Clemson University Summer Scholars

Physics and Astronomy

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Why Does it Tick, Click, Slip, Slide, Spin, or Shine?

This course is offered to rising 7th — 10th graders.

Participants will explore the worlds of Physics through hands-on activities in the areas of radiation, energy, dynamics, and cryogenics; with emphasis on: distinguishing between radiation and radioactivity, energy conservation methods and limitations, dynamics of moving bodies, and solid, liquid, and gas phase transitions. In Astronomy investigations will include the areas of planetary, stellar, and galactic formation and structure.  Activities will include visits to Oconee Nuclear Station, the Clemson University Planetarium, and night time telescope observation (weather permitting) at the South Carolina Botanical Gardens.

This course is offered during Session 2 (June 15th, 2014 — June 21st, 2014) and Session 4 (July 6th, 2014 — July 12th, 2014). Click here to view the schedule.

Tuition for this course is $950.

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