The Batavia Middle School hosted the imaginative Camp Invention program for kids last week.
This is the first year that the school district has hosted the camp, which is a national program, and 50 students in grades one through six took the opportunity to participate.
“The five-day camp is an inquiry-based science program where the kids use their imaginations on different scenarios and situations and then invent something to help,” said program coordinator Cindy Jacobs. “They use discovery-based and fantasy-based scenarios all in an effort to give the students a love for science.”
One imaginative group of nine-year-olds, after crash-landing their spacecraft on Planet Zak, built a storm shelter to protect them from glitter and candy storms; another group tested automobile safety features using eggs as passengers – if the egg cracks, it’s back to the drawing board.