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Junior Scientists

Dates: June 24-28, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age: Rising 1st-3rd Grades

Gender: Coed

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

Cost: $235

Program Description: One of the most exciting places in the entire school for young boys and girls is always the Lower School Science Lab. During this camp, we'll get to do longer experiments and projects that are not possible during the 45 minute class periods of the school year. Each day, participants will take home the projects they complete. The projects and experiments are different from year to year so campers who enjoyed the program in the past are encouraged to join again for fun, new experiences that will open their eyes' to the incredible world around them.

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 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 a spaceship/sound shuttle for a high-end car stereo store, and collected animal pets from his land in northern Wake County. He's rebuilt automobile engines, worked as a precision model-maker, chemist, and museum educator (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 science and was a middle school classroom teacher at Duke School in Durham. He is pleased to be back at Ravenscroft, again in the Lower School Science Lab.