2017 STEMazzzing Summer Camp!
STEMazzzing Camp provides students extended educational and enrichment opportunities. STEMazzzing Camp foster students’ growth, enabling them to excel, enrich and remediate. STEMazzzing Camp is available for all Tucson students, grades 1-8 in Tucson.
The STEMazzzing Camp offers eight one-week sessions. Children may take up to four classes per session. Each class meets daily. Classes include fun weekly STEM activities and other engaging activities. Classes run from May 30th to August 4th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Registration Now Active
Registration for our STEMazzzing camp is now active.
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L.W. Cross Middle School
1000 West Chapala Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85704
* Location subject to change
Example Daily Schedule
Eight, one week sessions (Mon-Fri)
- Before Care 7:00-8:45 AM
- Period 1 9:00-10:15 AM
- Passing Period 10:15-10:25 AM
- Period 2 10:25-11:40 AM
- Period 3 12:20-1:35 PM
- Passing Period 1:35-1:45 PM
- Period 4 1:45-3:00 PM
- After Care 3:00-5:30 PM
Important Information for Parents
- Policies and Procedures
- End-of-Day Pick-Up Procedure
- 2017 STEMazzzing Course Catalogue
- Course Descriptions
Students must be registered in a CEP program to be permitted on campus.
Please call the STEMazzzing Camp office if your child will be absent. For the safety of the students, attendance will be taken in each class. Parents will be contacted if their child misses a scheduled class.
CEP requires that a parent/guardian sign their children in and out at the STEMazzzing Camp office if they are arriving late or being picked up before the end of their scheduled day
Please call the office if your child will be absent. For students’ safety, attendance will be taken in each class.
Parents will be contacted if their child misses a scheduled class. CEP requires that a parent/guardian sign their children in and out of class if they are arriving late or being picked up before the end of their scheduled day.
There is a 30-minute lunch break in the cafeteria. Please pack a lunch for your child. Pizza and drinks are available for purchase on Fridays. Pizza is $2.00 per slice and drinks are $1.00
Teachers will escort students to the designated drop off and pick up location located at the front of Cross Middle School. For rainy day schedule students will be picked up in the MPR. It is important that students are picked-up promptly. Staff will only be on duty to supervise pick up until 3:15.
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Air Exploration- Activities Include; tissue paper hot air balloons, the Bernoulli’s principle
All About Sand- Activities Include; Moon sand, Kinect sand and aqua sand
All About the Dough- Activities Include; Homemade pretzels, cinnamon rolls and pigs in a blanket
Apple a Day- Activities Include; Apple pie, apple snails and apple donuts
Ball of Yarn- Activities Include; Crochet, yarn crafts and knitting
Basketball- Activities Include; Skill building, scrimmage games and drills
Bike Camp- Activities Include; Bike safety, body positioning and obstacle courses. Students enrolled in this class will need to bring their bike and helmet.
Bite Size- Activities Include; Sour patch grapes, banana split bites and bagel fruit pizza
Brain Games- Activities Include; Illusion and problem solving, question’s and trivia games
Bugs and Slugs- Activities Include; Butterfly prints, make edible bugs and ant farming
Card Games and Tricks- Activities Include; Intro to rummy 500, and card tricks and magic tricks
Cartooning- Activities Include; Drawing with shapes, lines and shading, creating characters using shapes and discuss how technique enhances and changes and image
Chemical Reactions- Activities Include; Fizzy ice, exploring colors and elephant toothpaste
Chemistry- Activities Include; Density Column, make marble paper and make silly putty
Circuits- age 1-3, Activities Include; play-dough circuits, lemon battery experiment and drawing with hex bugs
Circuits- age 3-8, Activities Include; Exploring LED with circuit tape, 3D design with electricity and lighting
Clay – Activities Include; will make bowls, cups animals and other clay designs
Crazy Colors- Activities Include; Fireworks in a jar, disappearing colors and kaleidoscopes
Crypto Zoology- Activities Include; Discuss and identify creatures like Big Foot, Moth man and Loch ness Monster. Documenting encounters creating journals and foot print casts
Creations in a Bottle- Activities Include; Galaxy in a bottle, tornado in a bottle and waves in a bottle
Crime Lab- Activities Include; Finger printing, DNA testing, and hand writing analysis
Delicious Desserts- Activities Include; Kool whip sandwiches, banana pops and Kool whip pudding pie
Density Tower of Colors- Activities Include; What is density? With fun ingredients make density towers. Objects that float sink or stick in your tower
Dinner Time Fun- Activities Include; Taco pizza, chicken pot pie cupcake and lasagna roll ups
Dinosaurs- Activities Include; Explore fossils, dinosaur tooth necklaces and ice egg excavation
DIY Fashion- Activities Include; Purses, head bands and colorful sandals
DIY- Activities Include; Stress balls, string art and bead design, Lip and body scrubs, crayon candles. There are multiple DIY classes and activities may vary
Dodge Ball Mania- Activities Include; Dynamite, bombardment and ultimate dynamite
Pencil to paper – Activities Include; The basics of drawing techniques, shading, shapes and outlining
Duct Tape- Activities Include; Duct tape wallets, book marks, lunch bags and water bottle holders
Edible Art- Activities Include; Tortilla art, edible painting and fruit and veggie designs
Edible Science- Activities Include; Glow in the dark jello, sugar glass and fizzy sour lemon aid
Einstein- Activities Include; bending water, density column and bending light
Engineering Challenges- age 3-8, Activities Include; Satellite antenna, 25 penny boats and egg drop
Engineering Challenges- age 1-3, activities Include; building structure that support the most weight, building the tallest structure and build the longest domino chain
Engineering with Batteries- Activities Include; Design flash lights, led throwies and graphite circuits
Entomologists- Activities Include; Identify and classify insects, make spread boards and how to display insects and pin and log
Explosive Science- Activities Include; Elephant tooth paste, Mentos and coke and exploding lunch bags
Extreme Science- Activities Include; Hydro density bottle, boo bubbles and rubber band watermelon slice
Fairy Tales- Activities Include; Build a raft for 3 Billy goats, strongest home for the 3 little pigs and a new bed for Goldie Locks
Fire Breathers- Activities Include; Fire breathing dragons, dragon eggs and dragon features and characteristics
First Aid Scenarios- Activities Include; Creating an emergency action plan using team work and basic first aid materials and steps to help someone in need
Foil Art- Activities Include; Foil structures, canvases and Zen tangle
Frozen Treats- Activities Include; Pudding pops, gummy popsicles and coffee can ice cream,
Fruit Salad- Activities Include; Fruit pizza crackers, fresh fruit pops and rainbow kabobs
Fun Physical Activities- Activities Include; Hockey, ultimate Frisbee, kick ball tournament, capture the flag
Fun with Science- Activities Include; Grow crystals, magic aqua sand and erupting foam
Fun with Water- Activities Include; Engineering water slides, water coin challenge, floatation devices and water bottle flipping
Geology- age 3-8 Activities Include; Stalagmites, erosion activities and rock testing
Geology- age 1-3 Activities Include; Stalagmites, Geodes and crystals
Hands on Science- Activities Include; Oobleck and magnetic slime, gak and play dough
Have your Cake and Eat it to- Activities Include; Bake a cake, decorate cakes and cupcakes
H2o Engineering- Activities Include; Surface tension, water balloon pump and salt vs. fresh
Hip Hop Dance- Activities Include; Learn choreography, learn dances to current music and perform routines. There are multiple dance classes and music may vary.
Indoor Soccer- Activities Include; skill building, foot control passing and team work
Into the Night- Activities will include; Designing and exploring constellation’s, make constellations, learn about constellations.
It’s a Pizza Day- Activities Include; Taco pizza, pizza pockets and pizza bagels
Kitchen Science- Activities Include; Stinky vinegar eggs, name plate crystals, invisible ink
Lego Challenge- Activities Include; Building, creating and designing with Lego’s
Life Hacks- Activities Include; How to peel garlic without crying, cutting fruit, water balloon pumps
Liquid Labs- Activities Include; Experimenting with liquid substances and testing and recording reactions
Little Inventors- Activities Include; Design and create with your imaginations from everyday materials
Loop, Thread and sew- Activities Include; Button trees, pillows and cases, aprons and bags
Lotsa Pasta- Activities Include; Homemade mac and cheese, alfredo pasta and spaghetti
Magic School Bus- Activities Include; Constellation viewers, make your own planets and galaxy bottle
Magnetic Science- Activities Include; How liquids impact magnets, magnetic exploration and magnetizing steel
Maze Runners- Activities Include; paper plate marble mazes, Lego mazes and pom pom mazes
Messy Science- Activities Include; Noodle bubbles, clean mud and spaghetti slime
Model Design and Building- Activities Include; Build kit cars and planes, painting and fabrication
Newton’s Law- Activities Include; Newton’s cradle, Newton’s Car and balloon launch zip line
No Bake Treats- Activities Include; Protein bites, Greek yogurt drops and chocolate fun
Nutrition Made Easy- Activities Include; Granola bars, fruit smoothies and power foods
Origami- Activities Include; Manipulating paper, learning difficult folding techniques and following directions through images, vocals and reading
Paper Aviators- Activities Include; Folding techniques, distance and air time activities and document results
Painting Galore- Activities Include; Ice painting, puffy paint design and marbled art
Very Pintristing- Activities Include; Key chains, crafts and jewelry
Polymers- Activities Include; Hydro gel plants, bouncy balls, shrinking polymers
Rain Makers- Activities Include; Explore rain, with materials create the sounds of rain, build rain makers
Ready Set Race Recycle- Activities Include; Build recycled race cars, design race tracks and pick teams and race your friends
Retro Games- Activities Include; Learn old school games, Chess, jacks and marbles
Rise & Shine Meals- Activities Include; French Toast sausage roll ups, pancake poppers and breakfast muffin
Rockets and Water- Activities Include; Aerodynamic activities, rocket design challenges and propulsion machines
Rockets- Activities Include; Alka-Seltzer rockets, two-liter rocket design and launch
Royal Fun- Activities Include; Royal family crests, royal jewels and royal attire
Rubber Band Magic- Activities Include; rubber band catapult, rubber band painting and rubber band structures
Science You Can Eat- Activities Include; Geodes rock candy, edible clouds and ice cream in a bag
Simple Machines- Activities Include; the design and build of a multi-level marble raceway
Skate Board Fundamentals- Activities Include; Foot positioning, balance and stop and go. Students will need to bring their skate board and helmet.
Solar Cooking- Activities Include; Num num nachos, s’more cones and baked apples
Solar Science- Activities Include; Build solar ovens, solar night lights and solar purifier
Sound Exploration- Activities Include; Tuning forks, slinky sound waves and balloon vibration experiment
Space Rail- Activities Include; engineering a rail system for a marble raceway
Spanish- Activities Include; Greetings, feelings, days and colors, formalize common phrases and sentences
Spark- Activities Include; Sharks and minnows, balloon tennis and crab soccer
STEM Challenges- Activities Include; Straw roller coaster, structure design and build and plastic egg challenge
Super Heroes- Activities Include; Make super hero capes, masks and accessories
Sushi Time- Activities Include; Zucchini sushi rolls, Nutella and banana sushi and turkey and cheese rolls
Sweet Tooth- Activities Include; Rice Krispie treats, cookies, and chocolate covered popcorn
Team Building- Activities Include; Hoop pass, rubber band tools and build bridges
Team Games- Activities Include; Medic, kick ball, chicken in the hen house
The Power of Energy- Activities Include; pendulum stoppers, craft stick chain reaction and solar tubes
The Weather Outside- Activities Include; Clouds and rain, water cycles, sundials and lightning
Up Cycle- Activities Include; No sew tank tops bags, plastic bottle planters and wood working
Wacky Gadgets- Activities Include; Build and assemble robots, making hover crafts and rubber band cars
Wizarding World- Activities Include; create sorceress stones, quills, wands and golden snitches
Yoga- Activities Include; Learn basic poses, stretches and practices
Prices are $160 per week with extended care options. Call 520.888.2727 Ext. 113 for more information and available discounts.
Before/After Care Available!
- Pick your week (up to 7 weeks!)
- Pick your favorite classes!
- Materials Fee included!
- Before Care or After Care Available!
Mornings or Afternoons
- Before care + 2 STEM Camp classes before lunch OR After care + 2 STEM Camp classes after lunch
1 class only
- A single STEM Class
- Before/After Care not included
Have a Question? Contact us!