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Girls in Science

Dates: June 15 - 19, 2020

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 1st-3rd Grade

Gender: Female

Location: Holding Hall Lower School, Science Lab (Modular)

Cost: $255

Program Description: The Lower School Science Lab at Ravenscroft is a place for young students to experience the excitement of scientific discovery. During this camp, offered only for girls, participants will be able to do longer experiments and projects than are possible during the 45 minute class periods of the school year. Each day, participants will work on projects that they take home when complete. Previous projects have included giant bubble wands (2 ft. diameter bubbles), UV detectors, fossil casting, rocketry, and turning copper pennies into gold ones! Your daughter will have fun with dynamic activities and projects while learning about basic scientific principles.

What to Bring: A daily snack

Instructor: Patrick Knox grew up building things, taking things apart and putting them back together again. Early on he developed the reputation for being able to fix other people's broken stuff. The chemistry set that he received while in sixth grade set the stage for much experimentation and ultimately degrees in chemistry and education from NCSU. During his years at State, he built his own house, created spaceship/sound shuttle for a high-end car stereo store and collected animal pets from his land in northern Wake County. He has rebuilt automobile engines, worked as a precision model-maker, chemist, and museum educator at the NC Museum of Life and Science. At the age of 35 he finally found his true calling and became a science teacher. He founded the Ravenscroft Lower School Science Lab in 1990, subsequently taught high school and middle school and the Duke School in Durham. He is pleased to be back at Ravenscroft and in the Science Lab that he created.