Students Having a Blast at HCC Camp

Published 06/23 2014 10:07PM

Updated 06/23 2014 10:22PM

NORMAL - Some Twin Cities girls are fired up for "Rocket Girls" camp during their summer break.

Incoming fifth through ninth graders started the week with simulations and experiments. The four-day camp at heartland gives hands-on lessons in math, science, engineering and technology.

On Monday, campers were asked what to do if they were stranded on the moon. Then, they made balloon-powered cars, to see if their launches could hit the target. So far, the kids are having a blast.

"I am very excited. The camp basically is helping us with learning about more rockets and the engineering that goes into it, which I am really enjoying so far,” said Sydney Cargill, Normal Community High School freshman.

It's the eighth year the camp has been held at Heartland. Each year, the experiments change, so kids can have a different experience. This year, all 14 campers are new.

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