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It’s All About Balance

July 23 - 27, 2018

Middle School Camp

Camp Description

Our minds and bodies collaborate to make us who we are. RIT’s new college of Health and Science provides exciting opportunities for us to explore the complex connections that must be kept in balance for us to be happy and healthy. During this camp we will look at how we measure life, what it means for our bodies to be in balance and how we can use this knowledge to grow and improve.

Guiding questions

  • Whats going on inside of my body?
  • How much control do I have over my body and my brain?
  • How important are games?
  • What makes my body a system?

Sample Investigations

How do we measure the signs of life? Searching for life on distant planets and the far corners of the earth has taught scientists many things about identifying whether or not there is life. We will use these lessons to think about ourselves and how we measure the complex signals our bodies send out.

Can we play our way to a better life? There are many kinds of games out there and we will use the resources available on the RIT campus to play and develop games that help us learn about our body and how to keep it healthy. From board to computer games, we will explore how fun can play a role in becoming the best we can be.

Who is in control of our minds and bodies? The connection between our brain and our bodies has been studied for years, yet there are many mysteries to be solved. Campers will explore how our cells interact to make us who we are and will be surprised by what they discover.

Other Notes

  • Campers are expected to bring a lunch.
  • Snacks will be provided during the day.
  • Students should come dressed appropriately for travel around campus.