9:00AM - Noon
5 & 6

DINOSAURS: a S.T.E.A.M. Approach



Teaching S.T.E.A.M. through Dinosaurs: We will begin to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art), and Math: STE(A)M as we create our dig and make a blueprint of where our dinosaur bones might be.  With discussions of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, campers will participate in fun and engaging hands-on activities to begin to develop higher level thinking skills, cooperative learning, and promote imagination/self-expression. We’ll dig for bones and hypothesize why the dinosaurs are extinct. What fun we will have exploding volcanos, finding out who eats who in the food chain all while learning dino facts, building habitats and learning through play with puzzles, games and giant dinos! We will compare sizes of dinosaurs to humans and to the size of a dinosaur’s footprint to a child’s footprint. I wonder how many kid footprints or shoes can fit into a dinosaur footprint? We’ll be busy using toilet paper and paper towel tubes to create a floor sized dinosaur as well as making our own dinosaur using craft foam geometric shapes. We will also make our own fossils and hatch (baking soda) dinosaur eggs as a STEAM chemistry activity. Come join us for this messy but fun camp. Nancy Smith and Jeanne Foster, former 2nd grade teachers from Laguna Elementary in SUSD, are the Lead engineers/scientists/artists in this fun filled camp!