"Discovery Days 1"
June 12 to June 16
Blast into the 2006 season with an entire week of rocket building! Campers learn the artistry of rocket science, as they experiment with various propellants and body designs to uncover the concepts and principles that make rocketry so exciting. Discovery Days are a great introduction to Discovery Camp for first time campers and an out-of-this-world start to a summer full of action packed science learning.
Set the summer in motion with this new session inspired by our summer exhibit, Animation featuring Cartoon Network, an adventure in animation and beyond. They will experiment with technology then and now, to uncover the secrets of science that come together to make the cartoons and movies they love to watch. Campers will compare the laws of the animation world to those we live with each day and explore how easy it is to create visual and mental images using science concepts in light, sound, and photography.
Does your child have a natural curiosity about the weather? Give your aspiring meteorologist the opportunity to get the inside track on some of nature's most intriguing weather phenomenon! During this session, campers experiment and use scientific reasoning to examine stories and explanations for various concepts in weather and determine what is fact and what is fiction. Activities will also cover topics such as weather in the news, how climate differs from weather, and what weather in space is like.
Perfect for children who like to figure out how things work. Campers will become science sleuths as they go inside the cell to uncover the many mysterious processes that create and sustain life. They will extract DNA and explore concepts in genetics such as cloning, mutations, and dominant traits. Campers will discover how we can use all that we know about cell structures in problem-solving and use what they have learned to put us all at the scene of the crime during their final presentations at the Camp Farewell.
Do you have a creative genius in your home? Put their innovative minds to play examining science through artistic experimentation. Campers will begin their exploration in our newest exhibit, Sir Isaac's Loft: Where Art and Physics Collide, before creating their own scientific works of art. They will make color analyzers to experiment with color and light; explore the physics of juggling; use chromatography, pixels, kinetics, and other techniques to produce artwork; and discover how patterns and motion can be combined to form works of art.
Let your camper's creativity run wild! This five-day session is full of design challenges, requiring campers to use science and technology to come up with solutions to all sorts of problems from building shelters and flying machines to generating energy and protecting our environment. Perfect for those who need a little more camp time, would like to add some adventure to their last school-free days, or simply can't get enough of the fun of Discovery Camp.
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