Spring Classes 1&2 – Paper, scissors, balsa wood?

The theme for the spring trimester is Transportation & Aviation. Students began with paper airplanes.  Each folded several different designs and then competed for the greatest distance. Below are two web sites with free templates.  Consider making more at home. http://www.foldnfly.com/ http://www.funpaperairplanes.com/ In the next class, we graduated from paper to balsa wood. Students assembled…

Winter Class 1 – The Making of Hot, Cold & Fizzy

The Wow! STEAM winter trimester began with a bit of chemistry exploration. Here’s a sampling: Differences between solids and liquids Differences between endothermic (baking soda + vinegar gets cold) and exothermic (baking soda + calcium chloride gets hot) Differences between acids and bases using red cabbage indicator Demonstrated base reaction using Coke and Clorox Demonstrated…