Today was an extremely busy day for some of our hardworking members of SciExcite, all of which also happen to be members of FM High School's Chem Club! We began planning for our presentations at Wellwood way back in December, and today was the day we were finally able to implement our plan! We look forward to continuing this project over the next 2 weeks!
Although we were presenting with the same people as usual, we worked together with Chem Club in order set this project into motion and bring us to Wellwood! We are planning to open up this opportunity to Chem Club members as well when we begin our presentations at Eagle Hill!
In addition to beginning our project at Wellwood, it was also another Hopeprint day! The kids at Hopeprint were introduced to a whole new world of science, where they were able to make their own worms. And the best part? They glow under a black light! When we tested this activity out, we knew it would be a huge hit with the kids! We can't wait for what next week brings!
The members of SciExcite had an amazing time teaching some amazing kids about the science behind dry ice on Monday! For those who don't already know, dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide, and it is much, MUCH colder than regular H2O. Dry ice can be found at a temperature of -109.3°F, and can actually burn you if you touch it. To avoid any injury, we made sure all the kids had gloves on while participating in the activities.
The kids at Hopeprint spent a good chunk of the time playing with our Boo Bubble machine. They were given the opportunity to hold bubbles filled with carbon dioxide, which was pretty awesome! We also demonstrated making a large bubble in a bowl, that burst and let the spooky carbon dioxide gas explode everywhere (no worries, this is perfectly safe!). Our final activity was filling a flask with dish soap, water, and dry ice. This causes a stream of bubbles to constantly flow out, and they're really fun to catch and play with!
The members of SciExcite had a fantastic time with the kids, and we are proud to say Dry Ice Day was a HUGE success!