IMSA R.I. Field Office hosts FUNshop for 3rd-6th graders


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 1:42 pm
Last Updated: Jan. 28, 2013, 10:08 am
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Press release submitted by Brenda Buschbacher


SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE FOR IMSA's SATURDAY FUNSHOP "SNOW DAY" FEATURING GLACIER AND SURVIVAL SCIENCE FOR 3RD-6TH GRADERS

Where: Western Illinois University: Quad Cities Riverfront
Moline, IL.


When: Saturday February 2, 2013:
REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY 1/29/2013

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Check in begins at 8:45 a.m.

What: The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) Rock Island Region Field Office presents its Saturday FUNshop "SNOW DAY".The forecast predicts learning with LOTS OF FUN for this upcoming FUNshop. FUNshops are three-hour student enrichment opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics offered throughout the year at the main IMSA campus in Aurora and at IMSA's field offices.Students rotate through two different educational sessions with a snack break.

The program fee of $20 covers all materials and a snack.Preregistration is required.Need-based scholarships are available for Illinois students.Registration and scholarship information is available at this website: https://www3.imsa.edu/programs/fieldoffices/rockislandregion. Contact Nicole Hoffman at (309) 373-7795 or nhoffman@imsa.edu with any questions.

This FUNshop is coordinated by IMSA and delivered by local teacher partners from Rock Island, East Moline, and Galesburg school districts.Third and fourth graders will investigate glacier formation and glacier movement using ice cubes, mini marshmallows, and glacier gak.Fifth and sixth graders will explore arctic animal adaptations and simulate "walking on ice" by making oobleck; the ultimate challenge for these students will focus on survival strategies in the arctic by investigating the fire triangle and biological requirements for survival.

The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships. (www.imsa.edu)

















 



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