Game Day STEM 6/20: What’s Your Vertical?

Game Day STEM 6/20: What’s Your Vertical?

Today students tested to see how the position of your body affects the way it moves. After selecting a few different angles, the students precisely measured the flexion of their knee, and then measured how high they could jump!

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Ask your student: What angle helped you to jump the highest?

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Chemapalooza – 6/20: Magic Messages and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream!

Chemapalooza – 6/20: Magic Messages and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream!

Today, students became chemical investigators to discover the concepts of pH and acids/bases.Our junior chemical scientists observed color changes during reactions using common household materials. Students also wrote invisible messages to friends!

 

 

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Ask your student: What are examples of acidic liquids? What are examples of basic liquids? (Acidic: tomato juice, acid rain, battery fluid; Basic: milk, eggs, soapy water)

Science@IMSA-Monday

Science@IMSA-Monday

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Did you know that a sea star smells with its whole body? Students in Science@IMSA do now! On Monday they performed a sea star dissection in their quest to understand how organisms have adapted and evolved different responses to survive. In the other section, they became familiar with respiratory physiology  and formed a question, hypothesis, and experiment/test related to how activity affects respiratory function.

Game Day STEM – 6/19: Splash Science

Game Day STEM – 6/19: Splash Science

To start off the week, in one of their lessons the students investigated splash. They experimented with different variables in order to hypothesize what is necessary for divers to enter the water with minimal splash. Students generated an investigable question, developed a procedure to test their question, and analyzed the results of their experiment.

While testing their hypothesis students dropped many different weighted objects at different heights into the water to see what was different in the splash.

A question to ask your student: What was your investigable question(s)? (various answers)

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What splash do you think this will create? The young scientists are coming up with “testable” questions about how the height, angle of entry, and shape of an object will affect its splash.
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What splash do you think this will create? The young scientists are coming up with “testable” questions about how the height, angle of entry, and shape of an object will affect its splash.
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Students are trying to determine who they will draft based on the athlete’s body type.
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Students are trying to determine who they will draft based on the athlete’s body type.
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The students are “gearing up” for cycling science! Those nifty purple items are gear kits that allow the students to figure out how to manipulate gear ratio for better performance.