ECU science and technology camp applies hands-on learning
Some Eastern North Carolina students were able to get a jump start on the school year by participating in a science and technology camp Wednesday.
The 2nd annual Science Adventure Day was held at East Carolina University for students in second to eighth grades.
Students learned how to build computers and robots and got advanced information about physics.
The Science Adventure Day first started as local Korean organization members wanting to give back to the community by using their knowledge of science and technology.
The goal of the camp is to show students how to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-life situations.
Each activity that students engaged in was hands-on and allowed them to challenge their application skills.
The program director, ECU Assistant Occupational Therapy Professor Young Kim said the camp is successful.
"More hands-on experience is better for kids, children to understand what they're doing instead of just sitting in the classroom and getting all of the knowledge and lectures."
Kim says he hopes students take away the importance of scholars and scientists from today's camp.
The camp was open to all students but organizers say the focus is on allowing Korean students a chance to interact with students of similar cultural backgrounds.