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LEGO Camp offered for students ages 8-12

LEGO Camp offered for students ages 8-12

Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 6:00 pm

The Messenger 06.01.12

The University of Tennessee at Martin’s two LEGO Camps will offer students ages 8-12 a chance to discover simple and powered machines and mechanisms.
The camps will run June 25-29.
The first camp, “Simple and Powered Machines,” will be held from noon-2 p.m. each day. Participants will be able to investigate motorized machines, study gearing mechanisms and calibrate and capture wind.
During this camp, teams of two to three students will be involved in real-world investigations and problem solving, observe models and reflect, redesign and present their findings.
The second camp, “Advanced Simple and Powered Machines,” will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. daily. This course is for students who have mastered the basics of simple machines, structures and mechanisms.
The course has been enhanced by a study of renewable energy resources to challenge the students who completed the camp last year.
The renewable energy component allows student teams to investigate energy supply, transfer, accumulation, conversion and consumptions. They will also use measurements and data analysis to describe and explain outcomes through hands-on activities and exciting real-life models.
Enrollment for both classes is limited. Registration is $140 per student, per camp, and includes a LEGO Camp T-shirt.
Laura Sterrett, lecturer of physics at UT Martin, will instruct the camp.
For more information or to register, contact ECOS at (731) 881-7082 or register online at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/nondegree/children.php.

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