June 05 - 09, 2017
8:30AM - 3:30PM
2017-06-05 8:30AM 2017-06-09 3:30PM America/New_York Science Camp 2017: Science and Agriculture (1-5) Palm Beach Atlantic University
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Science Camp 2017: Science and Agriculture (1-5)

Palm Beach Atlantic University
901 South Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33410

Palm Beach Atlantic University offers science summer camps for all ages. Palm Beach Atlantic University's Science Camp is for campers entering 1st through 5th grade. Students will explore activities that relate to biology, chemistry, earth science and physics to different aspects of agriculture. Topics include understanding the nature of soil (nutrient content), exploring the types of biomolecules and nutrients that make up food, examining factors that affect plant growth (photosynthesis, disease), learning what conditions are required for plants to grow, exploring the role animals have in agriculture and understanding different agricultural practices. 

There are two specific age groups:

Group 1: 1st-3rd graders
Group 2: 4th-5th graders

The camp includes:

  • Exploration activities (held outdoors or in the classroom); some laboratory experiments led by PBA faculty.
  • Break for physical activity and free time after lunch
  • Schedule will allow for arts and crafts time centered around the science topic of the day for Group 1; Group 2 will have daily time to share, reflect and review experiments and activities of the day.

Cost: $175 (Extended will be provided at additional cost (7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.; $15/child/day)

Student must provide his or her own lunch; lunch will not be provided. 

Frequently asked questions 

Time: Camp will run Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Daily Schedule:

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. – Extended morning care
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. – Check-in
  • 9:00-9:45 a.m. – Mini lecture on topic of the day – led by PBA faculty
  • 10:00-11:30 a.m. – Lab experiment
  • 11:30-12:15 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12:15-1:00 p.m. – Activities in the gym
  • 1:10-2:20 p.m. – Fun activities tied to the theme of the day (varies depending on age group) and/or experiment
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Snacks and group activity
  • 3:30-4:00 p.m. – Pick up
  • 4:00-5:30 p.m. – Extended care