We had a fun week in technology this past week with our sessions in the science lab. We worked with the 8th grade to understand molecules. Using an electrical current, the students learned to separate water into its two elements – hydrogen and oxygen. The students were able to verify the presence of the two gases by observing the results of adding a flame to the end of the test tube. Spoiler – hydrogen makes a nice little popping sound.
7th grade learned about energy and sound waves, and we were able to demonstrate the spectrum of light from ultraviolet (UV) to infrared. All the students were able to make bracelets using UV sensitive beads which change color when exposed to sunlight.
Other exciting news is our new technology acquisition. We now have a 3D printer. We had fun with it over the weekend printing coins and other little objects for our 70th-anniversary celebration.
This coming week we will begin our visits to the classrooms. As part of that, we will be working more with robots. We also will be participating in art classes to add an extra dimension to those classes as well.