Washington University in St. Louis

Blue Skies and Beyond Series: Mechanobiology – When Our Cells Respond to Forces

By myralopez on August 22, 2019 in

Featured Presenter: Amit Pathak, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis. He directs Cellular Mechanobiology Laboratory at WashU, which investigates how cells sense and respond to their mechanical environme...

Volcano Eruptions, Climate Change and Deadly Historic Pandemics

By myralopez on August 22, 2019 in

Featured Presenter: Michael Wysession, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Executive Director, Teaching Center, Washington University in St. Louis Many of the deadliest pandemics in human history, including plague, flu and cholera, were triggered by rapid changes to the global climate syst...

(CANCELED) Free Code.org Workshop for K-5 Teachers

By myralopez on June 13, 2019 in

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED FREE workshop on computer science fundamentals. With the help of Code.org, the Institute for School Partnership is providing a no cost, one-day workshop for elementary (K-5) school teachers in Hannibal, Missouri, that are interested in teaching computer science. In...

(Day 1): Novel Engineering Conference for K-8 Educators

By myralopez on May 7, 2019 in

Join us for the first Novel Engineering Conference as we bring together K-8 educators from around the country to explore the integration of engineering and literacy! The two-day conference will dive deeply into: getting started with Novel Engineering engineering in the classroom supporting produc...

mySci program spotlighted on educational podcast

By myralopez on April 25, 2019 in Faculty & Staff, mySci, Science, STEM

Rachel Ruggirello, associate director of the Institute for School Partnership and Jeanne Norris, K-8 curriculum coordinator for the ISP, recently joined The Rotten Apples Podcast and talked to host Amy Peach about the innovative mySci program that provides K-8 teachers across the St. Louis region...

What makes a rainbow?

By myralopez on April 22, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Using a CD, a flashlight and a piece of white paper create your own rainbow reflec-tion. Start in a dark room and place the CD on the floor blank side of the CD up. Place the white paper on the wall and secure with a bit of tape. Aim the flashlight at the CD […]

What are the parts of a flowering plant?

By myralopez on April 22, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Visit a garden or find an area where flowers can be observed growing. Look at the parts of the plant and identify the flower petals, leaves, and stems. Discuss how the roots are underground but also a part of the plant. Draw a picture of the plants and flowers observed. Label the parts ...