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“Summer of Solar Science” camp at 4Cs

DIY robot building is part of the fun during the week-long science camp August 12-16
4Cs offers middle schoolers a week-long "Summer of Solar Science" August 12-16.

CCCC’s 2013 “Summer of Solar Science” Program for Middle School Students

It's all about “Making It!”

The Cape Cod Community College will host its fourth hands-on science and technology program for students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 on August 12-16 this year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 4C's “Summer of Science” program introduces middle schoolers to what’s become known as the “Maker Movement.”

The college says it may be the ultimate collective “DIY” experience for students in grades 6 through 8.

Students will follow a carefully developed educational program which blends experiential learning with fun.

DIY Robot Building

This summer’s adventure will include “DIY” robot building from common items found around the house.

The college says that students will learn to build simple electrical circuits, and learn how to make a working battery out of a lemon.

All this takes place under the guidance and direction of College faculty.

Friends, and family will be invited to join in on the last day, as students share their week’s work during the ice cream social and awards ceremony.

Cost: $225 for the week

4C's Summer of Solar Science, costs $225 for the week, which includes snacks, lunch, and all equipment necessary for the week.

Persons interested in enrolling a participant should inquire soon because the college says the program is filling rapidly and remaining spots are limited.

A downloadable application for the "Solar Science" week can be found here.

The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 12-16 at Cape Cod Community College's West Barnstable campus in the Lyndon P. Lorusso Applied Technology Building, Exit 6 off the Mid-Cape Highway (Rte. 6), 1/4 mile north on Iyannough Rd.

For more information, please contact Jennifer True (508) 375-5011 or email jtrue@capecod.edu.


(Middle schoolers tackle a solar science problem at last year's camp. Cape Cod Community College photo.)

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