Buchanan County Public Library

Online Maker Camp Preview 2020

Week 1: Explore the Universe

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. Here is an easy project to create rocket out of a drinking straw and some paper. If you don’t have a printer at home, you can recreate this project by drawing the rectangle and fin patterns onto your paper. Experiment with different nosecone lengths or different straw sizes to see how that affects your rocket’s flight.

Soda Straw Rockets

Look Further: Exploring the Solar System


Week 2: Investigate Crime

Before he was the 2nd President of the United States, John Adams defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre because he believed they were falsely accused of murder. Forensics uses scientific methods to study evidence to solve crimes more accurately. Use your forensics skills to investigate this historic crime scene.

Boston Massacre Forensics Activity

Look Further: Crime Lab 101


Week 3: Discover Your Heritage

Jamestown, Virginia is the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607. Today, archaeologists studying the site of the original settlement uncover artifacts that show us what life was like for the first settlers in Virginia. Take this quiz to see which Jamestown artifact most matches your personality.

Jamestown Settlement Artifact Quiz

Dig Deeper: The Story of Jamestown (graphic novel)


Week 4: Dive Into the Ocean

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a US scientific agency that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere. Try out this boat-building challenge they created to see if you can build a boat that will float using household supplies.

NOAA Boat Building Challenge

Dive Deeper: A Pirate’s Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages


Week 5: Dig Into the Earth: Interactive Carlsbad Caverns Tour

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, located in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico, features more than 100 caves. Check out this interactive virtual tour of the caverns, led by one of the park rangers.

Dig Deeper: Explorer Travel Guides: Caves


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