Is it really the end?

It is really hard to believe that today was our last day with these awesome campers! It truly has been a great second week. The students were very well behaved and were genuinely excited about the work they did this week. Today the students got to work with Dr. Tim Knaeur, the director of the MacAdams Observatory at UK. Dr. Knaeur gave a presentation to the students about outerspace in general and then focused on the Milky Way, where Earth’s presence is known. They got to explore more in-depth, Io, one of Jupiter’s moons. They even constructed a 3-dimensional representation of Io! (You probably figured that out already though as your student came home with it tonight)

Today was the final competition day in Robotics. The students made last minute changes to their robots and then it was off to the competition ring. There were mini-competitions and then each group ended with a large competition where all 16 robots competed against each other in the ring. The last robot standing won! It definitely kept the counselors on their toes trying to catch the falling over robots and those that got knocked out of the “ring”. The students really enjoyed it though and it was a nice way to end the week.

In their words…

What did you learn about today that you did not know before?
  • There is volcanic activity outside of the earth.
  • That Io is made of sulfur
What did you like about what you learned today?
  • We got to make Io.
  • How there’s always more to be discovered.

Conversation starters…

  • What new things about the earth did you learn today?
  • Talk to me about Jupiter’s moon, Io (pronounced i – o)
  • What was your favorite part about STEM Camp?
  • Out of all the things you learned this week, what was the most interesting?
  • What career do you want to pursue when you get older? What kinds of classes are you going to need to take in order to be successful in your career?

Photo of the Day…

A room full of Io’s … who knew Jupiter had so many moons!!??

Screen Shot 2013-06-14 at 6.57.38 PMCheck out the Camp Pictures here

Check out videos of the Product Presentations and the Robotics Competitions Here

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter – @seebluestemcamp

We thank you for a wonderful week with your students and hope you have an enjoyable rest of the summer!

Next year’s camp dates:

June 2-6, 2014 – incoming 5th & 6th graders

June 9-13, 2014 – incoming 7th & 8th graders

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