Homer CCSD 33C
Goodings Grove Luther J. Schilling William E. Young William J. Butler
Hadley Middle Homer Jr. High
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Homer School District 33C students had a great time discovering the science behind demolition during a Camp Invention project at Hadley Middle School.
For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2016
Camp Invention: Where big ideas become the next big thing
It may be summer, but a number of Homer School District 33C students are back in school using their 21st century learning skills to build solar-powered crickets and to discover the science of slime.
It’s all part of Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, non-profit elementary enrichment program backed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
“We’re pleased to offer a weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation,” said Hadley Middle School Dean of Students/Discovery Program Coordinator Jeanine Arundel.
“Children in grades 1-6 are working together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules,” she added.
Students are using their 21st century learning skills to build solar-powered crickets
Among the activities and challenges faced by students the week of June 27 were:
- Brainstorming product ideas and building original prototypes using real tools and components found in everyday devices
- Exploring the lives of giant insects, colorful animals and their environments
- Constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat
- Discovering the science of slime, demolition, electronic sound, giant squid and coding
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