KINGSFORD - The Dickinson-Iron-Menominee Math Science Center is hosting the 2014 Summer Science Camp at the Willis Center.
This is the 21st year for the camps.
Each session is staffed by a certified teacher as well as new camp director Sherry Willman.
Did you ever want to build your own rocket and see it fly? These rocketeers are doing just that through the guidance of their teacher, Milt Wirth during the DIISD Summer Science Camp at the Willis Center. Jessica Oratch (center, back table) and Natalie Dykhuis (left, back table) learn the finer techniques of gluing fins to their rocket. In the foreground, Ren Thorne, in the right foreground, Brady Steinbrecher (back to picture) and Collin Olson (left foreground) prepare their rockets for flight. On Friday, the class traveled to Lilienthal Airport to launch their rockets, which offered excitement as they filled the air space with theaerodynamic flying machines. During the course of the week the students also built sun projectors to be viewed in the star lab, along with sun dials, aero-flyers and hero engine (device that illustrates how rockets can move in outer space where there is no air or no friction).
"Camps will be offered on a variety of topics such as physical sciences, rockets and outer space, the fascinating world of bees, as well as exploring different environments and how animals can survive in each climate," said Tara Hartman, director of the Dickinson-Iron-Menominee Mathematics, Science Center.
The remaining schedule is as follows:
July 21 25: first grade, Butterflies and Moths.
July 28 31: kindergarten, What's the Buzz.
Aug. 4 8: sixth grade, Crazy Chemistry.
August 4-8: grades 6-8, VEX Robotics.
Aug. 11-15: grade 5, Circuits & Soldering (Electronic Welding).