Who knew science could be so fun?Posted August 13th, 2010 by staff
Saturday Academy hosted their annual Science Camp during the first week of August for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Throughout the course of the week the students experimented with different fields of science such as geology, microbiology, chemistry, physics and more! Science Camp explores a variety of topics that are not normally covered in a middle school classroom curriculum.
Students mixed solutions in OSU’s chemistry lab to see which solids would cause mixtures to heat or expand, worked with pressure and riding a Hovercraft with a physics professor on campus, and tested hands and objects for bacteria, mold and yeast with a group of volunteers from the microbiology department. The students were able to participate in hands on activities all week as well as work side-by-side with Oregon State University faculty as well as OSU students.
Advised by Margie Haak (an OSU Chemistry Professor and Science Outreach Coordinator), the Science Camp students broadened their horizons and learned that there are a multitude of different kinds of topics to study – they just have to find the one they are passionate about!