Young Scientists: Super Science Explorations
Grades 1 & 2 Session A: June 24-25 Session B: July 29-August. 2
In this introductory camp, children will learn about the habits of a scientist and about various fields of science through a variety of activities! Budding geologists will explore earth science by creating edible rocks and erupting volcanoes. Engineers of tomorrow will design spacecraft, and build and launch paper rockets.
Junior Astronomers: Travels through the Solar System
Grades 3 & 4 Session A: July 15-19 Session B: August 12-16
Students will journey through our solar system and learn about the different planets and moons. Theywill study Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and beyond using a variety of activities. They will construct models, analyze rocks and minerals, map a planet’s oceans, invent imaginary sea creatures that could live in Europa’s deep ocean, and mine for chocolate chips in a Mars cookie!
Earth Scientists: Investigating Weather
Grades 5 & 6 Session A: No longer taking registrations! Session B: August 12-16
Kopernik educators will lead these young scientists on an investigation of the Earth’s atmosphere. Students will learn about weather instruments and build their own to take home. They will learn the difference between weather and climate, take weather measurements each day, and see who can best predict the next day’s weather. They will watch a launch of KOSC’s new observational weather balloon that captures video as it rises high above the ground and will use NASA’s satellite imaging to study the oceans, glaciers and ice sheets and look for evidence of climate change.
Engineering Design Camps
This year KOSC is offering two new LSSE camps that introduce elementary school students to the engineering design process. These exciting, project-based camps may be taken in addition to the regular Young Scientist, Junior Astronomer, and Earth Scientist camps.
Young Engineers: Animated Robotics
Grades 2 & 3 Session A: July 22-26 Session B: August 5-9
Students in this camp will use computers and LEGO We Do Robotics kits to build models of people and animals with working motors and sensors. They will program their models to move and use them to explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities that will develop their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They will have fun while learning a bit of computer programming and engineering.
Junior Engineers: Rovers Unleashed!
Grades 4 & 5 Session A:August 5-9 Session B: August 19-23
During this week, junior engineering students will build robot rovers by snapping together more than50 parts including resistors, capacitors, and diodes. Students will use a remote control transmitter to operate their rovers, shoot foam discs, make sound and light effects, and complete otherexperiments, including navigating the rovers through a challenging obstacle course.