As a special surprise, Superintendent Dr. Wiener and Curriculum Supervisor Ms. Pillon popped in to see the club in action. We also welcomed another Science Warrior, Mr C. (Officially Mr. Chojnowski, Middle School science teacher) who stopped by with words of support and offers of assistance. Thank you all!
We revisited polymers this week. First with making edible Orbeez similar to our first session. However, this week the scientists requested to use lemonade as the liquid medium instead of water or Gatorade from our first session. The results were surprising. We learned that lemonade requires more sodium alginate in order to create the liquid spheres. Second, we learned that lemonade spheres taste only mildly better than Gatorade spheres!
The second half of our session focused on polymers as well. This time with a community favorite – SLIME!
The girls created an amazing assortment of slimes with differing levels of viscosity, elasticity, stickiness, and “icky-ness”. Each scientist left the session with a take home version of their creations. This was another truly hands-on, messy afternoon. Apologies in advance to the parents if messes are created or transported home.
Great job girls and advisors!!
Stay tuned as we plan our next adventures.
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