Explore the fields of Robotics and Chemistry in this incredible hands-on camp! Learn the incredible things robots can do with the help of simple and complex machines. Perform chemistry experiments while learning the difference between physical and chemical change. Campers take home awesome daily science projects and complete a robot throughout the week. (Grades 2-5)
Each camper will build Robots (pictured above) and take them home at the end of the week!!!
OWI's 6 in 1 Educational Solar Kit teaches children the benefits of solar energy while they create a toy that is both fun to play with and requires no batteries. It is an excellent kit, designed to teach how solar power is used to drive a small motor. Children use the 21 snap together parts (no tools required) to build six different working models, including an airboat, windmill, puppy, and two different planes.
(Order of activities may vary)
Ready for Robots - Day 1
Children will explore the fundamentals of robotics and discover that robots are made up of multiple simple machines. Campers explore the realm of Solar Energy and learn how a Photovoltaic Cell works. Everyone will start building a robot to take home at the end of the week.
Cool Chemistry - Day 2
Children will explore the mechanics of gears and learn about different kinds of robots in space. Each camper will continue work on the robot, and the camp day ends with some super cool dry ice experiments!
Use Your Common Sensors - Day 3
will explore the concept of sensors and discover what they enable a
robot to learn about its environment. Campers test out the center of gravity and learn how sound travels. We will
explore the realm of sound effects while altering their voices with a
Voice Modulator, and continue work on the robots.
Radical Reactions - Day 4
Uncover the high-tech world of Artificial Olfaction with some stinky experiments! Children learn the difference between physical and chemical reactions and put the new knowledge to the test with the Scientific Method. Campers will discover the world of Hydrogen and Hydroxide molecules with pH tests! Each child will continue working on the robot.
Circuit Science - Day 5
Children will design a robot blueprint and build a prototype! The world of robot programming will be touched upon, and campers try out some electrifying experiments. Every child will finish building the robot and take it home!!