Resource: SPARK - Science for Middle School, Brown University (Providence, RI)
Website: SPARK - Science for Middle School, Brown University (Providence, RI)
University: Brown University/Office of Summer & Continuing Studies
URL: http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Continuing_Studies/pc/spark/index.php
Description: This pre-College summer experience is where 7th and 8th grade students live on campus, take courses and participate in activities related to their interest and abilities in science. The courses are designed to provide an exposure to intellectual concepts. A sample of courses include: Forces of Nature: Monster Storms, Global Warming, and the Science of Weather; Animals that Listen in the Dark: Echolocation in Dolphins and Bats; Programming a Microcomputer-Controlled Rover; Where Rivers Meet the Sea: Ecology of Narragansett Bay.

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