Cook Up Science during Summer Session!

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Rising 8th-Grade Chefs, Scientists, Explorers: Exciting opportunity to study science through cooking—on Phillips Academy Campus and online—awaits you

Students entering 8th grade have an exciting opportunity to experience Andover this summer! The hybrid Summer Session course, “Serving up Science,” will be taught by Andover faculty members Brian Faulk, chemistry instructor, and Keith Robinson, biology and chemistry instructor.

Brian Faulk

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The course begins with a three-week online experience that engages students in coursework and preparation through a variety of online platforms and computer-based learning experiences. That experience is followed by two weeks of residency on Phillips Academy’s campus, where students work together to apply what they have learned in the online portion of the course to real-life lab experiments, projects, and in-person learning.

Keith Robinson

During the course, students will:

  • Utilize the school’s excellent facilities and resources—including the Gelb Science Center and Paresky Commons dining hall—to explore food as a canvas for applying the scientific method.
  • Participate in classwork, fun field trips, evening study sessions, and online activities to develop and apply their knowledge of scientific concepts to better understand the chemical reactions that are present in a variety of approaches to cooking.
  • Meet new friends and enjoy campus life, getting a taste for what it’s like to be an Andover student.

Key Details

Designed for rising 8th-graders as part of our Lower School Institute, only one section will be offered in 2017:

  • Online: Students will work independently from their homes from June 26 to July 16.
  • On campus: Students will reside at Phillips Academy July 17–30, working in-person with teachers and engaging in lab activities, simulations, and field learning experiences.

For more information on “Serving up Science” or to learn about our other hybrid offerings in computational thinking, documentary film-making, and analytic geometry, visit the Summer Session website and make sure to view the video overview on these offerings.

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