Small Middle School After School Science Club

The Bill Nye's After School Science Club

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

Leadership

Club Coach:

Mr. Prasama

Ms. Morales-Bello    

 

 

 

Club Officers

    President   

Chloe

  Vice President  

Bubba 

Secretary

Bella 

Historian

Isabella

 

Club Blog

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

Lesson 1: Today we learned about mass, volume, and density. We played a density simulator to help us learn and remember how to calculate density from mass and volume.

Lesson 2: Today we were focused on physical and chemical changes. We combined different substances to determine whether they were physical and chemical change. We observed pop rocks and added water to them and saw when adding the water a physical change happened.

Lesson 3: Today we learned about kinetic and potential energy, and to test that we did an experiment with skateboards and ramps and recorded their velocity. Gravity, mass, and position affect potential energy, and mass and velocity affect kinetic energy!

Lesson 4: Today we learned about the pH of acidic, basic, and neutral solutions. We tested the pH of ammonia, lemon juice, baking soda, and vinegar. We designed our own experiment to test at what pH milk curdles. We concluded that milk curdles at a pH between 3 and 5.

Lesson 5: Today we learned about solar panels and nanometers. We did an investigation using titanium dioxide, acetic acid and soap. We mixed them together to make a solar cell. We also came up with inventions using solar panels.

Lesson 6: We got to make our very own dye sensitive solar cells this week! Solar cells help to cut down costs of energy and electricity. It is also a renewable energy that produces clean energy that reduces carbon dioxide and is renewable. We should continue to make new products with solar cells.

Lesson 7: Today we had a review on all that we learned in preparation for the competition. We plan to make Sofia and Aayush proud of us at the competition. We got this.

 

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