Ages: Students entering 4th and 5th grades in fall 2017
Location: WSU Tri-Cities, Consolidated Information Center (CIC) Building
Physical Address: 2770 Crimson Way, Richland, WA 99354
Times: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Duration: Monday – Friday
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.
Two elementary school camps are offered this summer, each priced at $325 (includes lunch and snacks).
Descriptions below are approximate and actual lessons may vary.
Creatures, Critters, and Creepy Crawlies
July 10 – 14
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
July 17 – 21
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.
Contact the Professional Development & Community Education (PDCE) office at WSU Tri-Cities to learn more about STEM camps. Always feel free to let us know your thoughts at a convenience that works for you!