Temple Israel’s fifth graders just got back from Astro Camp. We took a lot of fun classes including: atmosphere and gases, bottle rockets, an interstellar auction, building space communicators without talking in a pool, and learning facts/climbing rock walls on Mars. Some of our nighttime activities included stargazing through telescopes, taking night hikes, watching lifesavers explode in each other’s mouths, and having a snowball fight.
The learning there was all hands-on. We learned the three Newton’s Laws about force. We also learned that carbon dioxide can put out fires, that some gases are EXTREMELY flammable (we speak from firsthand experience) and that liquid nitrogen marshmallows and chips are very tasty. We got to conduct electricity through our bodies to light up a lamp, and play with magnets, iron, and an energy bike.
There were four schools there including us, and each school took turns setting and cleaning the dining hall. Speaking of
the dining hall, the food there was good. They have food for even the pickiest of eaters, and a salad bar for
vegetarians too. We especially enjoyed bonding with each other, including funny Madlibs, playing soccer in the hallway, and the girls enjoyed giving the boys makeovers.
We had such a great time at Astro Camp, and know that everyone who will go in the years to come will have a great time too!
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