It’s not rocket science but it sure is fun!

Buffalo, NY – The Canisius College Summer Science Camp held in August hosted nearly 300 middle school students from throughout Western New York. 

Students learned the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, pressure, ballistics and logical geography through hands-on activities.  They then demonstrated what they learned in a series of simultaneous experiments that took place in the classrooms and in the Canisius Quadrangle. Demonstrations included a hovercraft experiment, in which students use physics concepts to construct an air-cushioned vehicle that travels over a smooth surface using high pressure air that is ejected downward.  Students also experimented with pressure to fire an air cannon and used ballistics to launch water balloons with precision. 

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One of 28 universities in the nation, Canisius College is the premier private university in Western New York.