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Backyard Astronomer

Learn how to identify the stars and constellations seen in our local skies in this fun hands-on workshop. Using the Cabrillo planetarium and observatory you will see the wonders of the universe and learn about astronomy history, methods, equipment, and recent discoveries. Get a sense of distances to planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about Black holes, dark matter and the expanding universe.

Participants should dress warmly for outdoor observation at the observatory. In case of rain or fog, class will assemble in the planetarium.

This class is appropriate for students aged 8 to adult.

 

2 Fri., July 11 & 18 CLASS CANCELLED
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Room 707

Register by June 9: $58
Register after June 9: $65

 

Karl von Ahnen has been an amateur astronomer and telescope user since age 12. He served as lab instructor-assistant in the Cabrillo Astronomy Department for many years, and is the Director of the Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College, one of the largest school planetariums in the country.

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Ingenious Engineering: LEGO Computer Robotics

Now offered for 5th - 12th grade students!

Explore the world of mechanical and computer engineering! You and your partner will build and customize at least two different machines. Would you like to build a manufacturing system, hopping robot, elevator, racecar, gondola, haunted hall, tilt-a-whirl, or intelligent house? These special LEGO dacta© sets include motors, lamps, sound, and four different sensors. Hook up your LEGO creation to the interface board and learn to write text based programs in the Logo language to control its? movement. You can even make digital music or memos! You and your partner choose what machines to build, how you want it to work and decide which sensors will control it automatically!

Projects will be demonstrated for parents, friends, and siblings during class as completed.

Mon.-Thu., June 16 - 19
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Room: 403

Register by June 9: $124
Register after June 9: $138

 

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Kristine North - see bio below

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Ingenious Engineering II: Advanced LEGO Computer Robotics

Continue the LEGO engineering challenge, bring your LEGO building and Logo programming skills to the next level! In this class, you will build a more complex machine that requires thoughtful sequential programming and uses multiple motors or sensors. Choose from projects like the robot arm brick sorter, vending machine, chicken or insect-like walkers, or joystick steered dozer. Decide how you want your machine to operate, then write in conditional commands in the procedures so your machine gets the job done automatically! You’ll have time to use your own ideas and really customize your complex machine.

Demonstration and photo opportunities offered during the last class day.

Designed especially for 5th - 12th grade students with previous Ingenious Engineering Robotics class experience.

Mon.-Thu., June 16 - 19
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room: 403

Register by June 9: $124
Register after June 9: $138

 

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Kristine North is a credentialed Science teacher instructing locally for the past sixteen years. Since 1997 her company Logo À Gogo has specialized in the LEGO Dacta® Control Lab System.

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Be the Babysitter Everyone Calls (ages 11–16)

Parents, do you want to allow your teen to babysit or stay home alone?

Teens are you saying “I want to start babysitting and earn my own money.” “I want to show my parents I can stay home alone.”

YOU feel ready for it. But are your parents? They need to be sure you have what it takes to babysit or take care of yourself when they’re not around. Show them you’ve got it! In this class, you will learn skills that will make you feel good about what you know—and make your parents feel confident that you can handle the responsibility. Have fun meeting other kids. Learn choking rescue and CPR using manikins.

Earn a completion card that shows you learned what to do and how to do it! Most of all, it stays with you for life!

Thursday, June 19
10 am - 4 pm
Room: 1520

Fee: $50

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Wednesday, July 16
10 am - 4 pm
Room: 1520

Fee: $50

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Thursday, August 12
10 am - 4 pm
Room: 1520

Fee: $50

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Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Academy - Ages 13-20

Are you ready to... Learn about the hazards in your area? Help others in the event of a disaster? Be a leader in your school?

Teen CERT members answer, "Yes!" and here is why: Teen CERT training teaches you readiness and response skills. Hands-on practice and realistic exercises prepare you for the unexpected in your community. Newly learned leadership skills empower you to safely respond to an emergency and assist victims without endangering yourself or others. You'll be equipped with skills that last a lifetime.

3 Tue. & Thu., July 8 - 24
CLASS CANCELLED
6 - 9 pm
Room: 1520

Fee: $100


Mike De Mars has been a firefighter since 1988 and is currently a Fire Inspector Central Fire Protection District and a certified CERT Instructor.

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College: How to Get In and Pay the Bill

If you are a parent with a high school student looking to enter college, this class will help you learn what you need to know to help your child search for a good college, understand what admission people are looking for, write that dreaded essay and create an excellent resume. Paying for college is the one of the largest expenditures most parents will face in their lifetimes. In this class we will discuss strategies that can help you reduce college costs.

High school students are encouraged to attend with their parent(s) at no extra cost.

2 Wed., July 16 & 23
CLASS CANCELLED
6:45 - 8:45 pm
Room 432

Register by Feb. 10: $54
Register after Feb. 10: $62

 


Stephen Shapiro CPA, CFP, has advised individuals on financial matters for over 20 years and has led financial workshops since 1989.


 

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