Camp Materials

Most materials are items that you should

be able to find around your house (such as clean recyclables).

 

For many of the activities, Cosmoto will also provide

a printable sheet containing cutouts you can use for the activity.

While the below schedule indicates when camp activities were released in Summer 2020, 

each of the camp's  activities and online materials will continue to be available.

Enjoy!

Week 5 (July 27- August 2)
Week 4 (July 20-26)

Mars Helicopter

  • Glue Stick

  • String

  • Tape

  • Scissor

  • Ballpoint Pen

 

Spacetime Model

  • Plastic Wrap

  • Circular Shaped Casserole Dish, Pot, or Similar

  • Orange, Tennis Ball, Baseball or Object with Similar Shape/Weight

  • Marble or Similar

  • Tape

Space Telescope and Starshade

  • Scissor 

  • Tape     

  • Toothpick

  • Pencil or Pen

  • Optional: White Crayon

  • Optional: Black Marker             

 

Moon Impact Launch Design Challenge

Sample Materials (but feel free to create launch design with safe materials of your choice):

  • Plastic Cup

  • String or Dental Floss

  • Paper Clip

  • Scissor

  • Tape

  • Marble

 

Image Courtesy NASA

Expanding Universe

  • Regular Sized Balloon

  • Colored Pencils, Crayons or Thin Markers

  • Tape

  • Scissor

 

Robotic Arm Build

  • Paper Towel Roll Spindle (cardboard tube)

  • 2 straws

  • Tape

  • Rubber Band

  • Scissor

  • 12 Water Bottle Caps

  • Plastic Cup

Solar Powered Oven

  • Pizza Box

  • Plastic Wrap

  • Black Construction Paper

  • Chopstick

  • Aluminum foil 

  • Scissor 

  • Tape

  • Glue Stick

  • Food item(s) to cook in oven:  Pizza: shredded or finely diced cheese (e.g., mozzarella), marinara/pizza sauce, and bagel or bread slice /english muffin.  Smores: graham crackers, marshmallow, and milk chocolate bar.                         

 

Comet Model

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Chopstick or Popsicle Stick (or similar)

  • Tape

  • Scissor

  • Ribbon (3 different colors, preferably metallic silver, gold and red)

 

Week 3 (July 13-19)

Exoplanet Detection 

  • Thin strip of  cardboard

  • Toothpick

  • Paper plate (standard size)

  • Tape

  • Scissor

  • Ruler

  • Wooden pencil

  • Ballpoint Pen

  • Aluminum foil

 

Mars Parachute Design

  • Plastic Cup

  • String or Dental Floss

  • Scissor

  • Coffee Filter (or Plastic Grocery Bag)

  • Hole Puncher or Ballpoint Pen

  • Tape

  • Aluminum Foil

Voyager Model

  • Shoebox (at least 7 3/4 inches wide)

  • 2 straws

  • 2-4 Sheets of Black Construction Paper

  • String or Dental Floss

  • Aluminum foil 

  • Scissor 

  • Tape

  • Glue Stick

  • Cardboard Toilet Paper Roll Spindel/Tube 

  • Optional: Hole Puncher

Solar System Poster

  • 2 Sheets of Black Construction Paper

  • Pencil

  • Colored Pencils, Markers or Crayons

  • Glue stick

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Optional: Plate

  • Optional: Hole Puncher

 

Image Courtesy NASA

Week 2 (July 6-12)

Build a Spectroscope

  • Cereal Box (regular size or larger, emptied)

  • Old/used, discarded CD or DVD

  • Tape

  • Scissor

  • Ruler

  • Construction paper (optional)

  • Aluminum foil

 

Constellation Modeling

  • Toothpicks

  • Mini marshmallows or play dough

  • Scissor

  • Construction paper (optional)

Star Hunt

  • Paper towel cardboard tube

  • Black and/or dark blue construction paper

  • Toothpicks

  • Aluminum foil (optional)

Cookie Moon Phase Modeling

  • Chocolate Sandwich cookies (e.g., Oreos)

  • Utensil with straight edge (e.g., plastic knife or fork)

  • Paper plate

  • Scissor

  • Black construction paper (optional)

 

Week 1 (June 29- July 5)

Straw-Powered Rockets

  • Straw

  • Glue Stick

  • Tape

  • Scissor

  • Wooden Pencil

 

Build a Satellite

  • Juice Box (or other Small Cardboard Box      or Toilet Paper Roll)

  • Toothpicks

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Cardboard (preferably thin) or Foam that can can be Cut into Rectulangar Shape

  • Scissor

  • Straw or Popsicle Stick

  • Glue Stick

  • Water bottle cap or similar

  • Tape

Model of Apollo 11 Landing

  • Small Paper/Plastic Cup

  • Large Bottle Cap or Similar

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Straws

  • Flour or cornstarch

  • Paper or plastic plate

  • Small toy ball(s)

  • Tape

  • Scissor

Mars Habitat Design Challenge

Sample Materials (but feel free to design habitat using safe materials of your choice):

  • Paper/Plastic Cup, Water Bottle, or any Other Small Container

  • Plastic Wrap

  • Bubble Wrap, Foam/Packing Peanuts or Newspaper

  • Tape

  • Glue and/or glue stick

  • Scissor

  • 2 or more Ice Cubes of the Same Size

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Paper

  • Paper/Plastic Plate or Tupperware Lid or similar

  • Printable Cutout Sheet for this Activity (found at the bottom of Cosmoto's Week 1 Site Page)

 

Images of Pillars of Creation, Future Mars Base, Curiosity Rover, Milky Way, Moon, and International Space Station are courtesy of NASA. Image of Earth's atmosphere courtesy of Science Museum of Exploration.