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SVCC to Host Discovery Center Museum Science Camp July 27-30

July 2009

Sauk Valley Community College will offer a week of out-of-this-world science exploration for fourth through sixth graders with its Discovery Center Museum Science Camp from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Monday, July 27 through Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Sauk.

Mr. Christopher of Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum returns to present an action-packed learning experience with hands-on projects each day. The schedule includes:

  • World of Energy, Monday, July 27. What does energy look like? Where does it come from? Participants will experiment with hydrogen fuel cells, solar cells, air power and more, plus build a working electrical generator.
  • Moving Machines, Tuesday, July 28. How can simple parts combine to form complicated machines? From gears to levers, cams and linkages, participants will create a variety of mechanical devices and some crazy contraptions that they can keep.
  • Captivating Chemistry, Wednesday, July 29. What are the different types of chemical reactions? Students will combine chemicals to produce color changes, blobs of slime, mountains of foam, glowing lights, and watch some extraordinary demonstrations.
  • H2O Everywhere, Thursday, July 30. What are the special and amazing properties of water? Students will design a water pressure game, control surface tension, get their hands on the water cycle, and more. Students should dress ready to get wet on this day.

Cost for the science camp is $75 for all four days. To register, call Sauk’s Office of Personal Development at 815/288-5511, ext. 212, or e-mail