Youths will learn what causes the feeling of weightlessness during long drops on roller coasters and solve crimes using hair and fingerprint analyses during summer science camps at the University of Central Florida.
The camps are geared towards highly motivated students in grades 3 through 12 who have an interest in science, mathematics and technology. Camps will focus on topics such as Amusement Park Physics, Forensics and Severe Storm Science.
==> Florida scientists and students got to make a piece of the Phoenix Mars lander all their own. Cool stuff to be a student and know your work is helping study another planet.
UF helped improve color–calibration targets on the Phoenix to ensure the camera’s accuracy so scientists would know where to make the Phoenix dig, he said.
Abhi Lokesh, a UF integrative biology senior, worked on the project during his freshman and sophomore years.
Lokesh said he couldn’t believe there were never more than five students involved with the project.
“This project was a hidden gem,” he said. “I don’t think kids realized how cool the stuff was that we were doing.”
==> Here’s an interesting story about what happened when a biology teacher’s job collided with other aspects of her life, such as trying to make ends meet by working in a bikini on the weekends. And she has three kids. And she has a pet monkey.
==> A less controversial pursuit keeps this high school biology teacher happy. Heck, he discovered a new species of jellyfish.
==> So, what headline can you make out of today’s words? “Phoenix lander discovers camp of bikini-wearing squid on Mars.”