July 10, 2013

Red Explorers

For art we painted a giant box that was as colorful as our dreams.  We cut a window and a door in our box so tomorrow we can make puppets and perform puppet shows.  For science, we experimented with baking soda and vinegar.  We filled a bottle with baking soda and filled a balloon with vinegar.  When we put the balloon on the bottle and poured in the vinegar there was a reaction that caused the balloon to fill up with gas.  It was awesome! We also read, learned a new game, and played with bubbles.

Yellow Explorers

Today we started off our morning with some science experiments! We used a tall glass jar, shaving cream, food coloring, and water to mimic a thunderstorm and created our very own raindrops! Afterwards, we took six hard boiled eggs and mixed them with six raw eggs and learned tricks to tell which was which, we had lots of fun cracking them outside to see if we were right! Our final experiment tested air pressure as we shot off water bottle lids by twisting the bottoms of the bottles. For art, we created our very own story book using our imaginations, and each colored a page before putting them all together. We spent our afternoon playing camp games and of course enjoying all our water play toys, it was a great day at camp.

Blue and Green Explorers

Today we pretended to be professional basketball players.  First, we studied sports science and learned how much force you have to exert to jump super high.  Then we all took turns measuring our vertical jump.  Some of the students could jump ten inches!  After we tested our strength and agility, we headed outside to play basketball.  All the students played so hard and the final score was 22-20.  After basketball, we came inside to do some science.  We made green fire with boric acid powder and methanol alcohol (heet).  Then we watched the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar.  It was so cool!  In the afternoon, we played ultimate freeze dance then headed out in the hot sun for water play.  It was a magnificent day at camp!

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