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Lightning, Lava, and Landslides!

Dear Parents,
We had a blast at Lightning, Lava, and Landslides!
Seniors and Juniors


Today's focus was on Pangea and the Continental shift. In the morning, the campers did a variety of art activities that helped them understand Pangea. In the afternoon, the two classes performed Pangea skits for one another. 
Senior Bulletin Board
Left: preparing for skit                  Right: Pangea flip books! 


Today was Earthquake Day! In the morning, the Juniors learned about earthquakes and then constructed earthquake-resistant houses. The seniors learned about the different myths that people have had about the origins of earthquakes. They then presented their findings to the Junior Campers. In the afternoon, the campers learned about the Richter Scale and made Richtometers.
Juniors constructing Earthquake-Resistant Houses
Seniors preparing for the Earthquake Mythology skit


Today was volcano day! Both classes learned about volcanoes and then sculpted their volcanoes in the morning. They used water bottles and sculpted the clay around the bottle. The Juniors had a chance to make additional sculptures with clay. In the afternoon, both classes painted the volcanoes. Tomorrow we will make them explode! 
Making volcanoes!
Half-Day campers explode their volcanoes!


Today was storm day. In the morning, campers learned about thunder and lightning. They then made storm watercolors. Midday, they made tornado flipbooks. In the afternoon, campers got to erupt their volcanoes and also do a cloud experiment.
Watercolor storms!
Making tornado flipbooks
Erupting Volcanoes!


In the morning, the Juniors learned about clouds and the water cycle. They then did a cloud experiment with shaving cream and food coloring. They then got the chance to play with shaving cream. The seniors put on a rock show with the various rocks that the campers brought from home. In the afternoon, both groups learned about tsunamis. 
Rock exhibit

Thank you all for a great week!


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