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This Is What Discovery Looks Like!

Plants, robots, and the last place you’d expect to find a prosthetic limb. Now, that may seem like a weird way to spend your summer, but to the campers at Spark, it’s a summer to remember.

Spark Summer Learning is a summer camp for kindergarteners to fifth-graders that focuses on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning. With a new topic every week, kids at Spark are kept exploring, creating, and learning all summer long.

Facilitated by the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, Spark learning aligns with LPS curriculum so children get a chance to freely explore more about what they have learned during the school year and get a sneak peek at what is on the horizon.

The campers at Spark have focused on everything from how prosthetic limbs are engineered to how to grow plants with hydroponic systems. In week 6, they were introduced to the world of material engineering.

Through rocks and artifacts, the campers learned about history, science, and the breakdown of materials through time. They were able to explore the different types of rocks and how they were formed, and even replicated artifacts they found on their visit to Morrill Hall.

Learn more about Spark at our website: foundationforlps.org/spark.

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