2500 Old Alabama Rd. Suite 5 - Science Center Suite 21 - STEM Lab Roswell, GA 30076 770 641-9336
2018 scitech MIDDLE SCHOOL summer courses
SPACE TECHNOLOGY May 29-June 1 (4-day course)
8:30am-4:30pm This week, we study the physics and biology of space exploration. Students study the physics and logistics of launching spacecraft into orbit, design and build a CubeSat model, explore drone technology, and investigate the effects of space on living organisms.
8:30am-4:30pm Students learn the science of solving mysteries, including fingerprint, DNA, ink, hair, fiber, chemical, gait and handwriting analyses, as well as observational and problem solving skills to figure out "Who done it?"
8:30am-4:30pm Living organisms can provide additional evidence in a forensic investigation. Students use insect identification and development, as well as microbiology techniques and other biological methods to develop hypotheses related to solving crimes.
8:30am-4:30pm Students use forensic and toxicological analyses to investigate environmental pollutants, explore levels and sources of soil and water contamination, and test remediation methods to minimize environmental damage.
8:30am-4:30pm During Experimental Chemistry Lab, students spend hours learning the science of chemical reactions, investigating the periodic table, conducting laboratory experiments, exploring acid and base reactions, experimenting with polymers and more.
CRASH COURSE IN CODING July 2-3 or July 5-6 (2-day course)
8:30am-4:30pm In this 2-day intensive course, students practice keyboarding skills, learn basic coding commands, understand the importance of syntax in making the program properly execute, and learn to alter the code to create their own custom program. We also work on offline activities to understand computational thinking. This is not a drag and drop coding course, and is designed for students with very little to no programming command experience. Students must bring a laptop or tablet (tablets must have a physical keyboard).
8:30am-4:30pm Students learn the anatomy and physiology (body parts and their function) of different vertebrate organisms, including basic anatomical terms, organ and organ system function, and safety and dissection procedures as they dissect (if they wish) mammalian organs (sheep brain, pig kidney) and preserved frogs.
8:30am-4:30pm The focus of this course is underwater exploration and technology. Students learn the science and technology involved in scuba diving, submersibles, shark tagging and Aquarius Reef Base, and build a SeaPerch underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
8:30am-4:30pm This week, students study the basics of the genetic code, learn techniques for extracting, amplifying and sequencing DNA, and use bioinformatics tools to analyze DNA sequences and genetic variation.
8:30am-4:30pm To study force and motion in real-world situation, students design and conduct hands-on experiments, collect data and graph their results to analyze and understand concepts such as laws of motion with changes to mass, speed, force, and conservation of energy. Experiments involving hydrophobicity, conductive materials and biophysics will be included.