Community College of Philadelphia presents college science experience for middle schoolers

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A summer camp focused on science, technology and math just wrapped up at Community College of Philadelphia. But the campers weren't college students. They weren't even high school students. It was the school's first STEM camp for middle school students. About 50 seventh and eighth graders took part in the four-week STEM Academy Virtual Summer Camp. Kids were taught math in the online morning sessions, then they worked in Minecraft and did coding in the afternoon. Students presented their creations Thursday at an online "Demonstration Day." Malika Staton, a seventh-grader at Friends Select, created a Magic 8 Ball app. "When you open the app, you will see the Magic 8 Ball. And when you shake your phone, you will hear a clinking teaspoon," she said. "You can press on the Magic 8 Ball and ask some questions and it’ll answer them in random order."