• The first image beamed to Earth from the Mars Insight robot

    The Wonder of Mars Insight and Other Space Questions

    The words “Touchdown Confirmed!” caused an eruption of cheers, hugs and high fives today, and it wasn’t from the NFL, but rather the words of the announcer from the command center at the NASA/JPL Laboratories in Pasadena, California as the Insight probe landed on Mars. As I watched the landing unfold live on NASA TV, you could see the nervous excitement of each person in the command center over the course of the 7 minutes from the time the probe descended through the atmosphere to the time it landed on Martian soil. It was nothing less than mesmerizing!


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  • My Mother’s Secret Camp Nickname


    On my first trip back home after my first summer working at 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy I uncovered my mother’s secret identity: Cherub. Cherub was my mother’s camp name from a summer camp she worked at for 9 years.


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  • Register now and save!

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    This fall we have promotional pricing for our programs in Israel, Massachusetts, and California!


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  • Take a Tour of Sci-Tech East – Nov 18th


    Interested in taking a look at Sci-Tech for future summers? Come visit us during on of our open houses at the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA. Meet the directors and tour our campus with other prospective Sci-Tech families.


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  • Parshat Noach: Science in the Torah

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    At URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech we aim to use science and technology as a portal through which to connect with Judaism. This week, we read the story of Noah’s Ark—the big boat, the flood, the animals and of course the meteorological phenomenon of reflection, refraction and light dispersion.


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  • Finding the STEM in Sukkot

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    At URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech West we aim to use science and technology as a portal through which to connect with Judaism. That’s nice, but how do we actually do this? Read more to find out how we connect Sukkot to science!


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  • 10th Grade Legacy Project


    The Sci-Tech Torah, written by the 6 Points Sci-Tech Community, weaves together texts from the Torah with facts that outline our modern understanding of the history of the world. Because this Torah has been a central ritual object and has grown each summer along with our community, the 10th graders decided to design and create a Torah cover made out of camper t-shirts from the first 5 summers of Sci-Tech as their legacy project.


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  • I Arrived at Camp 25 Years Late


    "The wishful part of my latent youth brought me to this camp, but I left with roaring inspiration. These campers, staff, counselors, and instructors are truly remarkable pioneers, forging ahead, discovering knowledge, innovating technology, creating connections, and changing the world."


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  • All Hands on Deck: TECH Talks Session 3


    Our workshop instructors transform the hockey rink into a showroom of the discoveries and creations from each workshop. Take a look around the rink and you'll see a mini doctor's office set up for biozone, a ring for our robots, tables of laptops showing off the video games and programs, microscopes to examine the organisms in our water, chemistry experiments bubbling over, and 3D animations projected on the glass.


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  • Workshop Discoveries and TECH Talks


    To see the transformation from their first day of workshop when they are staring at the instructor wide eyed with curiosity and confusion, to the TECH talks when they have become experts in their workshop, is magical. 


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