Exploring Photosynthesis in Nature & Virtually

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

July 22, 2020

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

This camp is hosted by Ehren Whigham from the department of Biochemistry. Ehren works with the Helikar Lab from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. The lab has a computational modeling and simulation platform called Cell Collective. In this camp, students will work with a model of photosynthesis and then simulate behavior under varying conditions using the inquiry based experiment called The Floating Leaf Disk Assay. Students will use leaves from their house, yard, garden, nearby park, etc. and measure the rate of photosynthesis under varying conditions.

The camp goal is to engage students in inquiry and experimental design using modeling and simulation technology with leaf tissue from their own environment. 

Prior to camp date, a camp kit will be mailed out to each participant. 

Summer Camps: Essential Info

Camp Fee

Camp fee is $10.

Who's Eligible?

Open to students entering 9th-12th grades.  

Virtual Camp Schedule

Camp will be help from 9a-3p (CST) via zoom.