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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 ...

Lecture: Physics in Diagnostic Medicine

By myralopez on February 7, 2019 in

FREE public lecture for all audiences with Dr. James Miller. He’ll discuss the role of physics in diagnostic medicine. There will be a Q&A session following the lecture. The talk is accessible to those with little to no background in physics or medicine, ages 10 and up. Check out the pr...

mySci Do program brings science to life for St. Louis students

By myralopez on January 1, 2019 in Science, STEM

A collaboration of Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership, The Little Bit Foundation and other community partners is seeking to provide more equitable access to 21st century STEM in underserved schools. The mySci Do program engages students in learning through making, comp...