The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Programming Robots with Python for Grades 10 – 11 – 12
One week IN PERSON camp at The Lawrence
Member: $835 / Non-Member: $880
Date: June 7 – June 11 Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM
Understanding Climate Change with the help of Python for Grades 10 – 11 – 12
Are you considering a path toward a climate-related field? In this Teen Research Program you will explore how today’s scientists rely deeply on computer programming to better understand and explain climate change. Together we will conduct investigations related to the environment and take on programming challenges designed to help you learn Python and analyze data. Each group will have the unique opportunity to create and present your own data visualization of a global climate phenomenon on our Science On a Sphere® (SOS) exhibit. You will gain skills and knowledge about climate change and coding while adding valuable experience to your college application. This high school program takes place Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM at The Lawrence and is open to teens entering grades 10-12.
No prior coding experience required.
Date: July 12 – July 16 Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM
Biodesign for Grades 10 – 11 – 12
How can scientists and engineers use ideas from nature to solve real-world challenges? In this Teen Research Program, you will experience firsthand the excitement of how the natural world sparks innovation in the fields of biology and engineering. Together we will construct a 3D-printed prosthetic hand designed for children, build nature-inspired robots, investigate the science that enables geckos to defy gravity, and even engineer your own design application to address real-life challenges. You will gain skills and knowledge about bio-inspired engineering and design while adding valuable experience to your college application.
Date: July 5 – 9 Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM
Biotech Genetics for Grades 10 – 11 – 12
Are you curious about the future of gene editing? In this Teen Research Program you will explore the different processes related to gene editing and the field of biotechnology, including a new technology called CRISPR that enables scientists to change organisms’ genes more accurately and efficiently. These innovations in biotechnology seek to solve many of the world’s current challenges. However, gene editing also brings up ethical concerns that we need to address. Together we will learn the science behind gene editing, use CRISPR to edit bacterial genes, and explore the ethical questions related to gene editing. You will gain skills and knowledge about genetics and biotechnology while adding valuable experience to your college application.
Date: June 14 – 18 Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM
Environmental Monitoring @ The Lawrence for Grades 10 – 11 – 12
Are you curious about how we affect the air we breathe and even the soil we grow our food in? In this weeklong Teen Research Program, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience in the science of environmental monitoring. Together we will collect, analyze, and interpret data surrounding the presence or absence of environmental pollutants such as chemical lead (Pb) concentrations in the soil and particulate matter concentrations in the air both at the Lawrence Hall of Science and in surrounding neighborhoods. We will also discuss how these techniques and approaches can be applied to environmental monitoring in urban settings. You will gain skills and knowledge about environmental science while adding valuable experience to your college application. This high school program takes place Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at The Lawrence and is open to teens entering grades 10–12.
Date: July 19 – July 23 Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM
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