Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBIA, SC - A grant from NASA and Boeing has made it possible for the South Carolina State Museum to provide an out-of-this-world camp experience for local students.
Rising sixth grader Rasheon Garrett is one of the students taking part in the weeklong camp this week. He says science has not always been his favorite subject, but it's growing on him. "NASA camp is cool," said Garrett.
He's one of nineteen Richland District One students currently learning what it takes to survive in space, down to the bone.
"We were looking at how long it took to break up the bone of an astronaut," said Lauren Gantt, another rising sixth grader.
From experimental hands-on activities, to the chance to talk to a Mars Rover engineer, the weeklong opportunity is called "Summer of Innovation."
"These students were funded by Boeing and NASA, so we were able to offer this camp free of charge," said Meika Samuel, the SC State Museum's Director of Operations. Samuel says a camp like this could cost a parent anywhere from $200-$300 a week, so the grant helps to take the focus off of the cost and instead put a spotlight on education.
"We have a large presence with Boeing [in South Carolina] and aerospace and aeronautics, and then with NASA having all these educational resources, it just seemed like a natural fit to host it at the museum," said Samuel.
Samuel says the curriculum comes from NASA with a focus on STEM learning which is science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Museum officials are confident what they students are learning at the camp will go with them back to school.
"It's an extension of what they're learning in the classroom, so that way when they go back to start the school year they're familiar with the terminology, and they've got a little more practice using the calculators and scientific equipment."
In turn, the camp seems to be creating a love for learning that's also out-of-this-world. "I'm looking forward to learning a lot of things about astronauts, because I'm not very good in science, but I'd like to learn a lot more," said Lauren Gantt.
There will be one more full week of camp for rising 8th graders next week, but the museum says they're hoping to secure funding to offer the camp or after school activities all year long.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>