ChemCamps spark youngsters’ interest in science

To an outsider, room B371 in the UW-Madison Chemistry Building would have looked more like a middle school playground than a college lecture hall on a recent summer afternoon.

In fact, it was merely hosting the first week of the Institute for Chemical Education’s (ICE) ChemCamps—camps teaching chemistry lessons geared for students entering grades 5-8 this fall — and the students and counselors were meeting to touch base on their tasks for the day before moving on to the chemistry labs…

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