Science Exploration Camp
|Dates (Mondays through Thursdays ):||
6th grade program: July 6 - July 16, 2020
7th grade program: July 6 - July 16, 2020
8th grade program: July 6 - July 16, 2020
9th grade program: July 6 - July 16, 2020
|Registration Deadline:||First come, first serve|
|Financial Aid:||There are a limited number of full and/or partial scholarships are available to applicants who are eligible for the Federal free or reduced lunch program. Please submit a letter, on letterhead, from an official at the school district or the letter you received stating that you are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program in order to be considered for a scholarship. This letter must be included with your application.|
|Eligibility:||For students entering 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade in September 2020|
|Time:||9:00am - 1:00pm on the above dates|
|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!
Students entering 6th grade will be given opportunities to use their imagination and creativity while actively engaged in science and engineering practices. They will be guided through a variety of hands-on science investigations that include designing, constructing, testing, and modifying ideas. We will use the scientific method as we explore the various areas of science such as biology, chemistry, and physics.
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.
Students entering 8th grade will explore biology, chemistry, biotechnology, and environmental chemistry in the context of case studies of Cholera, Bioremediation, Genetics, and daily interactive demonstrations. The overarching theme of the camp will highlight homeostasis and the environment. These experiences will introduce and reinforce skills and concepts that will better prepare participants for high school science coursework. .
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.
6th grade program instructors: Alicia Walsh & Merideth McCarthy
7th grade program instructors: TBD
8th grade program instructors: Rob Bolen & Kevin Richards
9th grade program instructors: Sue & Wayne Mennecke
For additional information or questions, please call (631-632-9750) or e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org).Registration