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Students can make things glow at science camp

By James Benavides
Public Affairs Specialist

(April 25, 2008)--The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives will host the Science Explorer Summer Camp June 9-20 at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Thirty aspiring scientists in the fourth and fifth grades are being recruited to attend the day camp filled with hands-on science projects.

Taught by UTSA professors and students, the summer camp is a rare opportunity for young students to work in a college science lab without getting into trouble.

Topics of exploration will include making things glow in the dark; the myth of Pop-Rocks candies with soda, slime and polymers, fizzing and foaming; layered liquids; the Bernoulli Principle, the physics of paper airplanes and the perennial favorite challenge -- designing a capsule to protect an egg in a four-story drop.

The sessions will run 9 a.m.-noon, June 9-13 and June 16-20 with the weekend off and a party from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, June 20. Students are responsible for their own meals and transportation. Registration is first-come, first-served, with a $150 non-refundable tuition fee.

For information or to request an application, call (210) 458-2769.

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