Days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Age Range: 5 - 12
Epic Engineering! – New science activities for 2022
Every day at this 3-day camp is a science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.
Every Day includes: 4 indoor classroom-based fun, hands-on, science sessions and 3 outdoor ‘Activity Playground Breaks’
Disclaimer: Please note the order of the Activity Week Programme is subject to change. Should you wish to confirm the order of the Activity Week Programme at your camp venue; this will not be available until 2 weeks before the start of the camps.
Day 1> The Clever Scientist Challenge!
The scientists are launched into group challenges such as making a water carrier, designing a beak which picks up food, creating the most intricate spider web and using pneumatics to invent a snapping dinosaur!
Powerful Paper Cup! – Imagine being marooned on a desert island – one of the first things you need to find is drinking water – but how will you get it back to camp? The children design a water carrier using just a sheet of paper!
Hungry, Hungry Birds! – Different birds have different beaks adapted to their food source. Can you design a bird beak to pick up grains of rice for your hungry chicks?
Wonder Web! – A spider web is a marvel of engineering – in groups we design an intricate web to catch some ‘flies’.
Dino Snapper! – Pnuematic power is explored and harnessed to create a snapping dinosaur.
Day 2> Cool Creative Thinking!
The creative thinkers compete with each other in engineering challenges to build the tallest tower, construct a strong bridge, winch up the heaviest weight and build some balance scales.
Tin Foil Tower of London! – Can your team build the tallest tower? Height isn’t the only criteria; your tower must be strong and earthquake proof too!
Winch It Up! – Can you lift your lunch box from the floor to the table – no hands allowed!!
Bombastic Bridge Challenge! – Using just paper straws (and some knowledge of strong shapes) can your team build the strongest bridge?
Weigh It Up! – We practice our balancing skills and then build some balance scales and test them with different materials.
Day 3> Epic Engineering Fun!
Today is a messy fun day! In groups we make a dam from a limited amount of materials to keep a village safe down river, then children take part in a fun bubble session and make their own bubble wands, we then discover the science behind a frog’s sticky tongue and end the day with more sticky fun with our ever-popular slime making activity!
Brilliant Bubble Maker! – Who doesn’t love bubbles? We see small bubbles, touchabubbles and even square bubbles – but the group challenge is to make the largest bubble.
Dastardly Dam Challenge! – Using a limited amount of materials can you design a dam to hold back the river?
Cool Catching Flies! – Why do frogs have a sticky tongue? We design our own sticky frog tongues, play a super silly, sticky tongue game and on the way learn the fascinating history of velcro!
Super Sticky Slime! -The sticky fun doesn’t end as we explore Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, and then make slime!