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Best science camps for kids

Best science camps for kids

Join the best science camps for kids to explore the world and outer space.

Explore science camps for summer, winter and more

Begin a science adventure like no other! Learn all about NASA, quantum physics, robots, and even computational biology with online camps designed by experts from Google, Stanford, and MIT. Our camps are held in small group sessions led by live experts, which empowers students to build connections with peers and ask questions as they go. Find a summer camp, winter camp, or camp for any season and any schedule.

NASA STEM Club

NASA STEM Club

Grades 1-4
Explore the mysteries of outer space science with fun projects
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Intro to Computational Biology

Intro to Computational Biology

Grades 6-12
Learn how to use code to decipher your biological code -- understand what makes you YOU
NASA STEM Club

NASA STEM Club

Grades 1-4
Explore the mysteries of outer space science with fun projects
Star Trek and the NASA Connection (Request Time)

Star Trek and the NASA Connection (Request Time)

Grades 5-12
Star Trek: The History of the Future & the NASA Connection In this fun multidisciplinary class, students develop leadership skills while becoming familiar with the history, philosophy and technology of the first 3 Star Trek series as they learn about their impact on NASA and popular culture. Class One: Star Trek's impact on technological innovation and the NASA connection In this class we review Star Trek's important impact on NASA and technology. This will include its impact on the Apollo program as well as the work of African American Star Trek star Nichelle Nichols in the Space Shuttle's recruitment program. Many tech devices we use everyday, including smartphones, were inspired by Star Trek. We will explore which Star Trek inventions have come true and which ones are still a few years ahead, such as the phaser, medical tricorder and transporter. We will discuss some of the scientific principals behind these devices. This class is ideal for those interested in tech history and innovation as well as the history of American popular culture. Class Two: First Contact with Extraterrestrial Civilizations and the philosophy of Star Trek's Prime Directive In this class we review several topical dramatic situations from Star Trek and compare and contrast Star Trek's non interference directive to an eventual real life first contact scenario with an alien civilization. These issues are becoming increasingly relevant as humanity approaches the day when life beyond Earth is officially confirmed. Students will have fun creatively acting out 1st Contact scenarios. Class Three: Applying Problem Solving and Leadership Skills. In this class we debate the strengths and weaknesses of the leadership styles of 3 Star Trek captains based on scenarios we will review together. Students will develop their problem solving /conflict resolution skills through fun role role plays inspired by scenarios from Star Trek that have real life implications. This class develops team work skills and is ideal for aspiring astronauts. Get ready for some time travel! Class Four: The Legacy of Star Trek in Popular Culture Star Trek has gifted us with a rich cultural and technological legacy including the Vulcan hand salute and the Vulcan philosophy of "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations." In this class students will explore the lasting impact Star Trek has made through movies spin off series and merchandising. Students will get an exciting inside view of a Star Trek Convention and pay a virtual visit to Starfleet Academy. Students will discuss which area of Star Fleet appeals to them the most: Command, Communications, Science etc. These decisions will help orient students towards their future study paths and careers.
The Path to Space Careers: 4 sessions /Private Classes ( You may also request times).

The Path to Space Careers: 4 sessions /Private Classes ( You may also request times).

Grades 3-11
A convenient way for space enthusiasts to book 4 private classes in a schedule that works best for them. Fine tune your knowledge of space exploration in private classes tailored to your individual interests and needs. Recommended for students interested in expanding their knowledge of space programs, developing their own space projects and one day doing an internship with NASA. In this exciting 4 part course students are introduced to key space missions, careers and NASA mentors which will inspire the students on their paths to one day working in the aerospace industry. Join me as we travel through the solar system and beyond and learn about the real people who do amazing space jobs. ( engineers, scientists, astronauts etc). We will discuss past, current and future space missions including the Artemis missions to the moon, the Perseverance Mars Rover, Voyager, the discovery of exoplanets, CubeSats, upcoming missions to Europa and Titan. Students will be given tips on how to go about applying for NASA internships and will be provided opportunities to connect directly with NASA specialists/mentors. My teaching style is fun and informal and I explain complex ideas in an enjoyable way so my students have fun as they interactively explore their interest in space exploration. I am fortunate to have many contacts who work on space missions at NASA centers, universities and other space agencies. Introducing my students to NASA mentors gives me great satisfaction and gives the students an advantage for conducting further space research and exploring their paths to working in the space industry. Students will have the opportunity to act out mock NASA internship interviews to help prepare them for when they apply for internships. Students will be encouraged and coached to prepare a project to submit in next year's Junior Breakthrough Challenge. https://breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org/

What to expect from our online science camps

Join Create & Learn science camps and STEM camps to enjoy hands-on science projects as you learn lifelong science skills.

  • Easy scheduling: Choose from structured weeklong camps (4 consecutive days) available in multiple time zones.
  • The #1 curriculum: Have fun learning science with lessons designed by Google & Stanford experts.
  • Earn a certificate: Celebrate with a personalized Certificate of Achievement to mark each milestone
  • Personalized attention: Enjoy a maximum of 5 students per instructor. which means more progress and more play.
  • 100% happiness guarantee: We offer flexible scheduling and a satisfaction-guarantee refund.

Benefits of learning with science camps for kids

Researchers from EDC and SRI International asked more than 1,400 parents about how they think about and help their young children do science. Most parents say they are confident about their ability to teach their young children literacy, math, and social skills, but fewer parents are confident about teaching science. Science camps led by experts can help! Learning science increases kids’ overall understanding of how and why things work. Because science teaches the basics of how certain devices work, it can encourage kids to become technology innovators in the future. Here are a few additional benefits of science camps for kids:

  • Foster a lifelong love of science
  • Learn scientific concepts and encourage scientific thinking and intrigue
  • Develop reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • An encouraging setting that empowers kids to experiment and ask questions
  • Hands-on activities engage them and maintain their interest
  • Pick up new skills from the comfort of your home
  • Get access to the best instructors from around the world

How to pick the best science camp for your student

If you're curious about how to pick the best place to begin learning science, here are a few quick tips to get you started in the right camp:

  1. Your child's grade: The first consideration should be your child’s age group. Make sure the camp you pick has their grade level listed.
  2. Prior experience: We encourage all students to start from Unit 1 even if you have prior science experience. Our classes are designed to be approachable for absolute beginners, but also provide plenty of fun and challenges for students with some experience. If you’ve never taken any science classes before, and you want to join a robotics camp, we'd recommend taking a Scratch camp first.
  3. Budget: Purchasing a complete program such as the AI Explorers program can help you save.
  4. Schedule: Pick a schedule that matches your child's time preferences. If they're a night owl, pick an evening class.
  5. More questions: If you're not sure where to start, you can always email us at support@createandlearn.us, and we'll get you set up.

Science resources for kids and teens

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