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USC Sumter 2020 Summer Scholars Series

Summer shouldn't be boring, so why should summer camp? USC Sumter Summer Scholar Series is designed to engage imaginations, stoke creativity, reward curiosity and just be a barrel of fun. This year we have an online science camp to tempt even the most picky personalities!

SOLD OUT - Mad About Science

June 22 - 26, 2020
9 AM - 12 PM • Ages 9-14 • Seats Available: 40
Registration Fee: FREE!

With Dr. Dan Kiernan

This camp will expose students to cell & marine biology, virology, environmental science, genetics, biochemistry and physics. Participants will conduct scientific experiments and explore the environment in which we live. The facilitator, professor Kiernan, has been a biology instructor for twelve years at USC Sumter. Guest presenters this year will include USC professors Austin Jenkins (Naturalist) and Mark Roberts (Marine Biologist). 

This year celebrates our 10 year anniversary of USC Sumter Science Camp!

 Registration is closed.

See some of the experiments from 2019 here.


Science Camp Shopping List

You may have most of this in your house already! What you do not have you will need to order or shop for. All the below is needed to complete the experiments. The exact amount needed for the experiment is indicated. Unfortunately, some experiments require much less than the amount sold so you will have extra. 

Short 9 oz. cups (less than 4 inches high - Clear Solo Cups work well 

4 individual bags Sandwich-size zip-lock plastic bags (7x7)

1 tablespoon of Cream of tartar (Potassium hydrogen tartrate) 

1 tablespoon of Baking soda (Sodium bicarbonate)

1 pair safety goggles 

10 pairs of disposable gloves or mom’s dishwashing gloves (can be washed&reused)

1 teaspoon & 1 color Food coloring 

1 full bottle for cleaning and experiments of 70% isopropyl alcohol (8oz) 

4 fresh chicken eggs (unboiled)

1 bottle Distilled water (8oz)

1 bottle of vinegar (10 oz.) 

1 bottle Light Corn Syrup (4oz) 

2 Fresh Potatoes 

1 teaspoon of Baker’s Yeast (recommend - 1 Fleischmann's Rapid Rise Instant Yeast Fast Acting 0.25 Ounce) 

1 bottle of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (4oz) 

6 plastic test tubes (10-15ml size) Amazon recommend -  201711020914

1 teaspoon of Liquid detergent (Palmolive or another) 

1 tablespoon amount of Non-Seasoned Meat tenderizer

24 inches of String 

100 Popsicle sticks 

1 bottle of Elmer’s Glue (4 oz.)

1 tablespoon of Borax Powder 

1 bag of Cotton (50ct) 

2 Twizzlers (*only 2 strands needed) 

1 container of Icing/frosting (4 oz.) 

40 Small Colored Marshmallows (*not cereal marshmallows) 

40 Toothpicks 

1 bag of Candy Blocks - (11.5 oz.) *Lego candy blocks - *full bag needed 

1 box of Fruit Roll-Ups (15 oz.)