Camps that focus on many different fields of science and technology are available across the country for children of elementary school age and up. Some of the organizations listed in the section above may provide information. In addition, check the following:
—Audubon (www.audubon.org/educate/cw/) runs ecology camps in various locations.
—The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, runs the
U.S. Space Camp (www.spacecamp. com). —The National Atomic Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
(www.atomicmuseum.com) holds science summer camps across the city each summer. —The YMCA and YWCA (check for local addresses) hold a variety of camps, including computer camps, for both boys and girls.
Your child's science teacher, school counselor or the children's librarian at your local public library may be able to help you locate the names and contact information for both local and national science camps.
In addition to those listed in the Resources section, the following publications were used in preparing this booklet:
American Chemical Society/American Institutes of Physics. Wonder Science. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 1990.
Asimov, Isaac. "Science and Children," Introduction in Science Fare by Wendy Saul and Alan R. Newman. New York, Harper & Row, 1986.
Berger, Melvin. Simple Simon Says: Take One Magnifying Glass. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1980.
Cobb, Vicki. Science Experiments You Can Eat. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.
Herbert, Don. The Wild Inside; Mr Wizard's Experiments for Young Scientists. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Inc., 1959.
Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen and Sandler, Howard. "Why Do Parents Become Involved in Their Children's Education?" Review of Educational Research 67(1): 1997.
Katz, Phillis. Exploring Science Through Art. New York: Franklin Watts, 1990.
Lewis, James. Learn While You Scrub: Science in the Tub. New York: Meadowbrook Press, 1980.
Lowery, Lawrence F., (Ed.). NSTA Pathways to the Science Standards: Guidelines for Moving the Vision into Practice, Elementary School Edition. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association Press, 1997.
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