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Camp Invention 2019

Aimee Sutton and Mike Goin are just a few of the teachers at this year's Camp Invention

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Ball-Chatham School District is hosting "Camp Invention," July 29-August 2, to over 140 children entering grades 1-6.

It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.

Children work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules.

Here is how young innovators are spending their time:

  • Children will team up to rebuild ships and design underwater equipment in “Deep Sea Mystery”

  • In “DIY Orbot,” participants explore circuit boards, motors and gears as they design a remote control bot to take on obstacles from sports to dance

  • Children collaborate with inventor superheroes and take on roles of engineers, fabricators, and innovators to conquer villains in “Innovation Force”

  • Kids become successful entrepreneurs in “Farm Tech” as they code bots to turn a polluted wasteland into a money-making machine and crate devices to save animals

Ball-Chatham teachers are facilitating program modules and enthusiastic high school students are serving as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.

To see a slideshow of the week's activities, click here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JKiNV_4izt9Qh3IKugkCLRb4vyFOzpmIe7wy_JrPRCs/edit?usp=sharing