Meals By Grace
Rising STEMs partnered with Meals By Grace to donate 120 Halloween related STEM goodie-bags for children 4-14 years old. These goodie-bags consisted of two different STEM projects, Oobleck and Balloon Ghost. For Oobleck, kids were able to understand the different states of matter and how Oobleck can act as both a solid and a liquid. For the Balloon Ghost, kids were able to understand the chemical reaction that vinegar undergoes when in contact with sodium bicarbonate.
Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes
Rising STEMs traveled to Dalton Georgia to partner with Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes Cherokee Estate. Volunteers from rising STEMs and Lambert Key Club had an exciting 3 hour STEM workshop with the kids living in the Youth Homes. This workshop consisted of 4 experiments, acid base reaction, pH lab, and properties of matter. The kids learned the unique reaction that occurs when acid and base come in contact. Next, they learned about the acidity of a substance by testing it on a pH paper. The acidity of vinegar, water, and baking soda was tested and the results were compared. Finally, to understand the different types of matter, we created play-dough from scratch and mixed cornstarch and water together to create an oddly satisfying substance that was neither solid nor liquid. This workshop gave the kids of Georgia Sheriff Youth Homes a glance on how the world depends on STEM and how it can grow.