Physics camps build confidence and introduce students to key principles in Advanced Placement (AP) Physics in a hands-on lab environment. Two-week camps are taught by Physics teachers who have attended gender equity training. Camps are held in high school classrooms and can accommodate up to 60 girls who have taken the prerequisite courses for AP Physics. Students take field trips to a university and to a technology company. To introduce students to STEM careers, time is allotted each day for a female speaker working in STEM field. Topics covered include:
  • Problem solving
  • Experimental design
  • Ohm’s law and series circuits
  • Parallel circuits
  • Velocity and acceleration
  • Motion
  • Trajectories
  • Optics
  • Spatial skills
For information on this program, emailĀ Wanda Gass, president of Design Connect Create.