Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Energy Camp

This summer
Austin got the neat opportunity
to attend a one-week camp
at the local community college.
Its focus was to teach the kids
about solar energy.
Austin absolutely loved it.
They toured the local
solar array.
In the classroom, they split into groups
and built different contraptions
that actually were solar-powered.
Austin's group made a drawbridge.

Other groups built an elevator,
a car that rolled,
and an airplane with working propeller.
Each student received a kit
for making a house that could have various
solar energy-powered functions.
Austin's had a windmill,
and inside, a lightbulb.
He also plans to add
a refrigerator and an air conditioner.

Each kid also got to build and take home
a solar oven, as well.
Pretty amazing!

He had the best time
and learned so many new things!
A summer week well-spent.


JaneH said...

What a great experiance. A really neat opportunity, exciting, fun and educational.

OnGod'sErrand said...

This was tailor-made for Austin! I'm sure the little scientist learned so much and must have had a wonderful time. So glad he was able to attend.