Chemistry is a Blast!

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    EYM Summer 2022 Session A

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Explore the world of chemistry in an outstanding Macalester lab.  Students will experiment with wondrous materials and find out what makes them tick.  You will discover the balancing forces of nature and take a look into the nature of matter itself.  This class is all about labs. Students will develop their fingerprints with iodine, freeze marshmallows with dry ice, measure the energy content of different foods by burning them, titrate vinegar to measure its acid content, dissolve styrofoam, create slime, and more.  Bring your questions and your curiosity! When we combine fun experiments with useful information, using a catalyst of curiosity, the product is some real chemistry! Will there be explosions? YES!

About Expand Your Mind

For Rising 8th-12th Grade Students

A Unique Experience on a College Campus

Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.

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