In the Science of Technology Camp, students will develop an understanding of "how things work" through hands-on activities that demonstrate the principles of simple and motorized machines.
Campers will work in teams using K'Nex building systems, Bobots, and the LEGO Mindstorms (RCX) Robotics Invention System. In robotic design, the campers will find the process to be interdisciplinary, involving engineering, physics, computer science, and artificial intelligence. Important team skills, such as project management, communication skills, and creative problem solving are also put into play.
This program is aimed at stimulating student interest in engineering and science careers. No prior robotics or other engineering skills are required. Students should possess basic motor skills to work with lab test equipment and sensors. This camp is for students entering 5th -8th grades in the fall.
Camp rules, bridge basics, design criteria, structural integrity, and project planning
Planning and design of systems, effective building techniques, structural design, and production systems
History and robotic basics, design criteria, LEGO robotic hardware, software application, and utilization of special functions
Building and testing robots to perform special tasks
Contest to build and alter robots to perform special purposes* This schedule reflects last year's activities and is subject to change based on the instructor's discretion.
WHEN: July 29-August 2
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
FEE: $ 260
Parents/guardians are responsible for dropping off their charges and picking them up from the classroom within 15 prior to and the end of the published camp begin/end times. Campers must provide their own lunch, snacks, and drinks.
Penn State Berks
P.O. Box 7009
Reading, PA 19610