Math-Science Computer Camp
This program emphasizes the study and exploration of science, mathematics and computer technology from a discovery perspective. Students engage in problem-solving and research-oriented activities designed to improve their knowledge of science, the environment and culture. There is a major focus on the biological and environmental sciences with many activities taking place on farms or in parks and other outdoor, natural environments. Examples of these activities are provided. Science activities.
Math classes emphasize problem solving, creative thinking and application of math concepts to everyday life. Examples of these approaches are available. Math activities. Computer applications involve word processing, spreadsheet usage, database creation and management, e-mail, internet access, graphics and digital imaging. Other science activities involve astronomy (planetarium show) and physics demonstrations.
Cultural Arts also play a role in this program. Students learn how native peoples of Africa and the Americas used the natural environment to provide for their basic needs and to yield materials for cultural and social expression. A component of the program involves students in making some object of art while learning of its cultural significance and context, and the natural materials that constitute it.
Participants engage in recreational activities, go on field trips to places of scientific interest, play games and socialize with other students from Minnesota and across the country.