Students in Mrs. Cavanaugh's summer class worked on their inventions using LED light wands on Thursday morning at Coon Rapids Middle School.
It was all part of "Camp Invention" which drew 90 elementary students interested in STEM programs. The camp had them coming up with their own designs and thinking of themselves as inventors.
"A lot of times kids as they get older they lose that, I work in middle school which is kind of the turning point for a lot of kids when they kind of get turned off from science so I like that this is kind of instilling that in them, says Megan Cavanaugh.
"It really gives an opportunity for free-based learning and creativity to flow," says Camp Invention Director Jenn Scott. "And they’re so excited with their inventions and they come and tell you what they are and they bring them home to their parents."
Camp invention runs for one week as part of Anoka-Hennepin's Community Education Summer program. For a complete list of all the summer youth activities, click here.