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Long Beach summer camp teaches science to homeless kids

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Middle schoolers get a crash course in investigative techniques. They collect and analyze fingerprints, determine blood types and perform hair and fiber exams.

According to national statistics, homeless kids are nine times more likely to repeat a grade and four times more likely to drop out of school. Five years ago, a Long Beach professor started a science camp to try to change that.

KPCC's Jed Kim has this story from the first week of camp

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