Hey, Gang - I have summers off from teaching and, to make a little extra cash for Baby's college fund, I spend some of that time working with a local youth program. The program does clubs every…Continue
"A belated thanks on all the feedback here, fellas. Science club ended up being a big hit, even with some pretty rudimentary projects. To recap how it went:
Week 1 - Physics and "cannons". They worked...well enough.…"
"Projectiles and percussion are often winners with kids and science, I know they got me interested as a kid and again as a teen. As well as marshmallow cannons you could use baking soda and vinegar to shoot corks from bottles, which also has a…"
"For the 5-10 crowd my favorite thing was non-newtonian fluids. The basic formula is corn-starch and water. Very easy to make. A little green food coloring and you have the stuff from "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" and then…"
A GREAT summer activity, depending on where you live, would be to make solar ovens. I did this with sixth graders before, but could easily be simplified to your age group. Cardboard boxes, tin foil, clear wrap, and a few other…"
"I run a makers club at my son's school. We do many things including, appliance disassembly, building Legos, convert rc cars into battle bots, and learn to cook. Last summer we built a Rube Goldberg Machines and a large…"
"A few cool ideas that you might be interested in:
1.) A moon journal_record weather conditions, location of moon at given time(s) in the late evening/early night for a month. Sketch the phase. Then use the journals at key points to…"
"I'm going to call this a tie between Mega Man 2 and Mortal Kombat II - apparently I have a thing for sequels. I actually passed by an arcade version of MK II earlier this week and my brain went "I want to go to there" (Liu Kang…"
Hey, Gang - I have summers off from teaching and, to make a little extra cash for Baby's college fund, I spend some of that time working with a local youth program. The program does clubs every Friday and I volunteered to lead a Science Club for three, 2-hour sessions. The dilemma? My background is in the humanities and my professional focus is Student Development - science is always just kind of a "Hey, neat, Mythbusters is on!" hobby for me.I'm hoping for a few ideas on fun (and cheap!)…See More