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17April

After School 'To Go' Week 9

Ecosystem Survival

What would happen if we remove an organism from a food chain? The girls found an answer as ecologists! They created a food chain and discussed the effects of removing an organism or energy source. 

Posted in After School Blog

15April

Hands-On Wednesday

Make A Periscope

Let's look around with a homemade periscope! Use two 1-quart milk cartons or substitute with some cardboard tubes.  When you insert mirrors into your tube at an angle, you can look in one end of the periscope and see objects reflected from the other end of the scope. Now use your periscope to look over walls or around corners!

Posted in STEM Hands On

13April

After School Week 9

Exploring Wind Energy

What are other ways we can use natural resources to create energy? Wind energy engineers work with wind farms to create energy while also trying to have less impact on the environment. The girls were able to design wind turbines and attach it to a toy car.

Posted in After School Blog

08April

Hands-On Wednesday

Egg Drop Inertia Trick

Looking for something fun to do with all those leftover Easter eggs? Try this egg-citing egg drop experiment and learn about inertia at the same time! First, use your color tablets or food coloring to add color to some glasses of water. Then grab a pie pan, cardboard tubes, and your eggs. Start off with one glass and work your way up to three or five!


Posted in STEM Hands On

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