The summer gives a perfect opportunity for the young ones to invest time in unconventionally engaging in their studies. Many camps have become so popular that teach children about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
There is one camp that the National Center for Health Statistics conducts annually. This camp called the NCHS Data Detectives Camp only recruits sixth and seventh graders. Its aim is to train children on their statistical thinking, as reported by the Washington Post.
This free STEM camp was started in 2016. Since the pandemic began, it has been offered via Zoom meetings through 2-hour classes. The camp will start in August.
According to the agency, the camp helps in building good analytical and statistical concepts like predictions, comparisons, and distributions in a child-friendly format.
The camp will help tweens to think like a data detective by collecting the needed information, asking the right questions, and analyzing data, the agency says.
The federal agency that provides statistical information for guiding health policy also uses this technique in its errands. NCHS is a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It tracks all the information about health systems to mortality of the incidence of diseases.
The research and studies done by the agency based on the data reveals some amazing facts and present some fascinating in about healthcare in the United States. This includes drug over-use cases and the number of suicides, and stats about how many people eat fruits and vegetables.
The camp is organized in association with the University of Maryland. The application form for this camp is available on the agency’s website. This year, the agency will accept only 30 applications. For consideration, children will have to answer some questions, such as what’s their favorite math equation, concept, or number, the Washington Post reports.
So, this summer, get your children enrolled in this camp! The deadline for applying is May 30.