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Summer Happenings

Fun with STEM does not stop during the summer months. LET’S GO facilitated two camps including Summer of Science at Westport Homes site of the Boys And Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore and STARs at Indian Creek School in Crownsville.

STARs Camp offered a LET’S GO hands-on activity, Make It Work!:Electronics. Campers learned about electricity and basic to intermediate circuitry by using this fun hands-on activity. STARs instructors, along with Annapolis Area Director, Jacqueline Rhynard, taught the students about the terms and symbols commonly used in circuitry. For one of the activities, campers worked with modeling clay and play-doh, LED’s and alligator clips, exploring open, closed and short circuits. The campers were thrilled to have Mrs. Maryland, Stacey Miller, visit the camp and help create the circuits.

Thanks to the generous support from PNC Bank, LET’S GO ran a 6- week summer program offering 4 hours of STEM weekly to all campers at Westport Homes site of the Boys And Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore. Sam Selick, Penn State Engineering student served as a lead intern working with Kourtney Klaiber, Baltimore Area Director,  and 5 junior interns offering fun science experiments to 75 campers. The 5 junior interns have obtained the STEM candidate status in the Baltimore Region pipeline and were offered an summer internship while receiving mentoring as they transition into high school. They assisted us in leading experiments such as building stomp rockets, catapults, learning about friction, types of energy, states of matter, and servicing as mock civil engineers. The program was so well received that we will resume offering programs at the site in the fall.

The kids were highly engaged and excited which is of course one of the goals.  Not just because it’s important for them to have a positive experience, but also because that’s when real learning can happen.”
-Mr. K, STARs camp instructor
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