Great News! Insights is hosting multiple science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) summer camps at UTEP throughout the summer of 2018. Our camps provide a fun engaging environment for your kids to dive into in handson activities. They’re a great way to keep your kids engaged this summer and get ready for the start of the school year. All Insights STEAM summer camps are designed and run by certified teachers with the help of UTEP students training to become Math and Science teachers. Students will learn problem solving skills as they tackle challenges with real world connections. We offer four great STEAM summer camps:
Drone Programming Summer Camp
1 week, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 30th – Aug 3rd
Ages 1014 (5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders)
Location: UTEP Engineering Building
Thanks to a collaborative partnership with NMSU’s Physical Science Laboratory and the Federal Aviation Administration, Insights will offer a weeklong summer camp teaching students how to program, operate, and fly unmanned vehicles like robots and drones. Fully engaged students will solve problems using new skills in programming, aviation, and 3D printing. 2017 drone programming camps held at NMSU were a huge success; Insights’ 2018 camps held at UTEP will provide the same great handson STEAM learning experience for El Paso. $115 for the entire week, campers need to bring their own lunch.
Zootopia STEAM Summer Camp
1 week, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Aug 6th – 10th
Suggested ages 911 (4th and 5th graders)
Location: UTEP’s Centennial Museum and Desert Gardens
Jump into the world of animals and zoos through a variety of STEAM lessons and activities! Campers will craft a scale model replicating some of El Paso Zoo’s most popular animal attractions, play BINGO while identifying biomes from around the world, and adapt their own “bird beaks” to eat the most candy. Campers will also explore what makes up the world animals live in by identifying the nonliving parts of our environment, roleplaying photosynthesis, creating an edible rock cycle, and much more. $100 for the entire week, campers need to bring their own lunch.
Academic Subjects Covered (TEKs):
Math:
Campers will:

 Fractions: Add and subtract fractions with equal denominators
 Fractions: Represent and solve the multiplication of whole numbers by fractions
 Financial literacy: Balance a simple budget while taking into account cost of materials
 Financial literacy: Distinguish between fixed and variable expenses
 Operations: Solve two step problems involving multiplication and division
 Applications: Apply their math knowledge to identify population growth and decrease in animal populations
 Geometry: Calculate the volume of a rectangular prism
 Geometry: Measure and calculate the perimeter of rectangles and squares as well as other polygonal shapes
 Measurement: Solve one and two step problems using data from a table
 Measurement: Solve problems that deal with length measurements
Science:
Campers will:

 Biology: Identify the different systems of a plant and their functions, relating them to human systems and functions
 Biology: Review and extend their knowledge on how plants adapt to different environments
 Biology: Understand and act out the process of photosynthesis
 Biology: Recognize what an animal needs to live (living and nonliving factors)
 Biology: Distinguish between producers and consumers, based off of how they get their food
 Biology: Explore and illustrate the life cycles of living organisms such as insects
 Biology: Explore how characteristics are passed from parent to offspring
 Biology: Compare the structure and function of different animals that help them survive in their environment
 Ecology: Model the flow of energy in an ecosystem by creating a food web
 Ecology: Explore how the changes in an environment can disrupt a food chain
 Geology: Investigate and model the rock cycle
 Geology: Distinguish between weather and climate as well as how climate distinguishes ecosystems
Time Warp! STEAM Summer Camp
1 week, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
July 23rd – 27th
Suggested ages 1114 (6th, 7th, and 8th graders)
Location: UTEP’s Geological Science Building
Travel on a virtual time machine with STEAM activities that go back to the age of the dinosaurs and to the future of space travel! Going millions of years into the past, campers will learn how fossils were formed and make their own, measure lifesize footprints and calculate whether or not they could outrun a dinosaur, and design a dinosaur starting with DNA from a mosquito trapped in “amber” JellO. Blasting into the future, campers will create and launch their very own rockets, travel through constellations by using the Pythagorean Theorem, freeze their own meteor ice cream, and much more. $100 for the entire week, campers need to bring their own lunch.
Academic Subjects Covered (TEKs):
Math:
Campers will:

 Equations: Write and then solve one variable, twostep equations to represent conditions within a specific problem
 Equations: Solve expressions using the properties of operations and order of operations
 Geometry: Use a model to explain the Pythagorean theorem
 Geometry: Use the Pythagorean theorem to solve a problem (find the distance between 2 points)
 Geometry: Identify the characteristics of an ellipse and use them to solve a problem
 Geometry: Utilize the properties of reflection of a two dimensional shape on a coordinate plane
 Graphing: Graph a quadratic equation using a table of ordered pairs
 Proportionality: Solve a problem using a quantitative prediction based off of simple experiments
 Proportions: Calculate unit rates from a realworld problem
Science:
Campers will:

 Motion: Calculate average speed using distance and time measurements
 Biology: Learn about and model the cell cycle in various ways (acting it out, creating it in a poster)
 Biology: Describe DNA replication and follow the process of transcription and translation
 Biology: Compare and predict adaptations of organisms to various ecosystems
 Geology: Model the processes of fossil formation
 Geology: Model the layers of the Earth
 Geology: Relate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features (like mountains) and geological events (like earthquakes)
 Physics: Demonstrate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an object in motion
 Physics: Investigate Newton’s laws of inertia, force and acceleration, and actionreaction
 Astronomy: Describe stars, planets, asteroids, and comets in terms of location and composition
 Astronomy: Analyze the characteristics of Earth that allow life to exist: proximity to the sun, presence of water, composition of atmosphere
 Astronomy: Understand that gravity governs the motion of the solar system and model the orbits that planets follow
Superhero Math and Science STEAM Summer Camp
1 week, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
July 30 – Aug 3rd
Suggested ages 1114 (6th, 7th, and 8th graders)
Location: UTEP’s Aerospace Education Lab
Join a supersquad and fly into the world of superheroes, their stories and costumes, and your own super powers! Campers will try to outfly Superman (on scooters) and outrun the Flash, escape a super villain using lasers, mirrors, and the Law of Reflection, and play Frisbee with a new math hero called Super Slope. Campers will also experiment with human “super” powers of static electricity and our five senses, build their own web (radioactive spiders not included), and much more. Throughout the camp, kids will invent their own superhero, design their costume, and even calculate how much damage a superhero can cause when fighting a villain. $100 for the entire week, campers need to bring their own lunch.
Academic Subjects Covered (TEKs):
Math:
PreAlgebra Focused!
Campers will:

 Linear equations: Write twovariable linear equations
 Linear equations: Determine the slope of a line given a table of values
 Linear equations: Calculate the rate of change of a linear function algebraically in the context of a realworld problem
 Linear proportional equations: Identify positive slope, negative slope, a slope of zero and undefined slope
 Linear relationships: Apply their knowledge of linear equations to represent a line in the form of an equation, table, and graph
 Geometry: Calculate the volume of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, rectangular pyramids, and triangular pyramids as well as composite figures of those shapes
 Geometry: Calculate the circumference and area of a circle
 Geometry: Observe pi (π) as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter
 Quadratic functions: Graph simple quadratic functions and recognize different effects on the parent function
 Equations: Write and solve one variable, twostep equations to represent conditions within a specific problem
Science:
Campers will:

 Motion: Calculate average speed using distance and time measurements as well as graph changes in motion
 Body systems: Identify the main functions of the body systems of a human
 Energy: Identify energy transformations in realworld examples
 Chemistry: Describe the structure of an atom including electrons in the electron cloud and how they influence a substance’s properties
 Physics: Demonstrate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an object in motion
 Physics: Investigate Newton’s laws of inertia, force and acceleration, and actionreaction
 Physics: Compare and contrast kinetic and potential energy
 Biology: Investigate the structures and function of organisms’ specific adaptations
 Scientific Process: Conduct experiments while using scientific inquiry methods including formulating testable a hypothesis, making observations, and using a table to organize data and recognize patterns