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What happens to your brain when you have fun?

Science suggests the best learning happens when we’re having fun!

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What happens to your brain when you have fun?

Science suggests the best learning happens when we’re having fun!

According to neurologist (and educator) Judy Willis, “The highest-level executive thinking, making of connections, and ‘aha’ moments are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of ‘exuberant discovery,’ where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.” 

When our brains respond to laughter, our increased volume in breathing causes endorphins, adrenaline, and dopamine to be released. As a result, students are more alert and the information that’s being presented to them is attached to their memories as a positive emotional event. 

One of our favorite things about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is that these areas display the handiwork of our Creator. It’s exciting to see the many “aha” moments that happen when campers relate God’s creativity to the world around them. We get an adrenaline rush when we see them apply the principles they’ve learned!  

New and returning campers alike will be challenged during this year’s camps where we’ll apply the principles of STEM in the area of Space Exploration. We can’t wait to see the individual and collective problem-solving that’ll happen this year as we venture out of this world!

Learn more about Ci 4.0 by visiting http://campinfinity.com/camps and secure your child’s spot by applying today!

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Jason Goff

Jason is the social media manager for Camp Infinity. He loves helping us tell the stories of Ci through the digital mediums of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Robert Ring

RJ is a blog writer for Camp Infinity and a student at Bob Jones University majoring in engineering. He loves considering the science and technology claims of science fiction stories. He also loves reading. Throughout his life he has been a dreamer, imagining a never ending series of what ifs and maybes. From a young age, God gave him a passion for learning all he could about the world around him.

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Jason is the social media manager for Camp Infinity. He loves helping us tell the stories of Ci through the digital mediums of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Max Lorentz

Max Lorentz has loved science (and astronomy in particular) since childhood. He enjoys sharing it with others, especially with young people. He studied mathematics as an undergraduate and is currently completing a Ph.D. in astronomy.

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Jeremy Ervin

Dr. Jeremy Ervin is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University. With his experience in providing professional learning for K-12 teachers and his time teaching pedagogy in higher education, he recognizes how the 21st Century classroom needs to center on the engagement of the learner with enduring understandings.

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