STEAM skills developed at Technology Enrichment Camp

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Children created and programmed simple machines using motors and Legos.

Programming robots to paint, building machines out of Legos, and making circuits out of Play-Doh and tinfoil were just a few of the intriguing and exciting projects that students took part in during the Technology Enrichment Camp held in June. Camp organizers David Caruso, a technology teacher at Ridge Park Elementary School, and Nina Pratowski, a technology teacher at Conshohocken, had a number of goals in mind for children who attended.

“There are so many opportunities for students in technology fields and we want to cultivate the love of exploration and tinkering so they may be drawn to this area of study. We also wanted to foster the students’ ability to work collaboratively. The ability to work with others, share ideas, and be flexible with their thinking is invaluable in any activity they take on throughout their lifetime,” said Mr. Caruso. “And finally, we wanted to give the students time to explore the amazing tools we have while providing them the opportunity to think critically. Developing and fostering the higher-level thinking that is critical thinking is essential to any student’s learning.”

The free four-day camp was available for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall.