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Race Car Engineer Summer Camp

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 31, 2018

$200

Looking for something fun AND educational for your kids to do this summer? Join us at the Simeone for a unique, exclusive experience!

For the first time ever, we are opening up our world-famous collection to our youngest fans and giving them a once-in-a-lifetime experience that they will never forget. This July, our brand new, hands on S.T.E.A.M. camp revs up with exciting projects and a behind the ropes study of the coolest cars on the planet!

For those unfamiliar, S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. It is one of the newest educational approaches designed to foster a deeper love and appreciation for scientific based learning. Many people might be more familiar with S.T.E.M., but here at the Simeone Museum we use the artistry in our collection to tie each of those scientific disciplines together! Camp attendees will cover all five topics as we explore our collection and complete projects that hone their skills building to an unforgettable final day grand finale –  a CO2 powered race car competition.

Each camper will design, build, and race their very own CO2 powered race car using a variety of materials including foam blocks, cardboard, and plastic wheels while incorporating the fundamentals of S.T.E.A.M. education learned throughout the week. Powered by CO2, on a purpose built track, each camper’s individually designed and engineered race car will compete for our first-ever “Spirit of Competition” award while achieving speeds up to and possibly exceeding 70 MPH.

DAILY CURRICULUM

(Each day includes design and testing of CO2 dragsters)

Monday, August 27 – Day 1: Automobile Aerodynamics: testing different shapes and models in a wind tunnel.

Tuesday, August 28 – Day 2: The Internal Combustion Engine: energy, alternative energy, Air Powered Rockets!

Wednesday, August 29 – Day 3: Kinetic Energy: automobile braking systems, impact/crash safety, Egg Drop Day!

Thursday, August 30 – Day 4: Automobile Design: Form not Function, drawing and coloring for style not performance.

Friday, August 31 – Day 5: CO2 Racers: Completion and Racing of CO2 dragsters. Celebrating “The Spirit of Competition!”

CAMP DETAILS 

Who: Boys and Girls, ages 10-16

What: Race Car Engineer Summer Camp

When: August 27 – August 31 from 9:00 am through 4:00 pm

Where: Simeone Foundation Auto Museum

Why: To make friends, have fun, and learn

How: Use the form below to sign up. Camp tuition for the entire week is just $200 per camper and includes lunch for all days.

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Details

Date:
August 27
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$200
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-car-engineer-summer-camp-tickets-48175946553

Venue

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
6825-31 Norwitch Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19153 United States
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Phone:
215.365.7233
Website:
http://www.simeonemuseum.org