Posted: Jun 22, 2012 7:39 AM by Dax VanFossen - KAJ News
Updated: Jun 22, 2012 10:36 AM
DAYTON- A special summer camp for school children in Dayton ended with a bang on Thursday after elementary school students from the area spent the week learning about science in an after school summer camp program.
The kids, under the direction of several teachers, watched rockets they created lift-off at the old Proctor School and also learned about making hot air balloons out of tissue paper. But, the big finale was the giant solar bag that floated in the air after being heated up by the sun.
"It turns a kid on to science [and] when they get turned on to science, they'll remember little things and they'll get into a career," Dayton teacher Don Bick explained.
The hot air balloons were made of tissue paper and filled using the hot air from a vehicle's exhaust while the rockets reached a top speed of 75 mph.