This summer the Pitt Science Outreach team has designed a 6 week summer science camp, “Technology and Your Health”. The program focuses on four different subject areas: technology and exercise, technology and nutrition, technology and hearing safety, and technology and neuroscience. Undergraduates from the university serve as ‘science mentors’ for the program. Pitt Science Outreach brings the program each week to 4th-6th graders attending camp at participating YMCA locations. This summer we have science camps running at Hazelwood YMCA, Urban Pathways YMCA, Collegiate YMCA, Thelma Lovette YMCA, Penn Hills YMCA, Homewood YWCA, Western Area YMCA, and Wilmerding YMCA. We meet with nearly 200 youth each week! Campers learn the basic steps of the scientific method and the importance of scientific research. Campers are split into groups, each led by one science mentor. Each science mentor specializes in one of the four main topics. Teams design, conduct, analyze, and present their very own science experiment! By the end of 6 weeks everyone agrees that SCIENCE ROCKS!
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