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Radio Camp 2014 – Day 17 – My Favorite Memory

July 24, 2014 – 9:54 am | 1,496 views
On our seventeenth day, Radio Campers wrote about their favorite memories. Afterwards, they further experimented with the Makey Makey by testing things in the classroom they believed to be conductive. They then played Dance Dance Revolution on tin foil!

Radio Camp 2014 – Day 16 – Electricity (After)

July 23, 2014 – 9:48 am | 1,261 views
Now, with a fresh understanding of electrons, conductivity, circuits and watts, we tasked our Radio Campers with (again) writing and recording about electricity!

Radio Camp 2014 – Day 15 – Makey Makey

July 22, 2014 – 9:28 am | 1,252 views
After having to make some educated guesses about electricity, campers not only got to learn about electrons, circuits and conductivity, they experienced these things first hand thanks to the "Makey Makey," an invention kit created by JoyLabz LLC that turns everyday objects into buttons for computers. From becoming a human piano to playing Pong on oranges, students experimented with basic circuit building.

Radio Camp 2014 – Day 14 – Electricity (Before)

July 21, 2014 – 10:20 am | 1,347 views
On our fourteenth day we asked our Radio Campers what they knew about electricity. They were also given the opportunity to write a "silly" explanation of this shocking phenomenon.

Radio Camp 2014 – Day 13 – “A Time I Achieved”

July 18, 2014 – 9:59 am | 1,336 views
On our thirteenth day, campers were asked about a time they achieved something. From helping an elder cross the street to winning second place in their very first softball tournament, our radio campers had a lot to be proud of!

Radio Camp 2014 – Day 12 – Mad Lib

July 17, 2014 – 9:17 am | 1,206 views
On our twelfth day of Radio Camp we decided to put a little twist on our writing exercise. Campers were given an SLB-themed Mad Lib and had to come up with: A job title, a movie, a country, two verbs, a plural noun, a noun, a plurality of a creature, two foods, a famous person and a natural disaster.

Radio Camp 2014 – Day 11 – Radio Kits

July 16, 2014 – 11:42 am | 1,160 views
On our eleventh day, Radio Campers--after having to theorize how they worked--finally got to build their very own radio!

Radio Camp – Day 10 – “How I Think a Radio Works”

July 15, 2014 – 11:42 am | 1,095 views
On our tenth day, Radio Campers were asked how they thought a radio worked. After writing down some of their imaginative ideas, they got to record!

Radio Camp 2014 – Day 9 – Adobe Audition 101

July 14, 2014 – 10:36 am | 1,174 views
On our ninth day of Radio Camp, campers got a crash course in Adobe Audition, the audio editing software we use to polish their recordings. Taking turns with a wireless keyboard, each camper received a turn to edit their own voice with it projected onto a large white board.

Radio Camp 2014 – Day 8 – Time Travel

July 11, 2014 – 10:43 am | 1,332 views
Radio campers got to make like Marty Mcfly and imagine that, if they could travel back through time, where would they go, what would they do, and, most importantly, how would they teach a pteranodon to sing "Fancy?