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Edible Playdough and Edible Fingerpaint Recipe

Moldable Slime and Bouncing Foam Instructions


IMG_20140617_092957.jpg1st-3rd Grade Camp

TuesdayToday was life science day. Science campers began the day on a bug hunt after learning about arthropods and the exoskeletons they have. Each group located their grasshoppers and returned to the science lab to dissect them. Students learned about the nutritional and delectable types of insects eaten around the world. For their snack we had a delivery by Mrs. W. of chocolate covered insects (gummy bananas dipped in chocolate) and created our own insect with our edible playdough and edible fingerpaint. The students also dissected a sea cucumber and prepared their own preserved specimen of a mouse.
Wednesday Today was physical and chemical science day. Camp today started off with the lab journals and learning about the properties of matter differences between a physical and chemical change. They were then given a molded piece of chocolate to describe and record the physical properties of their chocolate. When they were done, the science campers created a smore with some marshmallows and graham crackers along with their chocolate for their snack. Other activities included making edible buttered popcorn flavored paper for part of tomorrow's snack , homemade gingerale from dried ginger roots like the pioneers used to do, and made a slime that will separate into colors after being mixed together. Vegetable straws were used to drink our gingerale yummy beverage. The science campers made decisions throughout the activites as to whether a physical or chemical change was taking place,

ThursdayToday our theme was Environmental Science and Chemistry. We made our own ink using a recipe found in a 1683 journal in Boston from used coffee grounds and cranberry juice. Hedgehog quills were used as our writing tool. Students also used stamps to create a card. For our snack today we ate our buttered popcorn flavored paper we made yesterday and had fruit bars. Science campers then had a dinosaur fossil to dig out of their sedimentary rock, did a critical thinking project to figure out why shaving cream and silly string come out of the can at different temperatures, and learned about magnetic force and how it can be applied to change directions.

IMG_20140617_134701.jpg4th-8th Grade Camp

Tuesday Our theme today was life science. The campers dissected a sea cucumber and a 12 inch squid. They also prepared their own preserved specimen of a mouse. For their snack they had edible playdough to mold into a specific classification of animal from a Marine, African Savannah, Rainforest biome or an animal from Antarctica. The students used edible finger paint to show their animal's characteristics before enjoying their snack. We also learned about the mallow plant that grows in areas around the Great Lakes. It is used to make marshmallow and by the Native Americans and Pioneers to make medicine. The students started work on their snack for tomorrow. We are rehydrating marshmallows that had been dried.

Wednesday Today was physical and chemical science day. Through out today's activities the science campers were asked to determine if a physical and/or chemical change was taking place.They used the rehydrated marshmallow from yesterday to create a smore. and prepared a homemade rootbeer like pioneers did. Vegetable straws were used to drink their beverage . Other activities included making edible cotton candy flavored rice flour paper for part of tomorrow's snack, moldable slime, foam bouncing balls, and mixed up the ingredients to be dried overnight into a flavored bubblegum. The science campers also began constructing a straw structure that will be used tomorrow to see which one can create the most force to blow a ping pong ball the farthest.

Thursday
Today our theme was Environmental Science, Physical Science, and Chemistry. We made our own ink using a recipe found in a 1683 journal in Boston from used coffee grounds and cranberry juice. Hedgehog quills were used as our writing tool. Students also used stamps to create a card. For our snack today we ate our cotton candy flavored paper we made yesterday and had fruit bars. Science campers then had a did a critical thinking project to figure out why shaving cream and silly string come out of the can at different temperatures, and mixed up dough that will glow in the dark. Science campers then finished the final touches on their construction straw project before our trials to see which design we could blow air through with the most force to move a pingpong ball.