UT Martin offering STEM Camp
Posted: Monday, June 4, 2012 9:48 am
Will paper fall like a stone? How high will the ball bounce?
Fifty students in grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to answer these questions and more using hands-on experiments at the first annual STEMulation Camp set for June 18-22 at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Each day at STEMulation Camp, participating students will work in teams on activities organized into four major topics; Forces and Motion on Earth and in Space, Environment, Living Things and Energy. These experiences will prepare them for four team competitions on the final day of camp.
In the Adventures in Duct Tape Competition, teams will have 90 seconds to tape one of their team members to the wall and will see which team can keep their member on the wall the longest.
In the Egg Drop Competition, teams will build a container with toothpicks and glue that will protect an uncooked egg from breaking when it is dropped.
Students will construct a bridge out of spaghetti and glue in the Spaghetti Bridge Competition, and the bridge that holds the most weight while meeting specifications, will win.
Finally, in the Tower Competition, teams will use paper and scotch tape to see who can build the tallest tower in a 30-minute time frame.
Prizes will be awarded to competition winners and parents are invited to attend the competitions at 3:30 p.m. June 22.
For more information or to register, call 881-7082 or 881-7081, or visit www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/nondegree/stemulation_camp.php. The registration fee for the camp is $125 and includes a T-shirt and all supplies.
Enrollment is limited to the first 50 registrations with confirmed payment.
STEMulation Camp is under the direction of Dr. Louis Glover, UT Martin assistant professor of education.