Miskwaytumowin Science Camp 2013

From Tues., May 21-Thurs., May 23rd I had the privilege of accompanying 13 Gr. 7-12 students to a Science Camp hosted by the University of Saskatchewan.

It was 3 days of amazing! The students and I participated in Chemistry labs, Biology labs, Physics labs, Computer Science labs, and Geology labs! We also listened to a great line up of graduate students in each field to see and hear about what they’ve done in school.

In Chemistry/Biology, the students learned about collecting and recording DNA samples, and even had their own DNA collected and made into a necklace!

In Computer Science, the students had fun working with Scratch. In the Physics lab, the students cracked open brand new electricity kits that were shipped from India in order to experiment with voltage and resistance.
In the Geology lab, students looked at various rocks and minerals, and then painted with earth-based paints.

In addition, the students also had time to visit the local and campus pools, listened to drumming and story telling at the tipis in the evening, and toured the local SIAST college. The students left the camp talking about being inspired by the people they met, are more interested in attending college and/or university, and for some, this camp sparked an interest in a subject that they didn’t know existed. I’m looking forward to camp next year!

2 Responses to “Miskwaytumowin Science Camp 2013”

  1. Zoe and Zane Says:

    Nice did you have fun
    It looks fun though!

  2. Sarah Thompson Says:

    Yes, I had a lot of fun! It was really amazing to see everyone so interested in the science experiments and labs. I hope I can go again next time.

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