Aspiring scientists invited to camp

LONG BEACH - Third-and fourth-grade students can have fun learning about science this summer during the Young Scientists' Camp offered by Cal State Long Beach's Department of Science Education.The two-week camp meets from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, Aug. 10-21, at the CSULB campus. This year's camp focuses on physical science. Third-graders will study "Is it Magic? No, it's Science!" Students will figure out the science behind intriguing phenomena and learn science demonstrations that will amaze those around them. Fourth-graders will have fun "Toying Around with Science" by taking a closer look at some popular and classic toys and games using chemical and physical sciences. Students take part in hands-on classroom and lab experiences taught by experienced school science teachers, CSULB students studying for science education teaching credentials, and other science specialists in a ratio of one teacher for every seven students. "You will solve mysteries, investigate the world and discover new things," said Laura Henriques, chair of the Department of Science. "Science opens doors to your future. Come to a college campus and do real science in real science labs." The cost of the camp is $275 per student, with a $25 sibling discount. Limited financial aid is available. Students can also register for other CSULB afternoon sports and academic camps for an additional fee. This year's science camp sessions for fifth- through eighth-graders are full. For more information about the Young Scientists' Camp, call (562) 985-4801 or visit www.youngscientistscamp.com.

********** Published: July 24, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 14