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#KidsCorner | Learn science at summer camp
Summer’s here, and it’s time to get an education.
The New York Hall of Science is offering three “Design-Make-Play Innovation” camps for children in first-to-sixth grades. These five-day adventures get youngsters to explore concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Each one includes interactive activities, exhibit exploration, a student certificate of completion, and a free, six-month student membership to the Flushing Meadows Corona Park museum. More information is below.
Campers investigate the scientific principles behind sports. They examine the secrets of protective gear by deconstructing sports equipment, analyze the physical components of balls, and experiment with balance and muscle memory to help them perform at their best. There’s also game play with soccer, volleyball, and kickball. Dates: July 17 to July 21, 9 am to 3 pm. Fee: $400 per participant. Age: first and second graders.
Participants explore angles and lines as they play mini golf and design mini golf holes to challenge their teammates. They also investigate the forces acting upon an object when it flies through the air and learn the best techniques for throwing a football, baseball, and Frisbee. Game play involves ultimate Frisbee, flag football, and softball. Dates: July 24 to July 28, 9 am to 3 pm. Fee: $400 per participant. Age: first and second graders.
Youngsters learn engineering basics and how to design, construct, and program using creativity, logic, and problem-solving skills. They work in teams to command their robot to move, react, and make sounds using motors and sensors. On the last day, campers showcase their programming skills in a robotics challenge. Two sessions: grades 3-4 (sold out, try for wait list) July 31 to Aug. 4, 9 am to 3 pm; and grades 5 to 6, Aug. 7 to Aug. 11, 9 am to 3 pm. Fee: $400 per participant.
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Images: New York Hall of Science