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