Club members began meeting in September, bi-weekly after school, learning about the scientific method, space, and other areas of science and watching episodes of the popular science entertainment television program, “Myth Busters."
Science club students also chose a science question to research and performed experiments,the results of which they displayed and explained at the S.T.E.M. Night.
The 19 projects included the effect of heat on dissolving sugar and salt, a comparison of the lung capacity of boys and girls, the effect of paper airplane design on travel distance, crystal shape, the qualities of metals, the effect of boat design on flotation, the effect of ramp height and surface material on the distance ball scan travel, comparing how fast various objects fall to the ground and comparing strengths of various brands of paper towels.
(Above, Troy Hofer Elementary School Science Club members Esha Rathod, Aubree Stevenson and Juliana Suarez presented their findings from a scientific experiment that examined the strength of various brands of paper towels at the school’s Family S.T.E.M. Night).