Exploring Science Camp

Exploring Science Camp

It is well recognized that students who have exposure to science in elementary school have improved problem-solving skills and empowers them to participate in an increasingly scientific and technological world.   Dowling College is offering two week hands-on science program for 8 – 11 years old.  Working alongside their parents/guardians, students will explore and understand some of the basics of chemistry (eg. How does fireworks have color?), environmental science (eg. What is global warming?), physics (eg. How to develop your own thermometer?) and biology (eg. Why do we add yeast to bake a loaf of bread?).

Since the experiments will be done performing ingredients found in stores, students will be able to perform the experiments again and again to their friends, allowing them to have a strong positive feeling towards science.  Our objective is to also give the students a sense of accomplishment when the task is completed, and be able to transfer that experience easier to other learning situations.

Instructor:  The program will be run by Dr. Vishal Shah, Chair of Department of Biology.  Dr. Shah is a nationally recognized scientist with eight patent applications and over 60 peer-reviewed research papers.  His research area includes developing pedagogical teaching modules in Science for elementary class rooms.  Dr. Shah serves on the editorial board of numerous international journals and has participated in many national and international science panels.

Dates:  August 3-6 and August 10-13.  Time.  9.30 to 12.00 am

Cost:  $300/team (1 student and guardian).  For guardian accompanying more than one student, the cost for each additional student will be $275/-.  The cost includes safety goggles and lab coat for the student.

To Register, Please Call: 631-244-3420