Camp Invention Features Deep Sea Mystery, Robotics and High-Tech Farming
July 19th, 20th & 21st
2nd-6th Grade Students
Leading Summer Camp Makes STEM and Innovation Relatable and Cool
The IQhub offers a fun learning opportunity for students during the summer. The Camp Invention® program introduces young innovators to invention and innovation in a way that makes the process relatable and fun. At the IQhub, campers will learn ocean navigation and survival skills on a remote island, conduct mock DNA tests on farm animals, and learn to protect their own ideas and patents. And at the end of the program, each camper will bring home a personalized robot! A special “Women in STEM” panel will inspire young minds to think about the opportunities for women in agriculture. This year, we are pleased to announce that on JULY 19th, 20th & 21st the IQhub will be hosting a Camp Invention STEM Summer Camp!!!
“Camp Invention is sort of messy and impulsive,” said Steve Sasson, inventor of the digital camera and NIHF Inductee. “Kids take advantage of the environment around them to mold their visions. And this is what inventors do. Camp teaches kids what inventing is all about.”Each year, the program features a new curriculum inspired by some of our nation’s greatest inventors — the NIHF Inductees. This year’s Supercharged™ curriculum features several video challenges from these Inductees encouraging children to be confident in their ideas and explore their innovativeness. These hands-on modules include:
- Deep Sea Mystery™: The children embark on a research adventure at sea to dig up fossils. Using lessons and advice from NIHF Inductees, they invent island-survival tools and underwater equipment.
- Farm Tech™: Campers are put in charge of managing their own farm as they learn the basics of running a business. With the assistance of the Bot-ANN-E robot, they learn fundamental coding techniques to maximize their time and profits. Children also are introduced to DNA syntheses, where they perform their own mock experiment to check the health of their newly purchased livestock.
- DIY Orbot™: The children will explore frequency, circuit boards, motors and gears as they use real tools to reverse engineer a remote-control robot. Throughout the week, campers will adapt their DIY Orbot to perform increasingly challenging tasks.
For nearly two decades, Camp Invention’s impact has been measured through independent evaluations. These evaluations have shown that participation in just one week of Camp Invention results in statistically significant short-term and long-term improvements in:
- STEM interest
- Problem-solving skills
Spaces are limited, so register today: https://www.iqhubag.org/camp-registration/
Camp Invention is offered at a
special rate, thanks to a grant from:
Camp Invention, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, provides a unique experience for children to learn about the importance of intellectual property while exploring, creating and designing. Using hands-on activities, Camp Invention promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning; builds confidence, leadership, perseverance, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills; and encourages entrepreneurship — in a fun and engaging environment. Annually, Camp Invention programs benefit more than 130,000 children and partner with more than 1,800 schools and districts across the nation.