July 22–26, 2019
Camp Open To
Rising 5th–8th graders
Payment required to complete registration.
No refunds after July 1, 2019.
July 1, 2019
The Incredible Human Body Summer Camp will be a STEM-based, interactive learning experience for rising 5th–8th graders interested in learning more about the human body. This camp focuses on the major body systems, as well as cell biology and DNA. Camp will be held Monday, July 22–Friday, July 26, running from 8:30-11:30 a.m. each day. Topics will include:
creating a life-size human body outline that we will be adding systems to as the week goes on
Brain and Nervous System:
creating a brain model, testing memory, experimenting with the effectiveness of multi-tasking in the brain and demonstrating how nerve impulses work.
making an edible cell model, looking at the camper’s cheek cells under a microscope, extracting DNA from cheek cells and putting it into a necklace to wear home
Integumentary System (Skin):
examining the skin, learning about and identifying fingerprint patterns
learning how smell and taste are closely related, testing balance, testing vision in light vs. dark environments
taking the magical voyage from one end of the alimentary canal to the other and learning about all the fantastic processes that happen along the way
learning about bones as organs, testing bones and joints, building a simple spinal model, assembling a human skeletal system
building a hand model to learn how bones and muscles work together to create movement
using a marshmallow to look for evidence that our heartbeats, using stethoscopes to hear our heartbeat and having a fun race where each individual is a blood cell making its way through the circulatory system