Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School will host STEAM camps again in July

This summer, The Lutheran Schools Partnership will again provide a fun, hands-on learning experience to students in grades three through eight during two STEAM camps at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School, 6318 West California Road. Offered Monday through Friday, July 9-13, the STEAM camps are open to students from all area schools, but enrollment is limited. To register, go to www.cuw.edu/STEAM.STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Each STEAM camp is an exciting look at how things work from a scientific perspective. This year’s half-day camps will be ideal for fledgling entrepreneurs—an exploration of product development, testing, and marketing.“Stuff for Sale” is this year’s STEAM camp for kids in grades three through five. Meeting from 8 a.m. until noon, the camp will answer questions such as: How do Band-Aids get to the store shelves? Who decides what gum will sell? How can toilet paper be tested? Campers will explore the science behind these products and more. They’ll choose products to test, create tests to conduct on those products, determine the best product, and design an ad to sell it. During “Pushing the Limits” from 1 to 5 p.m., students in grades six through eight will learn the answers to: What makes a thirst-quenching sports drink, a high-performing diaper, and dependable electronics? Like the folks on MythBusters, students will conduct product testing to see what really works. They’ll learn how to achieve skyrocketing sales by conducting market analyses, forecasting sales, minimizing cost, and designing a sales campaign. The STEAM camps at Suburban Bethlehem are a collaboration joining The Lutheran Schools Partnership and Concordia University–Wisconsin. The camps reflect the values shared by the university and The Lutheran Schools in northeast Indiana. “We’ve developed a very productive relationship with Concordia University–Wisconsin, and our ability to provide these STEAM camps to area students is a wonderful product of that relationship,” says Mark Muehl, director of The Lutheran Schools Partnership. “We’re really looking forward to this year’s camps. We know the kids will have a blast while gaining significant knowledge.”