Voices College-Bound Language Academy Franklin McKinley
Sept 2019 - May 2020
Opportunity X representatives: Pujita Tangirala
Sponsoring Teacher: Rodrigo Soto
Students were introduced to Opportunity X and the concept of science research and the scientific method.
Students were taught the concepts of concave and convex lenses and mirrors. Applying these concepts, students used magnifying glasses to invert images upside down and magnify them. Students used magnifying glasses to concentrate sunlight on a piece of paper and start a fire!
10/08/2019 Strawberry DNA
Students were introduced to chemistry and biology with this project. Using detergent, salt, and water, students were able to extract real DNA from crushed up strawberries!
10/15/2019 Homemade Ice Cream
Students learned about boiling and freezing points. Using salt, students lowered the freezing point of ice, therefore allowing a mix of milk, cream, and sugar to freeze into ice cream.
10/22/2019 Egg Drop
Students were introduced to engineering through a problem solving challenge. Given a limited amount of materials, students were expected to build a device that would keep an egg from breaking when dropped from a height.
10/29/2019 Catapult Engineering Challenge
Students were given another engineering challenge. This time, with a very specific amount of materials, students were expected to build a device that could throw a ball into a cup from a certain distance.