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PR # 218 May 1, 2007

RVCC TO OFFER SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

The Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch will offer a variety of science programs this summer for children ages 7-12.

Chemical Magic Plus --Students ages 7-12 learn about chemistry in a fun and hands-on style. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 25-29, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $159.

The Boxing Robot --Students ages 7-12 assemble and take home a mechanical boxing robot. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 25-29, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $159.

Maglev Cars --Students ages 7-12 learn about the relationship between electricity and magnetism as they take home a student-designed Maglev car. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 25-29, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Battle-Bot Build a Thon --Students ages 7-12 use the Robotix building system to construct a robot that can push their opponent out of a large Sumo-robot ring. All participants take home a student-designed, motorized Robotix battle-bot. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 25-29, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Rockets Robotics --Students ages 7-12 design, program and build their own robots. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 9-13, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $169.

Lego Star Wars --Students ages 7-12 have fun building their favorite adventure from the Star Wars Episode III story. All students take home a Star Wars III project. Projects may vary, depending on availability. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 9-13, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $159.

Get Wired: Electric SNAP Circuits --Students ages 7-12 explore current and static electricity, a series of parallel circuitry, voltage, amps, how a battery works and more. Students take home a Snap Circuits Jr. Kit. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 9-13, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $159.

Prospectors Mystery --Students ages 7-12 excavate for valuable gems, fascinating rocks and ancient fossils?and everything is theirs to keep and take home. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 9-13, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Space Shuttle --Students ages 9-12 build and launch a model rocket, participate in hands-on activities, train for a space walk in the pool, and fly two space missions in a mockup of the Space Shuttle. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 16-20, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $159.

Advanced Robotics-The Ultimate Experience --Students ages 7-12 build a wide assortment of robots and take home a robot. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 16-20, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $169.

Survival Predators & Prey --Students ages 7-12 learn how animals adapt to life on earth. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 16-20, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $169.

Lasers Galaxies & Then Some --Students ages 7-12 conduct daily experiments and investigates their own ideas while learning about lasers. All participants create and take home a plastic microscope with 30-times magnification. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 16-20, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $159.

Space II-The Next Mission --Students ages 7-12 investigate unique flying machines and build balloon-copters, boomerangs and a mini hovercraft. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 16-20, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Soccer Robotics --Students ages 7-12 build and take home a Soccer Robot, complete with six legs and a miniature soccer ball to start their game. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $169.

Mad Machines & Junior Engineers --Students ages 7-12 design and build bridges and ?skyscrapers? using simple tools and their imaginations. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $169.

Brains, Blood & Bones --Students ages 7-12 learn about the scientific equipment they already own: the human body. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 23-27, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Egyptian Dig --Students ages 7-12 discover the amazing science of archeology as they uncover ancient artifacts?all theirs to keep. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 23-27, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $159.

Diggin? For Dinos, Rocking Rocks & Crystal Creations --Students ages 7-12 discover the exciting sciences of archeology and paleontology as they excavate and assemble complete skeletal replicas from fossilized rock. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 30-August 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $159.

Space-The Final Frontier --Students ages 7-12 explore the mysteries of the solar system and the science behind air and space travel. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 30-August 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $169.

CSI Science --Students ages 7-12 learn about forensic science as they perform various experiments. All participants take home a detective science kit. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 30-August 3, from 1-4 p.m. and repeated August 6-10, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $159 per week.

Radical Reactions & Detective Science --Students ages 7-12 mix up potions and experiment with all kinds of chemical reactions. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 30-August 3, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Blowfish Robocraft --Students ages 7-12 learn about the workings of gears, circuits and motors as they build and play with the Blowfish Robocraft. The class will be held Monday through Friday, August 6-10, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $169.

Bridges, Towers & Structural Engineering --Students ages 7-12 learn about the history of bridges, towers and structures by building them themselves. All students take home a K?NEX Bridge Set. The class will be held Monday through Friday, August 6-10, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $159.

Model Airplanes --Students ages 7-12 build their own rubber model airplane while learning simple engineering skills. The class will be held Monday through Friday, August 6-10, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Weasel Robotics --Students ages 7-12 learn about gears, sensors, electronic components, circuit boards and more as they build and take home a fast-moving Weasel Robot. The class will be held Monday through Friday, August 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $159.

Super Science Make & Take --Students ages 7-12 discover the excitement of science as they create a wide variety of toys that are designed to illustrate science concepts. The class will be held Monday through Friday, August 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $159.

Hopping Bunny Rabbit --Students ages 7-12 make and take home their own electronic bunny rabbit, while learning many scientific lessons. The class will be held Monday through Friday, August 13-17, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $159.

K?NEX Powered Amusement Park Constructions --Students ages 7-12 build a variety of challenging amusement park rides and other K?NEX-powered contraptions. Youngsters learn about engineering principals and design technology as they build structures, curves and mechanisms that are similar to those of an actual roller coaster. The class will be held Monday through Friday, August 13-17, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $159.

Before- and after-care are available. For more information, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404, or e-mail cce@raritanval.edu . Youth program brochures also can be picked up at the CCE office, located in the lower level of RVCC?s College Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 30 years, offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificates. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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