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    Boston Leadership Institute: Pre-HS: Chemistry Science Fair

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Biology, Physics
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Call: (781) 431-2514
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    Overview

    This program is for rising 6th-8th graders interested in diving into the exciting world of chemistry! Chemistry Science Fair draws students in with a series of exciting hands-on labs. Specific labs will vary year to year and in accordance with the interests of the students. Some labs borrow from science fair projects utilized in recent competitions. Here are a few examples:

    -Polymer Chemistry: In this experiment, students will learn about polymers used in sports equipment and toys, such as Silly Putty, Silly String, and Legos. They’ll also examine recycling of polymers used in consumer packaging. -Chemistry of Art: Students examine the chemistry of colors, pigments, and dyes. -Chemistry of Cooking: A perennial favorite course where students explore the chemical reactions used in cooking and get to eat their masterpieces! -Forensic Chemistry: Students solve forensic mysteries by examining fibers and trace materials. -Science of Illusion: Students use disappearing ink, conduct a magic trick where an egg “magically” passes through a bottle, and fluids that change color when shaken.

    Cost and Session Information

    July 11-15 LCA Day-only One-week tuition: $599 One-week deposit to secure your seat: $200