Camp 2: Moving with Science at O'Henry Middle School

Run by Mad Science of Austin & San Antonio


Ages
6-12 yrs
Sessions offered between
-
Price
$232.00




Tagged in: Science & Tech, Summer Camps, Academics, Arts & Crafts

Move with science in our exciting Camp Number 2. Following are some topics you will explore during this fun five-day camp. These are only a sample of some of the activities that we will be doing each day. The topics will not necessarily follow this order. However, each of these topics will be included at some point in the camp.

Jr. Engineers - Structures are all around you, everywhere you look and everywhere you go! Join a team of scientists to inspect the elements of structures as you build, test, and yes, even eat some structures you create. Climb inside a geodesic dome that you construct with fellow campers. Build a Soma cube puzzle that may even stump your parents!

Machine Mania - Investigate the world of simple machines as you learn that machines are helpful for work or play! Assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults and mega-pinchers! Use the machines you create to feed yourself and shoot ping-pong balls! Operating your simple machines will make work seem like play.

Crazy Chemistry - Chemistry is part of your everyday life, but what is Chemistry? Explore this great topic and use chemistry to make your own sidewalk chalk. Create a crystal garden out of common household items and use chromatography to make a camp T-shirt.

Birds & The Beasts - Study Biology as you become an ornithologist and discover the unique characteristics of birds. Investigate feathers to see how birds fly. Dissect owl pellets to find out what they eat. Make your own seed mixture to attract your favorite species of birds to your own yard.

Shutterbugs! - Explore the use of light to utilize more than one form of photography. Make a cool kaleidoscope with mirrors. View the world through a camera obscura. Get artistic with a diazzo chamber and create a print to take home.



Location and Program Information

Map to O. Henry Middle School

Where: O. Henry Middle School
2610 West 10th Street, Austin, Texas, 78703


Mad Science of Austin provides innovative children’s educational entertainment through hands-on science activities in a variety of formats.

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