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MakersQuest: Explore Oceans to Outer Space while Creating Contraptions + Sports Adventures for Grades K-2

MakersQuest: Explore Oceans to Outer Space while Creating Contraptions + Sports Adventures for Grades K-2

Set off on a thrilling journey with MakersQuest: Explore Oceans to Outer Space while Creating Contraptions + Sports Adventures!

This vibrant course allows students to delve into a wide array of scientific concepts, from the depths of marine biology to the vastness of astronomy. They'll ignite their curiosity and gain a comprehensive understanding of these diverse scientific fields through engaging activities and projects. Students will also apply engineering principles and design thinking to various practical challenges and themed adventures, learning to conceptualize, plan, and create innovative gadgets that reflect their scientific learning. In addition to these intellectual pursuits, afternoons are filled with Sports Adventures, where students will participate in various physical activities, developing their coordination, fitness, and teamwork skills. This unique program blends academic exploration with physical education, fostering intellectual growth and social-emotional learning in a fun and collaborative environment.

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  • Camp Hours: 9AM-3PM
  • After Camp, M-TH: 3PM -6PM*
  • Friday Family Showcase: 2PM-3PM

*Location Dependent. This option will appear after selecting a camp week if this location has it available.

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  • About MakersQuest: Explore Oceans to Outer Space while Creating Contraptions + Sports Adventures for Grades K-2

    This vibrant course allows students to delve into a wide array of scientific concepts, from the depths of marine biology to the vastness of astronomy. They'll ignite their curiosity and gain a comprehensive understanding of these diverse scientific fields through engaging activities and projects. Students will also apply engineering principles and design thinking to various practical challenges and themed adventures, learning to conceptualize, plan, and create innovative gadgets that reflect their scientific learning.

  • Topics Covered

    • Practice design thinking to build fun gadgets.
    • Explore engineering design concepts.
    • Relate engineering concepts to other forms of science.
    • Engage in teamwork and peer review.

  • Comprehensive Understanding of Diverse Scientific Concepts

    Students will gain a broad understanding of various science topics, ranging from marine biology to astronomy. They will engage in activities and projects that bring to life the wonders of the ocean and the mysteries of outer space, fostering curiosity and a deeper appreciation for different scientific fields through hands-on exploration.

  • Development of Engineering and Design Thinking Skills

    Students will apply engineering principles and design thinking through practical challenges and themed adventures. They will learn to conceptualize, plan, and create projects that embody their understanding of scientific concepts, emphasizing creative problem-solving and innovation.

  • Physical Development and Team Collaboration

    Students will participate in various sports to develop physical coordination, fitness, and social skills like teamwork, communication, and sportsmanship. This holistic approach supports physical education and social-emotional learning, balancing technological skills with physical and cooperative play.

Sample Schedule

Here’s a sample of what a week in this camp could look like. Keep in mind, our experienced instructors will build the camp that is right for your student, and this outline demonstrates some of the key materials and the overall camp experience.

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Monday: Design Thinking, Tall Towers, and Roller Coasters

Students will learn about design thinking and how it is used before exploring the strongest building in the world and building their own tall tower and wild roller coaster.

Tuesday: Motion, Momentum, Ziplines, and Soccer Games

Dive into the world of gravity and momentum! You'll get hands-on, building zip lines and soccer games to see how friction plays along. It's going to be a thrilling ride!

Wednesday: Bones, Tendons, Joints, and Movable Animals

Journey into the jungle in this animal adventure. Students will explore the biology and motion of bodies before building a creature with movement.
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Thursday: Engineering of Games, Skee Ball, and Bumper Cars

SCORE! What makes a game awesome? Students will explore the science behind building games before creating their own Skee Ball and Bumper Car adventures!

Friday: Electrifying World of Basic Circuitry

Explore the world of robots with circuits, switches, motors and more. Students will explore electricity and robot design before ending the camp with an awesome robot creation of their own.

Course Format

This course is part of a weeklong summer camp running Monday through Friday. Your child will learn in a small group setting from an experienced instructor. An exciting daily schedule balances learning and exploration of this topic with a variety of outdoor and recreational activities within the larger camp setting. Aftercare options are available based on location.

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Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.