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From TechCrunch:
Science class is about to look a lot more boring. One million kids logged on to Maker Camp last summer, so today Google and Make Magazine (affiliated with Maker Faire) announced the second year of its online summer camp, which teaches teens to build, hack and explore. The six-week program on Google+ includes virtual field trips to NASA, CERN, and Disney Imagineering plus the opportunity to make tensile strength towers, glowing candy and potato canons. Each day Maker Camp kids join counselors on a new project or field trip and use Google Hangouts to get advice and share their experiences. Campers can join from home on their desktops and via mobile, and — new this year — they can visit a local Make Camp affiliate site, such as a library, where they can congregate in person. Google hopes the campers will share photos and videos of their creations on its social network Google+.

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