Forensic Science – Laura Bader

The budding forensic scientists have learned the basics of investigation, including the need to pay attention to fine details, to work together as a team, and to think outside the box to solve the mystery. Students have learned how to break codes, how to identify suspects through fingerprinting and teeth samples, and how to identify substances through chemistry. During the rest of the week, we will use the tools learned thus far to solve larger science mysteries.

TinkerCAD and 3D Printing – Tony Gore

This week in the TinkerCAD and 3D Printing class, the Junior Scholars have learned about creating objects using computer aided design and the basics of 3D printing. So far we have experimented with architecture and using the software to create other items that we think are useful or interesting. The scholars are currently designing objects that will be printed out at the end of the week.

Energized! Today’s Alternative Power – Laura Bader

Energy scientists began by understanding the basics — what is energy? Students learned the various types of energy that exist in the world and how to identify them. The budding scientists learned which of Earth’s resources are considered “renewable” and “nonrenewable” and have begun to understand how energy can be harnessed for human use. As we progress through the week, students will continue to investigate the future of alternative energies.

Prose and the Palate: Reading and Eating – Clare MacKenzie

Our first two days in Prose and the Palate have been full of fun and creativity. On Monday, we read about the magical pasta pot of Strega Nona, created illustrations to go along with the story, and cooked a sauce so delicious it managed to convert one class member to a tomato-lover! On Tuesday, we read and wrote poems that included instructions for cooking and for life, as well as recipes for the perfect cozy reading spot. We celebrated a birthday by making festive “funfetti” pancakes from scratch — a big hit! (Don’t be surprised if these campers start to take over the kitchen at home…) We are excited for the rest of the week, and we’re looking forward to sharing our work on Friday while we eat homemade ice cream!

Swimming and Field Games – Kyle Hagerthey & Kristen McDowel

Pinball, Pinball Soccer, and 2 vs 2 soccer are just the start to PE/Field games this week. Skee Bowling and Make It Take It are up next! Swimmers learned the freestyle stroke, backstroke, and frog kick.