Kids investigate crime scene, catapult eggs

Camp goers made artistic ink prints using chromatography. / Courtesy photo

Who knew learning during summer break could be so cool? Students at the Lourdes College Science Rocks! four-day camp participated in activities like a crime scene investigation and forensic study of powders and fingerprints.

Fourth through seventh graders learned about physical sciences by making borax crystal decorations, fossils and rock collections, investigated physics with a two story egg drop experiment and got a taste of astronomy with the Appold Planetarium TMs show, Black Holes: From Here to Infinity show.

Students also created a model of the water cycle and analyzed their water footprints for environmental science and made artistic ink prints and tie-dyed their camp t-shirts using chromatography. At the conclusion of camp, students were able to take home projects including solar beads and light-sensitive paper.