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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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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 ...
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Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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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:
Jun 23-Jul 12

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

The Speyer School:

Jun 30-Jul 19
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Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 2-3

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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
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 5-6

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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:

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Ursinus College:

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
,
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:

Mirman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

The Gilman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12

Roger Williams University:

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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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:

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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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:

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Roger Williams 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:

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-11

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Introduction to Astronomy
In the 17th century, Galileo looked into the sky with a simple pair of lenses and saw the moons of Jupiter. Modern times have had similarly profound discoveries. This course investigates light, optics ...
Sessions:

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences
This course is an introduction to human biology and the science of medicine, drawing upon basic biological and chemical concepts to explore the intricate anatomical and physiological mechanisms ...
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

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-8

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Inventions
Did you know the idea for the microwave all started with a candy bar? Inventor Percy Spencer was standing in front of a magnetron when he noticed his chocolate treat was melting in his pocket. When ...
Sessions:

Mirman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

The Gilman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 3-4

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Investigations in Engineering
Engineering is an art that requires ingenuity, the ability to understand the components of a problem, facility in design, and the capacity to find creative solutions. This course introduces you to the ...
Sessions:

Johns Hopkins University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grade 9+

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Marine Ecology
Ninety-four percent of life on earth is aquatic, yet we have only explored 5 percent of Earth’s oceans. Marine ecologists aim to reduce this knowledge gap while using biology, chemistry, physics ...
Sessions:

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 5-6

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On Being Human
How do we know the sky is blue? Why do we assume the sun will rise in the morning? Our sense of “knowing” is biological, psychological, and philosophical, and it is at the heart of much of our ...
Sessions:

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Skidmore College:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-8

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Principles of Engineering Design
Humanity’s unending quest to find the most efficient and cost-effective means to make life better has created engineering marvels—from the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, to the ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Johns Hopkins University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Skidmore College:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Summer Sleuths
Mysteries have captivated our imagination for centuries, in life and in fiction. This sampler gives students a chance to build math, science, and literary skills while thinking through the elements of ...
Sessions:

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 5-6

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The Edible World
The saying goes, “You are what you eat,” and in this chemistry class, you’ll learn how true that adage really is. Examine the ways fats, proteins, and carbohydrates fuel our bodies and make energy for ...
Sessions:

Mirman 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 3-4

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The Global Environment
Record-high temperatures, rising sea levels, massive wildfires, superstorms, and other environmental disasters have increasingly alarmed citizens across the globe. Scientists believe drastic measures ...
Sessions:

Johns Hopkins University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Grade 9+

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