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UNLV Rebel science camp for 5th graders

Posted at 6:49 PM, Mar 06, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UNLV faculty and student leaders are using some kids’ favorite things to get them energized about science and the possibility of a career in STEM during the university’s annual Rebel Science Camp.

The outreach program, offered by UNLV’s College of Sciences, shows students how science impacts their daily lives. At camp, students learn that turning off the faucet when brushing their teeth can reduce their carbon footprint. Using cereal, students build an aquifer to learn what happens during times of drought.

The goal is to help the young learners take science home with them, while also enhancing their literacy in STEM fields and encouraging them to attain a post-secondary education.