Bishop Heelan High School hosting Summer Science Camp this week

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Sioux City (KTIV) – Siouxland students are taking some time from their summer vacation to learn about science.

The Summer Science Camp also called “CNOS Foundation Science Classic” is taking place at Bishop Heelan Catholic High School this week.

Students in the 6th through 8th grades will be able to attend to learn about chemistry, anatomy, and other areas of science.

One classroom learned about chemistry by turning bottles into rockets.

“We have made rockets. It’s where you add vinegar and baking soda together and it mixes and creates like a mixture so it’ll explode,” said Kendall Puetz, summer camp attendee.

Camp attendees were each able to make their own rockets to test.

They could then improve on them over several launches. By making rockets out of bottles and chemical reactions, students are learning about the different properties of chemistry.

“We’ve learned about acids, neutrals, and bases, and stuff like that,” said Kaden Gilley, another attendee of the summer camp.

Another classroom learned about simple machines and their role in the human body. Other areas of learning at the event include physics, microscopes, and physiology of the human brain.

The camp is sponsored by CNOS, a medical clinic hoping to spark interest in students about the fun of science. Registration is $50, which includes snacks and a t-shirt.

The four-day event is open to middle schoolers and will continue each day this week until July 11.

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