Dinosaurs/Geology: a S.T.E.A.M. Approach

Session:  I Only

Age:          5 & 6 years old, or Going Into Kindergarten / First Grade in the Fall

Cost:         $340.00 (3 weeks M-Th)

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 the 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 will check out rocks galore secured from an old prospector and see if we can figure out if any are sedimentary or even Apache tears, from lava remnants. We will also make dirt pudding, creating geological layers with dinosaurs mixed in! And 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. Joy Funk, a veteran award winning teacher in Scottsdale School Unified School District, is the Lead scientists/artist in this fun filled camp!