We wrapped up our last STEAM Workshop this week! This summer, every Monday and Tuesday, we had new adventures and experiments that we enjoyed together. From SMALLab to Dinosaurs, we learned new things about so many different topics.
On our Earth Science day, we took a field trip to our Topographic Box exhibit and learned a little on how the Earth has different levels. In our exhibit, the blue color is below sea level and then each color is a higher elevation as you go up. Red is the second highest elevation, and only certain areas reach white-the elevation that ice caps are on. Students also could make it rain and see where the water flows, and we observed that it goes downhill just like in real life!
For Dinosaur day, we tested our egg hatching skills! Since dinosaurs are extinct, we can't use real dinosaur eggs, so instead we created baking soda dinosaur eggs. When vinegar is added to baking soda it causes a chemical reaction. This is because baking soda is a base and vinegar is an acid. As the reaction occurred, we slowly saw our dinosaur inside each egg!
Overall, the students and educators had an amazing time during our STEAM Workshops! We'll be bringing back similar workshops next year during the summer, so keep an eye out. We're thankfully for the many bright and talented students we had this year, and we can't wait to see who comes next year.