GoFundMe and STEAM Fair Festivities
Hooray! The Curieus GoFundMe has officially launched. This year, our goal is to raise $20,000 to put towards our programs and accomplish our vision of empowering the next generation of change-makers through science. Click here to donate and learn more about our goals.
We enjoyed a wonderful week filled with experiments and learning.
In our Physics and Engineering class, students learned all about the properties of protons, neutrons, and electrons, the teeny tiny subatomic particles found in atoms all around us, by making plastic bags levitate with balloons. When the students rubbed a balloon and a plastic bag on their head, they were able to make the plastic bag "float", showing that like-charged objects propel each other.
The next day, students learned about black holes and how they're made. They then got to model a black hole and see how large objects affect the fabric of space and time.
In our Biology and Chemistry class, in honor of Earth Day, students got to plant their own plants and learn all about the process of photosynthesis vital in order for plants to grow strong and tall! Everyone got to creatively design their own pot, plant their own seeds, and then wait for their plants to grow.
The Curieus booth at the Redwood City STEAM Festival was a smashing success! Visitors got the opportunity to make their very own slime in a variety of colors as well as learn about its polymeric properties in the process. The Curieus Team is looking forward to seeing some of our new friends at our future workshops for more science-filled fun.
Big News! Curieus just received a Rotary grant! Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million leaders and problem solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in communities, and in themselves. The Curieus Team is excited to put this money towards our goal of $20,000 to serve our students by developing new curriculum, purchasing experiment supplies, seed funding for school chapters, and so much more!