Engineering and Problem Solving

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Enjoy the mental challenges of applied physics.

CAMP EXPERIENCE:

Do you love designing and building things for a specific purpose? How do you make a vehicle that propels using gravity or a mouse trap? How do you design and build a grabbing device that will move an egg safely? These and other problems will engage and excite you as you learn about various physics concepts and enjoy our hands-on learning experiences.

In this camp, students will be introduced to the Engineering Design Cycle and then implement this process as they creatively solve given problems. You will discover various propulsion systems (gears, balloons, springs, elastic bands, wind, water wheel, magnets, chemical reactions, gravity) and determine which system would work best to solve a problem. In addition, students will also learn how to custom design and digitally fabricate their own creations using 3D and 2D software, a laser cutter, and a 3D printer.

INSTRUCTOR:

  • Camp Director: Susan Wirsig, Teacher of Mathematics and Director, Applied Science Certificate Program
CAMP OPEN TO:

Boys and girls ages 10-15

ITEMS PROVIDED:
Pennington Summer Programs T-shirt, lunch

ITEMS TO BRING:
Notebook and pencil.

CAMP DATES:
Week of June 26

CAMP HOURS:
9AM-3PM

CAMP COST:
$435
Before-and after-camp care is available for an additional charge.

Our camps fill up very quickly— please click this link to register today!

CAMP DIRECTOR
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Susan Wirsig

Teacher of Mathematics
Director, Applied Science Certificate Program

swirsig@pennington.org
609-737-1838

Hurry—space is limited and registration is now open!

Please click here to register.

For general camp questions, please contact Jeff Eckerson, Director of Summer Programs: summerprograms@
pennington.org