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Rapid Color Changing

Want to see liquid change colors in a bright and vibrant way? Just follow these simple instructions and watch the magic unfold! Hypothesize why this change happens, and why the colors change to other specific colors.

Posted in STEM Hands On


Camp Hermione’s Mayhem of Mazes Week 2 6th-8th Recap

The 6th-8th graders had an enchanting week at Camp Hermione’s Mayhem of Mazes. Campers navigated numerous challenges such as engineering a waterproof and wind-resistant container for Hermione’s mail, cracking and coding secret messages, creating their own video games to challenge others, and much more. 

Posted in Summer Camp


Camp Hermione’s Mayhem of Mazes Week 2 4th-5th Recap

From programming robots to constructing devices to catch pieces from the Whomping Willow, the campers experienced the bewitchment of Camp Hermione’s Mayhem of Mazes. While the 4th-5th graders witnessed wizardry throughout the week’s activities, the most excitement was definitely centered on the magic of flying drones! Check out the ups and downs of the activity in this week’s video. 

Posted in Summer Camp


Hermione’s Mayhem of Mazes Week 2 Guest Speaker

Priya Ramachandran from National Instruments visited the 4th-5th graders this week. Priya is an electrical engineer and spoke to the girls about circuits and what they’ve learned from the Circuit Snitch Ring activity where they solder circuits. Priya shared that at her company, electrical, mechanical, and software engineers all work together to create their products.

Priya brought the inside of a computer to show the girls and they were able to examine a PCB, or printed circuit board. The campers expressed concern about the difficulty of Priya’s job, but she said that although it’s challenging, you don’t want to do the easy puzzle — you want to do the hard puzzle because it’s more fun! 

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