Los Angeles students can shoot for the moon this summer at STEM3 Academy’s brand-new Space Exploration Camp. The week-long camp is packed with fun activities for students to explore their interest in the planets, stars and space travel, and to gain a sense of the importance, complexity and wonderment at all that’s been accomplished and all that the future may hold.
The first school of its kind, The Help Group’s STEM3 Academy provides a robust Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based curriculum to students with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other social and learning differences. The school is dedicated to K-12 students who are bright, have a passion for STEM-related fields, but may struggle with traditional learning methods.
Space Exploration Camp offers programs for elementary, middle and high school students, and activities are tailored to engage and excite campers who may are already be knowledgeable about space, as well as those who are newly interested. Students in grades 1-4 will build and launch rockets, compete in a Space Bowl, and use the school’s 3D printer in their design and building activities. Middle schoolers in grades 5-8 will actually design the rockets they build and launch, simulate space missions and remotely fly quad copters. The activities for high schoolers are more complex, as students use their science and math skills to design and build custom rockets in engineering challenges and quad copter missions. At every level, campers will develop team-building and leadership skills as they work together on their missions.
Dr. Ellis Crasnow, Director of STEM3 Academy, explains, “Our educational approach is to provide student-centered, project-based learning infused with real-world applications promoting critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. Space Exploration Camp is an extension of the experiential, hands-on learning model we offer in the school, and we’re looking forward to exciting passions and developing strengths in our summer campers. Campers who are motivated and willing to explore new things will have a ‘blast’!”
For more information about Space Exploration Camp, please contact Tamika DeCambra at 818.623.6386 or visit http://stem3academy.org/