In a surprising turnaround, one middle school discovered that kids can’t wait to go to school for summer STEM camp.
At Carthage Middle school, students were working on creating their own Rube Goldberg machines, inventions that are deliberately overdone to perform simple tasks in a complex way, usually producing a chain reaction. This was just one of the fun activities they enjoyed.
“This is a good learning experience,” said Carthage student Haeley J. Austin. “It’s a good chance to keep the mind active and it’s really fun.”
Each day, students participated in different interesting and fun STEM activities. A field trip to SUNY Canton to participate in a rocket launch was scheduled to culminate the weeklong program.
“I came for the science and technology,” said Jacqueline B. Renaud, 12. “I think I’ve learned more in here than in class — and it’s more fun.”