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Hammering a Nail with a Banana? Summer Campers Get Crash Course in Physics

banana_chemistry-summer-camp-TN.jpgThaddeus Booraem, left, a rising 10th grader at Emerald High School; Weston Reid, a rising eighth grader at Dixie High School; Victoria Mallory, a rising fifth grader at Lakeview Elementary; Kaitlyn Blasick, a rising 10th grader at Ninety Six High School; and Logan Mallory, a rising seventh grader at Northside Middle School, watch Lander University Professor of Physics Dr. David Slimmer hammer a nail with a banana transformed by exposure to liquid nitrogen during this week's physics camp.

The camp is the fifth of six Duke Energy-sponsored science and math programs for young learners to be offered this summer at Lander University.