Summer Science Days I and II

Come join us for a week or more of hands-on, thought-provoking, science fun for rising 5th-7th graders!

Camps for older students are available, see:
DNA and Cells - The Building Blocks of Life (7th - 9th grade) or
Biotechnology, Health & Society (9th-12th grade).  
- Labs for elementary or special groups can be arranged– contact Professor Vicki Corbin to discuss.
- Download a printable flyer to post and share!

CAMP REGISTRATION 

Information for SSD I and II registered/paid participants:


Summer Science Days I 

- June 16-18 or July 14-16, 9:00am-12:15pm
- Early bird fee, $70.  Fee after May 22, $80.  Payment due at registration, see link below.
This action-packed, hands-on camp covers a fascinating array of biology, physics and chemistry topics for rising 5th through 7th graders.  Parents, grandparents or guardians are welcome to enroll and participate!  All classes will be held on campus in the Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center, G-26 Jordan Hall.  Drop off/pick up in G-26 Jordan Hall.  Summer Science Days I and II do not need to be taken in order or together. 

Fun with Mutants!    Tuesday 
Why is life on earth so incredibly diverse? In this class, you'll learn about DNA structure and function and build DNA models to see how errors in the genetic code (mutations) lead to new traits or diseases. You will observe normal and mutant organisms and figure out what normal genes do based on your genetic discoveries.

Play with Your Food!   Wednesday 
You will learn some amazing chemical and physical properties of food through a fun series of (sometimes tasty) experiments: making milk kaleidoscopes, creating and launching food rockets, flying and dropping eggs, making ice cream and making “mutant” cupcakes. Mealtime will never be the same!

Become a Crime Scene Investigator!   Thursday 
You will use modern crime scene technology, including DNA fingerprinting, to analyze data from a crime scene, including fingerprints, “blood” samples and DNA evidence. 

Exact content of camp subject to change.  Instructor: Professor Vicki Corbin with other Clemson University personnel. Camps will close when filled or 10 days before the first day of camp.  10 participant minimum. Fees will be refunded only if the session does not run.

CAMP REGISTRATION 


Summer Science Days II

July 7-9 or August 4-6, 9:00am-12:15pm
Early bird fee, $70.  Fee after May 22, $80.  Payment due at registration, see link below.
This action-packed, hands-on camp covers a fun and fascinating array of biology and chemistry topics for rising 5th through 7th graders.  Parents, grandparents or guardians are welcome to enroll and participate!  All classes will be held on campus in the Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center, G-26 Jordan Hall.  Drop off/pick up in G-26 Jordan Hall.

Summer Science Days I and II do not need to be taken in order or together. Camps for older students are available, see DNA and Cells (7th - 9th grade) or Biotechnology, Health & Society (9th-12th grade). Labs for elementary or special groups can be arranged– contact Professor Vicki Corbin to discuss.

Fun Food Chemistry!  Tuesday 
We need food to survive, but how does it actually give us energy? And how do we get energy by eating bananas, but not from cotton balls or sand? You will learn the biochemistry of food—fats, carbohydrates and proteins—and digestion. And you'll use chemistry to transform food into non-food: bouncy balls, slime and other disgusting playthings!  

The Microscopic World of Cells  Wednesday 
You will look at many weird and wonderful cells using microscopes and learn how cell structures (inside and out) are used in the cells. You will build edible cell models to explore the different structure and functions found in plant and animal cells. And you'll learn how microscopes work by making your very own!

Microbial Marvels  Thursday 
Microorganisms are everywhere! You will learn what they are and how they grow. And, under the right conditions they multiply fast! You'll also find out where they live, including in, on, and all around us! Luckily, most of them are beneficial. Last, you will learn how antibiotics work and how they affect both microbes and their human hosts.

Exact content of camp subject to change.  Instructor: Professor Vicki Corbin with other Clemson University personnel. Camps will close when filled or 10 days before the first day of camp.  10 participant minimum. Fees will be refunded only if the session does not run.

CAMP REGISTRATION 


For more information:
Vicki Corbin: Director, Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
vcorbin@clemson.edu or 785/766-1923

Ginger Foulk foulk@clemson.edu or 864/656-4224