“How’d That Happen?”, Mocksville Elementary STEM Camp, gave 63 students a framework for a problem-based, inquiry-focused experience this summer. Campers explored the taste regions on the tongue, learned about electrical circuits, made skeletons out of straws and string, and created a model lung out of water bottles.
In conjunction with the Healthy Davie Initiative, students enjoyed Zumba sessions, learned about Yoga; and took a field trip to Lowe’s Foods where they tasted healthy foods and learned about nutritional choices.
Based upon comments from parents, the students loved learning about Science!!
Parents had some great comments about their child’s experiences:
• ” Our daughter, Mia Clair, came home each day from STEM camp talking a mile-a-minute about the projects and experiments she participated in. She loved learning about senses and taste-testing various foods. She also enjoyed making a skeleton out of straws and string creating a model lung out of water bottles and balloons. Because of STEM Camp, Mia Clair is curious about how things work and asks to do experiments at home. We are grateful for the opportunity to send our daughter to this wonderful camp! Thank you so much! ” – Brian and Kelly Myers
• ” Both my son and daughter attended this summer’s STEM camp and LOVED it!!They came home excited everyday excited to tell me what they had learned, They really enjoyed making the “lungs”, creating gum and crazy chemistry, They have already been asking when they get to go back to camp!! Thank you so much for providing them with such a great experience and we hope to be able to do it again!” – Kerstin Steinour