Campers learn new skills at STEM Summer Camp at Penta PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Saturday, 22 June 2013 08:11
Nicholas Hepfinger, from Eastwood schools, is seen separating colors in Kool Aid in Penta's Food Science classroom during STEM Summer Camp. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Students interested in exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math participated in a unique camp this month at Penta Career Center.
Penta's STEM Summer Camp had about 100 area students in grades 7 through 9 participate in this hands-on camp where they explored areas such as: Green Energy Management, Geographic Information Systems, Construction Carpentry, Food Science and Manufacturing Technologies.   
The students participated in a different program each day which is designed to increase their understanding of how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills are used in a variety of career fields. Some of the hands-on activities included using construction tools and geometric theories to study rooflines and cantilevers in the Construction Carpentry program; studying the geography of Hawaii and creating maps using GPS technology in the Geographic Information Systems program; studying wind turbine design in the Green Energy Management program; using Kool-Aid to study chromatography in the Food Science program; and building and testing water-powered rockets in the Manufacturing Technologies program.    
Each year, Penta's STEM Summer Camp is offered to students who reside in Penta's member school districts which include Anthony Wayne, Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood, Genoa, Lake, Maumee, Northwood, North Baltimore, Oak Harbor, Otsego, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield, Swanton and Woodmore.

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