Scuba diving is an excellent hobby for underwater naturalists. In this lesson, students in grades 6-8 learn about the concepts of buoyancy and how organisms float, sink, or hover in water as they construct a neutrally buoyant “scuba diver.”
Project SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training) is a 4-week Summer Institute at the University of New Hampshire, July 5-29, 2011, for talented high school students in grades 10 and 11. It challenges, educates, and motivates students in science and mathematics while acquainting them with the environment and resources of the University as a place for higher education and research. Cost: $3,000 for full four weeks, $2,500 without weekend stays.Applications accepted until all places are filled.
Tags: Aerospace, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Environmental science, Grades 10 and 11, Marine Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Science, Summer Camps & Programs (Students), Summer Programs (Students)
Tech Challenge 2011, sponsored by The Tech Museum, in San Jose, CA, this is an annual team design challenge for youth in grades 5 through 12 that introduces and reinforces the scientific process with a hands-on project geared to solve a real-world problem. This year’s challenge has students devise ways to rid the oceans of trash. Information Clinics begin Sept. 25, 2010, through Feb. 2011.