Celebrate the solar eclipse! Journey by bike on the rays of the sun through our solar system, atmosphere, and into the Earth’s molten core. Embark on a hunt for the hidden power of the sun’s energy and unearth the secrets to life on our planet! Discover the power of our planet from the sun’s rays to decaying dinosaurs. We will learn about how rockets and spaceships fly, the differences between stars and the physics of a galaxy.  Descend through Earth’s atmosphere to explore the mysteries of the 3rd rock from the sun. Asteroids to meteors and planets to dwarfs, to infinity and beyond! An exploration into space beyond our atmosphere.  See below for details and registration form.

Thursday Field Trip: Drop off and pick up at EE Wilson

Thursday Optional overnight camping at Adair Park ages 7-14.  Space limited to 24 students. Cost $40

This camp requires bikers to be able to be independent from training wheels and push bikes.

Monday – All groups bike in and around Avery House

  • Before Care/Drop Off/Lunch/Pick up/After Care: Avery House – ALL DAY
Earth and Solar System
  • Create solar viewing glasses
  • Watch the Solar eclipse from fields in Avery Park
  • Life Cycle and Chemistry of the Sun
  • Solar Flare Art
  • Centrifugal Force and the Laws of Motion-Motion and biking skills

Tuesday – All groups bike to  in and around Sunset Park

  • Before Care/Drop Off/Lunch/Pick up/AfterCare: Sunset Park
Space and Galaxies
  • Learn the layers of the Atmosphere
  • Carbon and Ozone – ozone game and CFC game, build o3 molcule
  • Investigate Magnetism-Gravitational Force
  • Life cycle of a star
  • Planets (Rocky vs Gas)-shaving cream/baking soda and vinegar
  • Asteroid—-> Meteroid

Wednesday – All groups bike in and around Campus Way Trail

  • Before Care/Drop Off: OSU Animal Teaching Facility, Campus Way Trail
  • Lunch/Pick Up/AfterCare: Fairgrounds Oak Grove Camp Area
Atmosphere
  • Atmosphere layers 
  • Ozone CFC tag
  • Learn how the earth was made:Bacteria–>algae–>oxygen–>tiny animals–>oxygen in atmosphere
  • Plants  & photosynthesis tag
  • Carbon sequestering – Plant chemistry / decomposition / make carbon dioxide element

Thursday – All groups bike in and around EE Wilson

  • Before Care/Drop Off/Lunch/ Pick-up: EE Wilson
Earth Layers and the rock cycle
  • Coal, oil, gas: fossil fuels and how they burn and releases energy
  • CO2 game-Greenhouse effect 
  • Dinosaurs – Investigative bone search
  • Fossils & Tar pits
  • Rocks and soil cycle

Thursday  – Overnight Campout for ages 7-14 at Adair Park: Camping/dinner/breakfast fee: $40

  • Group will bike backroads from EE WIlson to Adair Park
  • Bring camping gear Thursday morning.  AHNC staff will transport to Adair Park
  • Space limited to 24

Friday –  All groups bike in and around Avery House

  • Before Care/Drop Off/Lunch/Pick up/After Care: Avery House – ALL DAY
Rock cycle crayon art above and combustion experiments to view carbon
  • Energy source transport and transformations
  • Carbon combustion
  • Engines – what happens to fuels as they are burned and the chemistry of exhaust going back into the atmosphere
  • Clean Energy-bike power, solar power, wind power

Parents! Check out this website for fun activities: http://scienceforkids.kidipede.com/chemistry/atoms/doing/carbon.htm

REGISTRATION FORM:

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COSTS:

Full Day 9:00-3:00–$40
Half Day 9:00-12:00–$25  
Full Week of Full Days–$200 (With some exceptions, see camp registration for details)
Full Week of Half Days–$125 (With some exceptions, see camp registration for details)
Extended Care is available from 8-9am and 3-5pm for $6 an hour. We are flexible if you need to drop off earlier or pick up later.
SCHOLARSHIPS  – We strive to make our programs available to all.  Please click on scholarship and fill out an application.  We will contact you upon review.
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