With the conclusion of summer, Del Valle ISD’s CTE program sends incoming sixth grades students on a free, one-week summer camp at the Circuit of the Americas sponsored by the Science Mill. While at the summer camp, 30 DVISD students learn about science, engineering, mathematics and more.
Below are the dates and subjects/activities the students participated during the week-long summer camp.
Monday – Chemistry and chemical engineering. The students explored polymer creations, designing chemical engines in the form of bottle rockets and experimented making ice cream.
Tuesday – Students explored coding by programming robotics using an app that could control an EZRobot. The day concluded with a friendly competition with each team’s robots.
Wednesday – The campers took a field trip to the Science Mill in Johnson City, Texas where they explored the interactive exhibits and participated in an Egg Drop Challenge.
Thursday – Engineering was the focal point in which students used Micro:bits to mode a fashion accessory and constructed a pneumatic arm.
Friday – On the final day of the camp, students practice using epidemiology and study of the spreading of infections with a simulated zombie apocalypse. The camp concluded with an exclusive tour around the COTA track.