*Planetary Pathways (ages 10-13)

Dates: June 1-4, 2021

Meets: Tu, W, Th and F from 9:00 AM to 12 N

Location: Elkhorn Valley Campus TBA

Registration Fee: $189.00

Students create a rotating model of the Sun, Earth, and Moon as they bring to life their learnings about planetary orbits. The model they create, called an Orrery, teaches students about how the relationship between our planet and other celestial bodies affect life on Earth and how those relationships change through the year. Students will add and program electronics including a motor to drive the model and lights to illuminate the sun. They will learn how the movement of the Sun, Earth and Moon affects what we see in the sky.

Students take home
Completed working Orrery Model.

Key Concepts
Understand the concept of seasons and movement of the Earth and Sun. Develop understanding of the phases of the moon and how they relate to the Earth and Sun. Integrating circuitry and programming lights and motors.


Students will get their own working Solar System model. Anyone who comes to an MCC location is required to wear a mask. Before coming on campus, view our “Return to Campus” video at mccneb.me/return and visit mccneb.me/campus to review the College’s expectations while on campus premises. Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, some face-to-face classes may be canceled or moved to the Zoom platform. In the event of this happening, all enrolled students will be notified by email and phone prior to the class start date.

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ALLERGIES: It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to notify us of any allergies that a student may have. It is important for us to know this information before camp begins. Please note, courses held at the Institute for the Culinary Arts are held in commercial kitchens with allergens present, and while all efforts possible will be made to keep students out of direct contact with allergens, no room can be guaranteed as allergen-free. If your student has allergies, please complete this form.

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Fee: $189.00

Elkhorn Valley Campus TBA

Date Day Time Location
06/01/2021Tuesday9 AM to 12 N Elkhorn Valley Campus TBA
06/02/2021Wednesday9 AM to 12 N Elkhorn Valley Campus TBA
06/03/2021Thursday9 AM to 12 N Elkhorn Valley Campus TBA
06/04/2021Friday9 AM to 12 N Elkhorn Valley Campus TBA