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 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
Wednesday 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
Thursday

An introduction to chemistry

Animal tagging and movement

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

Discover how animals are tracked and studied in this interactive lesson from an experienced vulture researcher and biologger

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