We had a marvelous end of year competition and celebration. Our scientists competed in teams in two different engineering competitions. Provided only a minimum of supplies, the teams were afforded only 10 minutes to design and build their competition entries. Our first challenge used 50 gummy bears and 100 toothpicks to build the tallest freestanding … More Year end celebration!
An icky, slimy day was had by our scientists on Monday, February 4th. Our experiments were focused on creating polymers using food grade ingredients. Sodium alginate (a seaweed derived food thickening agent) and calcium chloride (a good grade salt) were prepared in distilled water solutions. The alginate solution was then carefully placed into the salt … More Polymers Revenge!
On Monday, October 29th, we welcomed 50 scientists to our first session. Many veterans returned and were joined by a host of new stars in training. Our incredible engineers were faced with a pressing and urgent task: design a flying contraption to save their Halloween candy from marauding skeletons. The scientists were arranged into 9 … More Off to a flying start!!!!