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2500 Old Alabama Rd.
Suite 5 - Science Center    
Suite 21 - STEM Lab 
Roswell, GA 30076    
770 641-9336

summer camps (Ages 5-12)

Sign your kids up for a fun-filled summer at Discover Science Center. Kids will learn about sharks and jellyfish, explore our solar system and launch rockets, and investigate cells and body systems. Our science camps are enhanced with art and creativity projects to help kids integrate what they have learned during the week. See what a day of camp at Discover Science Center looks like here. 

 

Camp Information:

  • 8:30am-4:30pm - $295/week (10% off Early Registration - February 1-March 31). 

  • Extended hours from 8:00am until 5:30pm are available - $345/week (10% off Early Registration - February 1-March 31).

  • Sibling discount (10% off additional sibling registration) begins April 1. 

  • Campers are grouped by age (5-7, 7-10 and 10-12 year olds) for age-appropriate activities and instruction by our Camp Leaders.

  • 10-12 year olds will meet in our Science Center (suite 5) and then be led to our STEM Lab (up the sidewalk to suite 21) by their Camp Leader to participate in more advanced activities in a laboratory setting. 10-12 year olds will be picked up back in our Science Center (suite 5).

  • Campers should bring two snacks, lunch and a water bottle each day, and wear close-toed shoes. 


2019 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE:

LEGO® ENGINEERING CHALLENGE CAMPFriday, May 24
Ages 5-7 - Become an Structural Engineer to complete building challenges using our giant bricks, as well as our LEGO® bricks and motors to build moving machines. 


Ages 7-10 - We spend the day designing and building simple and motorized LEGO® structures and machines to perform engineering challenges.


Ages 10-12 - Older campers build and program LEGO® Mindstorm® robots to complete obstacle courses and engineering challenges.
$75/day ($85 extended hours)

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CODING WEEK  May 28– 31 (4 days)
Ages 5-7 - Young coders use “unplugged” activities to learn how computers work and the logic of programming, practice age-appropriate coding skills, use color to program Ozobots, and create art related to computers and coding. Campers are encouraged to bring their own device or laptop, but we have a few to share. 

Ages 7-10 - Campers practice keyboarding, learn coding commands to create fun apps and games they can play at home, and use offline activities to understand computational thinking. Campers are encouraged to bring their own tablet or laptop (a physical keyboard is needed for coding projects for 8-10 year olds), but we have a few to share.
 


Ages 10-12 - This week, campers create custom apps and games as they learn the basics of coding and computational thinking, as well as learn to program our LEGO® Mindstorm® robots. Activities include both online and offline projects. Campers are encouraged to bring their own tablet or laptop (a physical keyboard is needed for coding projects), but we have a few to share.
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OCEAN SCIENCE  June 3-7
Ages 5-7 - Young campers explore the beach and ocean this week. They learn how sand is made, hold sea stars and sea urchins, experiment with water density, dissect a squid and other ocean creatures, make salt-water paintings, create sand art and more.

Ages 7-10 - Campers discover what it is really like to study ocean habitats as creatures as they learn about saltwater tanks, experiment with buoyancy, learn about ocean currents and habitats and dissect different marine organisms, and use landscape art to create a coral reef scene


Ages 10-12 - Learn what it is like to be a marine biologist as we study the ocean environment, investigate the physics of scuba diving, dissect marine invertebrates to learn more about them and see how scientists conduct research underwater.
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BREAK IT AND MAKE IT  June 10-14
Ages 5-7 - Young campers learn how to use tools to take apart household electronics and explore what is inside, watch how 3D printers work, create art projects from upcycled materials, and make robots that scribble.

Ages 7-10 - Campers learn about creating models using our 3D printer, have fun building circuits, use tools to take apart household electronics and battery-operated toys, upcycle the parts to make a new creation, and design and create mini-robots.


Ages 10-12 - In addition to deconstructing electronic appliances to see how they work, students learn about circuits and practice soldering circuit boards, create circuits on paper, use our 3D printer and molding polymers to create models and more.
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MAD SCIENCE  June 17-21
Ages 5-7 - Kids love potions. This week the young campers explore chemistry by creating potions that change color, fizz, bubble and smoke, learn about polymers with water balls and slime, make non-Newtonian fluids, and study the power of magnetism.

Ages 7-10 - This week, campers conduct laboratory experiments involving chemical reactions, experiment with polymers, separate pigments with chromatography, and explore electricity with circuits and magnetism with ferrofluid.


Ages 10-12 - We experiment with chemical reactions in camp this week. Campers create metal crystals, experiment with pH indicators to test acids and bases, design and conduct a scientific experiment to create the best slime (which is really all about chemistry!), investigate polymers, and more.
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MINI-MED, VET AND DENTAL SCHOOL   June 24-28
Ages 5-7 - Campers learn about the tools doctors, veterinarians and dentists use, study how our bodies and our pets’ bodies work, get grossed out with fake brains, burps and x-rays, and investigate germs. We learn the importance of dental hygiene with fake tooth-brushing challenges.

Ages 7-10 - This week we study how the body works, use microscopes to see what different types of cells look like, and even investigate a real (not human) heart and brain. Our Doctors-In-Training learn basic first aid and care for animals, as well as study dental and bone x-rays and have fun learning about teeth. 


Ages 10-12 - Aspiring doctors, veterinarians and dentists learn about body systems, including heart and kidney dissections, learning about parasites, studying dental x-rays, making microscope slides, and first aid, and care for people and animals.
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FORENSIC SCIENCE  July 1-3 (3 days)
Ages 5-7 - Young campers learn the science of solving mysteries as they test their observation and interview skills, investigate fingerprints, and analyze clues left behind at our "crime scene."

Ages 7-10 - Solve mysteries using forensic science techniques. Students learn the science of fingerprint, DNA, ink, and handwriting analyses, as well as observational and problem solving skills to figure out "Who done it?"


Ages 10-12 - Older campers take Forensic Science to the next level using microscopes to investigate hair, fiber and pollen evidence, learning how DNA sequences are analyzed, identifying blood types from synthetic blood, and chemically recovering fingerprint evidence.
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WIZARD SCIENCE  July 5 (1 day)
Ages 5-7 - Campers mix magic and science as they learn disappearing tricks, create bubbling potions, and craft wizard wands with woodworking science.


Ages 7-10 - Today, we test our wizarding skills with magic tricks, fizzing color-changing concoctions and awesome wand designs.


Ages 10-12 - Put your woodworking and chemistry skills to work as we design, sand, stain and paint our custom wizard wand and create wizard potions using chemistry and a little magic.
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SHARK WEEK  July 8-12
Ages 5-7 - Shark Week! Learn more about sharks, what they look like, how they swim, what they eat, where they live, and what their skin looks like under a microscope. Young campers create shark tooth jewelry and shark skin, and learn more about their favorite shark.

Ages 7-10 - This week, campers investigate sharks and their anatomy, and how researchers study sharks. We track migration patterns and create an investigative report on their favorite shark. Campers create shark tooth jewelry, and study shark skin under a microscope. 


Ages 10-12 - Campers become shark researchers this week. We study how scientists study sharks, learn about behavior, anatomy and distribution of several shark species, and conduct a research project using real-time shark tracking data.
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SPACE EXPLORERS  July 15-19
Ages 5-7 - Campers study space by exploring our solar system, building and launching rockets, learning about freeze-dried food, and conducting experiments using the sun’s rays. Space explorers design and build a space station, make glow-in-the-dark planets, and create galaxy-inspired art.

Ages 7-10 - Campers learn about space and space exploration as they make and test a space shuttle glider, design and launch rockets, explore constellations, planets, moons and comets, and make a scale model of our solar system. 


Ages 10-12 - This week, campers investigate space exploration by learning how telescopes work, practicing their flight skills with aerial drones, building models of nanosatellites, studying characteristics of planets and other celestial bodies, and creating a lunar explorer using our LEGO® Mindstorm® robotics kits.
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MOVIE-INSPIRED SCIENCE  July 22-26
Ages 5-7 - From Fairy Tales and "Harry Potter" to "The Incredibles" and "Frozen," we conduct experiments inspired by the movies kids love. We test the ability of balloons to lift objects from the movie "Up," investigate how Elastigirl can stretch, experiment with ice, create fairy doors, and more. 

Ages 7-10 - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math experiments inspired by the big screen. We will not be watching movies, but will be experimenting with "Harry Potter" chemistry potions, "The Incredibles" physics of super powers, "Star Wars" space science, "The LEGO Movie" engineering, and more.


Ages 10-12 - Older campers create a mini-movie with stop-motion animation, solve engineering challenges with LEGO®, conduct laser experiments from "Big Hero 6," and design a movie science-themed escape room challenge.
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GEOLOGY AND PALEONTOLOGY  July 29-Aug 2
Ages 5-7 - This week, campers investigate characteristics of rocks and gemstones, learn about crystallization as they create their own “geodes,” study fossils and learn how they formed, and dig like a paleontologist as they search for prehistoric life forms.

Ages 7-10 - Campers explore rocks, gems and fossils, learn how they formed and practice classifying them. We experiment by creating and destroying landforms, and make crystals and fossil replicas. Campers investigate their favorite dinosaur, and tell us how they think they lived. 


Ages 10-12 - Learn how scientists study and characterize rocks and fossils, practice preserving objects in resin, investigate how geodes form and crack some open, conduct a fossil dig for a modern-day dinosaur, and more.

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SCIENCE OF MOTION  Aug 5-9
Ages 5-7 - Young campers use simple machines to create complex chain reactions, study flight with paper rockets and airplanes, experiment with force and motion using catapults they build, learn how sound is created by vibrating molecules, and more.

Ages 7-10 - Campers design and create elaborate Rube Goldberg contraptions to perform a simple task, test elasticity to determine why some materials bounce and others don't, engineer rollercoasters and design the fastest racetracks. 


​Ages 10-12 - This week, campers are challenged to design vehicles to protect an egg in a crash, build complex chain reactions using LEGO®, study aerodynamics with our aerial drones, program our LEGO® Mindstorm robots to move through an obstacle course, and more.

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