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Anatomy and Physiology
One look at classic anatomical sketches such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, created from the artist’s meticulous observations of dissected cadavers, can inspire a deep interest in the body and ...
Sessions:

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-8

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Astrophysics
When the sun runs out of fuel, will it explode in a giant supernova or fade into a white dwarf? Does every galaxy revolve around a supermassive black hole? Will the universe keep expanding or ...
Sessions:

Johns Hopkins University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-11

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Be a Scientist!
What can astronomers learn from black holes? How do engineers decide on the best bridge designs? How do marine biologists know that dolphins are smart? Learn how scientists answer big questions and ...
Sessions:

Mirman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

The Speyer School:

Jun 30-Jul 19
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Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 2-3

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Behind the Mask: Superheroes Revealed
BAM! POW! ZAP! Everyone knows Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and Captain America, but superheroes can come in many shapes and sizes. Must a superhero fight crime? Is Elsa from Frozen a superhero—and what ...
Sessions:

The Gilman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
Jun 23-Jul 12

The Speyer School:

Jun 30-Jul 19
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Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 2-3

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Being a Reader, Becoming a Writer
If you love to read, write, and talk about books, this is the course for you. In this course, we'll form a literary community and develop our vocabulary, close-reading, and critical thinking skills ...
Sessions:

The Speyer School:

Jun 30-Jul 19
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Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 3-4

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Big Questions
What is justice? What is beauty? What is the right thing to do? What is real? How can I be sure of what I know? This philosophy class will cultivate and refine your critical thinking skills by asking ...
Sessions:

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 5-6

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Biotechnology
The Human Genome Project has sequenced all of the approximately 20,000 genes in human DNA. How did scientists gather this information? Can it help cure congenital diseases or cancer? What ethical ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-11

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Chemistry in Society
From artificial sweeteners in diet soft drinks to batteries in electric cars, chemistry is integral to our everyday lives. This course investigates chemistry as a means to solving real-world problems ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Skidmore College:

Jun 30-Jul 19
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Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Cloudy with a Chance of a Science
Would a boat made of bread and peanut butter actually float? Could one tree be recycled into sweaters and bicycle seat covers? Could a pancake as big as a city block flatten a school? Children’s books ...
Sessions:

Mirman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

The Gilman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02
Jun 23-Jul 12

The Speyer School:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 2-3

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Cognitive Psychology
While you read this sentence, your eyes alone are transmitting approximately 10 million pieces of data per second to your brain. Nevertheless, your attention remains focused on these words, you ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Skidmore College:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Crafting the Essay
This immersive and collaborative course will introduce you to great essayists including Annie Dillard, Charles Simic, and Richard Rodriguez, and help you find your own distinctive narrative voice. You ...
Sessions:

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Skidmore College:

Jun 30-Jul 19
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Jul 21-Aug 09

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19

Ursinus College:

Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-11

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Cryptology
Cryptology is the study of the codes and ciphers used to create secret writing. This math course explores many early techniques in cryptology, such as cipher wheels, the Caesar shift, polyalphabetic ...
Sessions:

Johns Hopkins University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Skidmore College:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Crystals and Polymers
Why do some plastic containers melt in the microwave while others don’t? What makes Silly Putty stretchy? How are packing peanuts made? Chemicals are key to answering these questions, and in this ...
Sessions:

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 5-6

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Data and Chance
Your new friend at CTY teaches you a dice game. If you roll a 4, you win and the game ends. If your friend rolls a 5, they win and the game ends. You take turns rolling until one person wins. If you ...
Sessions:

The Gilman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02
Jun 23-Jul 12

Mirman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 5-6

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Data Structures and Algorithms
We know that computers are great problem solvers, but there is human work that must be done before computers can work their magic: first, it is necessary to formalize the problem within a mathematical ...
Sessions:

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-11

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Decoding Our World
How do we see, perceive, and describe the world around us? We can use mathematics to measure, calculate, and find patterns. We can use technology to expand what we see and observe. And we can tell ...
Sessions:
Jun 23-Jul 12

Mirman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 3-4

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Electrical Engineering
The first transistor, created at Bell Laboratories in 1947, was about 4 centimeters in size. Today, millions of transistors fit on a single computer processor chip—about the size of a postage stamp ...
Sessions:

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-11

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Epidemiology
From Covid-19 to HIV to malaria, infectious diseases remain one of the world’s leading causes of death. How do scientists compile and use statistics to combat outbreaks? In this course, you and your ...
Sessions:

Johns Hopkins University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Grade 9+

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Examining the Evidence
How can an abandoned car, devoid of license plates, help detectives solve a jewel heist? How can a single strand of hair keep a man from going to jail for murder? In this course, you will uncover the ...
Sessions:

The Gilman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Mirman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

The Speyer School:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 5-6

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Exploring Ethics
We all face ethical choices. How do we know what is “good” or “bad,” or “right” or “wrong”? Are there standards of ethics by which we can judge people or their actions? In this course, we’ll reflect ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-11

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Fast-Paced High School Biology
This course covers material ordinarily included in a year-long introductory course in high school biology, typically a prerequisite for AP® or IB Biology. We’ll begin with the smallest unit, the atom ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Skidmore College:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Fast-Paced High School Chemistry
This course covers material normally included in a year-long introductory course in high school chemistry, which is usually a prerequisite for AP® or IB Chemistry. It explores physical and chemical ...
Sessions:

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-11

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Fast-Paced High School Physics
This course covers material typically included in a year-long, algebra-based introductory course in high school physics, a usual prerequisite for advanced physics courses like AP® Physics 1, or IB ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-11

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Fiction and Poetry
Saul Bellow said, "A writer is a reader moved to emulation.” This course draws inspiration from the published works, journals, and drafts of writers such as Alice Munro, John Updike, Rita Dove, and Li ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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