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Camp: Fun with Physics: Momentum, Matter and Motion

Fun with Physics more info...
Location: Cary Academy
Dates: Monday, June 19, 2017 - Friday, June 23, 2017 details
Grades: Gr 4 - Gr 6
Section #: CA066
Registration closes: Monday, June 19, 2017


Registration for this activity is handled by:
Name: Cary Academy
Phone: (919) 228-4574

Gravity... Inertia... Centripetal force... who could ever imagine that an introduction to physics could be so much fun? We’ll experience these awesome forces for ourselves and build some cool devices to watch them at work! Build a rocket from recycled materials, a gravity simulator, and more! Learn the secrets behind a tablecloth trick and discover Newton’s Laws of Motion and more in this hands-on program all about motion. (Ages 7 – 11)
Our camp includes everything your child needs during our camp day. However, if you wish to continue your child’s interest in rocket launches outside our camp, you will need to purchase a launch kit at a hobby shop.
These are only a sample of some of the activities that we will be doing each day. The topics will not necessarily follow this order. However, each of these topics will be included at some point in the camp.

Newton’s Loco-Motion – Fasten your seatbelt, for a day of motion! Sir Isaac Newton was very curious about how things move. Children will experiment to learn how inertia works and how gravity is a physical force that keeps all objects “stuck” to the Earth. See how magicians can pull the tablecloth out from under dishes!
Launching Into Science – Build your own rocket made of recycled materials. Investigate Newton's Laws of Motion first-hand. Learn about propulsion with air propelled miniature rockets, and then design your own! Build your own rocket pinwheel.

Fantastic Forces – Campers continue to feel the forces! Use an inertia stick to better understand just how stubborn inertia can be. Experience the pull of invisible forces with a rotation sensation! Complete your recycled rocket to take home.

Marvelous Motion – Be awed by the wonders of physics as you race paper rockets and fly gliders. Discover how pendulums work. Finish up with an amazing air pressure reaction!

Spin City – Campers get rolling with an amazing spinning machine that defies gravity. They will build a “gravity simulator,” and an “inertia tester” to take home to continue their exploration of motion at home. Test yourself with the stomp rocket challenge and make things fly with a balloon blast!
Scheduled DateTime
Monday, June 19, 20171:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, June 20, 20171:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, June 21, 20171:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, June 22, 20171:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, June 23, 20171:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please specify the 'Dismissal Options' to let us know where to direct your child after the class