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High School Students Take Part in UVA Summer Science Program

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High school students taking part in a University of Virginia science program are working with particles so small you can't see them. 

Nanoscience is being taught as part of the UVA Curry School of Education's summer enrichment program.  Students spend two weeks taking part in labs and learning how tiny particles make up larger things we work with every day.

Wednesday, they're making ferrofluid - a liquid that reacts to a magnet.

Joanna Shaw, an upcoming sophomore student participating in the program, said, "It's really hands-on, which is the best part because if we had to listen to a lecture for three hours, I'd probably fall asleep, but instead this is really fun and interactive which is the best thing ever."

Most of the summer enrichment classes are taught by UVA students.  Organizers say the point is to let people teach their passion to younger students who are extremely eager to learn. 

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