Imaginations running wild at Burkburnett STEM camp

STEM camp combine Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with Project Based Learning and offer a unique way to keep students learning all summer long. SOURCE: KAUZ
STEM camp combine Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with Project Based Learning and offer a unique way to keep students learning all summer long. SOURCE: KAUZ
STEM camp combine Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with Project Based Learning and offer a unique way to keep students learning all summer long. SOURCE: KAUZ
STEM camp combine Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with Project Based Learning and offer a unique way to keep students learning all summer long. SOURCE: KAUZ

BURKBURNETT, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Summer camp is a right of passage for many children across the country.

While some learn to fish or hike the trails, some Burkburnett students are letting their imaginations run wild.

A new hands-on camp is letting kids can create watercolor paints, learn to play the ukulele, and build arcade games out of things you find in your house.

The classes combine Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with Project Based Learning and offer a unique way to keep students learning all summer long.

"The things that they are doing in here are activating different parts of their brain," said Cathy Ashcraft, a Gifted and Talented teacher at Burkburnett ISD.

"They have to think to problem solve in different ways that they have never thought before."

Some of the games have some inspiration like Miranda Gutierrez's game, "Slingshot".

"When building it, I thought of angry birds because of the slingshot and trying to make it to a certain place," said Gutierrez.  "The closest ones are 500 and the ones in the back are 1000."

Most of all, the camp gives students the chance to think outside of the box and use their imagination.

"They come up with things that I would never have thought to do," said Ashcraft.  "I just hope that the kids are enjoying it as much as we are."

This is the first year for the Burkburnett STEM camp. Ashcraft said this is something that she wants to continue.

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