RICHLAND, Wash. — About 60 kids will show off their newly learned skills from this week’s “Gizmos, Gadgets and Goop” summer science camp at 10 a.m. Friday, June 27, at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
The activities include making ice cream in a Ziploc bag, building towers and dropping balls containing LED sensors. The campers will be outside the Consolidated Information Center at 2770 University Drive, Richland.

The demonstration is the “big event” after a week of activities related to electronics, motors and inventions.
This is the first of eight summer science camps held on the WSU Tri-Cities campus for children who will be entering kindergarten through fifth grade in Fall 2008. The weeklong sessions use curriculum from Knowledge Learning Cooperation and are led by certified teachers. Other camp themes are Space & Rocketry, Science Detective, and Guts & Glory: Extreme Sports Science.
For more information or to register for upcoming full-day and half-day science camps, visit or call 372-7606.
Directions to Friday morning’s event: Drive north on George Washington Way, pass Hanford High School. Turn right on First Street, then take the immediate right on University Drive. Turn left into the CIC parking lot. Walk through the first floor to the patio behind the building.

Washington State University Tri-Cities is a regional campus along the Columbia River in Richland, Wash. Established in 1989 with upper division and graduate programs, WSU Tri-Cities offers 17 baccalaureate, 14 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs. The campus added freshman and sophomore courses in fall 2007 to become a true four-year public university, extending the WSU land-grant mission of providing affordable, accessible higher education. For more information, call 509-372-7250 or visit