Follow your curiosity with Saturday Academy at MET!
Winter Break: December 18-22, 2017
MET Community and Educational Center
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223
This winter break, Saturday Academy brings their hands-on, in-depth classes to MET. Students entering grades 3-12 can explore science, technology, engineering, math and the arts with experts in their fields. Classes are offered December 18-22. Choose a morning class and an afternoon class to create a full-day experience. Lunch is supervised. Financial aid is available.
Classes this winter break include:
Chemistry for Girls: Acid Base Chemistry
Learn the basics of acid-base chemistry, pH scale and neutralization using an award-winning science kit for girls designed by scientists and moms. Hypothesize, design, observe, be a maker and test the chemistry in your yard, kitchen, cleaning closet or garage!
LEGO Mindstorms EV3
Build a programmable robot using LEGO® Mindstorms EV3. Program your robot to use ultrasonic sensors to solve exciting challenges. Choose to build a mechanized robotic arm, a walking bipedal humanoid or even a stinging scorpion.
Model United Nations: Climate Change Council
As a delegate of one of 193 countries in the UN, learn to research, negotiate and debate a country's interests and risks on climate change policy. Delegates will debate "nationally determined contributions" to adopt at the 2018 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. With a focus on collaborative learning, develop skills to serve as a high school Model UN delegate and a civically engaged citizen.
iMovie: Video Production
Ever wonder how Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay and Wes Anderson got their start in making movies? Practice the basics needed to create your own film. Learn cinematography and editing techniques, along with the fundamentals of quality sound reproduction. Hone your skills to produce a short video. Edit your work and add special effects, titles and cool transitions using iMovie.
LEGO Sumo Wrestling Robots
Learn the mechanical principles of robotics as you design and build a Sumo wrestling robot. Use LEGO Mindstorms EV3 software to challenge its opponent in the ring. Program your robot to use touch, light/color and ultrasonic sensors to compete for the championship.
Programming: Beginners Acquire the building blocks of programming languages, computer animation and video game design. Code a Mad Lib game with Python®, control digital characters (even sprites of you and your friends) in Scratch and learn about the basic of computer logic includes variables, loops and more. Explore your passion for computer programming!