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Science Courses

Listed below are the science courses offered in 2019, and the sites and sessions for each course.

If you are unfamiliar with our site codes, please review the site key below. The course code links will take you to the appropriate catalog course description and links to sample syllabi for the course.

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Science Course Offerings

Biology Courses

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (dates vary)

Site key

Grade

Code

Course

Sites and Sessions

3-4

SCOP

Through the Microscope

ALE-2*  GIL-1*  LAJ-1*  NUE-1*  SAN-2* WLA-1&2*

5-6

EXAM

Examining the Evidence

ALE-2*  BRI-1&2  CGV-1&2  GIL-1*  KHY-1**  LAJ-1*  LOS-1&2  NUE-1*  SAN-1&2*  SPE-1&2*  SRF-1&2  WLA-1&2*

5-6

BSEN

The Sensory Brain

ALE-2*  CGV-1&2  GIL-1*  HKY-1**  LOS-2  SAN-1*  SRF-1&2

7+

INBS

Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences

CAR-1&2  HKU-1**  LAN-1&2  LOS-1&2  SAR-1&2  SUN-1&2

7+

ANPY

Anatomy and Physiology

ATN-1&2  BRI-1&2  HAV-1&2

7+

ANSC

Zoology

ATN-1&2  BRI-1&2  HAV-1&2  SUN-1&2

7+

BIOT

Biotechnology

BRI-1&2  HAV-1&2 

7+

BIOL

Fast-Paced High School Biology

CAR-1&2  JHU-1&2  LAN-1&2  LOS-1&2  SAR-1&2

7+

GENE

Genetics

CAR-1&2  JHU-1&2

7+

NEUR

Neuroscience

CAR-1&2  JHU-1&2  LAN-1&2

10+

EPID

Epidemiology, Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, and Pandemics

PRN-1

10+

GLOB

The Global Environment

PRN-1

10+

SPUB

Science, Technology, and Public Policy

PRN-1

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Chemistry Courses

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (dates vary)

Site key

Grade

Code

Course

Sites and Sessions

3-4

FOOD

The Edible World

ALE-2*  GIL-1*  NUE-1*  SAN-1*  SPE-1&2*   WLA-1&2*

5-6

CPOL

Crystals and Polymers

ALE-2*  CGV-1&2  LOS-1 

7+

CHMS

Chemistry in Society

ATN-1&2  BRI-1&2  HAV-1&2  HKU-1**  SUN-1&2

7+

CHEM

Fast-Paced High School Chemistry

CAR-1&2  HKU-1**  LAN-1&2  LOS-1&2  SAR-1&2  SUN-1&2

7+

ORGO

Introduction to Organic Chemistry

HKU-1**  LAN-2  LOS-1

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Physics Courses

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (dates vary)

Site key

Grade

Code

Course

Sites and Sessions

3-4

INVT

Inventions

ALE-2*  GIL-1*  HKY-1**  LAJ-1*  NUE-1*  SAN-1&2*  WLA-1&2*

5-6

SCEN

The Physics of Engineering

ALE-2*  BRI-1&2  CGV-1&2  GIL-1*  HKY-1**  LAJ-1*  LOS-1&2  NUE-1*  SAN-1&2*  SPE-1&2*  SRF-1&2  WLA-1&2*

7+

PHYW

Fast-Paced High School Physics

CAR-2  LAN-1&2  LOS-1&2  SAR-1

7+

SREL

Advanced Topics in Physics: Special Relativity

LAN-2

7+

EGRD

Principles of Engineering Design

ATN-1&2  BRI-1&2  HAV-1&2  SCZ-1&2  SUN-1&2

7+

IENG

Investigations in Engineering

JHU-1&2

7+

ENGE

Electrical Engineering

CAR-1&2  LOS-1&2  SAR-1&2

7+

ASTR

Astrophysics

JHU-1&2  LAN-1&2  SAR-2

7+

PHSP

The Physics of Sports

BRI-1&2  SCZ-1&2

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Field Sciences Courses

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (dates vary)

Site key

Grade

Code

Course

Sites and Sessions

2-3

BSCI

Be a Scientist!

ALE-2*  GIL-1*  HKY-1**  LAJ-1*  SAN-1*  SPE-2*  WLA-2*

2-3

CWIT

Cloudy with a Chance of Science 

GIL-1*  HKY-1**  SAN-2*  SPE-1*  WLA-1*

3-4

SPAC

Space: To Infinity and Beyond (one week course)

ALE-2*  GIL-1*  LAJ-1*  SAN-2*

3-4

SPOF

Science Spoilers (one week course)

ALE-2*  GIL-1*  LAJ-1*  SAN-2*

5-6

MARE

Marine Ecology

BRI-2  LOS-1&2  SRF-1&2

7+

STAR

Introduction to Astronomy

BRI-1&2  SCZ-1&2

7+

PBIO

Paleobiology

LAN-1&2  LOS-1

7+

CBAY

The Chesapeake Bay

MSC-1

7+

WHLS

Whales and Estuary Systems

BRI-2  MSC-1

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Site Key

CodeSite

ALE

Alexandria, Virginia*

ATN

Allentown, Pennsylvania

BRI

Bristol, Rhode Island

BRK

Berkeley, California

CAR

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

CGV

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

GIL

Baltimore, Maryland (Gilman School)*

HAV

Haverford, Pennsylvania

HKU

Hong Kong S.A.R.**

HKY

Hong Kong S.A.R.**

JHU

Baltimore, Maryland (Johns Hopkins University)

LAJ

La Jolla, California*

LAN

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

LOS

Los Angeles, California (Loyola Marymount)

MSC

Baltimore, Maryland (Marine Science)

NUE

San Mateo, California*

PBD

Baltimore, Maryland (Peabody Institute)

PRN

Princeton, New Jersey

SAN

Sandy Spring, Maryland*

SAR

Saratoga Springs, New York

SCZ

Santa Cruz, California

SFD

Stamford, Connecticut*

SPE

New York, New York*

SRF

San Rafael, California

SUN

Seattle, Washington

WLA

Los Angeles, California (Mirman School)*

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (room and board provided)

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