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NASA Saturday Camp: One-Day Sessions 12/30 - 3/3

December 06, 2017 12:23 PM | Linda Zanieski (Administrator)

International Museum of Surgical Science - NASA Saturday Camp 

One-Day Sessions beginning December 30th 2017 and running every Saturday until March 3rd 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm. 

Limited to current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. $10 fee to participate.

The International Museum of Surgical Science is proud to offer this NASA Saturday Camp program to serve those currently underrepresented and underserved in STEM education or fields. This program aims to achieve NASA science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education goals. 

This content includes the NASA Glenn Engineering Design Challenge (EDC): Powered and Pumped Up, through which students have the opportunity to work on real-world challenges in a collaborative, team-based environment. Students will apply lessons learned to solve problems that STEM professionals face while gaining a deeper knowledge of how NASA is a part of their everyday lives.

Educator led team-based projects will include:

 Solar S'Mores - Build a solar powered oven to learn about reflecting solar energy to heat up a tasty treat. 

 How Intense Are You? - Learn how light intensity changes as you move away from the source. 

 What's the Point? - Explore how lenses can be used to manipulate light. 

 Powered and Pumped Up - design, build, and improve a stand-alone solar-powered pumping system to move water as quickly as possible between two containers.

Click here for details and application.

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