Ages: Students entering 4th and 5th grades in fall 2018
Location: WSU Tri-Cities, Consolidated Information Center (CIC) Building
Physical Address: 2770 Crimson Way, Richland, WA 99354
Certified teachers engage elementary school students (4th – 5th grades) in creative and challenging experiences to grow campers’ knowledge of and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math.
Four elementary school camps are offered this summer, each priced a TBD (includes lunch and snacks).
Descriptions below are approximate and actual lessons may vary.
Minecraft Education Coding – SOLD OUT!
July 9 – 13
Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. Camp participants will use Code Builder for Education Edition to explore, create, and play in a Minecraft world. Using code platforms like Scratch, Tynker, and Code.org, students will develop computational and critical thinking through project based learning.
Space Adventures – SOLD OUT!
July 16 – 20
Have you every looked into the night sky and wondered if anyone was looking back? Have you ever wondered what is inside a black hole, outside the solar system, or beyond the edge of the universe? If so, this camp is for you! Learn how to identify famous constellations and planets, how scientists design a space probe, and how to measure distances across the cosmos. We will study distant galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters, and research planets orbiting other suns. We will also investigate the physics of rocket propulsion, the different types of telescopes, the latest discoveries from current space missions and more.
Creatures, Critters, and Creepy Crawlies
July 23 – 27
Leap into a wild and awesome adventure! Explore the strange and amazing world of some extreme animals. From frogs and squids to owls, we are going to discover what makes animals tick. Learn how to track animals and identity signs left in nature. Join us for dung day and learn about real-world uses for poop! Use dissection to learn more about the anatomy and eating habits of animals. Whether you want to be a veterinarian or you just like animals, this camp is for you!
LEGO WeDo Robotics – SOLD OUT!
July 30 – August 3
Foster creativity, develop problem solving skills, and enjoy engineering challenges using LEGO WeDo 2.0 robotics kits. Students will be able to design, build, and create at least twelve LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors, program their models, learn Scratch computer science language, and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in STEM as well as language, literacy, and social studies. The unique combination of the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, and inspiring standards-based science projects results in a resource that builds students’ confidence, empowers them to ask the right questions, define problems, and design their own solutions by putting scientific discovery in their hands.