Sunday, May 27 , 2018, 7:14 am | Fair 49º


Allan Hancock College Community Ed Offering Summer Science Classes for Kids

Allan Hancock College Community Education will offer science classes for kids this summer at its Santa Maria campus and at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Classes begin as early as this Saturday.

In Santa Maria, a class in math/engineering/computer science is offered Monday through Thursday, June 17-27, from 9 a.m. to noon for students entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades in the fall. Students explore various areas of math, engineering and science not normally taught in the K-12 classroom. Kids also design and build their own solar-powered vehicle, program a computer game and learn the ancient Egyptian system of mathematics. Fees apply.

Also offered on the Santa Maria campus is a new class, Inside the Human Body, in which students explore the human body’s systems, including how we breathe and how the heart works. The class meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16-17, from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 12 to 15, and July 23-24 for ages 9 to 11. Fees apply.

At the Vandenberg AFB Endeavor Center, classes in Rocketry introduce students to NASA’s space programs and missions. Students will learn about gravity and atmosphere and how to apply the laws of motion to space flight. They will also build and launch their own model rocket. Classes meet this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 8 to 11 and on June 22 for ages 12 to 15. Fees apply.

In Astronomy & Telescopes, students learn about the cosmos, planets and asteroids; how to use different types of telescopes; and even build their own refractor telescope. Classes meet on Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 8 to 11 and on July 20 for ages 12 to 15 at the Endeavor Center. Fees apply.

These classes were developed with the support of a Hispanic Serving Institution STEM & Articulation program from the U.S. Department of Education.

Register in person at Community Education (Building S) on the Santa Maria campus. For complete class information and fees, go online by clicking here and click Class Search, select the Summer 2013 term, then Community Service/Fee-Based. Print copies of the summer 2013 Spectrum schedule of Community Education classes are also available at all campus locations.

For more information, call 805.922.6966 x3209.

— Sonja Oglesby is a public affairs and publications technician for Allan Hancock College.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Supporter

Enter your email
Select your membership level

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >