After some months planning and organisation, at the weekend (17th to 19th March 2017) I ran a Science Camp for around 50 Scouts at a local Scout Camp Site starting Friday night and finishing Sunday afternoon.
Also being a STEM Ambassador its another part of spreading the importance of STEM subjects to young people. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
STEM Ambassadors are people with experience in one or many of these fields who use their knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to encourage young people to enjoy STEM subjects.
With enlisted help from Manchester University, the main key theme of the camp was to highlight the importance of STEM subjects to the young people at the camp and to have some fun whilst doing this over a number of activity bases including;
- Building Lego Mindstorm Robots
- Programming Lego Mindstorm Robots
- Building a Metal Detector
- Programming the Metal Detector (Arduino)
- Thermal Imaging
- Science experimentation (hands on small fun experiments)
- Bottle Rockets
- Caucasian Divers
A great camp that worked well with the Scouts getting some great hands on and fun with science. The activities also contributed to the Scouts achieving stage 2 of the Digital Maker staged badge (https://maxhemingway.com/2016/01/25/digital-scouting/)
A big thank you to Manchester University and the staff who attended the camp for their assistance and help with this camp.