Mad About Science Camp A Hit

Columbia, CA — The Mad About Science summertime camp was canceled final yr thanks to COVID but a lot of Tuolumne County students showed up this calendar year to hone their abilities.

4th and 5th-quality learners in the county, a 120 in all, rolled up their sleeves to participated in several arms-on Science, Technological know-how, Engineering, and Math (STEM) functions. The camp took area the initial 7 days of August on the Columbia College campus in Columbia. Some of the pursuits provided setting up and launching h2o rockets, building and tests several engineered structures, accomplishing chemistry experiments, earning musical instruments and modeling sound waves, and exploring the biological and purely natural sources on the Columbia Faculty campus. All those activities are meant to get college students psyched about science and engineering and assist them understand the significance of these fields in their daily life, according to Tuolumne County Superintendent of Educational facilities (TCSOS) officials running the camp.

The learners get the job done collaboratively to solve problems and check their solutions, just like serious researchers and engineers. TCSOS officers relay that 8 lecturers ended up recruited from nearby educational institutions based mostly on their working experience, knowledge, and potential to challenge learners with participating functions. They increase that Mad About Science will allow instructors to have their college students encounter subjects and activities not usually attainable in a regular classroom setting.

The camp was produced achievable by a grant from Entrance Porch and the Sonora Region Basis. Columbia Faculty donated the classroom space among the other assist for the camp all over the week. For more details on foreseeable future camps speak to Tricia Dunlap, STEM Coordinator, 209-536-2082.