LADS (Learning and Doing Science) is a program created to extend boys' science education beyond the classroom and develop their appreciation for the pursuit of scientific discovery. Experimenting alongside the students and scientists of Kenyon College, the lads of LADS will watch invisible particles, find the hidden destructive power of gummy bears, and much more! We will learn material that is fun, exciting and totally new.
Available to all middle school boys (grades 6-8). The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and goes until 1:30 p.m. Registration is free, and lunch will be provided. For up to date announcements, Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/learninganddoingscience
What does a magician whipping a tablecloth out from under a glass have in common with bouncing balls and waves in a pool? Come try your hand at the magic trick and find out! You’ll learn how quantum mechanics affects us in the real world, and what keeps the glass on the table.
Registration for the February session is now open. Click here to register!
Our program is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and will last until 1:30 p.m. (with lunch provided). Check in will take place in the lobby of Hayes Hall (201 N. College Rd) which is in the Science Quad of Kenyon College. You may wish to arrive a few minutes early to avoid the registration line, and participants can be picked up promptly at 1:30 pm in the same location.
For directions getting to the campus, please visit the web page noted below:
When you arrive at the college, watch for signs directing you to our event. Our street address is 201 North College Road. Once you turn onto North College Road, you will immediately come to a fork in the road. Please take the lower road leading to the Science Quad all the way to the end. The drop-off location for our participants will be in Hayes Hall, which is the first building on the left.
For those of you who will be coming from outside the Gambier/Mount Vernon area, there are a number of shops and restaurants you may want to check out while you are waiting for the program to end. Below are some links that will direct you to local restaurants and things to do:
Visit Knox County (Click on "Places to Eat" at the top)
For additional information or if you plan to register a large group, please contact Connie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-427-5069.
Check out what the students did during our session held in October:
Bridges and motors and robots, oh my! Did you know you can build a working motor with a battery and a magnet? We'll try our hand at this and bridge building at our Engineering All Around you session! We'll even control robots with iPhones!