After-School STEM with Mr. Daniel Hess

The fall STEM Launch Program at New Garden Elementary focused on properties of matter. Throughout the module the students explored what causes changes in solids, liquids, and gases ending in a project where students created their own cooler from ordinary materials to save a popsicle from melting. Students used an engineering design process to map out an efficient way to protect their popsicles from a heat lamp. Also intermixed into this program were discussions and experiments surrounding creating sturdy structures, understanding insulators and conductors, and how muscles and tendons work within the human body.