|Building with Magnets|
Thanks to Mrs. Chrobocinski and Mrs. Oleiski, we have an extracurricular class called DIG, which involves science and math. Students from Sixth and Seventh grade were able to have the opportunity to participate in this fun club. Every Thursday the participants meet at the Upper School where we complete the warm-up and move on to the fun activities the teachers had planned for us. Although math and science are not all of the students’ favorite subjects, we do many exciting activities, such as mixing colors, making goo, and causing explosions!
On March 24th we were challenged to make a structure that would stand with powerful magnetic sticks and balls. We were split into two groups. Group 1 decided to use triangles, since that is the strongest structure, and build up, while Group 2 also decided to use triangles but build out. Do you know which group won? Group 2 won the challenge! It stood for more than 30 seconds, while Group 1’s building fell immediately. After the challenge we all went to the lab for an exciting and a mind blowing experiment. We put milk in an aluminum pan and we added four drops of colored dye (blue, red, green, and yellow). Then we put a cotton swab with dish soap in the pan. Suddenly, the colors came into the center and started to combine.
As you can see we do many interesting experiments and challenges in this club!
-- Text and Photos by Zena S. (Class of 2016)