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Free UMass Amherst Summer Institute

Monday-Tuesday, Auguest 14-15, 2017

Benjamin Davidovitch, UMass Physics; Narayanan Menon, UMass Physics; Jennifer Welborn, Amherst Regional Middle School; Wayne Kermenski, Marlboro Elementary School

“Science may be described as the attempt to give good accounts of the patterns in nature. The result of scientific investigation is an understanding of natural processes.... Overall, the key criterion of science is that it provides a clear, rational, and succinct account of a pattern in nature....” Massachusetts State Frameworks for Science and Technology.

We will explore the process of pattern recognition, analysis, and prediction  (RAP) through a variety of activities which align with the Frameworks. 

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