SCHOOL: Durant Road Elementary
GRADE LEVEL: 1st
PROGRAM: Funky Forces
INSTRUCTOR: Aaron Henderson
Scientist Aaron’s Experience:
Today I had the pleasure of going to Durant Road Elementary School to hang out with a first grade class there. We had such a good time. They were so excited to be junior scientists for the day and they did a great job with it all.
The program we worked on was called Funky Forces so we all became junior physicists for this program. We looked at how and why things move and specifically looked at three categories of movement. All the junior physicists were so engaged in what I was showing them. They were answering the questions so well and I could see them really understanding the ones they did not know. Eventually we broke into our labs. We looked at magnets and balance. They all got to work with hands on experiments to see how these concepts work.
It was so fun to see their excitement with our final experiment too. We got to make magnetic slime!! By adding in some iron oxide to our slime mixture it was then able to attract the magnets the junior scientists were given. They all seemed to have a great time and that just made it so much more fun for me. We had a blast learning and I can’t wait to be back at Durant Road!