Miss Ava, locally known as “The Science Lady”, founded the Original Curiosity Camp on June 14, 1993. She has presented hands on science programs to over 100,000 children in local schools and organizations. Each program is designed to enhance the child’s education through discovery learning and experimentation. The motto of The Original Curiosity Camp is “Satisfying a child’s Curiosity is like trying to catch a comet.” Time honored favorites include Ooze, Glop, & Slime, Fossil Fun, Stomp Rockets, Invisible Forces, and ZAP! Electricity.
4526 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211
Launch your students’ imaginations into a world where gravity loses its grip. Learn about the special equipment that is needed by the astronaut for travel in outer space. Students will witness a demonstration using a scale model of a Saturn 5 rocket. They will participate in a problem solving activity to emulate Apollo 13 Crew’s challenge of desiging an adapter that will enable a square fitting to go into a round hole. Each student will be given a brown bag containing several objects from which they will build a tool with a specific purpose.
Learning concepts include astronaut training, space travel, invisible forces, and problem solving.
Academic School Calendar
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Charlotte area schools and organizations
$100 per class
R3: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text; specifically how the Apollo 13 astronauts had to work together as a team to find a solution.
R7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. A scale model of the Saturn 5 rocket will be used to help students understand the malfunction on Apollo 13.
W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts from books and charts about space to support analysis, reflection, and research.
3.P.1: Understand motion and factors that affect motion.
4.P.1: Explain how various forces affect the motion of an object.
5.P.1: Understand force, motion, and the relationship between them.
A two weeks’ notice is appreciated. The cancellation fee is $50.