Cooking up Science - Experience the fun of learning science
and math concepts with food. Find out
what happens when you combine liquids, how to make raisins dance. Create a "fruit battery", build a
lava lamp while learning electricity, chemical changes and more new experiments.
Finch Tales (grades 1&2) Did you know that Robots and writing go
together? Meet Finch, a powerful robot that can become a character in your next
story. Will Finch become a race car, a soccer player or something else? Work
with your friends to program a robot, write a story, and build a cool
background for your Finch to star in. Finch can dance, make music, light up and
Forensics - learn
how to fingerprint, analyze handwriting, spot the difference between real and
counterfeit money, collect evidence, and solve a mystery!
Robot Zoo - What dances, eats, and lights up? Robot animals created
by you and your friends for the Downingtown Robot Petting Zoo! Design, build,
and program your own artistic animal robot using art materials and robotics.
Learn advanced tricks to make your robot animals move in unexpected ways.
Digital Photography - explore your interest in photography while
learning proper techniques for capturing and saving the best photos
possible. Use photo editing software to
create appealing, quality digital photos. (MC6, DMS, LMS)
Engineering - This course offers
engaging, project-based and FUN engineering activities. Use imaginations and skills to build bridges,
cars and other "engineered" objects. (MC6, DMS)
Engineering 2 – more advanced concepts
and projects. Learn about aerodynamics,
potential and kinetic energy and more as you design and engineer solutions to
Programming - Learn programming techniques with MIT’s “Scratch” language to create stories, games, and animations. Student's programs will also be accessible at home on any computer with an internet connection. Students who already attended “Scratch” will be able to extend their skills with more challenging projects. (MC6, DMS, LMS)
Robotics - Students build LEGO robots
and use software to plan, test and modify their robot's behavior. (MC6, LMS)
Please update your child's current grade when you register.
Fees: $140 per
program $70 per
program for students eligible for or participating in Free & Reduced Lunch program
increasing your registration payment for this session as a tax deductible
donation to support our scholarship efforts.
Just $10 or $20 can make a difference!
A minimum enrollment of 8 is required for a class to run. Full
refunds are issued for programs cancelled by DCEF. Refunds will be given up to one week prior to
the start of the session minus $10 administrative fee. Credit toward another program session will be
given for withdrawals after the start of the program session - no refunds. Parents are responsible for to picking up children on time. (parents will be charged $5.00 for every 10
minutes you are late beyond the end of the program.)