May 30-June 2: Sensational Science, Eating Our Way Through STEM, Minecraft-Parkour & Video Game Design

Date: Tue, May 30, 2023, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Recurs: Daily, May 30 to Jun 2, 2023

Category: Summer Camp


Sensational Science (Entering Grades PreK - 6th) (CLOSED)

Does your child love Science and Engineering? Does she love to build? Does he have an endless imagination? Mad scientists will explore different aspects of science as they become familiar with the science in their everyday world. Through aerodynamics they will experiment with a variety of flight challenges. They will learn how physics can be fun as they build roller coaster designs and marble mazes. An understanding of how mixtures create shocking results will be developed as they study chemistry through erupting volcanoes, baking soda rockets and more. Campers will become familiar with the critical role robotics plays in their world as they use LEGO robotics kits to design and program bots to complete simple tasks and solve real-world problems. Campers will wrap up the week of fun exploring gooey, ooey, icky creations and more.

Eating Our Way Through STEM (Entering Grades PreK - 6th (CLOSED)

This delicious trip into STEM will cook up some chemistry, melt into math and complete excellent edible engineering projects. Using everyday snacks, crazy candy and cool food items, campers will study various science, technology, engineering and math concepts related to food! Have you ever done math with M&M’s? Do you know how to bounce an egg? What foods “blow up” when you put them together? This is a fun, interactive camp that engages children from start to finish. Note: Campers will be exposed to many different kinds of foods and food prep. Please do not register your child for this camp if he/she has food allergies that will be dangerous to participation.           

Minecraft: Parkour Survival Mode! (Entering Grades 1st - 8th) (CLOSED)

Scientific American declared, "...not only is Minecraft immersive and creative, but it is an excellent platform for making almost any subject area more engaging." Enter a world of rules, parameters, levels and goals that require hard work, intense thinking, teamwork and problem solving skills. Minecraft Education: Parkour Survival Mode will provide campers with the challenges to survive in the wild! Planning, engineering and design will combine to give students with the tools to create a one of a kind shelter and community in rough terrain under difficult circumstances all within the world of Minecraft!

Video Game Design (Entering Grades 4th - 8th) (CLOSED)

Is your child interested in creating their own video games? Does your child have an imagination that can take them anywhere? Would you like them to be able to expand on their work after completing camp? Join AAALC for an incredible week that will continue long after it is over. Campers will use computer technology to build and design their own video games. Students are grouped by age level and provided with different formats in which to learn based on age. They will begin by creating characters and settings and will continue by telling their stories through a game board that is brought to life with technology, transforming learning from the paper and putting the final product into the hands of campers. The possibilities are endless!

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