PHOTO GALLERY: Camp Invention sparks creativity at Columbia Independent School
Thursday, June 23, 2011 | 6:25 p.m. CDT;
updated 11:25 a.m. CDT, Friday, June 24, 2011
Parker Cohen, far left, Joe Devoy and Maxwell Rodhouse test their Rube Goldberg game with a golf ball as Justin Douty inspects an extra piece of insulation in the Thomas Edison Lab of Camp Invention at the Columbia Independent School. Campers duct taped, glued and tied recycled items such as cardboard boxes, paper bags, cups and VCR parts to create the games.
COLUMBIA — Campers are spending the week learning physics and creative problem-solving skills as they make projects out of recycled materials at Camp Invention. This week, the camp is at Columbia Independent School. Next week, the camp moves to Mill Creek Elementary School, and a new group of campers will begin. The Camp Invention day camps are held nationwide and are part of the nonprofit organization Invent Now.
Eight-year-old Mason Cohen, center, looks to teammates Chloe Morse, 9, and Sophie Thorpe, 9, as they prepare to construct a Rube Goldberg game during the Thomas Edison Lab at Camp Invention.
Camp Invention teacher Rachel Hanks and camper Sophie Thorpe, 9, go over plans for a Rube Goldberg game Thursday in the Thomas Edison Lab at Columbia Independent School. Groups of four campers created the Rube Goldberg games, which had three to four obstacles for golf balls to navigate through.
Tyler "Shefu" O'Neal, 9, cuts a piece of insulation while constructing a Rube Goldberg game on Thursday at Camp Invention at the Columbia Independent School. Next week, the camps moves to Mill Creek Elementary School.
Molly Angell, left, Kaylen Rush and Lauryn Davis draw on the back of recycled wrapping paper on Thursday at Camp Invention. The camp offers classes in physics and creative problem-solving.
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