On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, girls in grades 3 - 6 will have the opportunity to participate in a Girls Science Camp, just for girls. Then on Thursday, July 13, 2017, boys in grades 3 - 6 will have the opportunity to participate in a Boys Science Camp. Each day will focus on providing the opportunity to learn more about science while gaining life skills and participating in a variety of exciting experiments. Studies have shown that boys and girls have a different way of processing information. Students’ knowledge and experiences influence their scientific understanding. Not only should material be developmentally appropriate, but it should allow students, whether boys or girls, to build upon their background knowledge.
By having two separate Science Camps, we will be able to differentiate our instruction to address the ways boys and girls learn differently. Cognitive processing often brings attention to the differences children have within the scientific field. As we are planning for the boys and girls science day, we take their cognitive processing skills into consideration when creating lesson plans. While at the Boys and Girls Science Camp, children will have the opportunity to learn about surface tension, complete STEM Projects that include building a car and tennis ball tower, Holiday Light Circuits (children will work together to turn on a strand of holiday lights), and make homemade butter.
Cost for participants will be $15 per person. Fees cover lunch, snacks, a take-home science kit, and camp materials. The registration form is online this year at http://goo.gl/forms/7wuX1xbBswpSKuEH3. Registration deadline is June 30, 2017.
These events are being held by the UW Extension, Monroe County 4-H.
For more information please contact Jessica (UW Extension, Summer Assistant) via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (608) 269- 8725.