S.T.E.A.M Projects

Learning & Play for Grades K-6

 

Leadership Academy has partnered up with Steam Jungle to provide fun & engaging Summer Camps. 

Hands-on, project-based STEAM education that aligns with California NGS Standards & prepares students for the job market of the future.

 

Details

Dates          June 10th – August 15th

Location     Leadership Academy Cupertino/West San Jose

                    1080 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose 95129

No camp week of July 1st 

Camp hours

Monday to Friday, 9 am- 3 pm.

Before and Aftercare available* (additional fees apply) from 8:30 am- 9 am; 3-6 pm.

Students bring their own lunch & snack. We have lunch options for $8/lunch which we buy from restaurants nearby.

Camp Fees

 $360/week, zero material fees ($75 value) 

Students take home each project they work on (at least 7-8 projects/week).

Check out leadership academy’s facebook page for our summer camps.

Curriculum & Program

08:30 – 09:00

Before care* (Additional Fees Apply)

09:00 – 09:30

Warm-up, Welcome activities (Outdoors)

09:30 – 10:30

Fundamental science lesson, Teacher-led discussion, Demo

10:30 – 11:00

Outdoor snack play break

11:00 – 12:00

Begin S.T.E.A.M Project (1 project kit per student)

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch, relax, play 

13:00 – 14:30

Project cont, group/individual presentations, Q&A

14:00 – 15:00

Pack up & Clean up.  

15:00 – 18:00

Extended care; Outdoor play/activities;

Work on common core math, art & STEAM Journal 

Check out www.steamjungle.com for project details

  • Our team has years of combined experience in Education, Engineering, Tech. and we all love teaching!
  • We specialize in hands-on, project-based learning.
  • Our unique teaching methodology inspires students to learn. 
  • Students work individually and in teams.
  • Students proudly take home the ‘toy’ they’ve created
  • Curriculum designed per NGS Standards and for future job market
  • We practice Math, reading, writing skills, and Public Speaking every day.

Weeks 1:  Light energy & Solar energy

Students are introduced to the concept of Energy with focus on Light energy & Solar energy

Solar energy projects and light projects from exploring kids- telescope, optical kids, solar power kits.

Week 2: Wind Energy & Solar Energy

Students are introduced to the concept of Energy with focus on Light energy & Solar energy

Solar energy projects and light projects from exploring kids- solar power kits, such as solar power truck and solar power farm.

Week 3: Marine Ecosystem

NGS standards  K-LS1-1, 1-5,LS1-1 taught with focus on marine ecosystem.

Students observe, study, engage with live marine creatures and investigate questions such as   “what does a fish/crab need to survive?” “what do humans need to survive” and more complicated concepts of ecosystem diversity, sustenance &  life cycle.

In Science lab:   Record Marine ecosystem observations in their STEAM journal.

In Artist’s loft, Paint Marine life on Canvas

In Makers’ Club  build  ‘Marine animals’ structure using laser wood.

Ocean themed friday fun day is full of fun frollicks !!

Week 4: Matter & its properties       

NGS standards  2-PS .            

Students are introduced to the 3 states of matter, characteristics and properties, physical and chemical changes through fun hands-on activities.

Guided Science experiments encourage students to manipulate materials, ask questions, and make connections between matter and phenomena. Students also explore the effect of mixing different kinds of matter and the effect of adding or taking away energy. This unit is an important introduction to chemistry that students can build upon.

In Science lab, record results in  STEAM journal.

In Artist’s loft, 3 states of matter & material come alive in your art piece

In Makers’ Club, engineer & design your own architectural marvel

Material themed friday fun day is full of Sciencey SLIMEY Surprises !!

Week 5: Earth Sciences: Planetarium, Solar System (NGS standards)  .           

Students are introduced to Solar system,

Creating a model planetarium encourage students to manipulate materials, ask questions, and make connections between matter and phenomena. Students also explore the effect of mixing different kinds of matter and the effect of adding or taking away energy. This unit is an important introduction to chemistry that students can build upon.

In Science lab, record results in  STEAM journal.

In Artist’s loft, 3 states of matter & material come alive in your art piece

In Makers’ Club, engineer & design your own architectural marvel

Material themed friday fun day is full of Sciencey SLIMEY Surprises !!

Weeks 6, 7, 8:  Engineering & design

Students are introduced to engineering and design principles.

Engineering and design projects range from real world examples of architecture, such as the Taj Mahal kit, to animals such as the Chinese dragon kits.

Various arts and crafts are also provided, including beads, cords, paper tissue crafts, felt, tape, and buttons.

Week 1: Solar Energy 

– Students take home 8 projects this week!

  • Day 1: Dinosaurs and Creative Button Art Craft
  • Day 2: Green Power Experiment and Creative Felt Craft
  • Day 3: Solar Truck and Creative Cord Craft
  • Day 4: Solar Ferris Wheel and Creative Craft

Week 2: Solar Energy

  • Day 1: Solar Aircrafts
  • Day 2: Solar Power Experiment
  • Day 3: Solar Monster Truck
  • Day 4: Water Mill

Week 3: Marine Ecosystem

  • Day 1:

EXAMPLES OF PRODUCT ALIGNMENT WITH NGSS