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Brendan Collica crawls under the string in the maze, pretending it is the Cave of Crystals in Mexico. Because the crystals are so delicate one slight touch or scratch can ruin them. (click for larger version)
July 31, 2013 - Underground homes and towns were created last week as students put on their thinking caps to help solve the housing situation in Singapore.

The students learned during Camp Invention about Singapore's population problem and how hard it was to find space for all the residents.

"They are thinking about real world problems," said Beth Rogers, a teacher at Springfield Plains Elementary, explaining the students are also learning about other problems and thinking of ways to solve them. "It is really nice."

The students went to four different modules each day and throughout the week build onto what they have previously learned. They also learn about teamwork.

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"It is a skill they will carry the rest of their lives," teacher Jessica Herzog added.

Camp Invention is offered through Clarkston Community Education. For more information visit www.camp invention.org. ~WAR

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