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artbots

Arts + Robots = Crazy Fun!…

The SEC scientists and I LOVED this most recent program that tested our skills on the gadget/gizmo end of the spectrum. With a few simple items from the dollar store, we repurposed battery-operated toothbrushes into some nifty “robots” that created art!  Read more >

Spy Science with Codes Galore!…

For the final SEC program before our summer events, I thought it would be fun to focus on spies, all of the cool gadgets they use, and especially some nifty code making/breaking techniques. As always, we began with a presentation that introduced a lot of really interesting history about spies and the tools they have […] Read more >

sound

Science Explorers Club does SOUND!

In anticipation of April’s visit from Mystic Aquarium to talk about how Beluga Whales communicate, I thought a program where our scientists learned a little about “sound” was in order. And besides, what is more fun than creating a lot of really obnoxiously loud noises?… Read more >

Mighty Magnets

Magnets are such fun, and thanks to a donation from Metacomet School here in Bloomfield, I finally had enough magnets to put together a proper program for Science Explorers Club 🙂  First, we started with a few safety rules for our program…(What? Safety rules for magnets?…) SAFETY RULES FOR MAGNETS Yes indeed, there need to be […] Read more >

“Floating Ink”

For December, I wanted our SEC scientists to relax a little and to get a chance to tap into their creative energies. Though I’ve never done this project as a full-sized program before, I couldn’t resist. While we normally keep most of our projects solidly in the realm of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), I […] Read more >