Soon-to-be sixth-graders were treated to science lessons inside St. Bede Academy’s brand-new STEM addition as part of the Carus Corporation’s 2018 Summer Science Camp.
The free camp, open to students entering sixth grade in the fall, started June 4, and continued mornings through June 8, when a graduation ceremony took place.
St. Bede’s Chemistry Department Head, Dan Fitzpatrick, was the camp director. Other teachers also were hired to help run the camp.
The campers delved into the world of elements and enjoyed the process of immersing them in a burner in order to identify them by the color of the flame.
White flames were produced by burning magnesium. Some of the other elements tested produced red flames (lithium), orange flames (calcium), yellow flames (sodium) and green flames (copper).