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Science camp set for next week at Northern

Clean Energy summer camps slated at Northern in June, July


Havre Daily News staff

Local elementary students have the chance to study clean energy at Havre’s university with a camp for children grades two to four set next week and a camp for children grades five through eight set in July.

Montana State University-Northern’s Advanced Fuels Center is hosting the camps, with the events for the younger students set to run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Tuesday and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to noon next Thursday.

Mohammad Moustafa, education and outreach coordinator at the center who will be running the camp next week, said the first day will have the students studying the carbon cycle, completing worksheets related to cloud formation, water cycles, layers of soil and tree diagrams.

Also Tuesday, will have the opportunity to assemble their own solar car.

Wednesday, the children will work on identifying acids and bases and seeing colorful chemical reactions in the lab. They also will learn about and test alcohols using a lab instrument.

  Thursday, when the camp ends at noon, the participants will present what they have learned and receive awards and certificates.

In the camp for fifth- through eighth-graders, set for Tuesday through Thursday, July 11-13, one focus shifts to biodiesel.

An activity July 11 will be making biodiesel, with July 12 activities including testing biodiesel. Thursday, July 13, will be for presentations and awards.

The July times mirror next week’s camp, with the camp running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11-12 and from 10 a.m. to noon July 13.

Parents need to register their children online for the camps at the Advanced Fuels Center website at http://msunafc.com. Hover over the “CLEAN ENERGY SUMMER CAMP 2017” link below the top drop-down menu and select which camp the children would attend, then click on “Register.”


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