Play Action Science

Grades: 5-8

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It’s time to get creative with how we move our bodies! In Play Action Science, campers will learn about exercise physiology and better understand how their bodies incorporate many sophisticated systems that allow them to be active and play. With their newfound knowledge, they can put it to the test to create a series of indoor or outdoor games that are fun, challenging and get their blood pumping! Campers will investigate the importance of their respiratory, circulatory, skeletal, and muscular systems in addition to testing them in action.

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Collaboration, Initiative, Problem Solving, Empathy, Critical Thinking, Creativity. Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method®.

Take a look at your camper's daily schedule below, under sample projects!

Sample Projects

Game Design

Game Design

Campers will play a series of games involving different strategies, mechanics and materials. Then taking these elements into consideration, they will design their own game based on a theme of their choosing. Campers will work collaboratively or independently to come up with a game that they will later teach the rest of the camp. 

Campers will learn about the commonalities of gameplay, as well as some differences. They will learn specific mechanics including hand-eye coordination.

Exercise Experiments

Exercise Experiments

Physical activity requires the cohesion of bodily systems working together to make play possible. In this series of experiments, campers will be put to the test to better their understanding of the muscle, circulatory, respiratory, and nervous systems. These systems work together to allow play action to be possible. For this activity, campers will play a series of games and then measure their heartbeat, breaths per minute, blood pressure, and neural reflex responses. 

This lesson breaks down the science behind physiological processes and will help campers understand how their bodies allow them to engage in physical activity. Campers will learn important terminology, as well as how to measure the physical and chemical responses their bodies have to physical activity. They will learn how to use a blood pressure cuff, how to measure heart rate and count the number of breaths per minute, as well as the basic physiological chemistry behind gas exchange and cellular respiration.

Sample Schedule

  • A Day in the Life...

Some kids thrive on routines and harmony. Others not so much. Good news! We’ve found the secret recipe that works for all EDMO campers!

Pro 1st Half Day Schedule

Check In
9:30 AM (PST)

To ensure your child’s safety and privacy, we have a moderated check-in process that takes approximately 10-15 minutes. As children log in, they’ll be greeted and asked their name and where they’re from!

Opening Rally
9:40 AM (PST)

You never know what surprises await when staff and kids get together. At rally, we’ll share songs, skits, jokes, and ridiculous contests. We might even dress up!

Enrichment 1
9:50 AM (PST)

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and/or weekly projects.

Break
10:50 AM (PST)

Everybody needs a break now and then. This the perfect time for campers to stretch, go the restroom or grab a quick snack before they wind up their morning or afternoon of camp.

Enrichment 2
11:05 AM (PST)

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and/or weekly projects.

Hang Time/Real Time
11:45 AM (PST)

Each session, EDMO Pro campers will have 15-20 minutes of team building and mindfulness practice. During this time, campers will get to know each other and learn techniques for managing their emotions during this time.

Closing Huddle
11:55 AM (PST)

Closing Huddle is your daily wrap up! This is the part of the day when you can really let your campy side out with songs, skits and improv! Make sure you save all of your projects before you’re rolling on the floor laughing! #roll

End of Day
12:00 PM (PST)

We know, it’s hard to leave behind all that camp fun. Don’t worry, we’ll all be coming back again tomorrow.

Pro 2nd Half Day Schedule

Check In
1:00 PM (PST)

To ensure your child’s safety and privacy, we have a moderated check-in process that takes approximately 10-15 minutes. As children log in, they’ll be greeted and asked their name and where they’re from!

Opening Rally
1:10 PM (PST)

You never know what surprises await when staff and kids get together. At rally, we’ll share songs, skits, jokes, and ridiculous contests. We might even dress up!

Enrichment 1
1:20 PM (PST)

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and/or weekly projects.

Break
2:20 PM (PST)

Everybody needs a break now and then. This the perfect time for campers to stretch, go the restroom or grab a quick snack before they wind up their morning or afternoon of camp.

Enrichment 2
2:35 PM (PST)

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and/or weekly projects.

Hang Time/Real Time
3:15 PM (PST)

Each session, EDMO Pro campers will have 15-20 minutes of team building and mindfulness practice. During this time, campers will get to know each other and learn techniques for managing their emotions during this time.

Closing Huddle
3:25 PM (PST)

Closing Huddle is your daily wrap up! This is the part of the day when you can really let your campy side out with songs, skits and improv! Make sure you save all of your projects before you’re rolling on the floor laughing! #roll

End of Day
3:30 PM (PST)

We know, it’s hard to leave behind all that camp fun. Don’t worry, we’ll all be coming back again tomorrow.