Roxborough

Roxborough High School has been selected as one of only four sites in Philadelphia to host NASA’s Summer of Innovation program.  The free youth science camp, which runs the first week in August, is open to the public but space is limited. To register, call 215-487-4464 or email the coordinator at ermcfadden@philasd.org.
 The youth science camp, which runs the first week in August, is sponsored by a federal grant seeking to increase student interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).  The hands-on activities were designed using a combination of science and technology standards from the Department of Education and activities from the NASA Education Center at Goddard.

Students entering grades 5 – 10 will have many unique opportunities to learn and have fun in the areas of Earth Science, Aeronautics, Rocketry, Robotics, and Space Science.  Activities include building a shuttle glider, designing experiments to test UV exposure, and creating robots using toothbrushes.  Many traditional activities, such as the baking soda volcano and egg drop, are given a new twist to allow students to think outside of the box.  During the week, Roxborough High School will also receive visits from NASA personnel with a space lab, authentic astronaut suits, and a rocket.

The NASA Summer of Innovation Camp at Roxborough High School, August 1-5, will last all day from 8am-4pm, with a break for lunch.  Students will be broken into two groups, grades 5-7 and grades 8-10.  Students who participate in the summer camp may be eligible to participate in other Saturday activities during the school year.  The camp is free for all students; lunch and transportation are not provided; there are a limited number of spaces.  For more information or to register a student, call Roxborough High School at (215) 487-4464 or email the coordinator at ermcfadden@philasd.org.

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