Registration is now being accepted for Science Rocks! summer days camps at University of the Fraser Valley.
The camps are open to students who will be in Grades 4 to 6 as of September 2011. Each of the five different camps involves scientific problem-solving skills and fundamental scientific principles in a fun, hands-on way.
The camps are led by current senior UFV science students or recent alumni, and are supervised by UFV science professors.
The camps are all held in Abbotsford, except the final one, which takes place in Chilliwack:
July 4-8 – Volcanoes, Van de Graaff and Vapor: What causes waves? Does space ever stop? What causes potholes?
July 11–15 – Cryptography, Codes and Crime Scenes: Can fish breath air?
Why is there liquid inside a blister? Where does weight go when you lose it?
July 18-22 – Animation, Animals and Artifacts: Why do mosquito bites itch?
Where do fish go in winter? Why do camels spit a lot?
July 25–29 – Lasers, Light Sabers and Lightning: What is a googol? How does the earth float in space and not fall? Do rocks grow?
Aug. 8-12 – The Very Best of Science Rocks, featuring the most popular activities from all the weeks.
Registration forms and additional information are available online at www.ufv.ca/sciencerocks.