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Zombie Science In Action at 2014 Fall Super Saturdays

Two Saturdays down and we have escaped the zombie epidemic… So far!  Before we dig in and find the cure we must learn about the brain and the nervous system. Our first week the medical students participated in pairs learning about the different parts of the brain and we had some discussion on how zombies brains are affected and why they behave the way they do. Our assistant Mr. Milan actually suffered from a brain injury and we were able to determine which parts of his brain were effected based on the symptoms he described.  What a great real life opportunity!

This past weekend our focus shifted to neurons. Neurons are specialized cells that carry messages back-and-forth from our brain to different parts of the body. Students created their own neuron and discussed diseases that can affect neurotransmission.  We even had some great metaphors created by the students exemplifying their understanding of neurotransmission such as relating bullying to the destruction of ones self image.  We discussed what types of anti-bodies would fight against such an action. Some students were very interested in how multiple sclerosis and ALS affect neurons and even included that in their neuron creation.  The sky isn’t even the limit for these students.  We can’t wait to see you with the next two weekends hold!

The Summer Camp 2014 Recap: The Final Day

Welcome back parents and guests to The Daily Update!  Each day we will post the classes we took pictures of right below a brief summary of the day (like you see below)!  If you did not see your child today, keep checking in, as we will be taking pictures of different classes each day throughout the week.

On the final day of class, we got pictures of ALL the classes as well as some group shots at the beginning of the day and pictures of each of the groups of clowns.  We also were there for the cookout and for the final moments when parents returned to see all of the campers’ hard work.

It has been a blast taking pictures of your children this week.  I hope they had a blast at The Summer Camp.  Thank you for checking the blog and/or Flickr each day for pictures of your children, and I hope you have found several of your child throughout the week!

Acting

Art

Clowning

Cookout

Final Parent Checkout

Group Pictures

Language Arts

Science

The Summer Camp 2014 Recap: Day 4 (Soil and Paint)

Welcome back parents and guests to The Daily Update!  Each day we will post the classes we took pictures of right below a brief summary of the day (like you see below)!  If you did not see your child today, keep checking in, as we will be taking pictures of different classes each day throughout the week.

Today, the science class created an edible “soil” mixture (Oreos and other foods), the art class was painting, the language arts class focused on Kentucky, and the Acting class had some fun noticing small differences in different acts.

Acting

Art

Language Arts

Science

The Summer Camp 2014 Recap: July 16 (Math Makes a Guest Appearance)

Welcome back parents and guests to The Daily Update!  Each day we will post the classes we took pictures of right below a brief summary of the day (like you see below)!  If you did not see your child today, keep checking in, as we will be taking pictures of different classes each day throughout the week.

Today, Acting had a guest speaker, as doctoral student and current Gifted Studies employee Tyler Clark came to camp to talk about math and fractals.  We also saw story time in Language Arts, a scavenger hunt in Science, beautiful colorings in Art, and even celebrated a birthday at lunch.

Art

Language Arts

Lunch Time

Math

Science

The Summer Camp 2014 Recap: Day 2 (GSP comes to The Summer Camp)

Welcome back parents and guests to The Daily Update!  Each day we will post the classes we took pictures of right below a brief summary of the day (like you see below)!  If you did not see your child today, keep checking in, as we will be taking pictures of different classes each day throughout the week.

Today, the big event of the day was provided when scholars from The Governor’s Scholars Program came to The Summer Camp to teach campers different ways to use unique microscopes.

Clowning

GSP Visit to The Summer Camp

Language Arts

Lunch