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Summer Camps 2013

Summer Camps 2013

Campers will explore, design, and create using cutting-edge technology and innovation.  We have a different camp each week from June 24 – August 16 that will both challenge and entertain.  Kids in grades K-8th are encouraged to attend.

  • June 24-28
  • July 1-5
  • July 8-12
  • July 15-19
  • July 22-26
  • July 29-Aug2
  • August 5-9
  • August 12-16

Forensics

“Case of the Missing Skull”

K-2nd

This one week forensic camp will engage campers entering grades K-2 in science, technology, problem solving, and imagination. A ransom note is discovered by one of the DSP staff. Campers will investigate, collect and process evidence to solve the case before the ransom is due.

“Rookie Training”

3rd-5th

This one week forensic camp will engage campers entering grades 3-5 in science, technology, careers, and problem solving. All campers will attend Rookie Training. Campers will process evidence such as tool marks, fingerprints, blood evidence, hair and fibers, and much more. On the final day each team of campers will use their Rookie skills to investigate and solve a unique crime.

“Murder in Home Town, U.S.A. “

6th-8th

This one week forensic camp will engage campers entering grades 6-8 in science and technology. Campers will follow the evidence from the autopsy table to the scene of the crime. Campers will use DNA analysis, toe prints, hair and fiber analysis, stomach contents, vomit spatter, eyewitness accounts and more to solve the case, “Murder in Home Town, U.S.A.

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Nano

“Small World”

Grades: K-2nd

Come enter the small world of Nano in the week camp for k-2nd graders which helps the younger set understand scale, and explore principles of nanoscience. Campers will explore insect color, produce nano art, learn about snowflakes, static electricity and what nanoscale has to do with smell and sound.

“Get Tiny”

Grades: 3rd-5th

Explore the realm of nanoscale in this week long camp for 3rd – 5th graders in which learners will experience NanoGold, explore the properties of graphene, gravity, ferrofluids and NanoSand!

“Nano”

Grades: 6th-8th

Dive into the “invisible” world of Nano in this week long camp for 6th-8th graders in which learners will explore hydrogel, space elevators, computer hard drives, liquid crystal displays, UV bracelets and gummy capsules!

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Robotics

“Circus, Circus”

Grades: K-2nd

This one week robotic camp will engage campers entering grades K-2 in science, engineering, and technology. The campers will create a robotic animal using LEGO WeDOs, a programmable robotic set. The campers will design, build, and program a robot to move and look like their imagined animal.

“Block Party”

Grades: 3rd-5th

This one week robotic camp will engage campers entering grades 3-5 in science, engineering, and technology. The campers will create terrestrial robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS, a programmable robotics set. Campers will design, build, program, and utilize sensors to complete course challenges. There will be a “Block Party” to celebrate camper accomplishments.

“Captain Jack’s Lost Treasure”

Grades: 6th-8th

This one week robotic camp will engage campers entering grades 6-8 in science, engineering, and technology learning with underwater ROV’s (remotely operated vehicles). The campers will solve scenarios based on real world challenges in underwater discovery using LEGO MINDSTORMS, a programmable robotics set. Campers will design, build and deploy robots that can explore a coral reef, investigate a sunken ship, and collect samples from the watery depths in search of lost treasure.

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Maker Camp

“Build It!”

Grades: K-2nd

Design and build moving works of art, bridges, fantasy houses in this week long camp for k-2nd graders in which learners will explore simple structures and materials and find new creative ways to think of the world.

“Creative Concerto!”

Grades: 3rd-5th

Surround with sound in this week long camp for 3rd-5th graders in which learners will learn the fundamentals of sound, create sound making gadgets, dissect sound producing materials and then create a sound garden of interactive engineering.

“Chain Reaction!”

Grades: 6th-8th

Create a whole new machine, building on components and materials in this week long camp for 6th-8th graders in which learners explore simple machines, circuits, perform a toy autopsy, construct a marble machine and then culminate the week with a massive chain reaction Rube Goldberg style contraption.

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Earth Science

“Dirty Jobs”

Grades: K-2nd

This one week design camp will engage campers entering grades K-2 in science, imagination, and engineering. The campers will observe, compare, describe, and sort components of soil by size, texture, and color; AND gather evidence of how rocks, soil, and water help to make useful products. Campers will simulate a mountain stream, river, lake and ocean.

“What Shapes the Earth”

Grades: 3rd-5th

This one week design camp will engage campers entering grades 3-5 in science, imagination, and engineering. Campers will represent the natural world using models such as rivers, stream tables, volcanoes and identify their limitations, including accuracy and size.

“Crust to Core Tour “

Grades: 6th-8th

This one week design camp will engage campers entering grades 6-8 in science, imagination, and engineering. Campers will investigate areal and topographical maps to identify earth’s features. Campers will design a museum tour to highlight characteristics of the planet earth from crust to core.

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Archeology/Dino

“Dig It!”

Grades: K-2nd

Discover how we learn from and about the past in the hands-on, week long camp for k-2nd graders in which learners will explore how to search for clues, ‘excavate’ artifacts from substrate, and explore the wonders of dinosaurs.

“Prizes From the Past”

Grades: 3rd-5th

Explore the rich and mysterious evidence of the ancient past in this week long camp for 3rd-5th graders in which learners will delve into the secrets of the past, investigate artifacts and all we can learn from them, learn field excavation techniques and what life was like in the past.

“Encounter Excavation”

Grades: 6th-8th

Unearth hidden treasures in this week long camp for 6th-8th graders in which learners will conduct field investigations, excavate artifacts and discover our biological, geological and cultural past.

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Vehicles

“Scientist On Board”

Grades: K-2nd

This one week explorer camp will engage campers entering grades K-2 in science and engineering. The campers will explore patterns of movement, maps and modes of transportation. Campers will design and build cars, boats, and planes to explore different environments.

“Means and Modes of Move’n it”

Grades: 3rd-5th

This one week explorer camp will engage campers entering grades 3-5 in modes of transportation. The campers will discover and experiment with types of transportation. Campers will research, design, and create an eco-friendly model of a transportation device. There will be a prototype show case.

“Amazing Race”

Grades: 6th-8th

This one week explorer camp will engage campers entering grades 6-8 in science, engineering, and technology. The campers will explore mapping, decipher clues to discover the obstacles they must overcome to reach their destination in time. Campers will design, build, and test their prototypes.

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Green Week

“The Green Smile”

Grades: K-2nd

Learn how to make nature smile in this week long camp for k-2nd graders in which learners will use the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) to plant an herb garden, make art from “trash”, make paper and learn about packaging.

“Big Blue Marble”

Grades: 3rd-5th

Discover our world and how we can be good stewards in this week long camp for 3rd-5th graders in which learners will use the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) to find out all about trash, engineer to products from reused items, design a city and learn about the relationship between earth and the sun.

“The Future is Ours!”

Grades: 6th-8th

Create your future in this week long camp for 6th-8th graders in which learners will use the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) in the future city designs, learn about re-purposing materials and design sustainable packaging.

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  • Location: The Discovery Science Place
  • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm *
  • Cost: $185 per child per week; 10% member discount applies
  • Lunch: Bring a sack lunch/snacks are provided
  • BEFORE/AFTER CARE: For registered campers only. No member discount.
*Early drop off at 7:30 am available: additional $5 per child per day.
*Late pick up by 5:30 pm available: additional $5 per child per day.

Contact

Anita Trevino-Leon, M.Ed. or Nikki Clark, M.Ed.
903-533-8011 Ext. 230

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