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Super Saturday

March 19, 2016, 9 am to noon
Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster


LC PAGE has been working hard to make this Super Saturday the best yet! There are some changes this year so please read this email carefully! 

**There is a slight possibility that additional classes will be added before registration officially opens.  If we do add any classes, it will be noted on the website with a NEW! before the title

New Registration Procedure

  • Review the courses listed in this email. They are also available on our website.
  • Registration is for 3 classes. Please select your top 5 choices. We will do our best to fit you into the classes you choose.  If we cannot, you will be contacted with additional options.  Register early for best selection!
  • Registration will be completely online at http://lc-page.org/store/
  • Select Super Saturday Registration, complete the online registration form, and submit payment.
  • Online credit card payments are preferred. 
  • Alternate payment methods must be pre-approved! Email lcpagepresident@gmail.com as soon as possible.
  • Registration is not considered complete until payment is made.
  • February 8 - Current member registration begins
  • February 10 - Registration opens to public
  • Confirmation letters will be emailed to the email listed at registration approximately one week prior to Super Saturday.

Kid Sessions

Grades K-6


3D Painting

Jen Switch, Jen's Pottery Den
A surprise, mindbending painting/coloring technique.
 

Treasures from the Earth

Ceil Sheffy, North Museum of Nature and Science
Planet Earth is an overflowing treasure chest of life on its surface and minerals below.  Come examine hands-on items from the vast collections of the North Museum of Natural History and Science.  In this packed session you will study specimens from both our biological and geological collections.   Learn how scientists study nature, ask questions and develop theories.  You'll have several strange objects to identify.  Solve some true  "What On - or In -  Earth Is That?"  mysteries.

 

Holograms

Gretchen McNelis, Spark! Mindlabs
We'll talk about how holograms work, the past, current and future of hologram technology and then the kids can make and take home a "hologram projector" a device that can be used to display a hologram or "pepper's ghost" on their own mobile devices: iphones, ipads or ipods, etc.  If possible, kids should bring their devices with them, if not they can take them home and use them there.  I will supply everything else!
 

Weather Mysteries, Weather Fun, and More!

Sepi Yalda, Ph.D., and Andrew Yarosh, Amber Liggett, David Bludis, and Ashley Orehek
The session will be a fully hands-on session providing opportunities to learn about weather and climate through an exploration of mysteries, extremes, and fun facts.
 

German Immersion

Lauren Jannotta and Tony Jannotta, Hempfield High School and Lancaster Liederkranz Sommer Singspiel
Today's students need to be prepared to navigate in a globalized society. Learning languages is key. In this course, students will engage in a German immersion experience and learn some basic vocabulary at the same time.


Playing in the Theater

Stephanie Henrich, Hempfield High School and Lancaster Liederkranz Sommer Singspiel
'All the world's a stage and the men and women merely players...' and to that accord, all players must feel comfortable in the characters they portray in everyday life. Join us in an exploration of characters through theater games and improvisation.


Grades 2-6


Take a Breath - All About Your Respiratory System

Stacey Ruch and Amy Troyer, PA College of Health Sciences
Learn about how your respiratory system functions with hands on experiments and a real pig lung dissection. We will also jump around and examine the effects of exercise on your breathing.


Reptiles (and more!)

Michael Buleza, herpetologist
A hands-on exploration of live reptiles, invetebrates, and birds. Learn about their adaptations, habitats, self defense, and captive care.


Grades 3-6


LEGO Robotics

Sylvan Learning Center Lancaster
Sylvan Robotics is an awesome enrichment program that introduces students to STEM concepts in a creative, engaging and challenging environment. Students build robot models and then program them using LEGO® Education’s WeDo™ software – helping them to bring important concepts to life.
 

Six Degrees of Freedom

Bartley J. Eckhardt, P.E., President/CEO of Robson Forensic, Inc.
Six degrees of freedom of motion will be discussed, and its importance to the world around us and to forensic analysis. Students will make fun interactive take-home models.


User Friendly Ukulele

Drue Bullington, Conestoga Valley School District & the Lancaster Liederkranz Sommer Singspiel. Joined by the members of the Ukulele Uprising, Lancaster's own community music organization. 
We'll explore learning to play the mighty Ukulele and maybe even explore some music and movement found in the culture of the Hawaiian Islands. We'll learn some basic ukulele chords, strum and sing some fun songs and maybe, just maybe learn a little bit about the Hawaiian Hula. Ukulele's provided, so come ready to learn!


Battle Tops

Matt Aden, Bricks 4 Kidz
It's time for battle...with tops that is! Spinning tops are some of the oldest known toys. They take on a whole new level of excitement when dropped into battle! After building the battle tops contraption, children will love to watch them spin and release them into the arena. Which top will be the last one spinning? Vocabulary and concepts covered in the session will include: inertia, momentum, centrifugal force, precession, elapsed time.


Basic Electricity and Control Logic

Len Litowitz
Working in teams of two, students will study fundamental concepts of electricity, components of a basic circuit, measurement of electricity, laws that govern the flow of electricity, basic switching of electrical circuitry and control logic.


Communicating Your Ideas

Kyle Weller and Dan McCormick, Conestoga Toastmasters
An introduction to the concepts of presenting your ideas to an audience and the benefits of good oral communications.

Parent Presentation


Academic Acceleration:
Myths, Misconceptions, and Frequently Asked Questions

The word "acceleration" often raises concern among the adults in a gifted student's life--parents, teachers, and administrators alike. While it is important to consider both pros and cons of any educational decision, many of the worries about acceleration are based on misinformation. In this presentation, research findings will be used to answer common questions about acceleration, including those focused on academic issues (e.g., "Will accelerated students have gaps in their knowledge?") and social/emotional issues (e.g., "Will acceleration hurt gifted students' self-concept?"). Important factors to consider in making an acceleration decision for a specific child will be summarized, and a brief list of resources will be provided.
Dr. Mary Ann Swiatek graduated from Oberlin College with honors in Psychology, and received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University.  She is a licensed psychologist who works in private practice, providing psychological testing and therapy services.  She is the 2012 recipient of the Neubler-Pregler award from the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE).  She has authored more than 30 articles and book chapters about gifted youth, and regularly presents on the topic to researchers, school administrators, teachers, and parents of gifted children.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

It takes the hard work and dedication of many volunteers to make Super Saturday successful.  We are looking for volunteers to help with registration, to assist presenters, and to serve as escorts.  If you are interested, please email lcpagepresident@gmail.com.

We love to hear from you!
Email us your comments or questions.

 
PRESIDENT
Alissa Booth

VICE PRESIDENT
Nate Bowman

SECRETARY
Tina Thomas

TREASURER
Kelly Fogleman
 
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