Kids Take Flight When School’s Out

By February 7, 2017camps, School's Out

Schools may have been closed on January 27, but KID Museum’s inventive camps were in session.

In Aeronautica, second through fourth graders explored flight: from building falling helicopters to constructing rockets. Kids used different materials and a test space to create aerodynamic innovations. Using hot glue, they combined things like foam, straws, and wood dowels to create copters resembling anything from real planes to maple leaves!

In Electronics & Fab Lab, kids in grades five through eight created advanced circuits and experimenting with Tinkercad. They discovered the science behind electricity, how positive and negative charges work, and how to pinpoint and solve a problem if their LED light didn’t shine.  In Fab Lab (our 3D printing studio), campers learned to use the software Tinkercad, which digitally creates 3D models using geometry and design skills. Using a 3D printer, kids were able to print out versions of their designs. By the end of the day, students were building circuits and prototypes like true engineers, shining just as brightly as their LED lights.

Maya Chessen