CLMF hosts science camp

CLMF hosts science campAbout 25 local middle school youngsters attended a second session of a summer science camp at Murray Middle School July 31-Aug. 2. The camp was hosted by the China Lake Museum Foundation with support from the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Educational Outreach Program.

NAWCWD employees and museum foundation volunteers worked together to introduce middle school students to new ways of looking at science, technology, engineering and math.

The camp began with three morning sessions that focused on the science of flight and rocketry. Students learned the basics of aircraft flight during classroom lectures and gained hands-on experience using a computer simulator. The second day of camp featured the science of rockets, explained with classroom demonstrations and exhibits.

The final day featured a field trip to the NAWCWD Range Control Center and Armitage Airfield. At RCC the students visited the air traffic control center and the bays where range tests are controlled and monitored. VX-31 pilots met the students at the airfield, gave them a tour and explained what the life of a pilot is like.

Story First Published: 2012-08-14