CITY, S.D. (Jan. 15, 2014) – Youth Programs at the South Dakota School of Mines
& Technology is offering a Winter Science Series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday
evenings throughout February. The cost is $10 per session, and the series will
take place in the Classroom Building, third through fifth graders in room 204E
and sixth through eighth graders in room 204W.
in the third through fifth grades can create a spacecraft designed to beat the
heat on Mercury and Venus, learn about ocean and freshwater currents, protect
their town from a landslide and perform experiments to discover the properties
through eighth grade students will become NASA engineers, recreating the Mars
rover landing, or use benzoic acid to create a blizzard of epic proportions. Students
will also have the opportunity to learn about the forces behind hockey with a
chance to design a new and improved puck and determine viscosity rates of
different types of milk as the liquids race across the finish line.
, Feb. 6
Watch out for the landslide! By creating your own small-scale model of a town,
you will learn about landslides and the effect they have on different
structures. You will then be an engineer and hero to discover how you can
protect your town from a landslide!
, Feb. 13
In Wild Waterways you will get the chance to learn about water currents, and
how they can take you for a crazy ride! You will also get a chance to learn
about the difference between water in the ocean and freshwater throughout the
planet through different engineering experiments.
Are you There, Air?
, Feb. 20
After performing several different experiments, you will get the chance to
learn about the properties of air and see them first-hand! Air, are you really
Scorching Space: Spacecraft Design
, Feb. 27
Be an engineer and create your own spacecraft that can beat the heat found on
Mercury and Venus! Using a simulation, you will create your own spacecraft
filled with valuable computer components. Make sure your spacecraft can survive
the elements on planets such as Mercury and Venus and keep the vital
, Feb. 6
Have you ever wondered what makes a hockey puck move? In Hockey Engineering,
you will learn about the forces behind this winter sport and get a chance to
design a new and improved puck!
Blizzard in a Jar
, Feb. 13
cold outside, but have you ever thought about creating your own blizzard
inside? Through the use of benzoic acid, you will have an opportunity to create
your own blizzard in a jar!
, Feb. 20
On your marks, get set, GO! It’s a race for the finish line when you test
different types of milk to determine their viscosity rate. Based on your new
knowledge of viscosity you will identify the unknown substances as they race
across the finish line. Which type of milk ‘moo’ves the fastest?!
Don’t Break the Egg
, Feb. 27
You will get the chance to act as an engineer for NASA to recreate the Mars
rover landing. Using an egg and simple materials, you will design a lander that
can survive the impact of landing on Mars. Remember, don’t break the egg!
more information, contact Youth Programs at (605) 394-2693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and
engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering
bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,640
students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of
14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is $62,400 with a 98 percent
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