SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse City School District students are spending the week making boomerangs and robots, racing hovercrafts and participating in an FBI manhunt.
Those activates are just a few designed to enhance children's understanding of scientific concepts in a weeklong camp at Syracuse University.
The founder of the Interactive Science Program brings his lessons to communities all across the country. He hopes to pique interest in math and science at an early age by allowing kids to experience the activities instead of just reading about the subjects in school.
"The kids are learning how hands on science can be fun, that there are a lot of jobs in STEM related fields that the President talks about all of the time. A lot of jobs, a lot of opportunities and other countries are leaving us behind, so we need to get our kids interested in math and science," said Darryl Baynes, Interactive Science Programs Founder.
The program cost about $20,000. It's sponsored by Syracuse University's Partnership for a Better Education, OCC's C-STEP program, SUNY ESF, Syracuse's STEP program and 100 Black Men of Syracuse.