MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Launching rockets, building a circuit board, taking the controls of a light aircraft simulator and studying Isaac Newton's three laws of motion.
These and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities exercised the brainpower of 20 children attending a four-day STARBASE Kids Camp at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, which wrapped up Thursday.
The STARBASE Kids Camp was open to children -- in fourth to eighth grades -- who had family members assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing. Campers learned much of the same challenging core curriculum geared toward STEM academics that is taught to all Berkeley County fifth-graders who attend the STARBASE Academy for a week during the school year.
Laura Meske, an instructor at the STARBASE Kids Camp, said most of the children attending the summer venue are from Pennsylvania, Maryland or Virginia and don't have the opportunity to attend the STARBASE Academy like their Berkeley County counterparts.