July 6-10, 2015
A science-based program for students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in the Fall
Of Cabbages & Chemistry – The idea that chemistry occurs only in labs will be dispelled as chemists use various materials to conduct tests on many common household chemicals. The chemists in this session will also create a neutral environment in the “chambers of a spaceship” to protect their alien friends.
Calling All Engineers – Imagine trying to fly a plane that won’t fly or working in a building that can’t stand the weight of 100 employees. The engineers in this session will learn all about what it takes to build and maintain various structures.
Ecology in your Backyard – What is an ecosystem? What makes one animal a consumer and another a producer? How does energy from the sun end up in our bodies? Aspiring young ecologists will have the opportunity to explore the complex interactions between wildlife and their environment through hands-on activities and scientific investigations both in the classroom and in the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve on campus. Come join us as we learn how food webs work, how decomposers cycle energy back to growing plants, how to create your very own ecosystem in a bottle and much more!
Students attending the UCA Challenge program for the five days will pay an enrollment fee of $175. This will include enrollment in three extraordinary courses and a t-shirt.
Each of the UCA Challenge faculty members has experience working with students in this age group and a high degree of knowledge in their given subject areas. It is the goal of each faculty member to make this an enjoyable learning experience. UCA Challenge is directed by Ms. Lisa Herrington.For more information about University Challenge, contact Lisa Herrington at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 450-5456.