August summer school 2017

We are holding our annual science summer school for year 12/13s in South West Wales, between the 7th and 10th August 2017.

To sign up, you will need to fill in the application form. We will then send you a consent form for your parent/guardian to complete, and confirm that you are accepted onto the course.

When? Monday 7th – Thursday 10th August 2017
Where? Swansea University, Singleton Park campus, SA2 8PP
Cost? ABSOLUTELY FREE and we provide lunch and travel costs too!

What will I be doing?

Monday

Arrive and settle into halls of residence

Myth busting climate change

Meet the program organiser and your student ambassadors; meet some of the academics teaching you over the week; settle into your room and have a look around campus

Learn about the albedo effect; create the greenhouse effect in a bottle

Tuesday Space exploration and hunting for exoplanets Take a guided tour of space in a mobile planetarium; use our state-of-the-art optics lab; learn how NASA finds new planets; use LEGO Mindstorms to hunt for your own
Wednesday Dissection and animal adaptations Learn how animals survive in our oceans; perform dissection to better understand how their biology differs; see real live sea creatures from our coastline
Thursday

An introduction to chemistry

Particle physics games

Join our guest chemistry lecturer for a hands-on introduction to chemistry at Swansea University

Learn about the properties of different particles by playing a giant interactive board game

This itinerary is correct as of 10/02/17. Some of the topics of the workshops may be altered at a later date.