More than a dozen Clearwater and area youngsters learned about science – and had fun doing it – during the annual EUReKA! Science Camp held at the Community Resource Center in Clearwater last week.
“We had lots of fun. It’s been good,” said Alyssa Wilk and Hannah Smith, the two students from Thompson Rivers University who instructed the program.
The weeklong day-camp was open to youngsters from age seven to 14 years old for a small fee.
Activities included using vinegar and baking soda to power cork projectiles, mixing their own sidewalk chalk, experimenting with water balloon bungees, and making balloon-powered ATVs, wrist catapults and prosthetic hands.
According to its website, EUReKA! is a non-profit, student-run organization based out of TRU that strives to increase elementary students’ interest in and excitement towards science and engineering and to help teachers bring science into the regular classroom. To fulfill our objectives, EUReKA! offers in-classroom workshops, summer camps, and community events that emphasize fun, challenging, hands-on, problem solving activities.
A EUReKA! Travel camp similar to the one held in Clearwater will be held in Barriere the week of Aug. 19 – 23.