Washington University in St. Louis

What can we plant? What makes it grow?

By myralopez on April 22, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Save a few seeds from some fresh fruits and veggies or use a packet of flower, fruit, or vegetable seeds. Place a few seeds inside a lightly damp paper towel until roots appear. Then move the sprouted seed to a sunny place and bury it just beneath the surface of the soil. Keep watering ...

STEMpact STEM TQ Summer Institute

By myralopez on April 17, 2019 in

Some 120 local educators are participating in this two week summer institute held at Washington University and various STEM locations throughout the region. The 2019 STEMpact Teacher Quality experience will be a 100-hour, yearlong learning endeavor involving teams of teachers from St. Louis regio...

Boeing Engineering Challenge at Washington University

By myralopez on April 4, 2019 in

More than 230 students from the St. Louis region will launch their balsa wood gliders at the 11th annual Boeing Engineering Challenge at Washington University in St. Louis. The competition follows months of designing, building and testing at elementary, middle and high schools across the region, ...

Free Code.org Workshop for K-5 Teachers

By myralopez on March 15, 2019 in

Regardless of what subject you teach, computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century. Incorporating it in your classroom will give your students a huge leg up. Besides, this is a subject the kids love learning. With the help of Code.org, the Institute for School P...

HEC-TV spotlights ISP’s mySci Do program

By myralopez on March 13, 2019 in mySci, Science, STEM

By Suzanne Vanderhoef For far too many local kids, school supplies aren’t just notebooks and pencils. For them, a warm coat, a pair of socks, or even a toothbrush might be the difference that allows them to go to school ready to learn. That’s where The Little Bit Foundation comes in. Founded in 2...

Physics Family Fun Day: Electricity & Magnetism

By myralopez on February 21, 2019 in

Calling all middle school students and their families! Join us as we talk about Van der Graaff generators, magnetic induction, batteries and more!  Learn some shocking facts with demos and hands-on activities! Make your own battery and experience levitating plates. RSVP at washu.physics.outrach@g...