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Space Camp at the WOLF

Space campers lined up to pick which color Polaroid camera they wanted to use for the demonstration.

On July 11, Space Camp was held at the Way of Life Facility for youth 6 to 12 years old. STEAM-related activities (science, technology, engineering, art and math) were presented by a representative from K.I.D.S. Jona Jackson, a former NASA employee, has made it her mission to teach youth all she can about STEAM-related research.

Polaroid cameras were handed out to the youth, who paired up to take pictures of each other. This activity was meant to show how light works and how to focus on a subject by either getting closer or farther away. Afterward, the kids made a booklet to take home containing the pictures they took.

Choosing which pictures they want to use to place in their booklet to take home.
Next, small robots were brought in and the kids learned how to move them using coding. LEGO® bricks were also used as a coding program to move.

Each activity at Space Camp is meant to be exciting and seems like playing with toys when it’s really reinforcing scientific and technological concepts. The implementation of these activities showed the children how they can think differently about the things they see every day.