One-Day Learning at Amherst College for Middle & High Schoolers

Splash! at Amherst College
Saturday, November 17th, 2013

Splash!… a one-day program in which college students lead fun classes for middle & high school students at Amherst College!

Jump into a deep pool of knowledge at Amherst College’s Splash, an event offering students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to take part in workshops on fun and fascinating topics not generally taught in school. Lead by Amherst College students, the workshops are designed to introduce participants to new topics and teach a few basic skills that can provide the foundation for future learning about each topic – which could be anything from origami to the math behind the electoral college.

Held on Saturday, November 17th, 2013, from 9am-4pm, Splash participation includes five different workshops, as well as lunch. Students are able to choose which workshops they will participate in, and can choose from over thirty different offering in the categories of engineering, math and computer science, humanities, art, and science. Many of the workshops cover topics that are popular amongst teens and tweens, like cartoon drawing, gaming, and food-related science; others cover topics that teens are likely aware of but are not well informed about, such as ethics, social entrepreneurship, and public speaking…

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