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Summer Camps: Ages 7-12

 

 

 

2nd –5th grade  Camps 


Rocking Rockets and Aerodynamics
 
This camp takes the children through the principles of flight and aerodynamics. They build airplanes, hovercraft and balloon copters. They discover what makes things fly and how different types of flying devices fly. They explore the role that wind and the movement of air plays on simple flying devices such as kites, hot air balloons and parachutes. What is the Milky Way and how do we know what’s up there? Children explore the celestial sphere, learn about celestial navigation and build their own sextant, sundial, planisphere and even a refracting telescope while discovering the wonders of the Milky Way. This is a camp that takes children to exhilarating heights all summer long!

 


Secret Agent Lab 

Suspects, schematics, and sleuths… oh my! Connect the dots using science to help solve a crime in this hands-on investigation of the science of sleuthing. Children use the ‘scene solver’ to reconstruct the scene of a crime. Using the ‘whodunit-kit’, they can practice their skills of recall and observation—matching character descriptions to reconstruct the face of the culprit! 
Look out 007—the Mad Science spy academy is in session! From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, children have the opportunity to check out spy equipment and even create their own edible messages! They use the ‘secret code breaker’ to communicate in code, like real spies. With the ‘undercover observer’, children step into the shoes of spies in action.  It will be a week of camp to remember! Children take home a detective tool at every session!

 


LEGO Mindstorms Robotics 

Children explore the exciting world of robotics!  They learn the mechanical aspects of robots such as  gears, torque, hydraulics and pneumatics. They discover electrical circuitry as it powers robots at work.  They then learn the robot’s principal components and  identify, compare, and test many toy robots. They form small robotics teams to build  programmable robots using the Lego NXT Mindstorms systems. Children work with ultrasonic, touch, color and motion sensors which collect information around them. The program interprets this information and make the robot respond to its environment. Children make the robots move in a dancing fashion, identify colors, follow a line and avoids objects around. These future roboticists will learn teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and develop the value of self-motivation and resourcefulness. Each child will build his own 6-in-1 solar robot to take home.

 

 


Journey Into Deep Space

From our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this camp sends young astronauts on a quest for exploration! Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour! Make a comet using common kitchen ingredients and understand a comet’s composition. Discover technology designed for outer space! Steer a laser beam through a laser maze, find hidden mountains using the principles of radar technology, and discover everyday objects that were originally designed for use in space!  Use your Bead Dipper™ to create a 3-dimensional glow-in-the-dark constellation! Then, it’s your chance to become a rocket scientist! Investigate the four forces of flight, and explore the science involved in rocket construction.Then all campers build their own shuttle copters to take home. 

 

Crazy Chemistry

Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a Junior Chemist! Try your hands as a real Mad Scientist in this whirlwind camp packed solid with cool reactions. Explore Bubbling potions, slimy polymers, color-changing liquids, dry ice bubbles, and solids that disappear in an instant! Start out the week learning about laboratory equipment at your personal lab bench. Then, slide down the pH scale and spend a day finding out how different chemicals react when mixed together. Build and break molecules and grow crystals in a pitri dish. Ooze into a gooey day of making crazy concoctions like glow putty, glow spheres in a test tube, thermochromic mixtures, and guar gum brain goo! Round out this radical week by manipulating matter in all of its three states! Take home a full set of Mad Science lab gear that includes a graduated cylinder, a flask, test tubes, goggles, and a lab coat. Come take a walk on the wild side of chemistry!

 

Magical and Fizz-ical Science

Welcome to a fun- filled and magical science camp as children learn a variety of ahhh-mazing exploration of our fizz-ical world! It’s one of our new favorites with fast paced experiments one after another in topics like laser light, electricity, super power and energy, and magnets! Create some ahhhmazing reactions and discover the mystery of chemistry. Watch crystals grow and make fun-tabulous art using shaving cream. Dive into electricity by experimenting with squishy ciruits and mini Van De Graff sticks. Learn about power and energy by building chemical batteries and solar powered devices. Use lasers to send music across the room and create holograms. Learn the magic behind magnets by building speakers, levitating magnets, and making magnetic putty. In this camp, you will certainly become a certified “Mad” Scientist! It’s a camp so great it’s Super-Duper!  

 

 Fun Electronics with Makey Makey

This  camp introduces campers to electronics coupled with creativity and imagination as they work with Makey-Makey. Make  whimsical inventions, create interactive art, and compose electronic music with Makey Makey. Objects are much more than they appear.  Play doh’s are not mere squishy balls. They become creations to make magical lights and bananas are more than just a curvy fruit — they’re keys to a virtual piano. The Makey Makey is a brilliantly simple way of getting your camper excited about electronics. The possibilities are endless with this camp.

 

‘Fun’-gineering  and Architecture

Check out shapes and why they are so strong! Investigate arches, and build  geodesic domes. Discover why an egg’s shape is so strong and how you can find this shape in buildings. Test loads and build some bridges when you put on an engineer’s hat and learn about structures. These young engineers learn the principles of engineering design process as they solve real life problems. They use amazing Qubit tool kits to come up with various structures. Qubits® toy lets kids know that geometry can be fun, artistic, colorful and challenging. Fuel your imagination with these connection pieces.  Only  imagination can limit to what the campers can build and design at this camp. 

 

Coding and programming with Ozoblockly

OzoBlockly is a visual programming language used to code Ozobots Evo and Bit. Learn to write basic codes in Ozoblockly – a drag and drop interface. Test out your codes by  making the lights flash, send your Ozobot spinning in circles, send it zig-zagging across the table, or more.  Using ozoblockly opens doors to limitless discovery- learn mathematical operations ,  exploring new adventures,  navigating continents,  even  ‘living’ a fair tale as campers learn and understand how to code and program their Evo’s.

 

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