Press Release: The Giorgi Family Foundation Grant Awarded

READING SCIENCE CENTER RECEIVES $357,000 GRANT FROM THE GIORGI FAMILY FOUNDATION TO DEVELOP GIRLS-IN-STEM PROGRAM The Reading Science Center has received a grant for $357,000 from the Giorgi Family Foundation to establish and coordinate a Girls-in-STEM Opportunities Program at the downtown Reading center. The funds will be allocated over a three-year period and will be…

SaH: Polar Bear Play

In this STEM Challenge, you will build a floating “iceberg”.   Question How can you create an “iceberg” that floats because it is less dense than the water it is in?  How many polar bears will fit on your “iceberg” and still float? Some suggested materials aluminum foil gummy bears (or any small item that represents…

SaH: Igloo Fun

In this STEM Challenge, you will build an igloo out of marshmallows Question Using straight toothpicks, can you create a dome-shaped igloo? Materials marshmallows toothpicks   What to Do Take time to brainstorm your design.  Write down some notes or draw a picture. Create your design using the materials.  Does your igloo stand on its…

SaH: Speedy Sleds

Question Create the body of your sled by using a part of the egg carton.  What forces are acting on the sled as it moves down the “hill”?  Can you change how those forces are working against your sled and make it go as fast as possible?   Materials wax paper plastic bags or plastic…