Best of Camp Explorations Questions

Hello camp families, welcome to the last week of camp! This week in the afternoon session we will be doing a variety of fun activities from past camp sessions. Down below you will find some of the things we will be doing each day, with questions you may ask your camper.

Monday

On Monday we will divide the day up.

The older campers (blue, yellow and green group) will have a day of astronomy. They’ll see a planetarium show, go on a solar system scavenger hunt as well as do some astro-crafts.

The younger campers (red and orange) will have a day of paleontology. They will take a tour of the evolution gallery, work as paleontologists and reconstruct a dinosaur, and also make either a dino or ice age diroama.

Astronomy

What is the hottest planet in our solar system?

How many stars are there in our solar system?

Which planets have rings?

Paleontology

What do paleontologists study?

What is a fossil organism?

What was the name of the dinosaur we reconstructed?

Tuesday 

On Tuesday we will divide the day up again and switch the topics from Monday.

This time the younger campers (red and orange) will have a day of astronomy and do the astro-activities.

While the older campers will have their day of paleontology and do the paleo-activities.

Astronomy

What is the hottest planet in our solar system?

How many stars are there in our solar system?

Which planets have rings?

Paleontology

What do paleontologists study?

What is a fossil organism?

What was the name of the dinosaur we reconstructed?

Wednesday 

Wednesday’s topic is animals and ecology. Campers will do activities such as a desert animal relay, learn how land uses affect water quality and more. Ask…

What is a sidewinder?

Why do some desert animals, like kangaroos, move in zigzags.

What is a watershed?

What are the two categories that water pollution is grouped into? Can you give examples of each?

Thursday

Thursday’s topic is engineering and physics. On this day we will launch the bottle rockets we made on Monday and Tuesday. We will also be learning about and playing with robots. Ask…

How were our bottle rockets powered?

Which robots were the most complex?

Friday

Friday we will conclude the week with a trip to the Arb. There we will play some parachute games. Ask…

What did you see at the Arb?