Camp Invention at the Curtiss Mansion
June 17 @ 9:00 am - June 21 @ 3:30 pm
The Curtiss Mansion is partnering with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) to provide Camp Invention®, the leading elementary summer enrichment experience with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus for children in our community, June 17 to 21, 2019.
An exciting, weeklong summer adventure awaits with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation, and sharpen campers’ 21st-century skills. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in grades K-6 to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention and teamwork. Local certified educators lead a week of hands-on activities that fuel children’s confidence in their natural ability to dream and create. Early registration discounts are available, so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Visit http://bit.ly/InventMiami19 or call 800-968-4332 for information.
In the Supercharged curriculum, children will participate in four fun-filled modules each day:
The Innovation Force
Children team up with the Innovation Force®, a group of NIHF Inductees who have been transformed into superheroes, to battle the evil Plagiarizer, a supervillain who is out to steal the world’s ideas. As children create a device to retrieve the stolen ideas they, learn about the importance of intellectual property and the patent system.
Deep Sea Mystery™
Children embark on a research adventure at sea to dig up fossils, but they soon find themselves stranded on an island. Using lessons and advice from our Inductees, children invent island-survival tools and underwater equipment. Sumita Mitra, dental innovator, and Stan Honey, master navigator, guide participants through exciting activities.
Children are put in charge of managing their own farm as they learn the basics of running a business. With the assistance of Bot-ANN-E robot, campers learn fundamental coding techniques to maximize their time and profits. Inductee Marvin Caruthers, inventor of the method to chemically synthesize DNA, joins the fun and introduces students to DNA syntheses, while children perform their own mock DNA experiment to check the health of their newly purchased cattle.
Children explore frequency, circuit boards, motors and gears as they use real tools to reverse engineer a remote-controlled robot. Throughout the week, campers will adapt their DIY Orbot to perform increasingly challenging tasks from sports to art.