This summer day camp allows young brainiacs to learn about how the brain works and how they can use the principles of neuroscience to improve brain health. The camp introduces foundational research skills that the students use in collaboration to create a stop motion animated film about the brain.
This summer day camp introduces basic neuroscience training that focuses on developing good lab technique, designing experiments, and working independently with lab equipment. This camp develops an appreciation for the research process in neuroscience labs and develops critical thinking and design skills for a greater understanding of how science is applied.
This summer day camp develops advanced neuroscience training for students in preparation for university. The focus is on independent lab design and experimentation to help students foster skills in data gathering and analysis. This camp simulates the environment of a research lab to give students a deeper understanding of how neuroscience knowledge is utilized in the world.
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If you are new to the art of debate and public speaking, this summer program is ideal to get you ready to think on your feet. Students will work with seasoned debaters and coaches to learn about public speaking and presentation, current events, civics, and core debate skills. Whether you are seeking to get involved in competitive debate or just want to feel more comfortable speaking in public, this program is sure to build confidence in your verbal skills.
No debate experience necessary!
Designed for students aged 10-14, this program uses Dungeons and Dragons as the basis for creative and academic exploration. A daily game will be followed by activities such as developing stories inspired by D&D and employing 3-D design software to create objects such as dice for use in the game. In this program, participants' love of D&D serves as an entry point into skill-building in English, art, technology and more.
In this week-long program, students will be introduced to a broad range of coding technologies and platforms. Participants will engage in coding, game design, robotics, circuit-building and 3-D printing, and get hands-on experience with Python, Scratch, mBots and the Micro:Bit microcontroller, among other platforms. The breadth of material covered in this program makes it ideal for inspiring students to explore various technologies.
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Who are the people who bring about great changes in our world? How do they do it? Inspired by Getting Beyond Better, the book by Roger L. Martin and Sally R. Osberg, participants in the I-Think Summer Institute will explore the mindsets and tools of social entrepreneurs. These inspiring leaders—call them disrupters, visionaries, or change makers—develop, build, and scale their solutions to bring about truly lasting social change. But to succeed in bringing about that change requires a different kind of thinking. I-Think offers students who really want to change the world the opportunity to learn to think like a social entrepreneur and apply Integrative Thinking to a real-world challenge.
The UTS Summer Math Academy is a five-day program for Grade 5 and 6 students who are interested in mathematical problem solving. The focus will be on interesting problems with elegant solutions. Participants in the UTS Summer Math Academy will have a chance to connect with other students with similar interests, become more creative and insightful problem solvers, and above all, have fun with mathematical ideas!
Maximum City is an award-winning spring and summer program and enriched curricular experience for young city builders in grades 5-7 (Junior Camp) and 8-12 (Senior Camp), operating since 2011. It is taught by leading experts and is hosted on the University of Toronto campus and nearby sites. The program includes a range of hands-on activities in urban topics such as architecture,design, the environment, technology, the arts, civic engagement and mobility. The program culminates in a design challenge which asks students to collaborate on a real-life problem in our urban environment and present their solutions to a panel of experts and decision-makers. Each week at Maximum City focuses on a different urban theme such as designing better public spaces or welcoming newcomers; students are encouraged to sign up for single or multiple weeks as each theme is a stand-alone topic. For more information visit the Maximum City website.
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