The 2019 Summer Science camp classroom was abuzz with activity for two weeks as our young scientists collaborated, created and coded! 37 Campers participated in robot coding, building challenges, constructing Kinetic contraptions and many other STEAM activities, all preparing them for future creative, problem-solving coursework and careers.
Jocelyne was one of the forty students who enthusiastically participated in the Planet Smart! Innovation Challenge to create an innovative way to deal with one of our current environmental problems. Jocelyne proudly presented her project idea for a clean fuel refinery. She enjoyed working collaboratively with her father on the project, explaining that he never had a chance to do projects like this when he was in school.
Andy is a 6th grader who in Code Club found a way to combine coding and wearable art. Each week he was totally engrossed in writing code, troubleshooting, designing and creating. Andy’s mom said that he found real inspiration in his role model Debra Ansell, one of his instructors. Debra says “Andy brought personality and creativity to his code. Coding is a bit like a sonnet – an overarching structure that provides freedom of content, and he used that freedom to personalize his projects. I loved seeing how he left his stamp on every piece of code he wrote (often with cat references!)”
As we visit our classrooms for the final time this week, PS Science wants to thank our partner teachers for learning with us this school year and bringing meaningful science experiences to your students. We wish everyone a wonderful summer and will look forward to reuniting in the fall!
“I just did not think I would be this interested in a bunch of bones!”