PM Mad Scientists
Science & Technology
"For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see; saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be," Lord Alfred Tennyson
Intro to Robotics
This week in Intro to Robotics learned about the basics in building a lego robot of the children's choice. We split into groups of 2 and picked out a fun robot to create, and then learned how to download programming so they could move. As the last week comes to a close we really enjoyed having your children in our class and seeing them excel with their creations.
In Advanced Robotics we created lego robots from the instructions, but then allowed the students to modify them and experiment with different speeds using computer programming. We embarked on creating even more complicated models as well as learning how to program them on their own. Camp has been really great this week, but bittersweet since its the last, your children have been awesome and have seemed to have enjoyed the experience to create amazing robots.
Whether the weather suits our fancy, or not, it is amazing all of the variables that contribute to the climate we share. Types of weather, clouds,storms, safety tips in case of storm warning, as well as the positives and negatives that might result , if we had the power to control the weather, were part of this week's learning. It was a pleasure to have been a part of your child's camp experience this session at Norwood.
Another awesome Summer at Norwood has come to a close but luckily we had a few more days of spectacularly cool Mad Scientists experiments! Do you have baking soda, vinegar, a napkin, and a Ziploc bag? If you do, you can create a mini-explosion! Want to blow up a balloon? All you need is vinegar, baking soda, and an empty water bottle! Do you know how many experiments involve baking soda and vinegar? A lot!!! Have you ever made rainbow rice? It's fun to design but definitely not edible! These are just a few of our awesome Mad Scientists activities this week! We had one goal in this class....let's have fun experimenting!
Campers spent this last wonderful week at camp exploring and discovering the amazing nature that can be found just right outside the camp doors. While exploring our backyard habitat, we talked about food chains and animal diversity in our area. With daily nature walks around campus, painting with rainwater watercolors, playing bug bingo and learning lots of nature facts it was a busy and full last week to remember.