The Highline Council PTSA received a $3500 grant from the National PTA to run two STEM Festivals for all Highline students.
Information on this page is a stroll down memory lane. Both events were held just before Covid-19 hit.
We're not able to offer the programs this year, but it's nice to look back at the accomplishments and all the fun we had and science, technology, engineering and math that we learned!
You are welcome to watch the attached videos and download the guides that go along with them. Grab an adult and see what you can create!
Feb 21, 2020 at Cascade Middle School
Feb 28, 2020 at Pacific Middle School
See some of the very fun images from these
two events (all images shared with permission):
We were so excited to be able to partner with the Pacific Science Center at each of our events!
Feb 21, 2020: we had the Radical Reactions Show. The radical reactions show is about the physical changes we can observe during a reaction (heat, light, gas, and color change). We looked at 4 different combustion reactions which includes handling fire, a trick we call the dragons breath and even one that mimics the reaction of fireworks. And then we looked at chemical reactions which cause amazing color changes and even a type of explosion!
There were unique performances at each of the STEM + Plus Families events from the Pacific Science Center!
Feb 28, 2020: At 6:30pm the Pacific Science Center presented their stage show "Super Cool". Experiments in this stage show use liquid nitrogen to discuss the states of matter. We popped corks with evaporating LN2. That is similar to the alka-rockets experiment, except that it does not include a chemical reaction.
Making your own lava lamp and learn about science too!
Get hands-on with polymers with this cool science experiment.
This video shows you how to do a cool colors experiment.
This video will show you how to do the Dancing Raisin experiment.
We can only taste five different true tastes—sweet, sour, salt, bitter and umami. It is smell that lets us experience the complex flavors we associate with our favorite foods.
Blowing up a balloon with baking soda and vinegar involves pouring the baking soda in the balloon, pouring the vinegar in a bottle and stretching the mouth of the balloon over the bottle, dumping the baking soda into the vinegar and releasing carbon dioxide gas. Fill up a balloon using common household ingredients with a demonstration from a science teacher in this free video on science.
Use jelly and learn about chemical reactions in this simple science experiment.
Polymer chains and molecules? This Sticky Icky science experiment is just the thing for hands-on science learning.
Science is a blast with this alka-rocket experiment.
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