GENESIS 1 PUZZLE
WHO ARE YOU?
ONLINE SUMMER CAMPCamp Wonderopolis
Second to eighth graders
June 15 to July 26, though lessons will be available beyond that date on the website
Camp Wonderopolis is sponsored by the National Center for Families Learning and offers 42 STEM-based learning lessons that can be tackled at your convenience all summer long. Activities are broken into six categories including sports, technology and weather. Each lesson centers around a question and includes vocabulary work, videos, photos and an activity to drive the lesson home.
Ages 7 to 10
July 13 to August 7
Camp Google is a four-week online summer camp designed to get kids exploring by asking questions about the world around them. The intro brings up some interesting questions like, "Why can't I tickle myself?" the tech giant has also teamed up with industry experts to create engaging content. Partners include Khan Academy, NASA, National Geographic and the National Park Service. Lessons are broken down into four themed one-week sessions that explore the ocean, outer space, nature and music
EVERYBODY IS ONLINE NOW WHY NOT LEARN HOW TO CODE.Code.org
This nonprofit foundation website is a great starting point for coding novices. It shares plenty of useful online resources and apps. Be sure to watch the inspirational video on the main page. The January 2016 iteration is aimed at inspiring girls to code and features well-known women in tech fields, such as Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai as well as everyday women and girls who insist "if you can code, you can change the world."
This interactive website is user-friendly and teaches kids basic code through fun and simple exercises that feel like games.
THERE’S PLENTY FOR EVERYBODY TO DO THIS SUMMER-DIG IN