2017 Genetics and Environmental Sciences Camp Overview
Genetics and Environmental Sciences Camp
Overview Recommended Ages / Upcoming grade level: 10-14 years old / 5th - 8th grade (As of Fall 2017) Dates: June 19th - 23rd Times: 9:00am – 2:00pm (Drop-off starts at 8:45am, Pick-up ends at 2:30pm) Location: Canyon Crest Academy, Room C201 (Mr. Haas' room) Rates: $350 per student - Register Now! Includes: High school lab materials, camp t-shirt, advanced curriculum and worksheets
The CCA San Diego team is proud to hold this summer camp with the purpose of nurturing interest in science among young students. We aim to teach intriguing ideas to students of this camp and encourage them to appreciate and love genetics and environmental sciences.
Have any questions? Email: email@example.com Point of Contact: Michelle Zhang
Summer Hours: The Genetics and Environmental Sciences Camp will start June 19th and end June 23rd. More sessions may be opened up to accommodate students. Class sessions will start at 9:00am and end at 2:00pm, totaling 5 hours of fun daily! Genetics Science Curriculum Brief Overview
Lay foundation of basic genetics and hereditary terminology
Gregor Mendel and his peas
Sources of genetic variation/genetic diseases/gender-linked genes
DNA translation and transcription
Types of inheritance
Environmental Science Curriculum Brief Overview
Ecosystem levels/abiotic vs. biotic
Biological ecosystem interaction
Plants, photosynthesis, and their role in the food web
Artificial selection/agricultural applications
Environmental degradation and problems
Bioremediation and environmental remediation techniques
How to help the environment/DIY environmental safety packet
Lab Technique Practiced
Running gel electrophoresis, PCR
Mock transfection and transformation labs
Centrifuge from scratch
We will be performing a week-long project on mendelian genetics with mung bean plants and other science related projects, such as constructing a DNA double helix, ecological simulations, and learning lab techniques that most students won't otherwise learn until they study at a university! Science tools and t-shirts are also given!
Daily Outline 9:00am - Camp check-in and games 9:30am - Interactive lessons 10:00am - Laboratory application based on lesson 10:30am - Snacks and games 10:50am - Continue lab or lesson 11:15am - Lunch 12:00pm - Week long project time 1:00pm - Introduction to a new lab technique 2:00pm - Pick up time
Included laboratory materials for lab use: micropipettes, pH strips, tabletop centrifuges
Materials students may bring home:
Worksheets and lesson materials for all topics
Summer camp t-shirts
Snack is provided everyday (apples, crackers, etc.).
Lunch can be provided for $7 (you may select lunch options), but students may bring their own lunches (reduce waste!). We will be able to accommodate food allergies (gluten free, vegan, etc.)
Summer Camp Cost The Genetics and Environmental Sciences Camp is $350 per student for the whole week. All of the above materials are included.