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Byron students create and problem-solve at Camp Invention

BYRON, Minn. (KTTC) -

Some Byron students are getting a hands-on experience inventing and creating, using some basic household materials.

All this week, the Byron Primary School is hosting Camp Invention.

The STEM-based camp allows students in kindergarten through sixth grade to use their imagination to create different projects.

Students are tasked with building anything from self-driving robots and mini-mansions to designing and crafting solutions to real-world problems.

Camp organizers say that there is never a wrong answer for each project, but failing is just as important.

"The first step to success is failure and rejection," said Mark Seifert, the Byron Camp Invention director. "And so, it's OK to fail. If you fail, that's only one way that didn't work. What's a new way that you can go into and decide how it's going to work."

Seifert says he wants students to continue to learn and think outside the box.

The students are able to use a variety of materials from home to complete their projects, including empty milk jugs, cereal boxes and cardboard boxes. 

Seifert hopes students bring their ideas home and continue to invent and experiment.

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