Kealing After-school STEM Club

Welcome to Kealing's After-school STEM Club Blog!

The Kealing After School STEM Club. Here you can see weekly hands–on activities, club officers, and pictures of our students having fun in the afterschool classroom.

 

Leadership

Club Coaches:

Ms. Breedlove Mr. Reyes Ms. Kastis


Club Officers

President

Vice President Secretary Historian

    

Club Blog 

UTeach Outreach applies inquiry-based strategies to help the students in the discovery process.

Club Starter: "Today was our club starter! The UTeach instructors introduced themselves to the class and we played a series of games to break the ice. Students were given the task of making a tower out of dry spaghetti noodles and clay. The tallest tower that can hold a marshmallow wins! The students and instructors became well acquainted and we are ready to start lesson 1 next Thursday!"

Lesson 1: "Today we became civil engineers!! The students learned what design aspects make a structure strong and able to withstand an earthquake. The students then constructed their own bridge out of toothpicks and marshmallows and they were put to the test on out earthquake simulator. I’m happy to report that all the bridges survived!"
 
Lesson 2: "Today we discussed natural selection and the different factors that contribute to natural selection. We used a computer program provided by phet.com to simulate an ecosystem experiencing natural selection. The students were able to manipulate selection factors like fur color and food resources. I think we may have some future anthropologists in the classroom!"
 
Lesson 3: "Today, our young students had a glimpse of what it’s like to be a geologist. They were tasked with identifying rocks by their unique properties. These properties included hardness, streak, and magnetism. Unsurprisingly, all the students were able to successfully identify all of the minerals!"
 
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Lesson 5: "This week we took a deep dive into the depths of space. We discussed how gravity affects everything with mass and how this influences the movement of our solar system. We also briefly talked about Neil deGrasse Tyson, a famous astrophysicist who has sparked many minds of the next generation of scientists, he is also a Longhorn alumni!"
 
Lesson 6: "In this week’s lesson, we discussed technology invented by NASA that we incorporate into our everyday lives. NASA provided us with things like memory foam and water filters!"
 
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