York Science Saturdays

YSS

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York Science Saturdays are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs available for students in Grade 3-8. Join us for these multi-week programs as we explore topics in STEM through an engaging, interactive, and hands-on approach to learning.

Programs are separated into Junior (grades 3/4/5) and Senior (grades 6/7/8) sections, and will run during the following dates. Students may sign up for multiple programs or only one program at a time. Classes are limited to 10 or 20 students, so register early!

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Junior Programs (Grades 3/4/5)

October 15, October 22 and November 5, 2016

Junior - Code with Kids! Websites 
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 20 students
It’s hard to imagine a day where we don’t visit more than a dozen websites. Each with its own unique function and design, it takes a special skill to create an awesome website. That’s why all the cool kids are coding and so should you! Join us and learn how to design your own website from scratch using drag and drop programs.

Junior - Mini-Med School Variety Pack 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 20 students
Take a journey through medical science by examining how each field of science intersects with the medical profession. Explore with us through the chemical processes in pharmacy, get hands-on with the respiratory system and engineer a prosthetic arm, as connected to the Ontario Science Curriculum.

Junior - All Girls Mini-Med School Variety Pack 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 10 students
Our All Girls Mini-Med School creates a profound learning experience in order to empower more girls to gain an interest in STEM. Explore with us through the chemical processes in pharmacy, get hands-on with the respiratory system and engineer a prosthetic arm, as connected to the Ontario Science Curriculum.

November 12, November 19 and November 26, 2016

Junior - Code with Kids! MakerSpace 
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 20 students
Do you have lots of ideas, endless creativity and want to put it in motion? Join our MakerSpace program and become a modern day inventor using Makey Makeys and Ozobots to create conductive projects that will light up your day!

Junior- Science Variety Pack 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 20 students
With our Science Variety Pack, students discover the vast discipline of science by engaging in saving the world from oil spills, investigating chemical changes by making lava lamps, building circuits to create LED constellations, and more!

Junior - All Girls Science Variety Pack 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 10 students
STEM learning is made easy and accessible for girls at our All Girls Science Variety Pack program. Our program is designed to complement girls’ learning styles and increase their confidence to achieve academic success. Girls will discover the vast discipline of science by engaging in saving the world from oil spills, investigating chemical changes by making lava lamps, building circuits to create LED constellations, and more!

January 14, January 21 and January 28, 2017

Junior - Code with Kids! Game Development 
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 20 students
Break the mould (or code!) and bring your ideas to life and motion. Use drag and drop programs, like Scratch, to develop your own game and app! Show and share it with your friends for endless hours of fun and feel confident that you created it yourself.

Junior Biology 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 10 students
Is your child fascinated by life and the living organisms that surround them? Explore biology by designing a terrarium, create a life-sized human body, and help heal others by examining x-rays and making casts! Students will leave with a new perspective of the world they live in.

Junior Chemistry 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 10 students
Our Chemistry program will be bubbling over with fun! From preventing fires to making erupting volcanic panic, students will be going from station to station to experience hands-on chemical creations right before their eyes.

Junior Physics & Engineering
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 10 students
Time sure does fly when you’re having fun at Junior Physics & Engineering. Dive into physics by engineering a submarine to explore the underwater world, light up someone’s day by building your own flashlight, and launch yourself into fun with catapults!

Senior Programs (Grades 6/7/8)

October 15, October 22 and November 5, 2016

Senior - Code with Kids! Websites 
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 20 students
Designed to give students the skills required for computer programming, become a pioneer in the new coding initiative. Through the Code with Kids! program, students will see how computer science is important in the development of lifelong skills necessary for 21st century life by designing their own website from scratch using HTML and CSS.

Senior - Mini-Med School Variety Pack 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 20 students
Join us on a medical journey as we explore the field of medicine through investigating surgery techniques, investigating the nutrients in our food, and engineering a prosthetic arm, as connected to the Ontario Science Curriculum.

Senior - All Girls Mini-Med School Variety Pack 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 10 students
At our All Girls Mini-Med School program, students will explore the field of medicine through investigating surgery techniques, investigating the nutrients in our food, and engineering a prosthetic arm, as connected to the Ontario Science Curriculum.

November 12, November 19 and November 26, 2016

Senior - Code with Kids! MakerSpace 
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 20 students
Kids are growing up and adapting in an ever-changing world of technology. At MakerSpace, we want to harness their ingenuity to express themselves creatively by becoming a maker at MakerSpace. Show off to your friends at school your new skills like using circuits to create conductive cards, navigate a maze using LEDs, and solder your own circuit board!

Senior - Science Variety Pack 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 20 students
Our Science Variety Pack allows students to gain familiarity with a range of different sciences through fun experiments. Make change possible by developing ways to make clean water, generate chemical heat reactions to create impressions on wood blocks, and design a Mars rover to navigate a simulated landscape.

Senior - All Girls Science Variety Pack 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 10 students
Our All Girls Science Variety Pack program allows girls to engage in an environment where they can gain the confidence they need to develop strong STEM skills. Girls will learn to make change possible by developing ways to make clean water, generate chemical heat reactions to create impressions on wood blocks, and design a Mars rover to navigate a simulated landscape.

January 14, January 21 and January 28, 2017

Senior - Code with Kids! Game Development 
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 20 students
Playing games on your computer or tablet might be one of your favourite activities but creating your own game takes it to a whole new level. Use Python and Arduino to create your own game and put yourself in control. The possibilities are endless as you create your own virtual world!

Senior Biology 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 10 students
Biology can be very humerus if you keep the ion the prize! Practice your medical skills by learning how to suture, investigate organ systems by dissecting worms and eyeballs, and build a windkessel to demonstrate the cardiovascular system.

Senior Chemistry 
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 10 students
Ever told a chemistry joke and had no reaction? Don’t worry, our chemistry camp ‘periodically’ has a lot of fun! Explore chemistry by separating proteins through gel electrophoresis, timing the iodine clock reaction, and testing soil samples to solve crimes! Participants will leave our program thinking like a proton, always positive.

Senior Physics & Engineering
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $180.00 || Limited to 10 students
Uncertain about physics? Heisenberg would advise you to join our program and have the time of your life while you build a trebuchet to launch your passion for physics and engineering, design a balsa plane, and preserve heat by designing a thermos. You will certainly have a great time!

Refund Policy

Cancellations made 21 calendar days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund, minus a $75 administration fee per child, per course. Refunds will be given upon written notice of cancellation. No refunds will be made after the 21 calendar day deadline. No refunds will be given for days when a participant is absent and missed days cannot be made up.