Science with Attitude: An Informal Science Education Experienceby: Dean Jernigan, Dana McMillan , Elaine Ceule, and Katherine Patterson-Paronto

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Kansas City's Science City Summer Camp is an eight-week program for children of ages 6-12 from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Drawing on the knowledge that people have diverse learning styles, Science City introduces science concepts each day through creative art projects, active expression (dance, music, and drama), active play, or investigation. Students have a true camp experience, but learn about science in ways not typically available even in their school classrooms.

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  • on Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:11 PM

This book chapter shares a summer camp experience that integrates performing arts, experimentation, and exploration of science. The activities and experiences provided to the campers let them experience camp in a fun and relaxed way. As a special education teacher I focus on point of performance. From this point I move my students forward in their learning. This camp reminded me some students need a way to connect with science in a non-traditional way, to define their point of performance in science, before they can move forward with confidence and interest. This camp provided students with just such an experience. This camp seem replicable.

Margaret Stout
Margaret Stout

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