What: Kinetic Arts Camp for kids ages 7 to 11
When: July 17-21 & Aug 7-11 10 am to 2 pm
Instructor: Barbara Dusty Gustafson
Monday: Rockets, Rollercoasters and Planes, Oh My!
Planes and rockets fill the air as we learn about Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion. Run experiments on momentum and acceleration using ramps and marbles.
Tuesday: Super Structures:
Meet the forces of tension, compression and torsion found in structures. Test a variety of building materials for flexibility, strength, rigidity and elasticity. Investigate an assortment of tapes and glues for their adhesive properties. Finally, Combine these materials to build then test structures for strength and flexibility.
Wednesday: Balance Basics: Challenge your body and mind while learning about center of gravity and balance. Run balance experiments, build balance toys and create Alexander Calder-style sculptures (mobiles and stabiles).
Thursday: Crash Dummy Madness: Learn about the wheel and axle while building and testing gravity-powered, balloon-powered and “rocket”-powered cars.
Friday: Catapults and Canons: Learn about levers and forces, then launch and smash eggs, tomatoes, potatoes and more. It’s sure to be messy fun!