Maple Woods Non-Credit

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Office Location

MCC-Maple Woods
Learning Resources Building 
First Floor, LR 102
2601 N.E. Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156

Phone: 816.604.3011
Fax: 816.437.3484


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These noncredit online classes offer flexibility and convenience. Classes run for six weeks, and consist of 12 lessons.

 

College for Kids

College for Kids offer enrichment opportunities for kids and teens ages 7-14.  All classes are designed to develop new interests, teach meaningful skills and excite students about learning.  Scroll down to see all the Saturday classes we are offering this Fall or to download a PDF of the schedule click here.

 

Enrollment Information

2014 Fall class enrollment is now open.  Click here to download the registration form or email marti.adams@mcckc.edu or call 816.604.3011 with any questions about upcoming programs.

Student I.D. Number

Our accounting system requires a student I.D. number. The last four digits of your Social Security number are used for this purpose. Please have this information available when you enroll. If you are enrolling for a child, you must have their information to enroll.

Refund Policy

Instructors are paid from fees collected, so we must guarantee a minimum enrollment to hold a class. If it is necessary for you to withdraw from a class, please contact the Community Education office, 816/604-3011, at least five (5) business days prior to the class start date. You may request a full refund – minus a $5.00 processing fee. No refund will be given for classes canceled less than 5 business days prior to the start of the class.  

Fall Saturday Camps

Crazy Chemistry

In this workshop we investigate chemical reactions happening all around us every day, in the kitchen, the laundry, the garden and even the walls!  Young scientists will build crystals, make sidewalk chalk, bath fizzers and a chromatograph T-shirt, investigate water absorbing chemicals, and use chemical reactions to make their own ice cream.

Date: November 1, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age/Grades: 6-12 years/ 1st -6th grade
Cost: $65.00
Each child must bring a snack and sack lunch.
 
Coding Academy

40, 809, 253 and counting!You will be added to the count as you learn the basics of coding and how this programming skill applies to things from music to games. As a computer scientist for the day, you will make codes to do exactly what you say (or code).

Date: November 1, 2014
Time:  9am - 4pm
Ages: 8-13 (student grouped 8-10 & 11-13)
Cost: $100
Each child must bring a snack and sack lunch.

At the Scene of the Crime

Reveal the elusive ice cream thief by learning actual forensic science techniques in this fun-filled science sleuth program

Date: November 8, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age/Grades: 6-12 years/ 1st -6th grade
Cost: $65.00
Each child must bring a snack and sack lunch.
 
Animating in 3D

During this class, students will learn 3 dimensional programming skills to create their own animated movie or video game. We will use 3D objects like people, animals or vehicles and program them to move in the virtual world of our computer screen. Please bring an USB stick to class to save projects to take home!

Date: November 8, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age: 10+ and Scratch experience
Cost: $100.00
Each child must bring a snack and sack lunch.
 
Radical Reactions

Get a hands-on, up close look at reactions in action when this cool chemistry day explores mystery substances, chemical bonding, catalysts and even your own invisible ink!

Date: November 15, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age/Grades: 6-12 years/ 1st -6th grade
Cost: $65.00
Each child must bring a snack and sack lunch.
 
Chemical Counting

Elements, molecules and chemicals oh my! Step into the shoes of a chemist and find out how chemicals combine, explore electroplating and cool color changing reactions.

Date: November 22, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age/Grades: 6-12 years/ 1st -6th grade
Cost: $65.00
Each child must bring a snack and sack lunch.
 
Junior Engineers

Young engineers will have lots to talk about after a full day of building and testing structures out of lots of different materials!  They check out pyramids, arches, inflatable beams, test the strength of eggs, and build bridges and sky scrapers.  In between, children will have fun playing games and puzzles with shapes and structures.

Date: December 6, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age/Grades: 6-12 years/ 1st -6th grade
Cost: $65.00
Each child must bring a snack and sack lunch.
 
Machine Mania

Find out how wedges, screws and levers help us in our daily lives. Run through an obstacle course and use teamwork to show how useful simple machines can be.  Students will be introduced to the concepts of simple machines; the wheel and axle, pulleys, levers, wedges, inclined planes, screws, and pulleys.  They will discover the three classes of levers, the use of the fulcrum and investigate the relationship between screws, inclined planes and the forces of balance, gravity and friction.  Students will observe the awesome power of pneumatics and hydraulics, participate in a pincher relay, experiment with pulley systems, investigate the force of friction, and construct their own mega-pinchers, micro-pinchers and a miniature catapult to take home.  They will see how combining simple machines they can create very complex machines such as robots.

Date: December 13, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age/Grades: 6-12 years/ 1st -6th grade
Cost: $65.00
Each child must bring a snack and sack lunch.
 
Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11-13 how to handle emergencies when caring for children.  This class teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, child and infant CPR and choking skills, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies.  You must be 11 years old by the date of the class.

Date: November 22, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 11-13
Cost: $75.00
Each child must bring a snack and a sack lunch
 
Painting is Really Awesome!

Students will learn painting techniques as we do a step by step painting on canvas.  We will be covering the elements and principals of design, studying specifically line, shape, color, monochromatic, complementary colors, balance and composition.  Students will learn brush handling skill, along with painting techniques.  All students will leave with a canvas painting masterpiece.  Class taught by Angie Carmack, Art teacher in the Kearney R-1 district.

Date: November 15, 2014                 Or           Date: December 6, 2014
Time: 9-11:30 a.m.                                         Time: 9-11:30 a.m.
Ages: 8-10                                                      Ages: 11-14
Cost: $35.00 includes materials                      Cost: $35.00 includes materials
 
Where Are the Bots in My Video Games?

Students will be working with Lego Robotic kits and learning basic computer animation techniques. During each class, students will be programming animation sequences and building Lego models with sensors that interact with their computer animation programs. Will your video game activate your Lego creation and make it move or make sounds??  Students will be working in pairs, so enroll with a friend or make a new friend in class.

November 15 & November 22, 2014
Time:  9am - 12pm
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $100.00

2 Saturday sessions with 2 different activities for 1 price

Ear Guitar

You will share some secret sounds with a friend by creating an ear guitar.  Pluck the string on the guitar and let the vibrations carry the sound of your voice to your friend's ear.

Marshmallow Challenge

Work with your team to build the tallest tower you can to support a marshmallow learning how engineers work together. Then, use your marshmallows in a catapult activity to get your marshmallows to the designated launch area.

November 8 & November 15, 2014
Time:  10am - 12pm
Ages: 5-7
Cost: $110.00

Tinkering with Tops

The challenge is to develop and design a top that spins the longest within a circle that is 30 cm in diameter. The gyroscopic effect that keeps a spinning top upright also impacts riding a bicycle.

Get it Write!

Invent a pen that actually works!  Develop a pen using simple items so that the right amount of ink (washable liquid watercolor) allows you to write on a piece of paper. You will also learn about patenting inventions.

November 8 & November 15, 2014
Time:  10am - 12pm
Ages: 8-10
Cost: $110.00

Robot Arm

Your robot arm must be at least 18 inches in length and be able to pick up an empty Styrofoam cup. Designs will be tested and checked for range of motion and satisfaction of the design criteria. No two robotic arms can be alike so be creative.

Just Chillin'

How long can you keep a cup of cold water cold without putting it in a refrigerator or adding ice? What materials will you select to insulate and keep the water cold? The challenge is to develop a device that keeps your team's water colder than the other teams' devices.

November 8 & November 15, 2014
Time:  10am - 12pm
Ages: 11-13
Cost: $110.00

3 Saturday sessions with 3 different activities for 1 price

Balloon Aeronautics

Construct and launch a rocket using a balloon that will be pushed forward along a guide-string and learn about what's making your rocket move.

Harmless Holders

Invent a new kind of pop can holder that is better for the environment, to help reduce litter, and to improve things for animals who might get tangled in plastic holders.

Cookie Mining

You be a mining engineer using chocolate chip cookies to learn about mining, taking care of the environment and using your money wisely.

Dates:  November 22, December 6 & December 13
Time:  10am - 12pm
Ages: 5-7
Cost: $120.00

Smooth Operator

Working on a team, you will design and build a surgical instrument(s) out of everyday items.  Your team's instrument must perform a careful procedure without distributing any of the surrounding tissue or organs. (You'll find out what the tissue and organs are when you attend the session.)

Pet Rescue

Rescue tools and equipment help people and pets during emergencies. You will design a rescue device and then have 3 minutes to perform a rescue (stuffed animals used).

On Target!

You will explore the engineering design process by modifying a container to carry an object(s) down a zip line and drop it precisely on a target. Put on your thinking cap as you brainstorm, test, evaluate, and redesign, as needed, your device for accuracy.

Dates:  November 22, December 6 & December 13
Time:  10am - 12pm
Ages: 8-10
Cost: $120.00

Gone with the Wind

Wind energy and wind turbines involve measuring the speed of the wind. Your team's anemometer (machine to measure the wind) must be able to stand the wind outside or that is generated by a fan or hairdryer.

Phickle Phone Charger

A new wireless phone charger called the PowerFork is going to be released. Your team must develop a standard so that the charger works with the smart phone prototype you design.

Shake it Up!

Seismographs help to save lives by detecting earthquakes. You will be given a set of materials to build a seismograph that can record the intensity of a simulated classroom earthquake. The best designed seismograph will be able to record the smallest disturbance.

Dates:  November 22, December 6 & December 13
Time:  10am - 12pm
Ages: 11-13
Cost: $120.00

 

 

 
 
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