From 2022 to 2023, we worked with our local Boys and Girls club to bring STEM learning opportunities to more students. From the workshops, the students learned about the physics behind cotton launchers, Fibonacci sequence using art, the chemistry behind elephant toothpaste, structural integrity, and much more!
Concepts we taught include but are not limited to:
Newton's three laws of motion
We built balloon cars and cotton ball launchers to explain the 3 Laws and the conversion between kinetic and potenial energy
Exothermic and endothermic reactions
When creating elephant toothepaste, we noticed that the mixture heated up! This is because the hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water and hydrogen.
After mathmatically calculating the first 10 numbers of the Fibonacci Sequence together, students used squares with corresponding sidelengths to create art and illustrate the concept.