Washington University

Physics Family Fun Day

By myralopez on January 14, 2020 in

The Washington University Department of Physics Outreach Committee will host a Physics Family Fun Day on Saturday, January 25th at 10am in Crow Hall on WashU’s Danforth Campus. The event is intended for middle school students and it will consist of short explanations and demos about the phy...

STEM Leadership Series: Teaching Sustainability Through STEM

By myralopez on October 14, 2019 in

FREE workshops for educators interested in bringing a stronger STEM mindset and intention to school and classroom practices. Open to school and district administrators, principals, coordinators, coaches, teachers and leaders. TEACHING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH STEM December 19, 2019 | 8:30 – 11:30am...

Institute for School Partnership seeks survey respondents

By myralopez on September 30, 2019 in Community Engagement

We are asking people to participate in a short online survey toward creating future communications and marketing efforts, and educating people about ISP programs. The survey looks at current communications efforts and the best way to keep people informed about new programs, news and more. The sur...

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 ...

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 ...