After The Bell: Robotics camp

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by CHRIS FLANAGAN

WFAA

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 12:47 PM

PLANO -  With the start of school just a few weeks away, some kids are getting back into the swing of things early, with a camp that sparks their interest in the world of science.

The hallways at Plano's John Paul II High School are being taken over by robots. 

"I've never been to a camp like this. This is like really, really fun," said 10-year-old London Fesler.

Students are having lots of fun building their own robots at the Champions Science Adventures Camp. 

But these robots are helping these kids learn and they may not even realize it. 

 "We know they disengage during the summer months. They're ready to put away their school books and kind of have fun over the summer and we really want to bring them back into science and reincorporate some of the things they may have learned during the school year," said Jenny Hofherr, camp director.

These children are creating their own walking motorized K'Nex robot. 

The camp's goal is to take science education beyond the classroom to spark a child's interest through fun, hands-on experiments and activities. 

"You can just take the materials and do anything. Just let your mind go free,"  said 11-year-old Rohan Moghe.  

Kind of like the robots, running free inside the halls.

E-mail: cflanagan@wfaa.com

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