Registration is under way for Moraine Park Technical College’s annual Tech Knowledge College, set for
July 31-Aug. 2 at the Fond du Lac campus. Tech Knowledge College is a unique and fun way for kids entering
6th through 8th grade to explore different career choices through 26 hands-on, interactive activities.
Sessions are filling up, so register soon for your favorite activity. Several new activities are available this year:
Discover China: Learn to say your name in Chinese and how to write numbers. Learn about China’s products, customs and clothing, and the ways in which China and the U.S. are similar and different.
Go, Team, Go!: By finding out what “color” you are (red, green, etc.) you can learn about who you are, what you like and dislike and why you react the way you do. With your TKC team members you will learn how to take your individual styles and work together as a team.
Numbers Making Money in Business: Set up a lemonade stand, decide how much lemonade and other supplies to buy, set the price and see how much you can sell. Create a balance sheet and profit and loss statement and balance your company checkbook.
The Microscopic World: Put on a lab coat and see the world through a microscope – your food, household products, etc. Find out how certain products affect the environment.
What Do You Knead?: Make a variety of breads in Moraine Park’s new, state-of-the-art bread-making kitchen – quick breads, muffins, rolls, braided bread, cracker bread and more. Take a basket of your breads home!
Some of the activities which are back by popular demand include:
Carpentry Art: Make something with your own hands! Learn how to identify different types of wood, read a ruler and safely use power tools to construct a project.
Rev Your Engines!: Disassemble a small engine and find out how it operates by working with hand tools and learning how to use them safely.
The Art of Architecture: Explore the world of architectural drafting using CAD software to draw a house, including different styles and floor plans.
Science Anatomy Team: Become a scientist for three days and conduct experiments to discover what makes your heart beat, how food is digested, how your lungs work, what your liver does and more.
The registration deadline is July 3. For registration information and a complete listing of available sessions, go to www.morainepark.edu/tkc. Cost is $75 before May 18 ($85 after) and includes two activities (8:45-11:15 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.), a T-shirt and lunch. Busing is available from Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam and West Bend campuses to the Fond du Lac campus daily for students who live outside of the Fond du Lac area (included in the registration fee). For more information contact Jan Logan, Moraine Park student involvement associate, at 920-924-6381 or 1-800-472-4554, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.