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CSULB to host August camps for young scientists, physics for high-school girls

August 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · Community

The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Science Education Department will host its annual Young Scientists’ Camp, a paid summer science camp for any child in 2nd through 8th grade, plus high-school girls in any grade, from Aug. 5–16 on the CSULB campus.
This year’s theme is Earth and Space Science, taught by experienced and future science teachers and science specialists, according to Science Education Department Chair Laura Henriques.
Second- and third-graders will study rocks, soil and animals who live there in a program called Digging into Science; third- and fourth-graders will explore space and Mars in Curiosity in Science; fifth- and sixth-graders will learn about the ways the Earth is reshaped in Don’t Mess with Mother Nature; and seventh- and eighth-graders will become crime-scene investigators in Forensic Investigations.
High-school girls can enroll in Phun Physics for Phemales, which will feature women physicists as instructors and is partially funded by the American Physical Society in an effort to get more young women interested in studying physics or physical sciences, Henriques said. Previous high-school physics coursework is not required.
Both camps will take place from 8:30am to noon Mondays through Fridays at the CSULB campus. Fees are $300, with a $25 discount for siblings. For more information or to register, visit cnsm.csulb.edu/depts/scied/projects/ysc .

Source: CSULB

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