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"Fun with Physics!"
Simple Machines, Magnets and Electricity, Sound, Color and Light and Flight

This year's theme at WOW! Science Camp introduces children to the wonders of physics through simple machines, magnets and electricity, sound, color and light and flight. Campers will be captivated with engaging experiments such as using a ping pong ball and blow drier to teach about air pressure. Sound cups, tuning forks, spinning pennies and a model hot air balloon bring understanding about sound and flight. Using magnets for car races and painting are part of the fun, and energy sticks light up the room as the campers create circuits. Making catapults, roller coasters, shadow puppets, and straw rockets are highlights. Your children will love learning about physics!

Campers will enjoy hands-on experiments, games, centers and activities about the following topics:

Simple Machines: 

When it comes to simple machines, there is no limit to a child’s imagination! Students will gain new ideas about levers, wedges, screws, inclined planes, and pulleys. As our campers use their hands to experiment, they gain confidence and knowledge about simple machines. These experiments help children to be good problem solvers as they determine how simple machines make work easier! And, it is always a treat to see how animals come equipped with their own simple machines.



Magnets and Electricity: 

Children are always fascinated by magnets.  Truly, there is nothing else like them in the scientific world!  There are many experiments that will be done using magnets.  Learning also comes through magnet games and scavenger hunts.  In the electricity curriculum, campers make a circuit and an electromagnet, pretend to be electrons, and experiment with batteries.  Campers "light up" when they see the results of conductivity!



Sound vibrations are always fun to make and observe. Campers will perform experiments that teach the principles of sound.  Various activities underline the importance of using hearing to determine the completion or direction of sound.  Sound strings, Bonko drums, voice recordings, Foley artist experiments, and dancing rice bring about lively interactions! 


Color and Light: 

Children love to discover the significance of light and color as it relates to living things and the world in which we live.  Our campers will experiment with colors, light waves, and the passage of light through objects.  As they mix, blend, and isolate colors and light, children learn fascinating lessons!  Chromatography and refraction/reflection activities are always a big hit.





We are amazed when even our youngest campers evaluate what gravity, friction, air pressure, etc. are as they gain understanding through this wonderful curriculum!  The experiments and related activities stimulate thought as they show how basic physics principles are at work in daily life.  Teachers delight in helping their students predict what a ball does when held over a blow drier and how friction affects movement.  What does a solar bag do when it is blown up?  Can we make our own hot air balloon?  Join us for this fantastic curriculum!



Barbara Cargill 
WOW! Science Camp director





WOW! Science Camp 2018:
Session I: June 25-29 from 9-12pm
Session II: June 25-29 from 1:30-4:30pm

Session III: July 9-13 from 9-12pm
Session IV: July 9-13 from 1:30-4:30pm

Tuition $150 per child

Registration begins
March 1, 2018!
Register Early!