Be a Scientist!

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Be a Scientist!
Science Course
Course CodeBSCI
Year Opened2006
Sites OfferedSPE
Previously OfferedALE, GIL, HKY, LAJ, NUE, NRS, SAN, WLA, WDS, WIN
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Course Description

From the CTY Course Catalog:

What can astronomers learn from black holes? How do engineers decide on the best bridge designs? How do marine biologists know that dolphins are smart? Learn how scientists answer big questions and solve world problems by designing and conducting your own hands-on investigations in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and more. As ecologists, you and your classmates may experiment with ways to stop soil erosion. As chemists, you might work in teams to learn how fireworks use metals to produce different colors when they burn. You’ll question and hypothesize; identify and manipulate variables; observe, measure, and record data; analyze and interpret results—and you’ll leave this course thinking like a scientist.