Camp Invention Has Left Its Mark in Great Neck

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L-R: Rabbi Robert S. Widom, Missy MacKay, (both of Temple Emanuel); Alfredo Sanchez, James Wu, Steven Hanania, Nailah Baseer and intern Anjelica Wu (Courtesy of Camp Invention).

Camp Invention® has left its mark in Great Neck!

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is pleased to have offered the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. It was an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. Children worked together to create solutions to real-world problems and build critical 21st-century skills while rotating through several high-energy, hands-on modules. The week began on Aug. 26, with James Wu serving as Director of the ALL-NEW 2019 program, Supercharged!

Here are how young innovators spent their time:

• Exploring the electrifying relationship between frequency, circuitry, motors, and gears through reverse-engineering and rebuilding their very own remote-controlled robot.
• Unearthing hidden fossils then building ships and innovative equipment to embark on a research expedition to uncover more exciting information about their discovery.
• Coding and programming robot, Bot-ANN-E, to take on duties and help turn a polluted wasteland into a fruitful farm and successful business.
• Collaborating with the Innovation Force®, a team of NIHF Inventors turned action-packed superheroes, to design superhero gadgets and disguises, explore the fields of engineering and fabrication and take on the sinister villain, the Plagiarizer.

Activities gave participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!

Local educators facilitated program modules and enthusiastic high-school students served as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member was in place for every eight children.

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