Opportunity X 2020 Summer Camp

While we were hoping to see our students in person for a summer camp, we decided to host a virtual summer camp after our 2019-2020 school programs were abruptly ended due to the spread of the coronavirus. The program is free for all participants and is completely virtual. From August 1 to August 30, we will run through one experiment on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We will be mailing packages full of all the materials you'll need beforehand. 


RSVPs have closed as of Saturday, June 27th, with more than 100 participants from across the Bay Area.

We are excited to host our first session on Saturday, August 1!

2020 Experiments + Materials List


Day 1. Invisible ink

1 cotton swab (q-tip), 1 piece of white paper to write on, juice of 1 lemon, 1 cup














Day 2. Cleaning pennies & pH
5 dirty pennies, juice of one lemon, one tsp of salt, non-metal bowl, 1 paper towel, 2 nuts and bolts, (optional) a few litmus paper strips















Day 3. Lava lamps
1 plastic water bottle, 3 oz of baby/vegetable oil, 1-2 Alka Seltzer tablets, (optional) food coloring
















Day 4. Skittles chromatography
A pack of Skittles, 1 piece of white paper, 1 bowl


















Day 5. Speaker Session — Dr. Wei Huang

Dr. Huang gave a talk on COVID19.








Day 6. Catapult & simple machines challenge
Any materials you might have like rubber bands, aluminum foil, pencils, cups, tape, rulers





















Day 7. Spinning penny
A balloon and a penny









Day 8. Iron for breakfast
Half a Ziploc bag of breakfast cereal, magnets





Day 9. Surface tension
A paper clip, a paper towel











Day 10. Build a structure challenge
Whatever materials you want! (intended to be from the materials box)

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Summer Camp Material Kits Pick Up

We provide each student with a complete science experiment kit. On 7/18, our volunteers assembled 100 kits at KIPP Heartwood for parents to pick up. On 7/25, our second pick up event was at St. Francis High School. For students in Union City, our volunteers dropped off the kits to each student's home. 


2020 Summer Camp Volunteers

Alice Feng

Ashley Ruan

Brian Chen

Stephen Xia

Sidra Xu

Olivia Xu

Andrew Lu

Sabrina Zhu

Maya Chandar

Jia Desai

Anika Bhatia

Pujita Tangirala

Adishree Ghatare

Kevin Sheng

Kelly Wang

Lucy Gong

Jiayi Zeng

Eric Xie

Gary Zhan

Catherine Zhou

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