written in the notes section) in the STEAM box in the front office.