Science

Science

Learning with Legos: Competitive Engineering

For boys entering grades 5, 6

Design and build powered Lego creations to compete with other students. Models will be built using the Lego Education Simple Machine Kits and will explain the engineering concepts of torque, motion, energy and measurement. Tasks will be assigned to students and models must be built to meet the requirements of each competition. Students will work in pairs to foster collaboration and communication. As a bonus, each student will be able to keep one of his Lego creations to bring home and share with his family.

Two sessions of the same class are being offered.

CAMP FULL - June 20 – 23 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $120
Instructor: Mr. Paul Fleisch – Science
Minimum enrollment – 4; Maximum enrollment – 8

June 20 – 23 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $120
Instructor: Mr. Paul Fleisch – Science
Minimum enrollment – 4; Maximum enrollment – 8



Rocket and Space Camp

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8

This will be a hands-on class where students will build their own rocket and a Martian or Lunar colony. We will also talk about the various space programs both in the past and those that are taking shape today to bring people to the moon and Mars tomorrow. Weather will determine if we can launch the rockets as a group.

CAMP FULL - June 15 – 17 (Wednesday – Friday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $90
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 12



Pre-Science Olympiad: Engineering Challenge

For boys entering grades 7, 8, and MUHS Grade 9

If you have an interest in science and engineering this class is for you. Pre-Science Olympiad is designed to mirror the events of the National Science Olympiad tournament. Students will work with current MUHS Science Olympiad team members in a collaborative setting and can expect to design and build at least one structure and train and compete in engineering and lab based events. Marquette University High School is the defending state Champion in Science Olympiad and was 14th at the 2021 national tournament. The skills that students learn in this class could help them join the team when they enter high school.

CAMP FULL - July 26 – 29 (Tuesday – Friday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $140
Instructor: Ms. Nicole Williams – Science
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 16



Hilltopper Robotics: Introductory Challenge

For boys entering grades 7, 8, and MUHS Grade 9

Come learn about the exciting world of robotics! The field of robotics is full of unique challenges, critical thinking, and creativity. Through a variety of hands-on activities, campers will learn the basics of design, mechanics, electronics, and coding. During the week, campers will work with members of the current Hilltopper Robotics Team 1732 to build and program a robot which will perform in fun and friendly challenges. The skills campers learn in this class are a great introduction for those interested in learning more about robotics at MUHS or in looking to simply try something new!

CAMP FULL - July 18 - 21 (Monday - Thursday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $140
Instructor: Ms. Marianne Stone, Co-Director Hilltopper Robotics Team 1732
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 16