K’NEX Energy, Physics and Flight (ages 7-9, July 24-28)

K’NEX Energy, Physics and Flight introduces your child to physics, engineering and renewable energy using K’NEX construction sets. Campers will build several types of powered cars as they learn the differences between potential and kinetic energy. Children use K’NEX to construct simple machines like a balance beam and block and tackle and will explore the fascinating world of flight through parachutes, simple air-powered rockets and model airplanes. One day is devoted to renewable energy and campers construct working solar-powered cars, windmill generators and water wheels. Campers learn about civil engineering and structures through the construction of simple bridges. This week-long camp includes a visit to the National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR®) Center in Southampton, where participants will pilot an aircraft simulator and experience a simulated suborbital spaceflight. Everyone will build and launch a model rocket.

$299 program cost + $60 fee

About the Instructor

The National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR®) Center, established in 2007, is the premier commercial air and space training, research, and educational facility. It combines state-of-the-art flight simulation with physiology-based courseware to optimize human performance in extreme environments. Staff include certified flight physicians, experienced staff, pilots and test subjects are available for your service. Site instructors are trained by NASTAR staff. Education programs feature interactive, hands-on, edu-tainment content for all ages. Lessons incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) objectives and educators can earn continuing education credits. Our curriculum and training programs are the result of collaborations with ETC's personnel that have been supporting the aerospace industry for over 40 years.

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