Science Exploration Camp
Dates: 7th grade program: July 7-17, 2014
8th grade program: July 14-24, 2014
9th grade program: July7-17, 2014
Time: Monday - Thursday; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Fee: $450 Eligibility: For students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in September 2014 Maximum Enrollment : 24 students per grade level
These academic programs will complement the students' science curriculum at school and challenge them to think, research and experiment. Each program will be laboratory- based, but will involve reading, computer searching, writing and group work. Students participating in these programs should be interested in science, inquisitive, and willing to work hard to learn something new!
The program for students entering 7th grade will focus on developing laboratory skills. The students will be guided through several scientific explorations in physics, chemistry, microbiology and ecology.
The program for students entering 8th grade will focus on fine-tuning scientific investigative techniques. Much of the course will include gaining knowledge and skills of life science ultimately culminating to solving a mock crime. A variety of topics will be covered including forensics, genetics, microbiology, and chemistry.
The program for students entering 9th grade will concentrate on biology and developing research skills. The students will work in groups to explore botany, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology. These students will develop their problem-solving skills by working through instructions independently. They will develop and test hypotheses and report their conclusions to the group.
7th grade program instructors:
Kevin Mullany & Sabrina Bickoff
8th grade program instructors:
Alexis Vandergoot & Angela Mangano
9th grade program instructors:
Wayne & Suzanne Mennecke
For additional information or questions, please call (631-632-9750) or e-mail email@example.com.
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