Kids Learn Science at BC Summer Camp
Kids are learning the art of science at Bluefield College this summer, but these are not your typical college students. Instead, they’re local youth, ages eight through 12, who took part in a summer Science Camp, June 26-30, through the BC Fine Arts Community School.

Kids Learn Science at BC Summer Camp

By Student Marketing Associate Dagoberto Acevedo | July 17, 2017 | RSS

Kids are learning the art of science at Bluefield College this summer, but these are not your typical college students. Instead, they’re local youth, ages eight through 12, who took part in a summer Science Camp, June 26-30, through the BC Fine Arts Community School.

Under the supervision of Dr. Emily Lambert, chair of the Department of Biology, and Dr. Joe Saunders, chair of the Department of Chemistry, the students spent about six hours each day exploring the environment, studying molecular models, learning to fly drones, building and launching rockets, performing reaction experiments, analyzing leaves and butterflies, and taking part in other educational games and activities, all for the purpose of enriching their knowledge of the world of science.

“I really enjoyed the egg drop test, the drones, and the rockets,” said nine-year-old Samuel Giampocaro, who participated in the summer camp. “I have learned the science behind flying and propellers.”

Abby Richardson, age 10, said she also enjoyed the egg drop, noting that the girls’ team defeated the boys’ team in the competitive experiment. Each team was given the task of assuring its hard-shelled egg would land safely on the ground after dropping it from a stairwell. Richardson said that after pondering various designs and other considerations, her team chose the winning tactic.

Dr. Saunders said he hopes each camper learned that science is an enjoyable way to study the world and even worlds beyond our own.

“The FACS Science camp is an important opportunity for me,” he said, “as I seek to share the joys of God’s creation with the next generation.”

Dedicated to providing quality fine arts instruction to the community since 1993, BC’s Fine Arts Community School (FACS) is a community service outreach program that enables local families and students of all ages and interests, including home-schoolers, to explore and study the arts with the guidance of mentors and professionals who have appropriate training and experience. Various classes, workshops, lessons and camps offered throughout the year are designed for students of all ages to learn a new skill, stay active, and experience new things.

“Quality classes are offered for children and adults,” said FACS coordinator Burma McChesney, about the opportunities available through the Fine Arts Community School. “We are pleased to be a part of the learning community from preschoolers to adults.”

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