What do bumblebees, explosions and bubbles have in common? They are all cool things that we’ve investigated at science camp. Each class has a particular focus along with our usual greatest hits compilation of experiments.
All sessions include multiple field trips including the Exploratorium and the ever popular stop at Mitchell’s to study the science of ice cream! This year we are featuring Delicious Edible Science with YUM Chefs and this summer’s total eclipse!
Session 2: Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 23 for the Advanced Scientist – Celebrate Science, Solstice, Sunspots and this Summer’s Total Eclipse! WAIT LIST
Session 2 Science Camp is limited to returning Science Campers and first time Campers 2nd grade and up. This session will feature a variety of our popular experiments that extend the science for returning campers and show first time campers that Science is Everywhere! Among other activities, we will study the sun by making sundials and safely tracking sunspots. There is a total solar eclipse on August 21st that we will study. (SF will experience a partial eclipse. The small area of totality is in nearby Oregon if you want to go!) ($650/Session)
Session 3: Monday, June 26 – Friday, July 7 – Science Is Everywhere 101! WAIT LIST
Open to all scientists! Just starting out your scientific journey? Perfect! Join us for an inquiry-based dive into the world of Science. Science is Everywhere! This session will include bubbles and dry ice, acid-base chemical reactions, explosions and rockets, and other favorites of science camp’s past. ($650/Session)
Session 4: Delicious & Edible Science! WAIT LIST
The Science of Cooking in partnership with YUM Chefs!
Want to learn about rotational inertia by tossing a pizza? The KMS kitchen is a great lab for all kinds of delicious and edible experiments! We will team up with YUM Chefs for 2 weeks of cool kitchen science. Topics will include thermodynamics, physical vs. chemical changes, yeast and other yummy fungi and more! ($920/session)
Randall Johnson, Founder and Designer of Science is Everywhere Camps and Enrichment Classes
Randall joined KMS in 1985 as an art specialist and preschool teacher, and became Kindergarten teacher in 1993 and Elementary Director in 1995. A graduate of Washington State University, Johnson continued his studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. He also has trained with High Scope and Reggio Emilia and project-based learning, and received additional training in crisis prevention and intervention from Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma. A member of the Open Mind Board of Trustees, Johnson comes from a family of educators; two sisters are teachers, and his mother, Arden Johnson, taught Kindergarten for more than 20 years. Johnson’s son, Sam, and daughter, Elly, graduated from KMS.