Herbert Hoover Science Firsthand groups
Submitted by Jessica on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 4:09pm. Science Firsthand
Science Firsthand added a new site this past semester. We started working at Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club-Sportsman's Park Unit in October. HHBGC and the SLSC have been partners in youth education for some time, however this was a first for the Science Firsthand project. We started with what was going to be a 6 week starter program and ended up working with a 21st Century group almost all semester. We did a range of investigations, including paper chromotography, helicopters, rollercoasters, and shrinky dinks. YES teens assisted as mentors in the project on a few occasions. One of the favorites though was a series of challenges around electric circuits. The students were challenged to light a christmas tree light bulb using just a battery. They also then tried using a paperclip to light the bulb without touching anything but the paperclip. Do you think you could do it?