Camp Discovery at Home with Discovery Cube
Given the continuing COVID crisis, Discovery Cube is offering a series of virtual summer camps to continue to support experiential science learning and fun for children in grades K-8 this summer. The new virtual camps are structured for 3 hours per day of fun science engagement using a mix of learning modalities.
Weekly Themes: Camps will each focus on one of six weekly themes, so that campers can join for the whole week or for individual days. Themes and relevant grades are listed below.
Material Kits Provided: Campers will be virtually guided through hands-on activities, and will use kits of materials to easily complete the activities at home. Activities will largely be structured to allow campers to continue their hands-on work independently beyond the 3-hour camp sessions.
Space Camp (Entering Grades 3-5)
June 29 – August 7
Campers will virtually travel through our solar system and beyond and learn how to search for extraterrestrial life using a real radio telescope! In collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Discovery Cube has designed a virtual week of excitement and learning for campers that is sure to be out of this world!
Planet Patrol (Entering Grades 4-6)
July 6 – August 7
Planet Patrol virtual camp dissects various aspects of the natural world and encourages campers to think of ways to protect our planet. Kids become citizen scientists, identify various plants to learn their potential uses and design a water filter using everyday items. Activities include creating sun prints and building bird houses!
Code Constructors (Entering Grades 5-8)
June 29 – July 31
Campers will learn all about computers, from circuitry to programming, as they experiment with programming software and alter the real world through a physical computing emulator. By constructing text based programs, campers will create their own games and digital art.