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My Summer Library Plans

Postby PennyJohnson » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:19 pm

Hello everyone!

I thought I would share with you my summer library plans for our "Curiosity Club". I am targeting those who have completed grades 4-6. We will have seven 90-minute sessions. I am combining some of the activities found in the "Mars Inside & Out" topic along with some of the activities from the "Explore Mars" topic.

Week One: Mars Imaginings: The Story
Week Two: Mars on the outside (using Mars Match, Carving Channels, Volcanoes Go with the Flow and Crater Creations)
Week Three: Mars on the inside (using Recipe for a Planet)
Week Four: Mars Garden
Week Five: Mars Creatures (including the Creature Challenge and a discussion of extremophiles here on earth)
Week Six: Mars Engineering (this session is scheduled for a few days before Curiosity will be landing on Mars)
Week Seven: A review party, plus watching video clips of the Curiosity landing on Mars.

I will be fleshing out these plans in the next few weeks. The whole program begins June 20th. I will post more ideas and plans as they develop!!

Penny in Baraboo WI
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Re: My Summer Library Plans

Postby PennyJohnson » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:20 pm

Here is the information I put on my publicity flyers. If you would like to see the full brochure with graphics, etc., let me know and I will email it to you!

Curiosity Club
For students completing grades 4-6

What will the new Mars Curiosity Rover find when it lands in August? Discover fun and interesting things about the planet Mars this summer with crafts, games, and experiments. Take a look at our fabulous events:

June 20 — Science or Fiction?
Explore silly and true stories about the planet Mars. Put together your summer club notebook.

June 27 — Scratching the Surface
Create your own planet surface complete with volcanoes, craters, and channels.

July 11 — Recipe for a Planet
Rice Krispie treats and Mars — how are they related?

July 18 — Mars Gardens
Could you grow a garden on Mars? Plant your own take-home garden and find out!

July 25 — Martian Creatures
What would a Martian really look like? Create your own creature from space!

August 1 — Red Rover, Red Rover
Build your own Mars Rover!

August 8 — Happy Landing Party
Watch a video of the Curiosity Rover landing and celebrate everything you have learned about Mars!
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