On Monday, we experimented with Luminescence. We did a Glow Stick experiment, in which we cut up glow sticks and placed them in cups of warm and cold water. The fast-moving molecules of the warm water caused the glow stick to glow much brighter, yet for a shorter time, than the one placed in cold water. Then we made Glow in the Dark sculptures!!
|Elaina connecting her group's individual polymer chains.|
|Myra coloring her individual polymer chain.|
Next, we made silly putty and bouncy balls, two examples
|Adi with his slime!|
|Hannah's group making their silly putty and bouncy balls.|
On Wednesday, we did an Egg Drop experiment
|Roni dropping one of her groups' egg contraptions from the Rotunda balcony.|
|Brittany helping Drew and Scott see if their egg broke from the fall.|
|Ready to test our boomerangs!|
On Thursday, we took a field trip to the Hands on Museum to do a Flying Toys workshop. We built and tested paper airplanes and boomerangs.
On Friday, we had a lot of chemistry fun! We did an exploding lunch bag experiment, where we put vinegar, water and baking soda inside of a zip-lock bag and watched it expand and, finally, explode! We cleaned pennies in a special vinegar and salt solution. Finally, we tested different kinds of juice with an acid (vinegar) and a base (washing soda solution) to find which juice was artificial.
We had a great week and hope your campers did too! Be sure to ask your children about the experiments that we did so you can hear first-hand what we discovered!