Innovations in Math & Science

This years Innovations camp will focus on physical science in the real world.  During the week long camp you will learn the scientific reasons behind ideas that can make tasks easier in the real world.  Activities such as calculating the buoyant force of a tube will not only be useful, but fun as you go out and test your hypothesis on Canyon Ferry Reservoir.  Topics such as work and energy will be discussed to explain how simple machines work, and then those ideas will be applied.  They will use problem solving strategies to design egg drop capsules, and to see who can build the strongest popsicle stick bridge.  We will discuss optics and how we have used our ability to bend light to help us in a wide variety of ways.  During the week you will engage in a full day hike in the mountains surrounding Canyon Ferry. You will also collect, interpret data, and make conclusions about the water quality of two nearby tributaries to the Missouri River.  During free time you will be able to have access to a wide variety of equipment including games, canoes, tennis courts, computers, and the beach. 

Who Students entering grades 8-10, Fall 2010

Date: July 18-24, 2010 or July 25-31, 2010

A nomination by a teacher or community member is required.
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Where  Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake

Instructor: Jody Brown, Augusta Public Schools

The program fee is $490 for the week. Included in the cost is housing from Sunday night through Friday night, meals and snacks, dorm supervisors, evening entertainment, computer and graphing calculator access, transportation and admission fees for any trips, telephone access for calls in the US, as well as a set of materials. Scholarships will be provided for a limited number of students based on financial need and/or underserved populations.

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How to Register

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