This summer, Schwarz will be partnering with Adelle Schade, Director of the Science Research Institute at Albright College, to host a virtual camp aimed at middle and high school students, filled with fun activities, lessons and programs on everything from research design to AR/VR coding.
Schwarz also encourages families to try out some projects with household items. She recommends these websites where you can find fun, kid-friendly, science experiments to try at home:
Some of the experiments from these sites that Schwarz suggests as a fun summer project are:
- Making elephant toothpaste, an exciting foam reaction made with hydrogen peroxide, a catalyst like yeast and soap
- Building a hovercraft with a CD, a balloon, a pop-top bottle cap and some glue
- Making a levitating orb with a PVC pipe and a balloon
- Building a film canister rocket with an old film canister, a fizzy antacid tab, water and some decorations
- Making an electromagnet with a large nail, some copper wire, a D size battery and some paper clips
For more information on the camp and to register, click here.
Ursinus faculty and staff are eligible for a discounted rate. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to stay safe, wear your goggles and have fun!-By Mary Lobo ’15