Science. Adventure. CHALLENGE!


Challenges For You, Your Friends and Family

KSS magic doesn't stop when you leave our campus. Everyone is a scientist and a life-long learner... we have fun together too. That's where Science Adventure Challenge comes in. Join us on Instagram and Facebook and be on the lookout for our challenges. Each challenge will be either science-focused, adventure-focused, or just plain fun! There might be prizes too.

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Mini Marshmallow Structure

Science
Build your own original structure out of only mini marshmallows and toothpicks!

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BINGO!

Adventure
Get outside, rep your camp spirit, and show off your skills with KSS BINGO.

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Camp Legend Art Contest

Fun
For your next challenge, we want you to create your own original art piece of the KSS Camp Legends.

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Create Playdough Planets

Science
Create planets out of homemade playdough and learn about our solar system in the process!

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Strike Your Best HPG Pose

Adventure
Get outside on a hike, in your neighborhood, or in your back yard and strike your best HPG pose.

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Stay Curious

Community Bead Count: 24

Complete this week's challenge and help earn virtual beads for the community!

Marshmallow Bead
2 participants so far in the 'Marshmallow STEM' challenge. Quit eatin' the marshmallows and start building!
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BINGO Bead
1 participants so far in the 'BINGO' challenge. Get your card and start marking off squares!
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Art Bead
7 participants so far in the 'Art Contest' challenge. It's not camp unless you're covered in paint!
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Space Bead
4 participants so far in the 'Playdough Planet' challenge. Houston, we need more!
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HPG Bead
10 participants so far in the 'Pose Like the HPG' challenge. Keep it up!
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Challenge 5: Mini Marshmallow Structure

 

Let’s get STEM-y! The “E” in STEM stands for engineering. While there are multiple kinds of engineering careers, we want you to practice being a civil engineer. Civil engineers design and build structures such as houses, bridges, roads, and so much more! For this challenge, you are going to build your own original structure out of only mini marshmallows and toothpicks! Bonus points for replicating a famous structure or being weight-bearing. Can your structure hold something heavy without collapsing?

Materials Needed:
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Toothpicks
  • Your Imagination
Ways to Participate

1. Upload a photo of you and your completed structure to Instagram or Facebook, mention @KeystoneScienceSchool and tag #ScienceAdventureCHALLENGE
2. Email your name and photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
3. Upload a photo via the form at the bottom of this page.

Pro-Tip

Use a level surface to ensure stability of your structure. Adding multiple marshmallows at toothpick intersections makes it even more sturdy.

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Challenge 4: KSS BINGO

 

Get outside, rep your camp spirit, and show off your skills with KSS BINGO. Complete a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal BINGO. You don’t need to complete the entire board, but bonus points for completing as many as you can while outside. Snap a picture of you completing your final square and tag KSS and #ScienceAdventureCHALLENGE

Ways to Participate

1. Upload a photo to Instagram or Facebook, mention @KeystoneScienceSchool and tag #ScienceAdventureCHALLENGE
2. Email your name and photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
3. Upload a photo via the form at the bottom of this page.

Pro-Tip

Bonus points for doing as many as you can while outside.

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Challenge 3: Enter the Camp Legend Art Contest

 

The Summer of Courage is coming up fast! It’s that time of year we dig out our camp t-shirts from the bottom of our drawers and get excited about spending our days outdoors. We’ve already had a couple of sightings of KSS Camp Legends, and they are as excited as we are about the Summer of Courage!

For your next challenge, we want you to create your own original art piece of the KSS Camp Legends. Maybe you’ll draw an epic battle scene of the Gold Bandits competing against the Green Zombies in CLAW. Maybe you’ll sculpt a Hot Pink Gorilla in its natural habitat. Maybe you’ll create a dance routine depicting Captain Zero’s final triumphant defeat of Dr. Food Waste. Your art piece can include a single Camp Legend or many Camp Legends.

Your art piece could be a drawing, painting, sculpture, diorama, song, poetry, or dance. These are just some suggestions, we want you to be as creative as possible!

Ways to Participate

• Upload your art to Instagram or Facebook, mention @KeystoneScienceSchool and tag #ScienceAdventureCHALLENGE
• Or, upload your art via the form at the bottom of this page.

Pro-Tip

Bonus points for creativity!

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Camp Legends Roll Call
HPG
Gold Bandits
Red Pirates
Blue Mermaids
Green Zombies
Wishy Washy Washer Woman
Leave No Tracey
Captain Zero
Dr. Food Waste
Clownselor
Red Lady of Bighorn

Challenge 2: Create Playdough Planets

 

Learn about our amazing solar system while creating planets from homemade playdough.

  1. Make Playdough Using This Recipe
  2. Learn a Few Fun Facts About the Planets
  3. Create Planets Using This Activity Sheet or Video
  4. Share Your Planets With KSS on Facebook or Instagram
Ways to Participate

• Upload a photo of your planets to Instagram or Facebook, mention @KeystoneScienceSchool and tag #ScienceAdventureCHALLENGE
• Or, upload a photo via the form at the bottom of this page.

Pro-Tip

Wear gloves when coloring your planets with food coloring or you'll have some colorful hands!


Challenge 1: Strike Your Best HPG Pose

 

We're starting things out as simple as possible. Consider this a call and response! We want you to get outside on a hike, in your neighborhood, or in your back yard and strike your best HPG pose. Check the Challenge Wall of Fame for inspiration. Bonus points for creativity!

Ways to Participate

1. Upload your photo to Instagram or Facebook, mention @KeystoneScienceSchool and tag #ScienceAdventureCHALLENGE
2. Email your name and photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
3. Upload your photo via the form at the bottom of this page.

Pro-Tip

The pose is more of a hunched, curled hand, 'Walk Like an Egyptian' than Olympic runner.

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