New Four Week Science/Weather Classes Begin September 7th!

A new learning opportunity for students starts September 7th…timely and interesting subjects on meteorology and earth sciences! Here’s a look at the next 4-week series.

Week 1 – Hurricanes…Harvey is in the news now and September could be active as well. I get asked about this subject often, so this will be a good opportunity to learn more about these storms. You’ll learn about the hurricane hunters and what they do. I’ll also show how modern day technology is helping save lives.

Week 2 – Volcanoes…yes, they can have a big impact on weather patterns. This will be an interesting talk about what they’ve done in the past and how our future weather could be affected by eruptions a half a world away!

Week 3 – Fall weather 101…interesting facts about autumn weather in Sioux Falls. I’ll also cover the reasons behind the season change and what weather patterns to expect.

Week 4 – Weather and super computers…a fascinating look at how weather data is collected and why some of the biggest computers on earth are needed to make a weather forecast!

I usually allow some time to talk about the current weather patterns and forecast too!

WHERE: Faith Baptist Fellowship Church, 57th and Minnesota.

WHEN: Thursday afternoons, September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th .

CLASS TIME OPTIONS: 7-10 year old session 4pm-5pm

10+ year old session 5:30pm-6:30pm

COST: $30 per student, $25 for additional students from the same family.

TO REGISTER: Please email us your student’s name and age, and which session you would like to register for them, along with a good phone number to reach you in case of emergency.

Parents are not required to attend, but are welcome to come to class with their students!

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Eclipse/Space Weather Class * New Class Added for Friday, August 18th!

 

The Thursday, August 17th classes are almost full, and we are opening up classes on Friday, August 18th!

Many of you are getting ready for the big solar eclipse on August 21st. To get prepared for the event, I’m going to have a special space weather class. We’ll talk about the eclipse and how it happens. The cloud cover forecast will be VERY important that day, so I’ll share some web resources that help astronomical activities! I have some other fun space weather items too…including sprites and elves! And no…these have nothing to do with Christmas or soda pop! 🙂

Details:
When: Thursday, August 17th
Class 1: Ages 7-10, 2pm- 3:30pm
Class 2: Ages 10+, 4pm-5:30pm
If these classes fill, I may offer again August 18th.
Where: Faith Fellowship Baptist, 57th and Minnesota, Sioux Falls
Cost: $10 per student.
(This class is almost full, but a new class has been added for Friday, August 18th).

OR:

NEW DATE OPTION:
1 Day Class: Friday, August 18th, 2017
Class 1: Ages 7-10, 2pm- 3:30pm
Class 2: Ages 10+, 4pm-5:30pm
Where: Faith Fellowship Baptist, 57th and Minnesota, Sioux Falls
Cost: $10 per student.

To register, please email the name and age of the child(ren) you would like to register, and which session you are interested in, to karstensclasses@gmail.com.

As always, parents are not required to come, but are welcome to attend with their children!

Lennox 2 Day Weather Camp! August 15th & 16th, 2017

Lennox 2 Day Weather Camp * August 15th & 16th 2017

Looking for a fun science camp this summer? We will have an opportunity for your student to learn about a variety of weather topics, including flooding, thunderstorms, tornadoes and more! Plus, we’ll explore these topics in depth with hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Your student will be able to ask questions and dive deeper into a science we experience every day. Here are a few of the topics we’ll cover.

-Learn to draw your own weather map

-Science of rain drops

-What causes thunder?

-Explore ways to measure air pressure

-Make our own tornado

-Closer look at how doppler radar works

WHEN:

Tuesday August 15th and Wednesday, August 16th

Session 1, Ages 7 – 10, 1:30 – 3:00

Session 2, Ages 10+, 3:30 – 5:00

WHERE: Lennox Pizza Ranch, 112 E. 1st Ave., Lennox SD

Cost: $20 per student

TO REGISTER: Please email your student(s) name and age, and which session you would like to register for, to karstensclasses@gmail.com.

Payment is not due until the first day of class, and may be made by check the first day, or via PayPal anytime, to karstensclasses@gmail.com.

Parents are not required to come to class, but are welcome to attend with their students!

1 Day Space Weather Class * August 17th

A new 1 day class announcement…and this one is out of this world! 🙂
Many of you are getting ready for the big solar eclipse on August 21st. While Sioux Falls won’t have a total eclipse…it will be the closest we’ll see in years!
To get prepared for the event, I’m going to have a one day special space weather class. We’ll talk about the eclipse and how it happens. The cloud cover forecast will be VERY important that day, so I’ll share some web resources that help astronomical activities! I have some other fun space weather items too…including sprites and elves! And no…these have nothing to do with Christmas or soda pop!
Details:
When: Thursday, August 17th
Class 1: Ages 7-10, 2pm- 3:30pm
Class 2: Ages 10+, 4pm-5:30pm
If these classes fill, I may offer again August 18th.
Where: Faith Fellowship Baptist, 57th and Minnesota.
Cost: $10 per student.
To register, please email the name of the student(s) you’d like to sign up, their ages, and which session you are registering for, to karstensclasses@gmail.com. As always, parents are not required to come, but are welcome to attend with their children!