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Science

Investigate, explore, and learn with our science program. Perfect for the camper with a inquisitive mind. Explore different areas of science through hands on active learning. Campers get to use the beautiful lab space located in Rockland Community College's Academic I building. 


Each week is a separate topic, and there is no prerequisite knowledge needed. All young scientists are welcome! 



 

2017 Curriculum


Each week the Science program will follow a common theme. Experiments and projects will be diversified and adjusted for the age of the campers. Pick your weeks now!

Weekly Curriculum
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Week 1 - July 3rd to July 7th
Water and Buoyancy -- One of the most abundant substances on Earth has some amazing properties! Investigate uses of water and some of its characteristics.
 Week 2 - July 10th to July 14th
Biology -- Explore living organisms and what makes them go. Campers will examine what makes animals work.
 Week 3 - July 17th to July 21st
Chemisty -- Join us for some fun experiments this summer! We look at different chemical interactions and how molecules interact.
 Week 4 - July 24th to July 29th
Robots -- See how robots can make our lives easier. We will build kits and experiment with different electric and mechanical structures. 
 Week 5 - July 31st to August 4th
Locomotion -- Why do things move? Explore the forces applied to movement, and how they are dictated by Newton’s Laws. Test it all out by building different types of moving things!
 Week 6 - August 7th to August 11th
Rockets -- Come explore how rockets work. We learn about what affects aerodynamics, and build and launch our own rockets!
Typical Schedule
 
9:15 - 10:30 
 Science in the lab
 10:30 - 10:45
 Break
 10:45 - 12:30
 Science in the lab
 12:30 - 1:20
 LUNCH
 1:20 - 2:05
 Swim
 2:10 - 2:55
 Games
 3:00 - 3:45
 Rotating Afternoon Activity (photography, arts and crafts, computers, etc.)