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March 2016 – Engineering Process

In many of our activities we encourage students to create and construct projects (primarily using recycled materials, of course!) that demonstrate the science they are learning.   As part of this we reinforce the Engineering Process: Design & Identify needed materials Construction Testing Modifications/Improvements Communication of results


Feb 2016 – Dry Ice

At our After-School Enrichment program at John Muir Elementary, we recently had a great time playing … I mean learning … about dry ice and how it sublimes directly from solid to gas.   The kids got to put the dry ice in a tub of water (using protective gloves, […]


May 2015 – GAK! Back for More!

We just wrapped up our second year making Gak with students at John Muir. Approximately 400 students, TK – 5th grade made and explored the fascinating Non-Newtonian fluid. Class discussions included examples and descriptions of liquids, solids and gases. Upper grades also talked about polymers, molecules, elements, chemicals, and chemical reactions. […]