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Spark Camp - Storybook Science

Discovery Center - 502 SE Broad Street, Murfreesboro

Leap into the science fromsome of our favorite stories! Each day of camp will feature hands-on activities and lessons inspired by famous children’s storybooks. Register your child for the entire week or pick your favorite days.

Monday: Fairytale Engineering
Can you build a structure as tall as Sofia’s castle? How could we design a house sturdy enough to withstand the huffing and puffing of a big bad wolf? Can you melt Elsa’s ice palace? Together we will use engineering techniques to explore the world of fairytales.

Tuesday: Exploring Animals with Eric Carle
Through his books, Eric Carle uses his unique art style to teach us about animals. Learn how to make a painted paper collage to create your own animal art. Experience up-close encounters with Discovery Center animals and learn all about their unique habitats.

Wednesday: Wacky Experiments with Dr.Seuss
Inspired by Bartholomew and the Oobleck, create your own Oobleck to learn about non-Newtonian fluids. Experiment with ways to clean up oil spills and germinate seeds with The Lorax. Explore the science of gravity and balance with The Cat in the Hat, and more STEAM-based activities.

Thursday: The Mysterious World of Curious George
Explore how animals and people use taste, touch, hearing, smell, and sight to learn and about their surroundings and solve mysteries in everyday life. Learn about each sense and how they work together then put your five senses to the test through hands-on experiments and activities.

Friday: Cooking Up a Story
Campers will learn to cook recipes inspired by storybooks like Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza and Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows. Campers will use the scientific method to explore the amazing properties of yeast and other kitchen science mysteries.