Engineering and Problem Solving
Enjoy the mental challenges of applied physics.
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.
Susan Wirsig, Teacher of Mathematics and Director, Applied Science Certificate Program
Boys and girls ages 10-15
Pennington Summer Programs T-shirt, lunch
ITEMS TO BRING:
Notebook and pencil.
Week of June 26, 2017
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Before-and after-camp care is available for an additional charge.
Our camps fill up very quickly— please click this link to register today!