August 16, 2017
For the past two months, Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region has been hosting a unique sports camp that highlights the connection between math, physics, and environmental science relevant to various sports, activities, and games, such as building and launching rockets, dissecting baseballs, building a contraption for an egg drop, testing heart rate with different exercises, fishing, canoeing, and a nature scavenger hunt. Everyday the campers play a group sport like kickball, capture the flag, ultimate frisbee, or flag football.
The campers ventured off the island for some fun and real-world application of the STEM lessons they are learning on Kingman. Some of the field trips have included: “soccer golf” at East Potomac Golf Course, experiencing the physics of acrobats at Trapeze School, breathing and stretching at a local yoga studio, learning about player’s stats at a National’s Baseball Game, and getting to know first hand Newton’s Law’s at Adventure Park USA with bumper boats, roller coasters, and go karts.