Homer 33C Camp Invention: Where big ideas become the next big thing

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Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High

 

Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628

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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