Jack Metz, Lucas Olson and Ewan Byrne nearly have their station complete.                                 Photos by Gerry Leibel

Jack Metz, Lucas Olson and Ewan Byrne nearly have their station complete. Photos by Gerry Leibel

Kids having a goo-d time

Budding young Kitimat scientists got to take part in a number of camps

Budding young Kitimat scientists and engineers got to take part in a number of camps organized by LNG Canada in partnership with ACTUA and Geering Up University of B.C. Engineering and Science for Kids.

The camps were held between July 4 and 11 at the Rod & Gun Club and at Riverlodge.

The six and seven year olds got to play with tactile slime, milk and food colouring fluid dynamics, human body maps, and egg drop design challenges, while the eight and nine year olds experimented with acid-base reactions, Quidditch, toothpick tower construction, a nature walk and the science behind bubbles.

The program endeavors to show program participants how fun, exciting and useful engineering and science can be.

Geering Up is a non-profit organization that promotes science, engineering, and technology to youth across the province and is affiliated with UBC.