VAMPY campers get hands-on with science

Anna Youngblood of Paducah looks at an element held by her lab partner, Milai Sheth of Brentwood, Tennessee, Wednesday, June 24, during Chemistry. Students examined attributes of a variety of elements in a chemical reactivity lab. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Anna Youngblood of Paducah looks at an element held by her lab partner, Milai Sheth of Brentwood, Tennessee, Wednesday, June 24, during Chemistry. Students examined attributes of a variety of elements in a chemical reactivity lab. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Emily Leamon of Frankfort works on the feet for her telescopr during Astronomy Wednesday, June 24. Students built their own telescopes and will use them to look at the night sky in the coming weeks. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Emily Leamon of Frankfort works on the feet for her telescope during Astronomy Wednesday, June 24. Students built their own telescopes and will use them to look at the night sky in the coming weeks. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Tanay Neotia of Prospect places himself as the final step of his team's RubeGoldberg machine to see if he can catch the pingpong ball in his mouth after it is launched from a handmade catapult in STEAM Labs on Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Tanay Neotia of Prospect places himself as the final step of his team’s RubeGoldberg machine to see if he can catch the pingpong ball in his mouth after it is launched from a handmade catapult in STEAM Labs on Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Ethan Brown of Paducah tries to pull a tablecloth out from beneath several plates without disturbing the dishes while teacher Kenny Lee stands ready to catch any flying dishes before they hit the froun during Physics Wednesday, June 24. The task was meant to demonstrate Newton's first law of motion. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Ethan Brown of Paducah tries to pull a tablecloth out from beneath several plates without disturbing the dishes while teacher Kenny Lee stands ready to catch any flying dishes before they hit the froun during Physics Wednesday, June 24. The task was meant to demonstrate Newton’s first law of motion. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Max Chambers of Benton spins his egg drop container while releasing it from the top of Parking Structure 2 as teaching assistant Joshua Keeling looks on Tuesday, June 23, during Problems You Have Never Solved Before. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Max Chambers of Benton spins his egg drop container while releasing it from the top of Parking Structure 2 as teaching assistant Joshua Keeling looks on Tuesday, June 23, during Problems You Have Never Solved Before. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Kiernan Jolly of Louisville spray paints a piece of a telescope during Astronomy Wednesday, June 24. Students built their own telescopes and will use them to look at the night sky in the coming weeks. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Kiernan Jolly of Louisville spray paints a piece of a telescope during Astronomy Wednesday, June 24. Students built their own telescopes and will use them to look at the night sky in the coming weeks. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Trey Grant of Pikeville carefully holds a test tube over a flame to see the reaction between the heat and his given substance during a lab in Advanced Investigations of Chemistry on Tuesday, june 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Trey Grant of Pikeville carefully holds a test tube over a flame to see the reaction between the heat and his given substance during a lab in Advanced Investigations of Chemistry on Tuesday, june 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Harper Sewalls of Winchester works on a light refraction lab alongside his group mates during Astronomy Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Harper Sewalls of Winchester works on a light refraction lab alongside his group mates during Astronomy Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Ben Clements of Morganfield conducts an experiment with his partner to test for chemical reactions in Advanced Investigations in Chemistry Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Ben Clements of Morganfield conducts an experiment with his partner to test for chemical reactions in Advanced Investigations in Chemistry Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Maggie Cook of Union reacts to finding her and her partner's egg unbroken after dropping it two stories from a staircase Tuesday, June 23, during Problems You Have Never Solved Before. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Maggie Cook of Union reacts to finding her and her partner’s egg unbroken after dropping it two stories from a staircase Tuesday, June 23, during Problems You Have Never Solved Before. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Josh Coleman of Maysville tries to grab a dollar bill dropped by Physics teacher Kenny Lee during a demonstration to test his reaction time Wednesday, June 24. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Josh Coleman of Maysville tries to grab a dollar bill dropped by Physics teacher Kenny Lee during a demonstration to test his reaction time Wednesday, June 24. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Bhavana Pavuluri of Louisville applies a chemical to an element to test its reactivity during Chemistry Wednesday, June 24. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Bhavana Pavuluri of Louisville applies a chemical to an element to test its reactivity during Chemistry Wednesday, June 24. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Ni'Kerrion McDonald of Lexington formulates a plan to pull a dollar bill out from between two Coca Cola bottle without making the top bottle fall while Physics teacher Kenny Lee waits to catch the bottle Wednesday, June 24. The task was meant to demonstrate Newton's first law of motion. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Ni’Kerrion McDonald of Lexington formulates a plan to pull a dollar bill out from between two Coca Cola bottle without making the top bottle fall while Physics teacher Kenny Lee waits to catch the bottle Wednesday, June 24. The task was meant to demonstrate Newton’s first law of motion. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Lorenzo Mahoney of Prospect aims his egg drop container before letting it go from atop Parking Structure 2 Tuesday, June 23, during Problems You Have Never Solved Before.  (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Lorenzo Mahoney of Prospect aims his egg drop container before letting it go from atop Parking Structure 2 Tuesday, June 23, during Problems You Have Never Solved Before. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Ben Kash of Bowling Green achieves a chemical reaction where the light is so bright one should not look directly at it in Advanced Investigations in Chemistry during a lab circuit on Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Ben Kash of Bowling Green achieves a chemical reaction where the light is so bright one should not look directly at it in Advanced Investigations in Chemistry during a lab circuit on Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Karen Snyder (left) of Columbus, Ohio, and Laina Caywood of Georgetown make last-minute adjustments to their egg drop container before dropping it from the top of Parking Structure 2 Tuesday, June 23, during Problems You Have Never Solved Before.  (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Karen Snyder (left) of Columbus, Ohio, and Laina Caywood of Georgetown make last-minute adjustments to their egg drop container before dropping it from the top of Parking Structure 2 Tuesday, June 23, during Problems You Have Never Solved Before. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Gracie Hobbs of Owensboro inspects the damage sustained by her egg after dropping it in Problems You Have Never Solved Before Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Gracie Hobbs of Owensboro inspects the damage sustained by her egg after dropping it in Problems You Have Never Solved Before Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Tanay Neotia of Prospect rearranges part of his team's Rube Goldberg machine to see if he can put more force onto their catapult in STEAM Labs on Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Tanay Neotia of Prospect rearranges part of his team’s Rube Goldberg machine to see if he can put more force onto their catapult in STEAM Labs on Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Kevin Swanger (left) of Louisville, Tennessee, and his partner, Andrew Reese of Lexington, build a contraption to house their egg for an egg drop experiment in Problems You Have Never Solved before on Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
Kevin Swanger (left) of Louisville, Tennessee, and his partner, Andrew Reese of Lexington, build a contraption to house their egg for an egg drop experiment in Problems You Have Never Solved before on Tuesday, June 23. (Photo by Emilie Milcarek)
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