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Gifted and Talented Academic Camps
Fourth grade students from Crossroads and Old Mill Elementary Schools created catapults during a gifted and talented academic camp held at Eastside and Mt. Washington middle Schools. Campers were given materials but no instructions and had to create their own catapults after watching a videotape. Creating a catapult during a gifted and talented academic camp. Another camp objective was applying Sir Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion to a drawing which, in some cases, proved tough for students to view. Gifted and talented teachers Melissa Key and Laureen Laumeyer watch a video with students about catapults. Fifth grade gifted and talented students work on an immigration activity during an academic camp at Eastside Middle School. Gifted and talented teacher Stephanie Hart reads a book about a child's immigration to students. Students create a float based on a famous person or country (in this case, Hungary). Students worked in pairs or as teams to present their float to classmates. This project was about escape artist Harry Houdini. The box represents physicist Albert Einstein's head; the balloon his brain.