Friday, June 23, 2017

Week 1: Out of this World!

Campers started off their week learning what it takes to be an astronaut! Going through mental and physical training, they used teamwork to survive a moon desertion and tried their hand at a real obstacle course. They also made code-breakers to help them answer questions about space. Lastly, they got to learn more about real astronaut training and take a quiz to see if they could be astronauts themselves!

Counselor Annie teaching about NASA
Working on their codebreakers 

Tuesday was all about Mars! Blue and Green groups had the chance to make their own Mars rovers while Red and Orange group had the chance to learn about Mars in the planetarium. Everyone also had a chance to make their very own Mars colony!

A Mars colony in the making

A Mars Rover ready to take on the north pole!

Red group getting ready for the planetarium

Wednesday we were ready to blast off! Campers got the chance to make their own bottle rockets that were then launched on Thursday (due to technical difficulties). They also got a chance to learn what living in space was like as well as the science behind how rockets work. 

Making pie charts to understand how astronauts use their time

Campers working hard on their rocket

Thursday campers got to finally launch their rockets! Not only that, they got to learn about the moon too! Green and Blue group took a visit to the planetarium and Orange and Red group got to make working rovers. Everyone also got the chance to make moon landers and see how high they could be dropped.

A rocket blasting off
Camper showing off this lander

Working on Mars rovers
The finished Mars rover project

Friday we got to learn all about aliens! Campers did an experiment with soil to see what we look for when we search for life on other planets. Orange group and Red group made alien bead key chains while Green and Blue group made their very own martians.

Watching soil reactions happen
A finished martian!

The beginning of beaded aliens
Categorizing aliens

Overall we had an awesome week learning about space!

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