Our world is one being constantly recalibrated by progress. There is always a new technology to try, an I-phone update to get, or some sort of gadgetry that makes our day-to-day just a little easier. We love these products and the improvements they have on our lives, as well as the people who create them. At GMSD, we are dedicated to teaching and equipping the next generation of these creators.
One example of this is seen at the recent Camp Invention, hosted at Houston High School.
Camp Invention allows kids to explore connections between science, engineering, technology, and innovation while also utilizing their own problem solving and creative thinking skills.
At Houston, kids from kindergarten through the sixth grade experienced a variety of these involved activities. To name just a few, they played Duct Tape Billionaire, where campers designed a product, built an inventory, and launched a start-up business, Operation Keep Out, where the kids learned about engineering by building spy gadget alarm boxes, and Have A Blast, where campers learned through a series of Bubble Blaster challenges.
Camp coordinator and Houston High Stem teacher Christa Phillips said this of the week, “My favorite part of camp is walking through each class/activity, talking to the campers about what they are doing and why they are doing it, and seeing the enjoyment and enthusiasm on their faces while they are learning. I love taking pictures of these ah-ha moments! I hope the students understand that they can use their imaginations and creativity to solve real world problems, and that learning can be fun and engaging.”
It was both an incredibly fun and educational week, and we are ecstatic about our future scientists’ learning and discoveries.