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ERIC Number: EJ938988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Canisius College Summer Science Camp: Combining Science and Education Experts to Increase Middle School Students' Interest in Science
Sheridan, Phillip M.; Szczepankiewicz, Steven H.; Mekelburg, Christopher R.; Schwabel, Kara M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n7 p876-880 Jul 2011
The Canisius College Summer Science Camp is a successful and effective annual outreach program that specifically targets middle school students in an effort to increase their interest in science. Five broadly defined science topics are explored in a camp-like atmosphere filled with hands-on activities. A 2010 module focused on chemistry topics of crystallization, chemiluminescence, chromatography, indicators, and differences between polar and nonpolar substances. The camp operates as a partnership between chemistry and education faculty by serving as a practicum for the Differentiated Instruction Master's Degree Program in Education at Canisius College, effectively combining the skills of professionally certified teachers with those of science-content experts. The authors believe that this successful and self-sustaining model can be adopted at many other institutions. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York