Join us as we explore various fields of STEM through a mysterious investigation! We will explore different fields of STEM including forensics, life sciences, computer science, aerospace and much more. This is an interactive camp where campers will be able to experience the daily lives of many careers and meet professionals in various STEM fields. The camp is centered around a mystery which the campers will be solving through many hands-on activities.

Who: Created with 6th-12th graders in mind, activities could be adapted for 4-5th grade.

Anticipated Supply Cost: It is FREE to use these online curriculum. Materials to implement the curriculum are the responsibility of the user. You can expect to spend approximately $35-$45 per camper in materials. The cost will vary based on materials used, vendor, etc. These activities use many materials that you may already have on hand (paper, scissors, yarn, etc.), which will also reduce the overall cost of the camp.

Activities Include:

  • Build an Anemometer

  • Build a Wind Sock

  • DNA Analysis

  • Fingerprinting

  • Check your Pulse

  • Kite Kit

  • Build a Hoop Glider

  • Build a Paper Airplane

  • Coding with Cards

  • Balance and Weight Challenge

  • Foam Glider Kit

  • Black Box Challenge

Facilitator Materials

Supply List

Supply List

List of suggested supplies. You may supplement or substitute for certain activities.

STEM Toolkit Supplies - STEM Investigation Camp

Ordering Info

Spreadsheet with links to purchase and approximate costs. TRSA is not affiliated with these vendors. You may order from any vendor you choose, or use items that you already have. Item price and availability subject to change and is beyond our control.

Daily Activities

Daily Activities

Printable activities for facilitator's reference, or for students without internet access. We recommend using the camp website (link above) which includes videos and additional information.

Welcome Letter to Families

Welcome Letter to Families

Make a copy and add your school's information.

Standards Addressed

Standards Addressed

See how each Activity Aligned with Oklahoma Academic Standards.

Want to test your skills at solving more problems? Think you can launch the rocket? Let's test your observation and problem solving skills to see if you can complete the mission!

Funding for the original camp from which this Summer Playbook was created was provided by: