(MOT) Science in Motion
New for 2015
Like Super Science Sampler, each day has a different theme. Discover how things move with science. 2015 Take apart pellets to see what an owl cannot digest! Join a team of camper engineers and build bridges, domes, cubes, and pyramids. Assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults, and simple machines. Make you own sidewalk chalk, crystal gardens, and chromatography‐dyed T‐shirt! and more will be answered with a walk on the wild side of things to explore owls, birds and all kinds of bugs.
(BIR) Birds & Beasts
Today you can become a Mad Science biologist, ornitihologist and entomologist. Where do owls live and what do they eat? How do some bugs walk on water? How do ants collect all their food? These questions and more will be answered with a walk on the side of the things to explore birds, owls and bugs.
(SOS) Science of Sport
Hockey, racquetball, soccer, baseball... even if you don't play sports yourself, it's hard not to get excited when your home team is in the lead! Have you ever thought about the science behind sports? In this day, campers will learn the biology behind why athletes drink sports drinks rather than water as well as what our lungs do differently after running. We'll take a peek into chemistry when learning how to make hot and cold packs. Physics is explored when we learn how center of gravity affects athletic activities such as dance, gymnastics, and skiing. Have you ever thought about how the length of your toes might affect how you play baseball or where the "sweet spot" is on a baseball bat? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this camp day that is sure to keep you moving!
(OPT) Shutterbugs/Optical Illusions
Are you really sure you know what your eyes are seeing? We will spend today looking at how we can fool the mind into seeing something different that what is there. We will also explore the process of producing images of objects on sensitized surfaces by the chemical action of light and other forms of radiant energy – old fashioned p g py hotography. We look at lenses and the spectrum of light to help us “see” the world around us.
Nature by definition is the physical world and everything in it not made by people. While we can’t explore everything in one day, we have carved out some great demonstrations, experiments and take home projects that explore some of Nature. We will see how plants “drink” water, how animals hide themselves from predators. We will even create artwork using Nature’s Paints.
(FST) Think Fast
Orville and Wilbur Wright worked together, despite sibling rivalry, to develop the first self‐controlled motorized flying machine. Their team efforts also lead to improved bicycle pedals and faster sleds. We will review technological advances in flight and work together to produce improved plane designs. Their day will be all ab t ou t k eamwork as we d i es gn t t ti ransportation to get us off our pl t ane and onto other worlds. It’s an out of this world adventure today.