Science U

Science-U is a summer camp at Penn State University exploring every inch of the universe!

Episodes

Young girl attempting to blow a bubble in a square frame

How to Make Square Bubbles

ScienceU campers experiment to try to make a soap bubble in the shape of a cube.

(1:52)

 

Several young students putting their hands in a mixture of corn starch and water

Oobleck

When is a liquid not always a liquid and a solid not always a solid? When its “Oobleck”! – the solution of water and corn starch particles that change their state of matter under pressure!

(1:40)

 

Instructor and young female student examine a tooth

Testing Tooth Decay

Will the acid in drinks weaken your teeth? Tooth enamel is tough but can be eroded by acids in your mouth. ScienceU campers tested the acid levels in their favorite drinks.

(2:19)

 

Instructor shows students petri dish

Testing the “5 Second Rule”

Would you eat food that you dropped on the floor if you picked it up in less than five seconds? People call it “the five second rule” but is it true or false?

(1:40)

 

Instructor holding a pizza box, aluminum foil, and other items to make a solar oven

How To Make a Solar Oven

Can you make a s’more using only the power of the sun? ScienceU campers make pizza box solar ovens that can harness the sun’s energy to make a s’more.

(1:54)

 

Young girl shows water bottle dyed green from the food coloring in her mouth

The Science of Backwash

Campers at Science-U learn about germs and backwash!

(1:46)

 

 

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