Owl Show You Chemistry Kids Camp


Kennesaw State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in partnership with Bagwell College of Education is proud to host the Owl Show You Chemistry kids camp. This fun-filled program is sure to keep your child(ren) engaged and excited about chemistry while you are at the ChemEd 2015 conference.

The Owl Show You Chemistry kids camp is composed of six half-day sessions that will run Wednesday, July 29-July 31 from Friday. The morning session will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the afternoon session will begin at 1:00 p.m. and last to 4:00 p.m. each day. Lunch will be provided to those children who have signed up for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day. It is designed for children between the ages of 5-13 of families attending the conference. The six sessions are geared around chemistry experiments such as tie-dye T-shirts, chemistry themed jewelry, and much more!

These activities will take place at the ATOMS (Advancing the Teaching of Mathematics and Science) Center on campus. This transformed house offers a great space for children to play freely and safely away from the bustle of campus life. Dr. Kelly-Jackson, an Associate Professor of Science Education in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood, will oversee the program. Volunteers from the KSU education programs and local high school students in the National Honor Society will also help with the camp activities.

Each child’s enrollment fee is a one-time $30 plus an additional fee for each session. These fees cover the cost of the program’s materials, camp T-shirt, and water bottle. Children can also attend ChemEd 2015 social events once registered. This registration fee can be paid on the online conference registration page. Contact Dr. Kelly-Jackson at ckellyja@kennesaw.edu for further information.


Session Description


Wednesday Morning
Twisted Tie Dye ($10)
Let get colorful! Participants will be provided with a t-shirt to get creative and explore the excitement of tie-dye.


Wednesday Afternoon
Freaky Food ($5)
Explore science of the food you eat everyday. Activities include making gummy worms, ice cream, and much more!


Thursday Morning
Creative Chemistry ($10)
Create magical works of art all while learning the chemistry behind it. Among these activities campers will explore chromatography and the power of the sun through these artistic creations.


Thursday Afternoon
Shrinky Dink Jewelry ($5)
This is another session to allow campers to get creative. Campers will explore the wonders of shrinky-dinks and create fun jewelry.


Friday Morning
Energy, Energy,….Everywhere! ($10)
Campers will engage in a number of science investigations to learn about the impact of energy in the world around us.


Friday Afternoon
Shining Brightly ($5)
Campers will explore the power of solar energy. They will create artistic sun prints and create UV bracelets to explore the importance of sunscreen.





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