Khan Academy Discovery Lab

Want to spend two weeks at the Khan Academy Discovery Lab this summer? We're planning an in-person session in Palo Alto, California for campers who are curious about the world and have a hunger to learn and explore. We'll do hands-on projects in Math, Science and Economics, explore robotics and engineering, and much more.

Our excellent team (yes, the Khan Academy folks will be there) is looking forward to spending the time with you!

The Discovery Lab will allow us to show innovative ways to integrate technology into the hands-on learning experience. For an indication of the types of projects we will be doing, the video on the left is a snapshot from the 2010 summer camp that was co-run between Khan Academy and We Teach Kids Foundation. In addition, Sal has also written a blog post about the summer camp and the importance of project-based learning and Khan Academy.

What you need to know

Who? The Discovery Lab is open to students entering 6-9th grade in Fall 2012.

When? Each Discovery Lab session is 2 weeks long, and will be from Monday to Friday, 9am-3:30pm.

  • Session 1: June 25 - July 6 (no camp on July 4)
  • Session 2: July 16 - July 27
  • Session 3: July 30 - August 10
  • Where? The Discovery Lab will be located in Palo Alto, California, at the International School of the Peninsula at 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

    How much? Camp fees are $500 per week.

    How to apply? Applications are now closed. If you have applied for the Discovery Lab, we will notify you of your application status as soon as possible, no later than March 1, 2012.

    More details

    Lunch options: Participants may bring their own lunch; otherwise a lunch plan can be included for an additional cost.
    Extended hours: Extended hours will be available for an additional cost. We are not able to provide an overnight option at this time.
    Financial aid: We will provide financial aid for prospective participants who need financial assistance. For financial aid requests, please send an email to discoverylab@khanacademy.org.
    Interest list: If you would like to be kept in the loop for future summer activities, please join the interest list.
    Other questions? Please email discoverylab@khanacademy.org if you have any other questions.

    We are excited to have you join us at the Khan Academy Discovery Lab 2012!

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