2020-12-06

View Courses - Newton's Attic

Jan
3
2020
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01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Kerbal Space Program (5th-8th) Afternoon
Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini–space program. They construct virtual rockets, launch them into orbit and attempt to do a variety of NASA like activities like dock with a space station, land on the moon, or attempt to mine an asteroid. Although this is a computer game, playing it is not as whimsical as one would think. Students must learn and apply some basic physics, math, engineering and even a little orbital mechanics as they attempt to become virtual test pilots and astronauts. It’s not just a kid’s computer game, it actually IS rocket science.

Co-ed
Instructor: Robert Mcgillivray
Seats Open : 10 of 10
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Jan
3
2020
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08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Kerbal Space Program (5th-8th) Morning
Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini–space program. They construct virtual rockets, launch them into orbit and attempt to do a variety of NASA like activities like dock with a space station, land on the moon, or attempt to mine an asteroid. Although this is a computer game, playing it is not as whimsical as one would think. Students must learn and apply some basic physics, math, engineering and even a little orbital mechanics as they attempt to become virtual test pilots and astronauts. It’s not just a kid’s computer game, it actually IS rocket science.

Co-ed
Instructor: Robert Mcgillivray
Seats Open : 10 of 10
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Jan
3
2020
f
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Rube Goldberg Machines (3rd-5th) Full Day
We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of household items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand finale. In this introductory class, young students learn how to engineer table top sized Rube Gold-bergs from all sorts of items found in the extensive collection of vintage parts at Newton’s Attic. So crank up your creativity, imagination, sense of humor, and get ready to learn about tool use, basic engineering and outside the box thinking in this entertaining and educational experience. * This class is oriented for grades 3-5. However, older students are welcome to register as long as they are aware they may be with younger students.

Co-ed
Instructor: Joel Damron
Seats Open : 8 of 8
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Jan
3
2020
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01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Christmas Chemistry (1st-3rd) Afternoon
New Chemistry Activities Designed with Christmas in Mind! This camp will expose students to the fun, and sometimes, bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. So, let’s all put on our safety glasses, lab aprons and rubber gloves and see what strange potions we can concoct. We will do different experiments each day of Christmas Break so students can take multiple days without repeating experiments.

Co-ed
Instructor: Adie Preston
Seats Open : 12 of 12
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Jan
3
2020
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08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Robo Coding I (1st-3rd) Morning
Games, mazes, robots … OH MY! OzoBots and Spheros will be used to introduce students to the concepts of coding at a young age. Coding will help students make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and use logic reasoning skills to complete tasks. Students will learn how to code through Hour of Code and Ozoblockly. Although programming is done on the computer, this class has incorporated engaging physical activities and games to teach about programming code. The students will also work collaboratively to program their robots to complete several mazes. GAMES, MAZES, and ROBOTS…OH MY! The Ozo Coding I and Robo Coding I classes were developed for Newton's Attic by two-time Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Ms. Melanie Trowel (2014 and 2020) to provide an age-appropriate and meaningful introduciton to coding for little ones.

Co-ed
Instructor: Mrs. Trowel
Seats Open : 10 of 10
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Jan
2
2020
th
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Digital Inventors: 3D Printing (5th-8th) Afternoon
Dream, design, and build your invention using our 3D printing lab in this engineering design focused camp. Starting off we will explore the different types, capabilities and limitations of modern 3D printers by downloading, modifying and printing existing designs. You will then get an introduction to professional 3D design software where you can design items of your own to be printed throughout the week. During this process you will learn tips and tricks to make your design easier to produce using additive manufacturing (the technical term for 3D printing).  *Note – 3D printers are not fast. The size of the objects we can print will be limited by the available time.    

Co-ed
Instructor: Jacob Chen
Seats Open : 10 of 10
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Jan
2
2020
th
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Digital Inventors: 3D Printing (5th-8th) Morning
Dream, design, and build your invention using our 3D printing lab in this engineering design focused camp. Starting off we will explore the different types, capabilities and limitations of modern 3D printers by downloading, modifying and printing existing designs. You will then get an introduction to professional 3D design software where you can design items of your own to be printed throughout the week. During this process you will learn tips and tricks to make your design easier to produce using additive manufacturing (the technical term for 3D printing).  *Note – 3D printers are not fast. The size of the objects we can print will be limited by the available time.    

Co-ed
Instructor: Jacob Chen
Seats Open : 10 of 10
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Jan
2
2020
th
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Don't Try This At Home (5th-8th) Afternoon
The name says it all. It’s the one phrase that strikes terror in the hearts of moms everywhere. It’s also the one phrase that almost guarantees that kids will try to do something unwise in the basement or garage. But fear not, the purpose of this camp is to help youngsters vent the natural desire to do ‘exciting’ things, and we’ll do them here at Newton’s Attic – all under close adult supervision – saving you all the headaches. Most of the activities will be science related stunts or things presented on Youtube that would otherwise very difficult or costly to do at home. Running through a kiddie pool filled with ooblek or igniting balloons filled with hydrogen gas (remotely from a safe distance) are a couple of examples of what we’ll get into in this week of guilty pleasures. So grab your safety glasses, earplugs, heavy gloves (all provided by Newton’s Attic) and let’s create some excitement!

Co-ed
Instructor: Robert Mcgillivray
Seats Open : 12 of 12
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Jan
2
2020
th
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Don't Try This At Home (5th-8th) Morning
The name says it all. It’s the one phrase that strikes terror in the hearts of moms everywhere. It’s also the one phrase that almost guarantees that kids will try to do something unwise in the basement or garage. But fear not, the purpose of this camp is to help youngsters vent the natural desire to do ‘exciting’ things, and we’ll do them here at Newton’s Attic – all under close adult supervision – saving you all the headaches. Most of the activities will be science related stunts or things presented on Youtube that would otherwise very difficult or costly to do at home. Running through a kiddie pool filled with ooblek or igniting balloons filled with hydrogen gas (remotely from a safe distance) are a couple of examples of what we’ll get into in this week of guilty pleasures. So grab your safety glasses, earplugs, heavy gloves (all provided by Newton’s Attic) and let’s create some excitement!

Co-ed
Instructor: Robert Mcgillivray
Seats Open : 12 of 12
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Jan
2
2020
th
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Maker Mania (3rd-5th) Afternoon
Maker Mania is a program for students with varying levels of experience using tools and building projects. This structured, supervised class introduces students to the engineering process and hand and power tool use. Students work in the shop on pre-designated, age-appropriate projects for the duration of the class. Ping pong ball shooters, chaos pendulum, spoon basketball, giant tic tac toe, angular momentum device and puck game are examples of projects made in this class. No experience is required, but students must be able to exercise self-discipline and some amount of self-reliance. Please make sure your child is interested in and comfortable with learning to build projects and use tools before registering him or her for this class. Please note that students will use power tools such as band and scroll saws and drill presses under close supervision in this class.

Co-ed
Instructor: Joel Damron
Seats Open : 10 of 10
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Jan
2
2020
th
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Maker Madness (3rd-5th) Morning
Maker Madness is a program for students with varying levels of experience using tools and building projects. This structured, supervised class introduces students to the engineering process and hand and power tool use. Students work in the shop on pre-designated, age-appropriate projects for the duration of the class. No experience is required, but students must be able to exercise self-discipline and some amount of self-reliance. Please make sure your child is interested in and comfortable with learning to build projects and use tools before registering him or her for this class. Please note that students will use power tools such as band and scroll saws and drill presses under close supervision in this class.

Co-ed
Instructor: Joel Damron
Seats Open : 10 of 10
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Jan
2
2020
th
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Mini Makers (1st-3rd) Afternoon
In the spirit of Fig Newtons, Jr. Apprentices and Da Vinci Kids, Mini-Makers allows 1st-3rd grade children to use tools as they build a series of hands-on projects. Projects will be different from those previously done in the other 1st -3rd grade classes, and students will keep the projects they make. Please note that students in this class will use power tools such as drill presses, scroll saws and small band saws under close supervision.

Co-ed
Instructor: Adie Preston
Seats Open : 0 of 0
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Jan
2
2020
th
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fig Newtons (1st-3rd) Morning
Little campers having big fun in the shop is what Fig Newtons is all about. This camp is designed to be a companion to Da Vinci kids offering youngsters different projects than those found in Da Vinci kids. Fig Newtons also offers the opportunity to spend more time in the shop making hands on projects that teach about science and engineering. Tool boxes, bat and bird houses, tic tac toe boards,  examples of the types of projects kids will fabricate and take home with them. Youngsters, grab your aprons, dust off your safety glasses, roll up your sleeves and get ready to get your hands dirty in the shop at Newton's Attic. Please note that students in this class will use power tools such as drill presses, scroll saws and small band saws under close supervision.

Co-ed
Instructor: Adie Preston
Seats Open : 14 of 14
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Dec
31
2019
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08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Lego Robo Sumo (3rd-5th) Full Day
This introductory/ intermediate course of Remote Control Sumo Robotics can be enjoyed by students with varying experience levels. Some build experience is beneficial but not required, and no programming experience is required. Participants will build Sumo-style Lego robots which will be remote controlled via an Android device (phone or tablet) as the robots battle it out in the Sumo-bot arena. Instructor will supply Android devices if students don’t have their own. * This class is oriented for grades 3-5. However, older students are welcome to register as long as they are aware they may be with younger students.

Co-ed
Instructor: Jack Bently
Seats Open : 0 of 0
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Dec
31
2019
t
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Robo Coding I (1st-3rd) Afternoon
Games, mazes, robots … OH MY! OzoBots and Spheros will be used to introduce students to the concepts of coding at a young age. Coding will help students make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and use logic reasoning skills to complete tasks. Students will learn how to code through Hour of Code and Ozoblockly. Although programming is done on the computer, this class has incorporated engaging physical activities and games to teach about programming code. The students will also work collaboratively to program their robots to complete several mazes. GAMES, MAZES, and ROBOTS…OH MY! The Ozo Coding I and Robo Coding I classes were developed for Newton's Attic by two-time Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Ms. Melanie Trowel (2014 and 2020) to provide an age-appropriate and meaningful introduciton to coding for little ones.

Co-ed
Instructor: Mrs. Trowel
Seats Open : 10 of 10
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Dec
31
2019
t
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Robo Coding I (1st-3rd) Morning
Games, mazes, robots … OH MY! OzoBots and Spheros will be used to introduce students to the concepts of coding at a young age. Coding will help students make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and use logic reasoning skills to complete tasks. Students will learn how to code through Hour of Code and Ozoblockly. Although programming is done on the computer, this class has incorporated engaging physical activities and games to teach about programming code. The students will also work collaboratively to program their robots to complete several mazes. GAMES, MAZES, and ROBOTS…OH MY! The Ozo Coding I and Robo Coding I classes were developed for Newton's Attic by two-time Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Ms. Melanie Trowel (2014 and 2020) to provide an age-appropriate and meaningful introduciton to coding for little ones.

Co-ed
Instructor: Mrs. Trowel
Seats Open : 10 of 10
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Dec
30 - 31
2019
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08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
YouTube for Newbs (5th-8th) 12/30 & 12/31-Full Day Only
YouTube makes it possible for anyone with a camera to reach a massive audience. The best of the best make it look easy, but there is a LOT of work behind the scenes of those Vlogs, Gamers, Pranks and Stunts. Your class will work as a team to develop and publish content for a YouTube channel. In this class, you will learn about the • YouTube algorithm, • YouTube video formats that work• How to plan a video• Basic videography• Basic video editing• Sound editing• Creating thumbnails • How to work with the YouTube interfaceLet’s upload some content!Note to Parents - Videos produced during this class will be uploaded to an unlisted YouTube link with comments disabled. It will not show up in search results and will only be visible to those who have the direct link. Content may be removed starting 30 days after publication. Students who wish to keep a copy of the content they create should bring a large flash drive (32GB or larger). Students may bring their own cameras, phones, tablets or other digital video devices if desired.

Co-ed
Instructor: Daniel Barracca
Seats Open : 8 of 8
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Dec
31
2019
t
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (7th+) Full Day
Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computerspecialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn tocreate and explore a full size reactive model of your project, aninvaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setupand operate the HTC Vive, a room-scale virtual reality tool. Studentswill also learn how to use industry standard modeling and CAD suitesto create 3D models and environments. Students will then get theopportunity to load their personal 3D model into their virtualenvironment and manipulate it as they see fit. So, strap on yourheadset, gear up your imagination and get ready for a real excursioninto virtual reality.

Co-ed
Instructor: Robert Mcgillivray
Seats Open : 6 of 6
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Dec
30
2019
m
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (7th+) Full Day
Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computerspecialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn tocreate and explore a full size reactive model of your project, aninvaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setupand operate the HTC Vive, a room-scale virtual reality tool. Studentswill also learn how to use industry standard modeling and CAD suitesto create 3D models and environments. Students will then get theopportunity to load their personal 3D model into their virtualenvironment and manipulate it as they see fit. So, strap on yourheadset, gear up your imagination and get ready for a real excursioninto virtual reality.

Co-ed
Instructor: Robert Mcgillivray
Seats Open : 6 of 6
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Dec
30
2019
m
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Christmas Chemistry (3rd-5th) Morning
New Chemistry Activities Designed with Christmas in Mind! This camp will expose students to the fun, and sometimes, bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. So, let’s all put on our safety glasses, lab aprons and rubber gloves and see what strange potions we can concoct. We will do different experiments each day of Christmas Break so students can take multiple days without repeating experiments.

Co-ed
Instructor: Marlana Wallace
Seats Open : 12 of 12
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