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Camp Invention gets students learning this summer

Aug. 8, 2016

Students got creative this summer as Camp Invention came to Jefferson Elementary School Aug. 1-5.

Sixty-five students spent the week creating, problem-solving and experimenting. They “worked� for Epic Park, designing attractions for an eco-tourism destination with treehouses and waterfalls and more. They also assembled their own solar-powered Crickobots and built nature-inspired inventions.

In The Lab, students were able to build and demolished, practice coding and learned about the Giant Squid and experimented with inventions designed to capture it.

In the Maker-Lab, students learned about the science behind 3-D printing and took apart household items to create new prototypes and as well as hi-tech jewelry.

They also had a chance to play some science-themed games.

Though the camp is taught by certified teachers and administrators, several Schalmont high school students volunteered as Leadership Interns who worked with the children as they learned, explored, and created last week.