Pre-College Programs

Kids On Campus

photo of kids working on a project in a classroomKids on Campus (KOC) is a precollege program offered by the Office of Pre-College Programs at Wright State University for students in grades K through 6.  On selected Saturdays, students can choose from a variety of hand-on courses designed for motivated students which serve to foster creativity and stimulate students’ thinking.  Pre-College Programs has been providing academic enrichment programs for over 25 years on the campus of Wright State University.

Class Schedule 

Course Date Time(s) Registration Deadline Cost
CSI Saturday, October 27, 2018 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2018 $25 per session
Experiments 101 Saturday, November 17, 2018 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 $25 per session

Join us for an exciting morning or afternoon of enriching, creative and hands-on programming. Bring your children to campus to experience unique classes and activities that will stimulate their minds.

Available Classes by Grade Level

CSI (October 27, 2018)

Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Course: KOC 01 Logic and Reasoning
Grades: K-1
Description: Learn logic and reasoning skills in this class.  Students will learn about fingerprints and how everyone has a unique style: whorl, loop, and arch.  Students will also look at shoe/boot prints and see how these change by size and pattern.  Students will increase their thinking skills while they investigate different scenarios to determine what really happened. 

Course: KOC 02 CSI Basics
Grades: 2-3
Description: Students will explore different techniques that can be used by detectives to help solve a crime.  Students will learn fingerprint, handwriting, and white powder analysis (learning to identify common white powders found in your kitchen by texture, size, shading, and solubility.)  Once the students have practiced these skills they will use their detective skills to solve a mystery.

Course: KOC 03 CSI with Chromatography
Grades: 4-6
Description: Students in these grades will also explore fingerprint, handwriting, and white powder analysis.  In addition, students will study candy chromatography. Students will have a more complex mystery to solve.

 Experiments 101 (November 17, 2018)

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Course: KOC 04 Color Experimenters
Grades: K-1

Description: Discover the secrets behind color. Students will explore color as they make it disappear using motion. Students will experiment how color can travel through plants. Students will make liquids change colors using chemical reactions. 

Course: KOC 05 Kitchen Experimenters
Grades:  2-3

Description: Ever wonder why Pop Rocks explode in your mouth? Make your own version of a fizzy treat to try. How do Gummy Bears react in different liquids? Do marshmallows sink or float? How can you change marshmallows to do both? Students will study physical and chemical changes while experimenting with kitchen ingredients.

Course: KOC 06 Junior Experimenters
Grades:  4-6

Description: Discover what a colloid is while experimenting with milk. Create curds and whey out of milk and investigate the uses of both. Explore the science behind polymers as students work to create their own bouncy ball.


Daily Schedule

Morning Schedule

  • 9-9:15 a.m. Student Arrival, Opening Introductions
  • 9:15-10:45 a.m. Class Time
  • 10:45-11 a.m. Snack Break
  • 11-11:45 a.m. Class Time
  • 11:45 a.m.-noon Discussion and Wrap up
  • Noon Dismissal

Afternoon Schedule

  • 1-1:15 p.m. Student Arrival, Opening Introductions
  • 1:15-2:45 p.m. Class Time
  • 2:45-3 p.m. Snack Break
  • 3-3:45 p.m. Class Time
  • 3:45-4 p.m. Discussion and Wrap up
  • 4 p.m. Dismissal

General Information

Please note. Morning and Afternoon course sessions may be combined contingent upon program enrollment.

  • Location: Once payment has been received, a link will be sent in an email with drop off and pick-up procedures. Classes are held in Allyn Hall.
  • Registration: To register, please complete the online application process. Register early to be sure to receive your first class choice. Maximum registration for each course is 16 students.
  • Confirmation: Confirmation letters will be sent to you by email.  The confirmation packets will include, classroom number, a campus map, information on parking, and arrival and departure details.
  • Parent Information: Parents will drop-off and pick-up their children at the appropriate classroom.
  • Snack Break: Students in both the AM and PM sessions will be provided with a snack of goldfish crackers and a drink. If allergies are a concern with your child, please send a snack for you child and let the instructor know that you are providing a special snack due to allergies. For December only, students will have tea with milk and sugar and shortbread cookies.
  • Permission Statement: The program participation statement on the Registration Form must be signed in order to process your child’s registration.
  • Location: The Kids on Campus program is held on the main campus of Wright State University.  Maps will be included in your confirmation materials which will be sent by e-mail.
  • Inclement Weather: In the event of severe weather, please check your email and the Pre-College website for information. No refunds will be given if Wright State is open and students choose not to attend.
  • Refund Policy: A cancelation fee of $15 will be deducted from refunds requested by parents for reasons other than closed classes or class cancelations. Refunds will not be issued to any participant who is dismissed from the program for disciplinary reasons. Refunds must be requested two weeks prior to the class date.