Experiment with forces both seen and unseen! Designed for younger campers, Junior Engineers explores the properties of friction, gravity, leverage, electricity, and magnetism through fun, interactive, and age-appropriate experiments. Take a closer look at how forces are used in motors and gears as well as bridges and other structures! Each day focuses on a different engineering area using simple, hands-on activities—including rockets and robots! Campers are encouraged to work in teams and to identify what they learned through reflection. This camp is sure to pique the curiosity of all budding engineers who are eager to explore the world around them.
Director: Bob Ekman, Trustee President for the Rockville Science Center, returns to Bullis Summer Programs for his sixth year as a camp director. Mr. Ekman is a recently retired software engineer, long-time robotics competition advocate and an individual who is deeply committed to developing the next generation of engineers. In addition to dedicating his time at RSC, he leads the Lockheed Martin Exploring Engineering Program for high school students in Montgomery County.
Provider: Rockville Science Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a passion for lifelong exploration of science (rockvillesciencecenter.org).