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College for Kids Schedule

PM Course
1:00 Food Science Practical Math
2:00 Intro to Martial Arts Hydroponics
3:00 What's In It For Me? Digital Tablet Basic
4:00 Court Mystery Don' t Spread Gems

Court Mystery

Kids will witness an apparently illegal activity. A prosecuting attorney will help the kids understand why it looks illegal. A defense attorney will explain why the prosecutor’s case is wrong.

At the end of the class, the kids will act as the jury while the case is settled by a District Court Judge who will appear in her judicial black robe. The robe is considered a reminder of the law and a symbol of neutrality.

Another exciting class at College for Kids – Orange this summer – during the last two weeks of June.

Digital Tablet Basics

A digital tablet is a one-piece mobile computer. As of March 2012, 31% of U.S. Internet users were reported to have a tablet, which was used mainly for viewing published content such as video and news.

Digital tablets have dramatically changed the way we look at and use computers. Tablets typically offer a touchscreen, with finger (or stylus) gestures acting as the primary means of control, though often supplemented by the use of one or more physical context sensitive buttons or the input from one or more accelerometers; an on-screen, hideable virtual keyboard is generally offered as the principal means of data input.

A Walmart specialist will explain how to use a tablet and also discuss some apps (applications) that are appropriate for 4th through 8thgraders at College for Kids – Orange this summer – during the last two weeks of June.

Don’t Spread Germs

Germs can make us sick. How can we prevent these germs from doing their damage? Washing is one way but there are many other ways to help.

These will be explained in the class learning at College for Kids – Orange this summer – during the last two weeks of June

First Responders

The first units to respond to an emergency are the Police, Fire, and EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians). Do you know what these folks do? How they work together?

Led by the Police Chief from Pinehurst, students will meet with police officers and learn what happens. A senior Fire Dept official from the City of Orange will review their response to emergencies, and EMTs will cover their many duties.

Don’t be surprised if sirens ring out in the parking area with equipment for students to explore and test out.

Things can get exciting at College for Kids – Orange this summer – during the last two weeks of June.

Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water, without soil.

Hydroponics is an established branch of agronomy, has proven it to be practical and has some advantages over conventional methods of horticulture.

Two chief merits of the soil-less cultivation of plants are that hydro-ponics may potentially produce much higher crop yields, and hydroponics can be used in places where in-ground agriculture or gardening are not possible.

Kids will be introduced to the concept and grow a plant to bring home class at College for Kids – Orange this summer – during the last two weeks of June.

Introduction to Martial Arts

The first week is called BULLYPROOF training.

In week 2 students explore Taekwondo which trains both the body and the mind placing great emphasis on the development of moral character. In other words, control of the mind, self discipline, kindness, and humility must accompany the physical grace.

Orange Taekwondo & Jiu-Jitsu, and Tiger-Rock Martial Arts Of Bridge City, both members of Tiger-Rock International will introduce kids to the cultural heritage and philosophy of martial Arts at College for Kids – Orange this summer – during the last two weeks of June.

Introduction to Yoga

Yoga is aimed at uniting the mind, the body, and the spiritand is considered therapeutic.

Yoga helps you become more aware of your body's posture, alignment and patterns of movement.

FitYoga of West Orange offers classes for every age, designed to build strength and flexibility, reduce stress and tension and increase your overall health, energy and vitality.

FitYoga will provide introductory classes at College for Kids – Orange this summer – during the last two weeks of June.

Practical Math

This class takes math out of the classroom and shows how it is used every day at home and work and play.

Buying groceries, using coupons, paying by check or credit card. Keeping a check register. Tracking football scores or baseball statistics. See what the temperature will be tomorrow.

All of these things require an understanding of mathematics.

An experienced instructor from Bridge City ISD will translate classroom math into everyday use at College for Kids – Orange this summer – during the last two weeks of June.

What’s In It For Me?

How do people get elected to office? What does customer service mean? Can I get along better with my friends? With my parents?

These questions and more will be answered in the class, What’s In It For Me?

Students will learn how to answer that question before others ask it.

The instructor is a well-known elected official, and a successful business man.

Just think, you could improve your friendships at College for Kids – Orange this summer – during the last two weeks of June.