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Spot Challenge: Storm Chaser

    Materials:  Toilet Paper Rolls, Small Cups, Construction Paper, Scissors, Glue, Markers, Hole Puncher and Yarn Directions: In order to be a Storm Chaser you must look out for storms coming your way!  Can you use the following materials to create your very own pair of binoculars?

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Environmental STEM Event at Wellwood International

On Monday, April 3, students, educators and families came together at Wellwood International Elementary School for an Environmental STEM Night. This event, which was planned through the partnership and collaboration of Hot Spots Extended Care Program, GreeNEWit and Wellwood educators, helped students and families develop a deeper understanding of eco-friendly energy sources and why they…

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Spot Challenge: Blooming Spring Flowers

Materials:  White Paper or Construction Paper, Scissors, Clear Tape, Crayons, Markers Challenge: By following the directions below, can you make your paper flower bloom without touching it? Decorate your flower with bright and fun colors Fold the petals of your flower into the middle. Place in shallow pan of water.

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Spot Challenge: Chromatography

Let’s explore chromatography using coffee filters and markers. We are going to try separating color mixtures. In this we’ll be exploring chromatography (separating mixtures). We’ll use coffee filters to separate the various pigments in markers to see how each color was created! Materials:  Non permanent markers (  Sketch markerswork the best in this experiment.) Choose one markerto experiment…

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Spot Challenge: Rainy Day

Do you know what will happen if you sprinkle salt on your wet watercolors?  Try it and see how your painting transforms! Materials:  Cardstock, Watercolor Paint (preferably blues, greens, purples and black), large paint brushes, white crayon, Salt, bowl for salt, Table Cloth and Wipes Directions: Rain storms are fun to watch! Create a picture…

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