The first day of camp at The Discovery Center is always exciting! We were happy to welcome the students from the Environmental Sciences Magnet at Mary Hooker today. We started off the day with an Opening Ceremony designed to get students familiar with The Discovery Center and the rules and expectations here. We all enjoyed lunch (salad, cold cut sandwiches, chips,soup, and fruit) before splitting off into our teams for some team-building activities.
The afternoon was filled with fun and learning as students experienced their first round of academic lessons. Each group will rotate through a series of interactive and engaging academic lessons in the time they are here at The Discovery Center.
Here is today’s academic lesson spotlight:
Today’s academic lesson spotlight:
One Hen – In this math lesson, students use the story of a young boy named Kojo, who lives in Ghana, as an introduction to the reality of global poverty. They are presented with some compelling information about how micro-loans and micro-enterprise can empower people to help bring themselves out of poverty (more information can be found here: (www.onehen.org). Students must create and solve 2-step math problems from the word problems present in the text of the story.
After the first academic lesson, students had an opportunity to learn about the concept of ‘culture’ and shared some things about themselves and some of the cultures to which they belong.
After eating dinner (salad, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and rolls) we got settled into our cabins and created a Cabin Constitution. We had just enough energy for a quick outdoor activity (involving glowsticks!) before it was time to get ready for bed. Everyone has a 5 minute shower here at The Discovery Center and just like that, our first day of camp was done!
We’re all so excited to be at The Discovery Center!