Science learning shouldn't stop when school is out for the summer. Opportunities abound to build a presence for science during the summer months (Hymer, 2005). Distances and finances to offer minds-on, hands-on science instruction sometimes restrict those living in rural communities. This article addresses how one small, rural school district successfully developed, planned and carried out a one-day summer science camp by enlisting the help of local high school volunteers. This summer science camp serves as an example of how an idea can grow and touch the lives of many others. This article promotes National Science Education Content Standard A and the Iowa Teaching Standards 1 and 4.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2007 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Savits, Deanna and Satre, Ramona
"A Summer Full of Science: Creating Summer Science Education Opportunities for Elementary Children,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 34
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol34/iss1/4