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from http://venturebeat.com/ 827 days ago

Maker Camp launched on Google today to bring virtual summer camp to kids around the country. The program is sponsored by MAKE magazine and consists of a 30 day curriculum run on the Google + platform.

Every weekday morning, a new project will be hosted by an expert camp counselor who will walk campers through the steps. Kids spend the morning learning from the “makers” and following their directions to build projects. After a midday lunch break, Maker Camp hosts hangouts with junior counselors who act as resources if the participants have questions or challenges. Each day brings a new theme. There is Maker Monday, Tinkering Tuesday, Weird Science Wednesday, Theoretical Thursday, and Field Trip Friday.

Today’s first project, titled “Rockets!” was led by Rock Schertle, a middle school science teacher. He conducted the session from the New York Hall of Science and demonstrated how kids could make rockets at ...

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