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SUMMER 2016 WORKSHOPS

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"Your child will have the opportunity to enrich or develop their creative talents in a nurturing college setting."

                     Pamela Lyau, Director               
College for Teens and Kids

City College of San Francisco's College for Teens and Kids offers weekly and bi-weekly workshops for fun, enrichment, and advancement.

Our College for Teens program is open to currently enrolled high school students. 
Our College for Kids program is open to incoming 6th graders to incoming 9th graders.

 

SUMMER PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our Summer 2016 program will run from June 6, 2016 until July 22, 2016.

Workshops will be held at the Ocean Avenue Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue in the Bungalow 700 Series (near the tennis courts/soccer field) and at the Downtown Center, 88 Fourth Street at Mission street, across from the Metreon and Target, one block south of Powell BART.

Students are able to take a maximum of 2 workshops per week. 

  • The morning workshops are from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • The afternoon workshops are from 12:30PM to 3:30PM

 

HOW TO REGISTER

We have relocated to the Science Building, Room 236 at the Ocean Avenue Campus (50 Phelan Avenue). Our office hours are from 8AM to 4PM - Monday-Friday. 

We will NOT be taking any registration of Friday, June 3rd because of the relocation. Please come to our new office at the Science Building on Monday, June 6th to register! Thanks!

Registration is first come, first served and space is limited!

Thank you!

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

COLLEGE FOR TEENS

June/July 2016
 
Click here for a description of test prep courses
Click here for descriptions of workshops
 
 
Geometry Prep - CLOSED - FULL CAPACITY - NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS WORKSHOP
June 6 to June 17
9AM to 12PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B702

Strongly recommend a passing grade of “C” or above in Beginning Algebra (Algebra I)

This intensive workshop will cover: Angles, Shape-Classification, Proof-Basics, Perpendicular and Parallel Lines, Triangles, and more. Homework will be assigned daily to give students a chance to practice the skills learned in class. 

 
Chemistry Prep
June 6 to June 17
12:30PM to 3:30PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B702
 
In this intensive workshop students will cover the periodic table, atomic structure, isotopes, the mole, molecule naming conventions, ionic and covalent bonding, chemical equations, chemical reaction types, stoichiometry, percent yield, and more. Conceptual understanding and mathematical skill-building will be emphasized. Homework will be assigned daily to give students a chance to practice the skills learned in class. 

 
Advanced Algebra Prep
June 20 to July 1
9AM to 12PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B702

Strongly recommend a passing grade of “C” or above in Geometry

This intensive workshop will cover: Linear Equations, Polynomials, Rational Functions, Quadratic Equations, Radical Equations, and more. Homework will be assigned daily to give students a chance to practice the skills learned in class. 

 
Physics Prep
June 20 to July 1
12:30PM to 3:30PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B702
 
In this intensive workshop students will cover motion, forces, energy, thermal physics, waves, electricity, selected topics in modern physics, and more. Students will learn mathematical methods and develop their mathematical skills, but the main focus of the class will be developing a conceptual understanding of the physics topics. Homework will be assigned daily to give students a chance to practice the skills learned in class. 
 

Pre-Calculus Prep
July 11 to July 22
9AM to 12PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B702

Strongly recommend a passing grade of “C” or above in Advanced Algebra (Algebra II)

This intensive workshop will cover: Linear Functions, Quadratic Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Trigonometric Functions, and more. Homework will be assigned daily to give students a chance to practice the skills learned in class. 

 
SAT Prep
July 11 to July 22
12:30PM to 3:30PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B702
 
Colleges use SAT scores, combined with grades and high school courses selections, as an objective way to evaluate a student’s potential to succeed in college. This intensive workshop prepares students for the SAT. The workshop covers the math and reading sections of the SAT, as well as the optional essay.
 
Specific strategies for every type of question in each section will be covered as well as important test strategies, such as time management, guessing strategy, process of elimination, calculator use, and test-day endurance. Practice problems and reading will be assigned as daily homework. 
Book included.
 
 
 
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Marine Biology
June 6 to June 10
12:30PM to 3:30PM; Ocean Avenue Campus, SCI 334
**Open to Kids and Teens

This workshop introduces students to the exciting world of marine biology. Students will learn the diverse habitats found in the marine environment; the challenges these habitats face; the taxonomic diversity of life that inhabits the oceans; the ecological food webs that link marine organisms together; and how oceanic ecosystems are both positively and negatively interconnected. This workshop will prepare students for high school Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science.

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Jr. Venom Lab
June 13 to June 17
8:30AM to 11:30AM; Ocean Avenue Campus, SCI 334

* Please note the special start and end times
**Open to Kids and Teens. 

This workshop introduces students to the natural sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Microbiology through scientific research and experiments. Students will work with a ribbon snake, a whip scorpion, and a tarantula to explore venomous animal biology (toxinology). This workshop will provide students with an actual experience of how to be a real scientist.

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

COLLEGE FOR KIDS

June/July 2016

Click here for a description of test prep courses
Click here for descriptions of workshops

 
Math 101
June 6 to June 10
9AM to 12PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B715
 
Prepares you for Pre-Algebra 1st Semester.
 
 
Pre-Algebra Prep
June 6 to June 17
12:30PM to 3:30PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B715
 
There was a pricing error on the original form.
Original cost: $225    Actual cost: $375
The application form has been updated to reflect the actual costs.
 
A continuation of Math 101, this workshop prepares you for Pre-Algebra 1st and 2nd semester. 
 
Robotica
June 13 to June 17
9AM to 12PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, SCI 4
Click here for downloadable pdf
 
Robotica is a workshop where students will apply the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) in their project as they build their robots from scratch.
 
This workshop encompasses a variety of engineering and technology topics such as materials properties, assembling constructed components, fabrication, interpretation of technical sketching with specifications, and proper use of soldering irons/power tools under the supervision of the instructor
 
Learn to Code! Make a Website From Scratch
**THE 9-12PM WORKSHOP WAS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT**
June 20 to June 24
12:30PM to 3:30PM
Downtown Center, Rm. 515A
Click here for downloadable pdf

In this workshop, students will learn How to write HTML and CSS by hand to create a custom website, how to plan the site, gather and store its contents, how to add text, photos, gifs, quotes, links, audio and video to your webpage and how to add social media so that others can follow youHow to get a web hosting account, register a domain name, and upload files to a web server.
 
Algebra Prep
June 20 to July 1
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B715
 
There was a pricing error on the original form.
Original cost: $225    Actual cost: $375
The application form has been updated to reflect the actual costs.
 
This workshop prepares you for the 1st Semester of Algebra.
 
 
June 20 to July 1
 
 
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
June 27 to July 1
9AM to 12PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B701
Click here for downloadable pdf
 
Search for evidence, gather clues, and discover how science can help solve a mystery.
 
Creative Engineering
June 27 to July 1
12:30PM to 3:30PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B701
 
Build simple or complex models of a vehicle, robot, buildings for you to take home.
 
 
Drawing, Transfer Printing, Hand Sewing
July 5 to July 8
12:30PM to 3:30PM
Downtown Center, Rm. 718
Click here for downloadable pdf
 
In this workshop, students will create drawings from their own observation and imagination. Create a print on fabric from your drawings! Learn how to stitch and sew the fabric prints into bean bag pouches, photo journal covers, puppets, quilts, and endless other creative ideas. 
 
Foodie Kids: A Gourmet City Adventure
July 5 to July 8
9AM to 12PM
Downtown Center, Rm. 718
Click here for downloadable pdf
 
Learn about some of San Francisco's most popular foods - Italian, Mexican, Chinese and Japanese cuisine - through a workshop consisting of part history, part language, part culture and part eating.  Students will need $10 a day to purchase their lunch at specific restaurants in the Downtown area.
 
Electronics Lab
July 11 to July 15
12:30PM to 3:30PM
Ocean Avenue Campus, B714
 
Learn, experiment, and take home your own Electronic Lab Kit. Fun, hands on, educational!

 
 
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Jr. Venom Lab
June 13 to June 17
8:30AM to 11:30AM; Ocean Avenue Campus, SCI 334

* Please note the special start and end times
**Open to Kids and Teens. 

This workshop introduces students to the natural sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Microbiology through scientific research and experiments. Students will work with a ribbon snake, a whip scorpion, and a tarantula to explore venomous animal biology (toxinology). This workshop will provide students with an actual experience of how to be a real scientist.

Photo of shark

Marine Biology
June 6 to June 10
12:30PM to 3:30PM
**Open to Kids and Teens

This workshop introduces students to the exciting world of marine biology. Students will learn the diverse habitats found in the marine environment; the challenges these habitats face; the taxonomic diversity of life that inhabits the oceans; the ecological food webs that link marine organisms together; and how oceanic ecosystems are both positively and negatively interconnected. This workshop will prepare students for high school Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science.

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Robotic Arm
July 11 to July 15th
9AM to 12PM; Ocean Avenue Campus, B714

This workshop uses STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to instruct the student in building his/her own motorized arm that will be taken home at the end of the workshop.  Students will command their robotic arm to grip /open /close/ reach/ move vertical / move horizontally / lift / and compete with other robotic arms in the class.  Students will apply their problem solving skills and knowledge in developing a robotic arm.

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White Light
July 18 to July 22
9AM to 12PM; Ocean Avenue Campus, B713

Explore science as a fun and exciting process of investigation. Each day we conduct experiments, discover the amazing, and test our own ideas. You will learn about lasers – dancing, swirling, pulsating laser light will be part of our show. We will conduct experiments with our laser pointer, lenses and mirrors.

Build and take home your own kaleidoscope, spectroscope, periscope and constellation watcher! Watch the constellations as we learn about all the planets as you take our 3D Adventure into outer space. 

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Space Nine Robot
July 18 to July 22
12:30PM to 3:30PM; Ocean Avenue Campus, B713

The Space Nine is an eight-legged star explorer. Use the remote control to make it move and turn. The Space Nine - can walk on rough surfaces, such as rocks; turn left and turn right. It moves with its first and third legs on one side of its body and its second and fourth legs on the other side of its body. The Space Nine Infra Red Robot will be yours to make and take home.

APPLICATION FORM

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