¤ MERCURY (Entering 2nd & 3rd grades) ¤ GEMINI (Entering 4th & 5th grades)
Mercury and Gemini campers can attend either the morning or afternoon session or can combine both for a full-day camp experience. Each session includes age-appropriate hands-on activities and fun projects. Full-day campers must bring a sack lunch. Maximum enrollment: 25 children per session. $110 per half-day session, per child, per week.
Mercury & Gemini 2014 Camp Themes:
Propelling Through Space: For years, scientists have experimented with breaking the hold of gravity using rockets, catapults, hot-air balloons and other forms of travel. Create and experiment with devices that propel, lift, toss and move items through air and space.
So Much Space!: Space exploration is more than just journeying to the Moon or Mars. Go beyond the basics to discover a universe filled with new galaxies, nebulas, exoplanets, and other objects that are just now being identified.
Sustainability in Space: Packing enough supplies and fuel for long distance space travel is one of the biggest challenges facing scientists. Learn how nanotechnology may provide the solution for tomorrow’s space explorers.
Innovations in Space: Cell-phone cameras, water filters, and ear thermometers are just a few examples of NASA technology now considered commonplace. Discover how these and other NASA innovations benefit us every day, and what new technologies are on the horizon.
Mercury: Entering 2nd-3rd Grades:
Gemini: Entering 4th - 5th Grades:
¤ APOLLO (Entering 6th-8th grades)
Each Apollo camp runs full-days for one week only and features hands-on activities that explore new concepts, expanding the minds of even the most skeptical young scientists. Day begins at 9am and ends at 4pm. Campers must bring a sack lunch. Maximum enrollment: 25 children per session. $250 per session, per child, per week.
Apollo 2014 Camp Themes
Who is Dr. Who?: Science fiction shows offer viewers a perspective into the future and a look at where science may lead us. Delve into popular science fiction programs and characters to see how well these shows portray actual science principles.
Space Films: Lights, camera, action! Use basic cinematography techniques to create your own science-themed films. Lab equipment, tools, and experiments will be available for campers to incorporate into their film creations.
Advanced Astronomy: Examine the night sky, extra-solar planets, and the factors influencing life on other planets. Proper tools are important for astronomers, so campers will making a Galileo-type refracting telescope and use professional solar telescopes. Presented by Tony LaConte of Stargazing for Everyone.
Life in Space: (July 21-25, 2014 ONLY) Have you ever wondered how astronauts eat, sleep, work and play in microgravity? Living in an environment with almost no gravity creates special challenges for everyday activities. During the week, campers will design and construct space modules, launch rockets, interact with a real spacesuit, courtesy of the Heinlein Prize Trust's Spacesuit Exhibit and fly a simulated space mission.
Registration forms must be received by noon on Friday the week prior to the start of camp.
NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THE DAY OF CAMP!
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