Build It & Keep It Camp

July 12, 2011

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Each day we will select two or three experiments from the following list, depending on weather and ability of the students. We reserve the right to change the subjects as necessary to meet the needs of the children. The age group for all programs is 5 - 11. All students will be together for the introduction and story part of the lesson, but for most of the experiments they will be split into two groups by age.
* Sound Effects: Discover how to amplify very small sounds into incredibly loud sounds without using any electricity.
* Echoes: Create loud echoes and waves of all sorts with a slinky spring and two cups.
* Glove Bagpipes: I bet parents really hate this one! A latex glove carefully placed on a tube and inflated can create the most marvelously loud foghorn sound.
* Mirror Masks: You can see out but they cannot see in!
* Marshmallow Cannons: Shoot marshmallows around corners!
* Catapults: Build a catapult and use it to launch stuff all over the lab.
* Spin Art: Spin white cardboard with an electric motor and then see what happens when you put ink on it!
* Foam Cutters: Make a 3-D puzzle out of styrofoam and challenge your parents to put it together.
* Shrinky Dinks: An artistic way to recycle those plastic containers.
* String Climbers: Is it possible to make a bear climb up two ropes even though he doesn’t want to? We’ll find out with this experiment.
* Loop-de-loop Flyers: Make an aircraft and try flying it by hand. Then add weight to balance it and a rubber band launcher to make it fly high and do barrel rolls in the sky.
* Squirt Guns: Make a water pump and then discover which nozzle will squirt the furthest.
* Bouncing Goo: Yes, there is nothing like gooey, slimy, and stretchy stuff!
* Gyro on a String: It spins, it whistles, and it doesn't always do what you want it to!
* Tops: Make tops that flip over, create colors, and zoom across the floor sideways.
* Magnetic Creatures: Create a colorful alien that moves at your command.