Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Challenge pages on HSC Web Site

Be sure to check out the new "Challenge Activity" pages on the HSC web site. This is an interactive way (using games and fun things) for students and teachers and all visitors to test their science smarts once they have visited the Center or viewed the web site. It is still in the development stage and we are looking for ideas, comments and criticism so we can make it better. Click the link to go directly to it. Please look it over. Send comments to John Mathisen

Monday, August 9, 2010

Camp Invention a Huge Success

On August 14, fifty enthusiastic kids grades 1 through 6 descended on Headwaters Science Center, for five days of creative activities where they learned how to invent things out of common household items. Called Camp Invention, it has become an annual affair at the Center, and really stirs the creative juices in youngsters, and they have a lot of fun doing it!

The Camp Invention program this year consisted of five exciting modules designed to provide a unique opportunity to explore the unknown, tinker with ideas, and satisfy an innate sense of curiosity. Children must tap into their creativity to solve real-world challenges and work as a team, using problem-solving as a portal to discovery. Renowned for the difference it’s making nationwide, this enrichment program provides a safe, creative outlet for children to extend school year learning through fun, hands-on activities that develop important life skills that prepare them for the 21st century.

For more about Camp Invention, go to this site: