Summer Programs 2020
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Last STEM Starts Family Night 

Bubbles Picture

 

Welcome to Hartnell K-12 STEM Stars Family Night!  Each week we will be posting a set of fun activities for your family to do together set around a theme. The activities for the week will include a book read online and/or a video to watch to set the theme and hands-on activities related to the theme. Any additional activities will be listed at the end. Our intention is that you should have all materials already in your home.  We hope you enjoy our summer family nights! 

This week we are going to learn how to make our own bubble solution and have some fun outdoors! 

  1. First, watch a video about bubbles.
  2. Fun With Bubbles! | Physics for Kids
  3. Cómo Hacer burbujas de jabón caseras
  4. Next, create your own bubble solution or purchase bubbles to enjoy some bubble fun!
  5. https://capriplus3.com/5-bubble-solution-recipes/
  6. Cómo Hacer burbujas de jabón caseras
  7. Then try using different items to make different wands to blow bubbles. ( pipe cleaners, strawberry basket, a straw, a water bottle with the bottom cut off, a wire hanger, etc.)
  8. Here’s a quick and easy pipe cleaner wand to make by Messy Little Monster

 

 Other Activities to try:

  1. Book: The Bubble Factory by Tomie dePaola.
  2. Videos: Peppa Pig - Bubbles (full episode)
  3. Burbujas - Español Latino. 

Bubble experiments:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-with-Bubbles-3-Experiments-STEM-Activities-and-Lessons-THREE-for-FREE-3049220

English instructions: Link

Instrucciones en Español: Enlace

Thank you for your support!



6th STEM Starts Family Night 

Weather Picture

 

Welcome to Hartnell K-12 STEM Stars Family Night!  Each week we will be posting a set of fun activities for your family to do together set around a theme. The activities for the week will include a book read online and/or a video to watch to set the theme and hands-on activities related to the theme. Any additional activities will be listed at the end. Our intention is that you should have all materials already in your home.  We hope you enjoy our summer family nights! 

This week the theme is the weather. What is the weather like where you live? Is it cold or sunny? 

  1. First, begin by watching a video on being a weather watcher.
    1. Be a Weather Watcher | Science for Kids
  2. Next, listen to some songs about the weather:
    1. How's the weather today
  3. Today’s activity is to make a cloud in a jar.
    1. Materials: small glass jar with a lid, very warm water, but not boiling, ice, aerosol hairspray.

Put very warm water in a jar and swirl it around to warm the jar. Turn the lid upside down and add ice cubes to fill the lid. Take the lid off and quickly spray hairspray in the jar and then cover back up with the lid. Wait a few seconds and remove the lid to watch “the cloud” escape! 

Other Activities:

Be a weather watch kid for Action 8 News:

https://www.ksbw.com/article/ksbw-weather-kids/1460666# 

Weather graph: Keep track of the weather each day and color a box in if it is sunny, windy, rainy, etc. Which weather did we have the most? The least? (free)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Weather-FREEBIES-1063428

We hope to see you next week for our next STEM stars family night!

English instructions: Link

Instrucciones en Español: Enlace

 

 


 

5th STEM Starts Family Night 

 Shadow Imagen

Welcome to Hartnell K-12 STEM Stars Family Night!  Each week we will be posting a set of fun activities for your family to do together set around a theme. The activities for the week will include a book read online and/or a video to watch to set the theme and hands-on activities related to the theme. Any additional activities will be listed at the end. Our intention is that you should have all materials already in your home.  We hope you enjoy our summer family nights! 

This week we are learning about shadows. Have you ever looked and saw your shadow? Sometimes it can be big, or small, or even none at all! 

  1. First read: Bear Shadow and see if Bear can escape his shadow.
  2. Next watch a video to learn how to make shadows with your hands. Practice to make your own shadows on the wall.
  3. How to make shadow animals:
  4. https://10minutesofqualitytime.com/shadow-games/
  5. Sombras chinas para niños
  6. Additional Activities to do:

Activity:

Shadow tracing with chalk: materials needed: 

  • chalk, sun, a place to draw
    • Trace your shadow in the morning and again in the afternoon. Does it change if you draw it in the morning and again in the afternoon? 

Shadow Art

  1. Decorate your shadows by using chalk to color your shadows in. Can you make it look like you?
  2. Bring out some toys and trace their shadows and color them in too!

Shadow puppet from story: https://raisingwhasians.com/free-shadow-puppets-printable/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-pug&ut

English instructions: Link

Instrucciones en Español: Enlace



 


 

4th STEM Starts Family Night 

Float and Sink picture

Welcome to Hartnell K-12 STEM Stars Family Night!  Each week we will be posting a set of fun activities for your family to do together set around a theme. The activities for the week will include a book read online and/or a video to watch to set the theme and hands-on activities related to the theme. Any additional activities will be listed at the end. Our intention is that you should have all materials already in your home.  We hope you enjoy our summer family nights! 

This week we will predict and determine which items will sink in water and which items will float!

  1. First watch a video on sinking and floating

Videos:

  1. Magic School Bus Ups and Downs ( Floating and Sinking):https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6o5sy4
  2.  Habla Pamela ¿Flota o Se Hunde?
  3. Then get a tub or pan of water and items to put in the water. We suggest: any items from outside such as small sticks, leaf, small rock, flower, or you can look in your house for a cork, spoon, foil, sponge, pencil, marble, lemon, and anything else you would like to try. Please have parents check the items first to ensure items CAN go into water. 
  4. Predict or guess outloud if you feel it will float or sink. Were you correct?
  5. or you can download the activity from Teachers pay teachers:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Family-Science-Distance-Learning-Sink-or-Float-5355526

 Other activities:

Together with your family, build a water boat out of foil, duct tape, saran wrap, 10 straws, paper cups, pennies, and a tub of water to see if it will float or sink.Please click on the links below:

Build a watercraft:

https://pbskids.org/designsquad/parentseducators/resources/watercraft.html

Download Project Guide

English PDF (508K)

Spanish PDF (736K)

English instructions: Link

Instrucciones en Español: Enlace

 


 

3rd STEM Starts Family Night  


Bugs picture

Welcome to Hartnell K-12 STEM Stars Family Night!  Each week we will be posting a set of fun activities for your family to do together set around a theme. The activities for the week will include a book read online and/or a video to watch to set the theme and hands-on activities related to the theme. Any additional activities will be listed at the end. Our intention is that you should have all materials already in your home.  We hope you enjoy our summer family nights! 

This week we learn about bugs! 

  1. Read the book:The Bug Book by Sue Fliess
  2. Explore your backyard or go on a family walk to explore and see what bugs you can find. If you have a printer, print My Bug Book Printable and fill in each bug or insect you find. If you do not have a printer,  a piece of paper and pencil will work just fine!
  3. Activity: build a bug. 
  4. Supplies: glue, any kind of paper all sizes and shapes, any craft supplies in the house.
  5. Use your imagination to create your own bug. Be as creative as you can!

Enjoy!

Other Activities: 

Video:

All About Insects for Children: Bees, Butterflies, Ladybugs, Ants and Flies for Kids 

Then play a fun ladybug roll and cover addition game. // The Measured Mom

 Bug graph from Lifeovercs.com https://lifeovercs.com/?s=bug+graph

Learn about bugs:  Link
Aprende acerca de los insectos: Enlace

 

 

 


 

 2nd STEM STARS FAMILY NIGHT

Constellation Picture

 

 Welcome to Hartnell  College K-12 STEM Stars Family Night 2!  Each week we will be posting a set of fun activities for your family to do together set around a theme. The activities for the week will include a book read online and/or a video to watch to set the theme and hands-on activities related to the theme. Our intention is that you should have all materials already in your home.  We hope you enjoy our summer family nights! 

This week our theme is Constellations.  We will look to the night sky and learn about the stars and the constellations we can see from our home. The activities include: A  video about the constellations to teach us to connect the stars and find the pictures in 

  • the sky. 
  • Then your family can create constellations by poking holes in the constellation cards and shining a flashlight to project the picture on a wall. 
  • You can also enjoy a book called Zoo in the Sky about other constellations.  Enjoy!

 Video of Constellations- Constellations: Connect the Dots on the Sky

STEM Project: Create constellations

 Materials: toilet paper rolls, copy of constellation paper, rubber bands, pin to poke holes, glue, black construction paper.

Choose which of the constellations you want, cut out the circle and glue it to a paper bag or dark paper. If you do not have a printer, you should be able to trace the constellations off your phone.  On a piece of cardboard (or something to stop the pin),  poke out the holes for the stars in the constellation. Then rubber-band the paper to the toilet paper tube. Shining a flashlight through the tube will project   Decorate with markers and stickers if you would like.

 The summer Constellation cards can be found here: https://playgroundparkbench.com/printable-constellation-cards/ for free.

Book- Zoo in the Sky:  https://youtu.be/Leg_vT0yMq8 

If you have enjoyed these activities and would like to extend the fun, here are a few more ideas:

  • Finally when the sky is dark, download the free APP SKYVIEW and find the constellations in the sky with your phone. 
  • If you want more, you can also use the scavenger hunt papers from https://www.vivifystem.com/vivify-resources to look for more constellations and planets. 

Scavenger hunt can be found here:https://www.vivifystem.com/vivify-resources


 

First STEM stars family night

Welcome to the first Hartnell K-12 STEM Stars Family Night!  Each week we will be posting a set of fun activities for your family to do together set around a theme. The activities for the week will include a book read online and/or a video to watch to set the theme and hands-on activities related to the theme. Any additional activities will be listed at the end. Our intention is that you should have all materials already in your home.  We hope you enjoy our summer family nights! 

This week our theme is Clouds. Have you ever looked up and watched the clouds? Have you seen different shapes they can make?

  •  This week you will hear a story about how the clouds looked like spilt milk and all the shapes they saw in the story.
  •  Then you and your family will get to create your own cloud by blowing paint on a piece of paper and see what shape you can make. Is it a rabbit? A dinosaur?
  •  Finally, your family can watch a video and learn all about the different kinds of clouds you can see in the sky. Enjoy!

Books on Video:

It looked like Spilt milk

It looked like Spilt Milk in Spanish

Family Activity: It looks like Spilt Milk painting:

Supplies: White paint, blue construction paper, and a straw for each person. 

Put some white paint in the middle of a piece of blue construction paper and use a straw to blow the paint to create a cloud. What does your spilt milk look like? 

(If you do not have white paint, you can pour milk onto a flat surface  and create a shape)

Video: All about Clouds for Kids

We hope to see you next week for our next STEM stars family night!

Actividad Familiar en Español: Las Nubes 

English version: Clouds

 


 

Online  CYBER CAMP

CyberCamp Flyer_Summer2020

 

Register here: https://www.baycyber.net/

 

Middle School and High School Students: Learn CyberSecurity!
Hartnell K 12 STEM Programs and The Bay Area Community Colleges are supporting FREE, week-long Virtual Summer Introductory and Advanced CyberCamps for incoming Middle School and High School (6th-12th grade) students! 

Due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, The BACCC has moved their summer CyberCamps to an online environment. The camps will be utilizing Canvas, Zoom, and Discord to teach and interact with the students for 3 hours per day with more activities and games to participate in through the afternoon.

Each camp is 5 days long and will feature topics such as cyber hygiene, ethics, systems administration, security audits, and network forensics.

No experience in CyberSecurity is required to sign-up for the Introductory Camp. Students will need a computer/laptop, the latest web browser downloaded, and a stable internet connection. It is recommended for students to go through the Intro camp before the Advanced as we will be building an online community with the students in the first week that will continue into the second week.

Each camp day will be broken down into 2 segments: “Talk Chalk” from 9:00am - 12:00pm will be teacher led instruction, demonstrations, and activities. “Games and Challenges” with be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, and supported by the team mentors.

Camp students will then be invited to participate in the month-long Bay Cyber League Competition in July.

Please join us for this amazing learning experience and register today!

 If you have any questions, contact: 
Samuel Garcia Valdez at sgarciavaldez@hartnell.edu or Leticia Sanchez at lesanchez@hartnell.edu