Grades 3 - 7
Learn about and study forensic science, conduct messy experiments, design and build structures that have speed and extreme acceleration…so many possibilities!
See the world of forensic science come to life! By studying age-appropriate crime scenes, campers will learn about fingerprinting, ink and fiber analysis, and will examine (fake) blood samples and other evidence. Participants will use deductive reasoning, observation, and recorded evidence to draw logical conclusions and solve crimes. Young investigators will realize the power of proper evidence and use detective vocabulary such as forensic, evidence, analysis, and eye-witness accounts. The program will also include on campus demonstrations from local police and detective units.
This week-long “hands-on, minds-on” program gives campers the freedom to imagine, design and build structures that have speed and extreme acceleration. Thinking like citizen scientists, we’ll take a trip to the airport where we learn how planes work and fly. We’ll fabricate rockets from scratch and blast them off to a height of 500ft! Using everyday materials, we’ll also construct catapults and other devices to send marshmallows and other projectiles flying. Co-operative learning, designing, testing and healthy competition are all part of this session. Who knew that science could be so much?!
Randy studied early childhood education at Cambridge College as well as biology and agriculture at the University of Maine. He owns an educational consulting and herpeto-culture business that strives to ensure the proper treatment and respect for reptiles and amphibians in all educational endeavors. During the year, Randy teaches Kindergarten at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School in Brookline.